Jim joined the firm as an articling student and has been at the firm since that time.
Jim’s practice can be divided into four areas: (a) a general corporate and commercial practice which involves advising a wide variety of businesses from small to large; (b) banking and finance, including providing general advice to financial institutions and acting for financial institutions on financings; (c) real estate and development, including acting on purchases and sales, leasing and financings; (d) advice to a number of regulatory entities, including on gaming law.
He is co-chair of the firm’s Business Law practice group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.
EDUCATION: University of Manitoba, LL.B.
University of Manitoba, B. Comm. (Hons.)
CALL TO THE BAR: Manitoba, 1981
REPRESENTATIVE CASES/TRANSACTIONS: Jim has acted as lead counsel on numerous transactions involving a variety of practice areas, including purchases and sales of businesses, financings and property development.
ACHIEVEMENTS: Listed in the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada under the specialty Corporate Commercial Law (2008 and 2009)
Listed in the Lexpert Directory under the specialties Property Development and Banking
Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada under the specialty of Banking Law and as the 2011 Lawyer of the Year in Winnipeg in that specialty
Listed as one of LawDay's top 80 leading lawyers in Canada in the practice area of Banking and Financing
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Honourary counsel to The Manitoba Museum
Honourary counsel to FortWhyte Alive
Member of the Board of Governors of The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Member of the Council of St. John’s College, a constituent college of the University of Manitoba
Director of the St. John’s-Ravenscourt School Foundation Inc.