Justin Mooney



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 Justin Mooney

Justin Mooney is a partner in the Toronto office of Davis LLP. His practice is focused on corporate/commercial and real estate matters, and he is qualified to practise law in Ontario, as well as England and Wales. In 2012, Justin has been named one of the Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Justin provides practical general counsel to owner-operated businesses while also advising clients located in Canada and around the globe, in particular in the United States, Japan and Europe, concerning Canadian business law matters such as:

  • asset and share mergers, acquisitions and sale transactions;
  • equity and debt financing, including secured lending involving both real and personal property;
  • establishing and structuring new ventures for both start-ups and foreign companies commencing operations in Canada;
  • real estate purchases, sales and financings;
  • commercial lease matters;
  • partnerships and joint ventures;
  • franchise matters; and
  • reorganizations.

Justin joined Davis in 2000 upon completion of law school. In 2008-2009, Justin practised as a senior associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Funds Structuring Practice Groups of a major international law firm in London, UK.

Justin was a founding Director of both East Coast Connected and The Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.  He served terms as Chair of the Board of both The Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra and ArrayMusic, and is now an advisor to the Board of The Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra.  Justin was also involved for a number of years with Trailblazers, an organization that takes visually impaired people on tandem bike rides.

Justin is also an avid traveller, and makes annual trips to Brazil to visit family.

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  • November 30, 2013
    Doing Business in Ontario, updated as of November 2013, is an informative resource for businesses and investors wishing to gain insight into Canada's economic structure and Ontario's business regulatory framework. From market entry, financing,...
  • November 6, 2012
    Leading practitioners from Davis LLP have produced an informative overview of legal factors involved in operating a successful and compliant business in the province of Ontario. From different types of business organizations, market entry into Canada,...
  • Davis LLP Franchise Article
    January 25, 2012
    This paper is intended to provide franchisors and lawyers experienced in franchising with a broad overview of legal considerations relating to Canadian franchising and expansion of franchise systems within or to Canada. Topics covered include: federal...
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  • Lexpert® Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40, 2012


  • Participant, The Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer (2012)
  • Current advisor and former Chair of the Board of Directors, Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Founding Director, Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Founding Director, East Coast Connected (2007-2008)
  • Chair of the Board of Directors, ArrayMusic (one of Canada's premier contemporary music organizations (2005-2008)
  • Ride Leader, Trailblazers (an organization that takes visually impaired people on tandem bike rides)
  • CN Tower Climb and Ride For Heart (annual participant)

Called to the Bar

  • England and Wales, 2009
  • Ontario, 2002


  • LL.B., Queen's University, 2000
  • B.A. (Honours), Dalhousie University, 1997


  • English