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 acquirers of KEYreit and InStorage REIT. In the energy sector, Jim has acted extensively for Fortis, a leader in the North American utility business, in all of its significant M&A and capital markets transactions, including its acquisitions of US utilities ITC Holdings and UNS Energy. Jim is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, teaching the Advanced Business Law Workshop in 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 in Chambers Canada for REITs; The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Corporate Finance & Securities and Corporate Commercial Law; and Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition: Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers. Ontario Bar, 1998.