James is a partner in our Corporate Finance & Securities and Corporate/Commercial Groups. He regularly advises on a broad range corporate, commercial, and business law matters with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities, private equity, joint ventures, funds, and partnerships.

James has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies, prospectus offerings, private placement financings, transactions involving Capital Pool Companies, corporate governance and continuous disclosure obligations, and ongoing general corporate and commercial advice.

With a background in science, James has the problem solving capability and business acumen to understand the challenges and opportunities particular to a client’s chosen industry. He provides counsel to clients in a broad range of sectors, including technology, cannabis, media, construction, manufacturing and development, health, and natural resources.

Prior to joining Torkin Manes, James previously practised at nationally recognized business law firms in Toronto.




  • Certificate in Mining Law, Osgoode Law School, 2012
  • LLB, University of Western Ontario Law School, 2004
  • MSc, University of Western Ontario, 2004
  • BSc, (Honours) University of Western Ontario, 1999


  • Ontario Bar, 2005