Jason Kroft is a partner in the Banking & Finance, Financial Products & Services, Capital Markets and Emissions Trading & Climate Change Groups. His practice covers a broad range of advisory and transactional matters in the corporate-commercial law area, with a focus on corporate and structured finance matters including financial products, structured finance, energy, commodity and mining products and transactions, public and private asset securitization, banking and secured finance including project finance and covering a range of exchange-traded and over the counter derivative products.
Jason’s diverse clientele includes banks and other financial institutions and financial intermediaries, investment banks and securities dealers, investment and hedge funds, pension funds and their administrators, governmental and quasi-governmental entities including sovereign wealth funds, industrial companies, mining ventures, trustees, custodians, agents and rating agencies, among others.
In addition to his practice, Jason co-chairs the Community Involvement and Pro Bono Committee in the Toronto office.
Jason is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in the fields of negotiation and business enterprises. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and an active member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, and a member of the Canadian Bar Association. Jason is the Chair and coordinator of Stikeman Elliott’s involvement with the Osgoode Hall Law School business law clinic.
Jason has written and spoken on various topics related to corporate finance and business law, including business enterprises, energy, emissions trading and climate change matters including renewable energy products and transactions, mine financing, asset securitization, structured finance, derivative products, mediation and negotiation theory.
Jason completed his articles as a law clerk to the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He completed a six-month secondment with a multi-national business firm focusing on cross-border business transactions and a four-month secondment at a Canadian Schedule I bank.
He was previously Co-Chair of the University Health Network’s capital campaign in transplantation and a member of the board of directors of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and is currently a member of the Kidney Foundation of Canada’s Ontario capital campaign executive board.