David Howell Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 1985 - Ontario

Primary office:  Hamilton

David Howell

David Howell practises business law and estate planning.

David provides legal services to owners and managers of private businesses. His clients include businesses in the manufacturing, services, health care and technology industries. David has extensive experience in planning and completing tax planned corporate reorganizations and transactions, business succession plans, mergers and acquisitions, services for professional corporations and business agreements.

David has practised law in Hamilton and Toronto since 1985. He has been active in both the legal profession and the Hamilton community throughout his career. David is a past-president of the Hamilton Law Association and is a past Bencher (director) of the Law Society of Ontario. He has been on the boards of the Royal Botanical Gardens and the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation.

David is an excellent communicator and a problem solver. He has built his practice by providing thoughtful, timely and effective client service.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2024

  • 2017

    • Community
      Bencher, Law Society of Ontario (2017 to 2019) — Vice Chair, Professional Regulation Committee; Member, Audit and Finance Committee, Proceedings Authorization Committee, Technology Task Force, Solicitors' Issues Working Group
  • 2013

    • Community
      President, Hamilton Law Association (2013-2014)
  • 2006

    • Community
      Trustee, Hamilton Law Association (2006-2015)
  • 1991

    • Career
      Completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Course in Taxation
  • 1985

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 1983

    • Education
      Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB
    • Rankings & Awards
      Co-Recipient of Prize in Trial Advocacy
  • 1980

    • Education
      Queen's University, BA
    • Community
      Awarded the Ontario Volunteer Service Award
    • Community
      Founding Chair, Corporate Commercial Committee of the Hamilton Law Association
    • Community
      Past Member of Board of Directors, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
    • Community
      Past Member of Board of Directors, Royal Botanical Gardens
    • Community
      Past President, Estate Planners Council of Hamilton


  • Hamilton Law Association
  • Estate Planners Council of Hamilton
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • David has presented papers to numerous organizations, including the Ontario Bar Association, the Hamilton Law Association and the Estate Planners Council of Hamilton.
  • David co-chairs the annual Hamilton Law Association Corporate Commercial Seminar.