M.B.A., Dalhousie University, 2005
LL.B., Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, 2005
B.Sc. (Honours) Queen’s University, 2000
Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Ontario, Ontario Bar Association
Called to the Ontario Bar 2006
James provides business focused, practical advice primarily in the areas of banking, secured financing, and corporate and commercial transactions. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for his work in Banking and Finance Law and as one of Canada’s leading practitioners in the area of Asset-Based Lending in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2022.
With respect to banking and secured financing the more difficult, complex and structured the transaction the better - syndicated, non-syndicated, secured, non-secured, domestic, cross-border, revolving, term, asset based, convertible, equity sweetened, crypto lending, mining finance, the weird and the wonderful. James led a study (available upon request) on the Canadian convertible debt market reviewing all public and 44 internal transactions, and consistently acts on complex cross border sophisticated transactions.
James also advises clients on a broad variety of corporate/commercial agreements, including shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, management services agreements, asset and share sale agreements (M&A), collaboration agreements, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. His clients have included a number of life sciences and tech companies as well as not for profit organizations and has served on boards through the entire life cycle, including involvement with a Canadian tech start-up from 1.0 beta testing to a high multiple, multi-million dollar exit.
In providing service to clients James leverages his business experience and education (MBA, CFA level I).