Jim practises corporate, commercial and securities law with a focus on public and private managed products, structured asset-backed financings, securitizations and derivatives. He is recognized as a leading practitioner in banking and finance. Jim is a co-author of the Canada Chapter of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation, published by Global Legal Group, London. 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.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in capital markets: securitisation (2016-2020)
Chambers Global—Leading lawyer in capital markets: securitisation (2010-2019)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in structured finance law (2008-2020)
Lexpert/Thomson Reuters' Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in asset securitization (2011-2019); corporate finance and securities (2018)
Chambers & Partners’ Chambers Global: World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, The Client’s Guide—Up and coming lawyer in banking and finance: securitization (2009)
Jim is an adjunct professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School where he teaches commercial law.