David Isern

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

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David Isern is a corporate lawyer developing a broad practice advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance and risk management, in addition to assisting startup and growth-oriented technology companies commercialize and scale their technologies.

Having lived in seven countries, David has extensive experience working on multi-jurisdictional matters and multi-disciplinary teams. He is bilingual and offers legal services in both English and Spanish.

Dedicated to community service, David's past community service has included sitting on the University of Toronto's Graduate Appeals Committee and volunteering at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre where he founded Law for Forces, a pro-bono legal advice service for veterans and members of the armed forces. During his time in England, he also volunteered with a number of pro-bono legal clinics throughout London.

Additionally, he volunteers as a legal specialist mentor at several start-up incubators and has taught business law at post-secondary institutions.

Professional experience

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LL.M., University of Toronto, 2014
LL.B., Queen Mary University of London, 2013
M.A., University of  Waterloo, 2011
B.A.,  University of Waterloo, 2010
  • Ontario 2016
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Waterloo Regional Law Association
  • Canadian Owners and Pilots Association
  • Humane Society of Kitchener-Waterloo and Stratford-Perth, director and secretary of the board
  • Spanish
  • English