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David Wedlake


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2016

Legal Assistant(s): Wendy L. MacIsaac

David has a practice focusing on transactional and insolvency matters, regularly dealing in the areas of banking, finance, mergers & acquisitions, loan enforcement and restructuring matters, as well as general corporate and commercial law matters.

David has assisted lenders and borrowers in numerous banking and finance matters across a wide array of secured lending transactions, including drafting credit agreements, planning and preparing security packages, and coordinating and negotiating cross-jurisdictional opinions, including:

  • acted as lender’s counsel to a Canadian financial services company in several financing projects for wind, solar, and tidal renewable energy projects;
  • acted as lender’s counsel in multi-jurisdictional asset-based credit facilities;
  • acted as borrower’s counsel in connection with $250MM acquisition financing; and
  • acted as borrower’s counsel in connection with syndicated, cross-border credit facilities.

With respect to mergers & acquisitions, he has regularly assisted purchasers and vendors, with experience in transactions of all sizes in a variety of industries.

David has acted for creditors and debtors in a variety of CCAA, bankruptcy, receivership and related enforcement matters, and provided advice to trustees and receivers in the course of insolvency proceedings. He has also worked on matters that include: debt collection and foreclosures; contract review and other commercial matters; regulatory compliance; tax matters and reorganizations; and commercial and residential real property matters.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law, JD, 2016
Acadia University, B.Sc., 2010


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Director, Sail Nova Scotia, 2019 – 2023
Vice President, CBA NS Insolvency Law Section


Alistair Fraser Award in Commercial Law
Cox & Palmer Corporate Taxation Prize
Henry B. Rhude Prize in Secured Transactions
W.A. Thomblin Memorial Prize in Bankruptcy and Insolvency
W.S. O’Hara Prize in Criminal Law


Speaker, Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals Halifax forum, 2023

Speaker, CBA Insolvency Section national conference, 2022

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