David R. Dunlop 

David R. Dunlop

Toronto
Brookfield Place, Suite 4400
181 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2T3

t: 416.865.7175
e: david.dunlop@mcmillan.ca

overview

David Dunlop is a Senior Partner and a member of McMillan's Management Committee. David primarily assists clients in the acquisition and sale of businesses, private equity transactions, corporate finance, corporate governance and outsourcing. He has extensive experience in negotiating transactions and complex commercial arrangements.

David regularly advises clients on all components of corporate/commercial matters. He has acted for many domestic and international clients assisting in corporate establishment, restructuring and operations. He has been seconded twice to act as interim general counsel of a multinational financing corporation. 

Prior to attending law school and joining the firm, David was employed for four years with Xerox Canada Inc. and Hallmark Cards. He has extensive field sales and marketing experience in connection with commercial and consumer products and services.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in addition to his LLB and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989.

Education

  • Queen's University, LLB - 1987
  • University of Toronto, B.Comm. - 1981

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Ontario bar - 1989

Practices

business law
private equity
negotiated transactions
business formation
corporate finance
outsourcing
corporate governance
franchising and distribution

Industries

applied technology
automotive
energy
manufacturing, distribution and retail
private equity - buyouts & venture capital investment
food, beverage and agribusiness

Awards & Rankings

  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 as a leading lawyer in the area of Corporate Law
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2016 as a leading practitioner in the area of Corporate Mid-Market Law
  • Recognized by Lexpert in the Report on Business Magazine 2015 as a "Leading Lawyer"
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Media Mentions

  • "Privatizing Public Assets", The Sources with Ezra Levant (Sun TV), August 23, 2011
  • "Winnipeg Jets return to the National Hockey League", Winnipeg Free Press, May 27, 2011
  • "National Hockey League and Franchise Movement", TSN Radio, May 26, 2011
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David Dunlop is a Senior Partner and a member of McMillan's Management Committee. David primarily assists clients in the acquisition and sale of businesses, private equity transactions, corporate finance, corporate governance and outsourcing. He has extensive experience in negotiating transactions and complex commercial arrangements.

David regularly advises clients on all components of corporate/commercial matters. He has acted for many domestic and international clients assisting in corporate establishment, restructuring and operations. He has been seconded twice to act as interim general counsel of a multinational financing corporation. 

Prior to attending law school and joining the firm, David was employed for four years with Xerox Canada Inc. and Hallmark Cards. He has extensive field sales and marketing experience in connection with commercial and consumer products and services.

David holds a Bachelor of Commerce in addition to his LLB and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989.