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David Johnson Toronto Lawyer

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.

  • Recognized in Asset-Based Lending Practice in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020
  • Recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in Banking & Financial Institutions , Lexpert 2020
  • Recognized for Banking and Finance Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 to 2020
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  • 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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