B.Comm. (Hons.), LL.B.
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Dan received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba in 1989 and his LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1993. Dan also completed courses in International Finance and Econometrics at Harvard University.
Dan represents both privately held and publicly traded companies in corporate finance and securities, M&A, and general corporate and commercial law matters. Dan has acted for companies in a variety of industries, including mining, financial services, clean technology, medical technology, information technology, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality.
Dan’s extensive public company experience includes initial public offerings, reverse take-overs, CPC formation and qualifying transactions and private placement transactions with a particular focus on resource and technology companies listed or seeking a listing on the TSX Venture Exchange or the Canadian Securities Exchange.
Dan also represents start-up, growth stage and mature privately held companies as well as angel investors, venture capital providers, and private equity firms with financing transactions, restructurings and M&A transactions.
Dan serves as one of the primary contacts at the firm in connection with its membership in the Geneva Group International (GGI) worldwide affiliation of professional firms. Through its participation in GGI, Dan has gained extensive experience with cross-border M&A and other transactions and often assists foreign companies wishing to establish a presence in Canada.
Before joining Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF), Dan had been a partner at a respected mid-sized law firm and a large national law firm, each known for their business law expertise. Dan is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Venture Capital Association, and serves on the board of the Association for Corporate Growth.
In his spare time, Dan plays guitar, is an avid golfer and enjoys travelling with his wife and son.