Daniel Ford > Torys > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Infrastructure, Projects


Across a wide range of public infrastructure projects and financings, Dan brings holistic perspective and seasoned negotiation skills to help clients close projects.

Dan has extensive experience representing lenders, sponsors, governmental authorities, borrowers and developers on a broad range of public infrastructure financing and development transactions, primarily in the area of public-private partnerships (PPP). In addition, Dan has acted in a number of commercial construction and project development transactions.

His work regularly involves commercial lending matters, and Dan acts for both lenders and borrowers in large and medium structured finance transactions, syndicated/club loans, bond and note financings. He has also acted on the solicitor side of a number of high-profile insolvency and restructuring matters.

Dan has also represented shareholders, partners, owners and managers in a number of corporate and partnership formation transactions and in the structuring, negotiation and preparation of asset and share purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, servicing agreements, and leasing and licensing agreements.


Northwest Territories Bar, 2021
Ontario Bar, 1989

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Infrastructure projects

(Leading individuals)

Daniel FordTorys

Torys stands out for its Pan-North American projects practice, with the team routinely engaged to advised on transactions in the US, as well as in Canada. The multidisciplinary group draws on infrastructure, energy, Indigenous law, real estate and project finance specialists, among others, which equips it to handle the full projects life cycle — from procurement issues through to development and secondary market transactions. Toronto-based department co-head Mark Bain is sought after for his specialist infrastructure expertise; he recently teamed up with Josh Van Deurzen, also in Toronto, to advise Infrastructure Ontario on the Accelerated High Speed Internet Program. The department is additionally co-led by Toronto-based power expert Krista Hill and New York-based Tara Mackay, who is noted for cross-border work. Other recommended names in Toronto include project finance specialist Scott Kraag; projects and infrastructure partner Daniel Ford; and talented senior associate, Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong.