David Franklin, Ad.E., graduated from McGill Law School Montreal in 1959 and joined the law firm of Franklin & Franklin in Montreal, which was founded by his father, M.H. Franklin Q.C., in 1925, joining his late brother, Martin Franklin, and currently, his nephew, Jonathan Franklin, B.Comm, LLC. The firm is a general commercial and business law firm and David concentrates on international commercial debt recovery.International Conferences:
David has been Chairman of various international law conferences of the Commercial Law League of America in London, Amsterdam, and Dublin and, in 1992, in China between the Barreau du Quebec (Bar of Quebec) and the All China Bar Association.
He is the former Chair of the International Creditors’ Rights Committee of the New York State Bar Association. David co-chaired the panel on Debt collection in the Pacific Rim at the annual International section of New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Conference in Sydney Australia in 2010 and, in September 2011, he co-chaired the Panel on Debt collection in Latin America at the NYSBA Conference in Panama City, Panama and, in Lisbon Debt collection in EU (2012), and in Vietnam (2013).Lectures and Publications:
David has given lectures in over twenty countries, and has written numerous articles on international commercial debt recovery. He was co-author with Martin Franklin of “Introduction to Quebec Law
”, Copp-Clark, and he has published with Thomson Reuters the following books:
• “International Commercial Debt Collection
• “International Commercial Secured Transactions
” (2010), co-author with Steve Harms
• “Commercial Debt Collection in Canada
• “Statute of Limitations for International Claims
” (September 2016)Law Association and Honours:
He is a member of the Quebec Bar and the Canadian Bar. On May 29th, 2008, he was honored by the Quebec Bar with the honourific designation of Avocat Emeritus for outstanding contribution to the Quebec Bar. Academic:
David was a Professional Adjunct at Concordia University in Montreal, where he taught law in the John Molson School of Business for 46 years.Diplomatic Position:
From 2001 to 2016, David was the Honorary Consul of Iceland in Montreal.