James (Jim) Tory is a trusted advisor to boards and companies on their most sensitive and high-profile disputes, with extensive experience representing clients in complex corporate and commercial matters before all levels of court and the Ontario Securities Commission.
Jim practises litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on shareholder and boardroom disputes. He has substantial experience in all levels of court, in the Ontario Securities Commission and in commercial arbitrations and mediations.
Jim is a former member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
|2016-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in litigation (Ontario)|
|2018-2022||Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys—Litigation Star (commercial and securities)|
|2006-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation, international arbitration, securities law and bet-the-company litigation|
|2008-2022||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial litigation, directors’ and officers’ liability litigation, securities litigation, class actions, commercial arbitration and professional liability|
|2009-2018||Lexpert/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial litigation and securities litigation|
|2008-2015||Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in dispute resolution (Ontario)|
|2008-2015||Who’s Who Legal—Leading Canadian lawyer in commercial litigation|
|2012-2013||Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate commercial and securities|
James is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a member of The Advocates’ Society. He is a frequent speaker on corporate securities law and litigation and arbitration practice at conferences organized by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Institute and Federated Press.
James is a member of the editorial board of, and a contributor to, the Federated Press’ quarterly Corporate Litigation. He is also a former instructor and team leader at the Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop.