Jim Reid is a partner in the capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, corporate/commercial and energy practices. He has extensive experience leading a broad range of transactions, including public offerings of equity and debt, and the sale and acquisition of public and private companies. In the real estate sector Jim has led a number of innovative cross-border REIT IPOs and has acted for the successful acquirors of KEYreit and InStorage REIT. In the energy sector Jim has acted extensively for Fortis, a leader in the North American utility business, in connection with all of its significant M&A and capital markets transactions, including its acquisitions of US utilities UNS Energy and ITC Holdings. Jim is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he teaches the Advanced Business Law Workshop in the area of corporate finance. Jim’s capital markets work includes advising the Royal Canadian Mint on the design and initial public offering of its novel exchange-traded gold and silver receipts. Jim is recognized as a Repeatedly Recommended practitioner in the areas of Corporate Finance and Securities in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and was a Lexpert's "Rising Star: Canada's Leading Lawyers Under 40" (2009).