22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1981 (ON)
Jim is a senior counsel in the BLG Toronto office, the past national leader of the firm's Securities Litigation Practice Group, and the past co-Chair of the firm's Investigations and White Collar Defence Practice Group. He has extensive experience in general commercial litigation, securities litigation, and energy market litigation. He appears regularly as counsel before all levels of court. Jim is a former senior investigation counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Securities Law). Recognized in Chambers Canada. Also recognized in Benchmark Canada (Class Actions, Commercial Litigation, Securities). Called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.
On June 18, 2015, Alltech, Inc. completed its acquisition of all of the outstanding common shares of Ridley Inc., by way of a plan of arrangement, for approximately $521 million. Before its acquisition, Ridley was publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and was one of the largest commercial animal nutrition businesses in North America. With the completion of the acquisition, the combined company is a global leader is animal health and nutrition with annual revenues in excess of US$1.6 billion and a presence in 128 countries with 77 manufacturing facilities and approximately 4,200 employees globally.