James is a highly-skilled corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years experience working extensively within numerous industry sectors.
Commercial; Securities; Transactional/Financing
Former firms & in-house roles:
Aikins; MT Align
James has completed over 75 transactions, representing several billions in value, acting primarily as transaction advisor / investment banker but also including experience in private equity and law. He assists private & public corporations, VC & PE funds and talented entrepreneurs to meet their capitalization & acquisition-based growth and realization objectives. His expertise includes advising on acquisitions, divestitures, licenses, and various types of financing transactions.
James efficiently finds creative solutions to deal with challenges, coupled with a relentless drive to advance great transactions to the finish line. His appreciation for the strategic deal drivers within the context of industry dynamics make him stand out among his peers and is experienced at identifying, engaging and negotiating with transaction counterparties. He finds joy in developing and learning from his clients and colleagues.
University of Western Ontario (M.B.A.) 2001
University of Manitoba (LL.B.) 1998
University of Winnipeg (B.A.) 1993