Jim joined Thompson Dorfman Sweatman 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. He chairs the firm's Management Committee and is past co-chair of the firm's Business Law practice group.

  • Primary Practice Area

    Corporate and Commercial Law

  • Services

    Corporate and Commercial Law

    Financial Services

    Property & Development

  • Education

    University of Manitoba, LL.B.
    University of Manitoba, B. Comm. (Hons.)

  • Industries

    Financial Services

    Real Estate & Property Development

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 1981

  • Achievements

    Listed in the Chambers Guide to the world's leading lawyers under the specialty General Business Law

    Listed in the Lexpert/American 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

    Repeatedly listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada under the specialty of Banking Law and as the 2011 and 2016 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

    Recognized by Lexpert as a Leading Lawyer in Banking, Corporate Commercial and Property Development for 2016

  • In the Community

    Honorary counsel to The Manitoba Museum

    Honorary counsel to FortWhyte Alive

    Member of the Council of St. John’s College, a constituent college of the University of Manitoba

    Member of the board of The J. W. Dafoe Foundation