Daniel H. Thomson


After practising for nearly a decade with Stikeman Elliott LLP, running a commercial business unit for a large multi-national insurance company for two years and starting up and building his own legal practise for five years, Dan joined Mills & Mills LLP in August, 2014 and brings with him extensive combined legal and business experience.

Having been called to the Ontario Bar in 1997, Dan has acted for bank and non-bank lenders, borrowers, guarantors, investors, issuers, buyers and sellers in domestic and cross-border secured lending, equity and debt financing, joint venture and mergers & acquisition transactions across a broad spectrum of industries. Dan also practised in London, England for a year where he focused primarily on foreign investment into Canada and M&A transactions involving Canadian entities. Over the years, Dan has gained extensive experience representing start-ups, helping mid-size businesses grow and ultimately facilitating exits for the owners of established businesses.

Since 2006, Dan has been invited annually to teach an upper-year undergraduate business law course at The Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Dan has been previously nominated by the school’s students for the school’s annual Teaching Excellence Award.

Daniel H. Thomson contributes to the Mills & Mills LLP Blog.

Daniel H. Thomson contributes to the Mills & Mills LLP Blog.

Year of Call
O.S.S.H.G.D. - Upper Canada College, 1988
B.A. (Hons.) - University of Western Ontario, 1992
LL.B. - University of Western Ontario, 1995
(completed final semester of law school at L'Université Laval in Quebec City)
Bar Admission Course - Law Society of Ontario, 1996
Memberships & Affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Ontario


The Schulich School of Business, York University (1998 - Present)
The Atkinson School of Administrative Studies, York University (2000 - 2002)

Former Boards

The Toronto Children's Breakfast Club
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir


Camp Oochigeas
Tour For Kids
The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir (Tenor)
The Ride to Conquer Cancer


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