Business Law Firm


Who We Are

Crescendo Law is a business law firm serving business owners, startups, scaleups and financial investors (private equity and venture capital firms) in Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, and Southern Ontario.

Our purpose is to act as a trusted advisor to our clients. We accomplish this by gaining a deep understanding of our clients’ business goals and working together collaboratively to achieve these goals. We aim to build long-term relationships with our clients and provide them with valuable counsel.

Excellence, trust and integrity are the core values by which we operate and which guide our relationship with clients.

What We Do

We provide sophisticated business law advice for every stage of your business in the following three practice areas: Corporate Law, Commercial Law, and Corporate Finance.

Principal and Founder
David Kim, JD, CFA

Principal and Founder

David Kim, JD, CFA

David is the Principal and Founder of Crescendo Law and a lawyer who is called to the Bar of Ontario and admitted as a licensee to the Law Society of Ontario.

David takes great satisfaction in providing sound legal advice to his clients and helping each of them achieve their business goals.

A large part of David’s legal practice involves working with startup and scaleup companies on all of their corporate and commercial law needs and, in particular, advising founders on financing transactions. As part of his involvement in the startup ecosystem, David acts as a Mentor at The Forge McMaster, which is a business incubator program serving innovative startups in the Hamilton region and at McMaster University.

David also advises private equity and venture capital firms on their fund formation, capital raising and investment activities.

Prior to founding Crescendo Law, David was a corporate and commercial lawyer in the Toronto office of Gowling WLG. During his tenure there, his legal practice focused on private equity, venture capital and corporate transactions.

Before practising law, David worked as an investment banker at Scotia Capital and as a private equity fund investor at CPP Investments.

David graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Queen’s University where he received course prizes for achieving the highest standing in both Advanced Securities and International Taxation. David also obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Queen’s University, graduating with First Class Honours.

In addition to being a lawyer, David is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charterholder.

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2011


Queen’s University, JD, 2010

Queen’s University, BCom (Hon), 2000

Representative Transactions

See a sample list of transactions and engagements in which David has acted as legal counsel.

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