We are a law firm based in Toronto, Canada and provide legal and business advice to small and medium sized businesses and to individuals with a wide variety of legal needs.  The following information is designed to provide you with a brief summary of the services provided by Dale Business Law.  Thank you for taking the time to review our site and the services we provide. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you.

Our clients include entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives and other professionals.  We have assisted companies in the fintech, lending, finance, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, technology, and hospitality sectors among others. We have worked with many companies, including some from incorporation and initial funding through to private and institutional financing and public market participation.  We are proud of our clients and pleased to have assisted them with their legal needs and participated in their success.

We also provide advice to early-stage companies and venture capital and private equity investors. Our clients have included Canadian, U.S. and international investors and companies in various sectors seeking investment capital. In addition, we source and coordinate the provision of specialized legal, structuring, tax, accounting and consultancy services, both locally and internationally, as our clients’ needs develop.  We are adept at ensuring the cost effective and timely delivery of such services and are pleased to work with your existing advisors or make appropriate referrals.

We are a client focused firm and our objective is you, our client, your needs and helping you achieve your goals. We are committed to providing clear, common sense and affordable advice and assisting you in all your business endeavours.



The principal of Dale Business Law is Peter G. M. Dale who is supported by a dedicated team of corporate clerks and paralegals who capably assist Peter. Together we are committed to providing quality and timely services for all our clients.

Peter has practiced business law (including corporate commercial, private equity, venture capital, finance and lending, employment, M&A and securities law) independently for over 15 years.  He has also advised companies and investors in sourcing and analyzing new opportunities and structuring and funding projects. Peter has continued to work with companies post funding and provided business advice on how best to develop and mature these ventures.

In addition, Peter has served a number of companies in the capacity of an “out-sourced” in-house counsel. In this role he has advised employees, management, officers and directors with respect to all facets of a company’s operations and the financing and management of an enterprise from both a legal and business perspective.

Peter has been a co-founder and investor in a number of companies including those in the technology, hospitality, finance, lending and fintech sectors.

Prior Vocational Experience:

  • Corporate Lawyer – Lang Michener LLP, Toronto, currently part of McMillan LLP.
  • Corporate Lawyer – Donahue Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto, a member firm of Ernst & Young International, Ltd.
  • Vice President, Corporate Affairs of a London, U.K. and Toronto based venture capital firm.


  • B.A. – History and Political Science (graduated Dean’s Honor List), Western University, Huron University College (London, Ontario)
  • J.D. – The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (Vancouver, B.C.)
  • Visiting Student – The University of Alabama, School of Law (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)
  • Articling Student – Lang Michener LLP, Toronto

Peter is licensed as a Barrister and Solicitor and Notary Public in Ontario, Canada and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.