(613) 236-9442

Douglas Smyth

Settling disputes and solving legal problems are my job. Making my clients happy is one of the perks of the job.

In his over 35 years of experience in the practice of law, Douglas Smyth has obtained insight, innovation and negotiation skills that have helped him provide timely, responsive and helpful advice to his commercial, institutional and individual clients on various commercial, contractual, procurement, personal and business matters. This extensive experience combined with his mediation training allow Doug to be an effective, results-oriented lawyer.

Recently Doug was instrumental in negotiating and drafting the multiple agreements necessary to secure over 80 million dollars in financing on behalf of one of his institutional clients. Doug has advised on large multi-million dollar BPS compliant procurements, SaaS contracts, ESCO contracts, construction contracts, 3P projects, commercial escrow arrangements and deposit trust agreements involving Tarion or Bonding Insurers.

Doug is active in the local acting and music communities and enjoys acting for film and television, providing voice over talent for commercials and playing guitar and singing.

Doug is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce (past Director and Ambassador), the Canadian Condominium Institute, the Film and TV Advisory Committee at Invest Ottawa and is a member of ACTRA.

Direct Line:

(613) 696-1302 or
(613) 236-9442 Ext. 163

Email: dsmyth@lmrlawyers.com

Assistant:

Chris Lubbers, (613) 236-9442 Ext. 149
email: mailto:clubbers@lmrlawyers.com

Doug practices in the following areas:

Institutional Law (responding to the multiple legal needs of large organizations)
General Business Law/Contracts / Leases / Financing Agreements/Construction Agreements
Civil Litigation (Commercial, Personal Injury, Construction, Employment, Human Rights)
Condominium Law and Mediation
Entertainment Law

Little known fact: Doug was in the Rolling Stones music video that was filmed in Ottawa.


TESTIMONIAL:

“Doug Smyth helped us with new contracts for our business. The process from start to finish was efficient and professional. He did a lot more than just draft contracts. Doug and his team reviewed our old contracts, got to understand our business and made recommendations that have had a very positive impact on our business. We went into the process looking for a refresh of our contracts, but we got an education in law and business. I was very impressed with the welcoming environment and friendly staff. I highly recommend LMR.”

Derek Cosgrove, Seoplus+