Daniel Fernandes is Chair of the Bruyère Foundation Board of Directors and represents the Foundation on the Bruyère Board of Directors. He joined the Bruyère Board in November 2017, and is a member of the Audit and Resource Management Committee.
Mr. Fernandes is a lawyer practising with his own firm named Daniel C. Fernandes Law Office with 4 clerks and an articling student, specializing primarily in commercial real estate, leasing, commercial mortgage financing and land development. Prior to becoming a sole practitioner in 2001, he worked for and helped establish a small boutique real estate law firm (Hebert McKinley Ramonat) and started his career at Goldberg, Shinder, Gardner and Kronick.
He was called to the Ontario bar in 1994. He holds both a B.S.Sc. in Economics and Political Science and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa. He is the founding member of ELCRO (Luso-Canadian Entrepreneurs of Ottawa) since 1997 and a member of the Canadian Bar Association, County of Carleton Law Association (“CCLA”). He was a board member of the JDRF Ride Campaign for eight years. He is a board member of the CCLA Real Estate Lawyers Committee and has been for the last nine years. He has given numerous seminars to financial institutions, lawyers and to groups of entrepreneurs and trades in the areas of commercial real estate and corporate law.
Daniel enjoys skiing, golf and traveling. He was born, raised and educated in Ottawa and loves the city. He is a first generation Portuguese with his father being one of the first Portuguese to settle in the city in 1956.