Douglas received his B.A. in 1983 from Carleton University graduating with distinction. He received his J.D. from University of Toronto in 1986. Douglas later returned to the study of law and received an LL.M. (with distinction) from the University of Strathclyde in 2001.
Douglas has practiced his entire career in the Mississauga City Centre. He was called to the Bar in 1988 and practiced with Keyser Mason Ball until 1991. From 1991 to 1995, he practiced in association with Robert Barlow under the firm name Barlow & Hancock. From 1995 to 2009, he was a founding and senior partner at Daigle & Hancock LLP (subsequently Daigle & Hancock Professional Corporation). Daigle & Hancock Professional Corporation changed its name in 2011 to DH Professional Corporation, Barristers & Solicitors.
Areas of Practice/Legal Experience
Throughout his legal career, Douglas has focussed on transactions, representing innumerable buyers and sellers of businesses and real property.
Further, Douglas has been engaged by many institutional clients and is a preferred solicitor with the Business Development Bank of Canada.
Douglas also has extensive experience in estate planning.
His corporate/commercial practice continues to emphasize the needs of the entrepreneur and their need for timely and cost effective service.
Douglas has a long history of involvement in his community. He served as legal counsel to the Mississauga Civic Centre Art Gallery and was a director of the Hearing Society (Peel Halton). He is also a past president of the Mississauga Business Association. As well, Douglas taught Business Law at Sheridan College as part of the CGA Programme over a number of years.
He presently serves as a director of Heritage Mississauga and the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows. As well, Douglas serves on the Mississauga Board of Trade Policy and Government Affairs Committee.