Jim has broad market knowledge and experience advising on securitizations, public and private managed products, structured asset-backed financings and derivatives. He supports clients in developing securitization structures and products on Canadian and cross-border transactions.
Jim is recognized as a leading lawyer in securitization matters and is a co-author of the Canada Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation, published by Global Legal Group, London.
Commentators describe him as ‘a fantastic lawyer.’
—Chambers Canada, 2021
Recognition and Awards
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: securitisation
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in capital markets: securitisation
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms—Highly regarded in capital markets: structured finance and securitisation
Best Lawyers in Canada—Structured finance law lawyer of the year in Toronto
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in structured finance law and corporate law
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in asset securitization and corporate finance & securities
Jim is an adjunct professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School where he teaches commercial law.
Before he joined Torys, Jim practised in the international securitization group of a major U.K. law firm based in London, where he advised on debt refinancing, RMBS and CDO transactions.