James is a partner in the Saskatoon office where he focuses on corporate governance and commercial real estate and financing, natural resources law and securities law. His work includes incorporations, organization and governance, small business advice, asset and share purchase acquisitions, securities offerings using exemptions or prospectus, partnership agreements and commercial real estate issues. He also has extensive experience in First Nations Financing.
James has acted for numerous medium and large scale commercial organizations, both privately owned and TSX listed, as well has experience working with domestic and foreign based junior mining corporations. He has presented at numerous Saskatchewan Law Society and Saskatchewan Legal Education Society seminars, including Contract Drafting Essentials (2012), Closing Matters (2007), and Solicitor’s Legal Opinions (2002). He has also presented at the RIMSCanada Conference (2012) on Contractual Risk Transfer and Allocation, seminars for the Saskatchewan Drug Research Institute, and Property Tax Appeal Processes.
James was admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1994. He earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1993, following a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1992. He has been a partner with the firm since 2003.
James believes in contributing to the community in which he lives and practices. He is a former President and member of the P.O.W. City Kinsmen and served twice on Telemiracle organizing committees, raising funds for Saskatchewan’s greatest needs. James tries to keep active outside the office with family and youth sports, both as a coach and as an organizing official, and still enjoys playing recreational hockey with a group of like- minded aging teammates.