James R. Smith, Partner

1990 Call to the Bar

Jim Smith is the Senior Litigation Partner at the firm and heads up the firm’s Construction Law Group. Jim practices in the areas of Commercial and Civil Litigation, including Construction Liens and Construction Contracts, Debtor/Creditor and Security Enforcement and Bankruptcy and Insolvency.

Jim attended the University of Toronto as a scholarship student and studied Political Science and History for two years. He advanced to Osgoode Hall Law School and graduated with his LL.B. in 1988.

Jim has appeared at all levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario, representing chartered banks and institutions, private corporations and entrepreneurs, as well as athletes and sport franchise owners. Jim has extensive experience negotiating for suppliers in the construction industry.

Jim is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, County of York Law Association, Peel Law Association, Construction Law Division of the CBAO, Canadian Bar Association, Sports Lawyers Association, and is Lead Counsel to the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame and Museum.

Jim also received his Masters of Law degree (LL.M) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1999, specializing in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution.


Additional Info

  • Areas of Practice: Bankruptcy and Insolvency law, Civil Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate and Commercial Law