Area of Practice & Background

Dan is a lawyer with the Construction and Commercial Litigation Group at Sutherland Law. In addition to his legal endeavours, Dan has spear-headed many academic initiatives, including authorship of Sutherland Law's Construction Law Blog, the "Building Blocks", presenting at various professional development lectures for clients, and acting as a content-producer/course-designer at the Credit Institute of Canada. As such, Dan effectively implements the creativity obtained in his academia with the practical issues facing his clients.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Dan articled with Sutherland Law, during which time he argued a number of contested and Ex-Parte Motions before the Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice, and Construction Lien Court. In the course of his practice, Dan also has experience in drafting pleadings, Motion and Appeal materials such as records and facta, drafting and editing CCDC contracts, preparing for and attending Pre-Trial Conferences in Construction Lien Actions, appearing before the Commercial List and Bankruptcy Court, and assisting with Trials and Examinations for Discovery.

Dan prides himself on being the first individual of his family to enter the legal profession. He shaved-off a year of his undergraduate studies at York University by securing an early acceptance into Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated from York University summa cum laude and received the Law Society Prize, an award recognizing the highest academic average in his graduating class.

During his time at Osgoode, Dan was immersed in both curricular and extra-curricular activities. In his first year, he advanced to the semi-finals of the Dentons Negotiation Competition. Throughout his second year, he played an active role in the Osgoode Mediation Clinic by volunteering as a mediator with the Toronto Small Claims Court and the North York community. Dan also contributed to Osgoode’s social life by participating in the Mock Trial event, Law Games, and acting in executive positions in various student organizations.

In his limited spare time, Dan loves to perform at Open-Mics with his guitar, contribute to the visual and theatrical arts, and mentor high school and university students. He is also heavily involved in the Russian-speaking Jewish community."