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/commercial transactions.
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, the weird and the wonderful. Recently James lead a study (available upon request) on the Canadian convertible debt market reviewing all public and 44 internal 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, collaboration agreements, and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. James’ clients have included a number of biotech and social media companies as well as not for profit organizations.
In providing service to clients James leverages his business experience and education (MBA, CFA level I).