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David Johnson

David I. Johnson

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2002
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

David Johnson is a partner in the firm’s Banking & Finance group.  Dave routinely advises both lenders and borrowers on complex corporate and commercial debt financings in both Canada and abroad.

Dave has substantial experience leading lending transactions across a wide range of industries including power and utilities, manufacturing, financial services, mining, telecommunications, real estate, food services, automotive, agriculture and retail.  He is extensively involved in the area of leveraged finance with a particular focus on private equity sponsored transactions.

Dave has been engaged to execute bilateral and syndicated credit facilities and debt offerings ranging in size from a few million dollars to more than $6 billion.

Representative clients include; The Toronto-Dominion Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of Montreal, Goodyear Canada, JP Morgan Chase Bank and Bank of America.

Dave was recognized as “Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40” by Lexpert and in Lexpert's US/Canada Cross-Border Guide -Corporate.

  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2019, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2018
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Banking & Financial Institutions, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018
  • For Banking and Finance Law, The Legal 500 Canada 2018
2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Banking & Financial Institutions
2018 The Legal 500 Canada For Banking and Finance Law


  • LLB University of Western Ontario
  • BA (Honours) Huron University College, University of Western Ontario

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association


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