David Shaw Joins Dale & Lessmann LLP as Partner

Apr 12, 2018

We are pleased to welcome David Shaw to Dale & Lessmann LLP as a partner in our Corporate Commercial group. David's practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions, franchising and distribution arrangements, international and domestic joint ventures and reorganizations. His experience includes structuring and negotiating various complex commercial agreements, including share purchase, asset purchase, shareholder, partnership, joint venture, franchising, distribution, licensing, outsourcing, and service. He also provides legal advice relating to day-to-day commercial matters for public and private corporate clients.

David’s strength in business and franchise law will further enhance Dale & Lessmann’s vibrant Corporate Commercial and Franchise team. David can be reached at 416-369-3812 or

Tracing its origins back over ninety-five years, Dale & Lessmann LLP serves the needs of many leading Canadian and global companies. One constant throughout the years has been our firm's commitment to excellence, timeliness and outstanding client service. Our clients know that they can rely on a firm with proven ability, an international perspective and a commitment to long-term client relationships.

CETA Ratified by European Parliament

Feb 15, 2017

On February 15, the European Parliament ratified the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).  In a world in which protectionism has had a significant resurgence, notably in the United States, this is a landmark accomplishment, both for Canada and for the EU.  It will open the door for increased trade and investment opportunities for Canadian businesses in Europe and European businesses in Canada.  Negotiations have taken almost eight years to complete.  The Canadian Parliament is to ratify the agreement in the very near future.  (for additional details please click here )


New D&L Partners - Sam Carsley and Jordan Morelli

Feb 7, 2017

Sam Carsley and Jordan Morelli were recently elected Partners of Dale & Lessmann LLP.  These promotions reflect each lawyer's commitment to outstanding client service and professional excellence.  Congratulations.

Business Immigration Brochure Updated

Dec 22, 2016

Our Business Immigration Brochure has been updated to December 2016 and is available at the link.

Deal Update

Nov 23, 2016

Dale & Lessmann LLP acted for a division of Austria's voestalpine AG in relation to its multi-million dollar acquisition of the Canadian and Mexican manufacturing operations of Summo Corp., a state-of-the-art manufacturer of high-quality tubular steel components for the automotive industry. voestalpine is a global steel based technology and capital goods conglomerate listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange consisting of more than 300 companies with locations in more than 50 countries on five continents.

Dale & Lessmann LLP’s team included Sven Walker, Jenny Pho, Sam Carsley (corporate/employment), Edward Heakes (tax) and Alyssa Tipple (real estate).