James Elsley

Associate Managing Partner

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    office London, ON

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Education & Year of Call

  • Year of Call (2011)
  • JD, Western University Canada
  • Master of Science, Western University Canada (2007)
  • Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons.), Physiology, Western University Canada (2005)

Biography

My scientific education has taught me that details count. I appreciate the unique characteristics of each transaction and every client.

James Elsley is a partner and an experienced real estate development and business lawyer who advises on all aspects of real property transactions, including the development, ownership structure, purchase, sale and financing of commercial office complexes, retail shopping centers and residential buildings. He also regularly advises on private mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate restructurings and secured lending transactions.

Driven by his desire to add value and ensure positive outcomes for his clients, Jim leverages his legal expertise, deal experience, and understanding of his clients and their businesses to effectively and efficiently guide clients through their legal matters and transactions.  Jim enjoys the challenge and complexity that comes with working for high profile developers, private business owners and major lenders on both local and international matters, and makes it his priority to fulfil the role of trusted advisor to each and every client.  Jim’s paramount goal is to ensure a high level of client service and a client experience that is tailored to the needs of his clients and their business objectives.

Jim adapts to each client’s needs, during regular business hours or after hours, by phone, email or text, and by leveraging technological resources such as virtual meetings, collaborative tools for electronic document review and e-signatures, and virtual minute book and record keeping.  Jim’s goal is to consistently deliver the service that is needed in the most effective – but least disruptive – manner to his clients.

Jim is currently the associate managing partner for the firm and takes an active role in the firm’s strategic initiatives.  He enjoys playing recreational hockey, travelling, going to concerts and comedy tours, and, most importantly, spending time with his family.

 

Biography

My scientific education has taught me that details count. I appreciate the unique characteristics of each transaction and every client.

James Elsley is a partner and an experienced real estate development and business lawyer who advises on all aspects of real property transactions, including the development, ownership structure, purchase, sale and financing of commercial office complexes, retail shopping centers and residential buildings. He also regularly advises on private mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate restructurings and secured lending transactions.

Driven by his desire to add value and ensure positive outcomes for his clients, Jim leverages his legal expertise, deal experience, and understanding of his clients and their businesses to effectively and efficiently guide clients through their legal matters and transactions.  Jim enjoys the challenge and complexity that comes with working for high profile developers, private business owners and major lenders on both local and international matters, and makes it his priority to fulfil the role of trusted advisor to each and every client.  Jim’s paramount goal is to ensure a high level of client service and a client experience that is tailored to the needs of his clients and their business objectives.

Jim adapts to each client’s needs, during regular business hours or after hours, by phone, email or text, and by leveraging technological resources such as virtual meetings, collaborative tools for electronic document review and e-signatures, and virtual minute book and record keeping.  Jim’s goal is to consistently deliver the service that is needed in the most effective – but least disruptive – manner to his clients.

Jim is currently the associate managing partner for the firm and takes an active role in the firm’s strategic initiatives.  He enjoys playing recreational hockey, travelling, going to concerts and comedy tours, and, most importantly, spending time with his family.

 

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Professional Associations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association