James specializes in M&A and private equity transactions, including buyouts, venture capital, financings, restructurings and related corporate governance matters. James has extensive cross-border experience working with Canadian, United States, European and Asian investors and companies, works with clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, energy, consumer products and financial services. James joined Bennett Jones after seven years in New York and London, where he practised corporate law with a leading New York-based law firm.
James served as co-editor in chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and was president of the University of Toronto Students' Law Society. James is admitted to practice in Alberta and New York.