Dave Stern

Partner
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F: 416-594-5087
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  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2012
  • J.D., University of Ottawa, 2011
  • B.A., Major in Industrial Relations, McGill University, 2008
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 Overview

Dave provides creative and practical solutions for complex matters in the areas of Sports, Entertainment and Corporate/Commercial Law. In particular, Dave’s practice focuses on audio-visual production, distribution and exploitation (films, television series, digital media projects), brand licensing, influencer representation and commercial transactions. Dave also represents labels, bands, producers and artists in the negotiation of recording, management and publishing agreements. In addition, Dave is involved in establishing optimal corporate structuring for his clients.

Dave has a unique sports background, as he previously worked in the legal departments of both the Oakland Raiders and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., where he was regularly involved in software licencing, the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, sponsorships, contests and promotions, collective bargaining, athlete/player contracts, broadcasting and distribution.

For more information on Dave’s contribution to the film and television industry, click here.

Dave is extremely passionate about his work and his clients’ needs. He understands their objectives and he knows how to get deals done. Clients can rely on Dave to support every aspect of their business.

 Education
  • J.D., University of Ottawa, 2011
  • B.A., Major in Industrial Relations, McGill University, 2008
 Practice Areas  Called to the Bar
  • Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2012
 Assistant
 Recognition

Recognition

  • 2023 Lexpert Rising Stars Gold Winner
  • 2023 Lexpert named “Leading Lawyer to Watch in Entertainment Law”
 Speaking

Speaking

  • Speaker, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Queens University (2023)
  • Osgoode Entertainment and Sports Law Conference (2023)
  • Speaker, SELS Conference, Windsor Law Sports and Entertainment Society (2022)
  • Speaker, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Queens University (2022)
  • Speaker, Speaker Series, Lincoln Alexander Sports & Entertainment Law Society, Ryerson University (2022)
  • Speaker, "The Legal Implications of COVID-19 on The Olympic Games", Abu Dhabi Judicial Department's Sports Law Seminar (2021)
  • Speaker, Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Queens University (2021)
  • Guest Speaker, "Production Planning and Management II", York University (2021, 2022, 2023, 2024)
  • Guest Speaker, St. Francis Xavier Sports Management Program (2020)
  • Osgoode Entertainment and Sports Law Conference (2015-2020)
 Publications
 In the Media  News
 Memberships

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

2023 Lexpert Ranked Firm

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