With over 25 years of both domestic an international business development experience, representing individuals and corporations with service, distribution and employee contract negotiations and closure, planning and implementing projects of various complexities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa — he has merged these accomplishments with on-the-street experience with having attended hundreds of trials, appeals and settlement conferences throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
James is also an active member of the Ontario Paralegal Association of Ontario (OPA). James is also a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada; a recent graduate of the triOSCollege’s Paralegal Program as well as of Humber College’s Immigration Consultant Program both in Toronto; a previous lecturer of International Business Development and Marketing at Centennial College in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada and he pursued his Masters in International Relations at the University of Cyprus, in Nicosia, Cyprus.
James brings an aggressive and strategic passion for swiftly driving the best results to his clients’ tables. He also brings a unique compassion for the individual for he understands that when a person meets with him the situation being discussed is generally a stressful one. It is James’ mission to bring positive closure for his clients yet he makes sure that his clients know up-front the realities of each particular situation or matter.
Prepare, prepare, prepare —
This is the driving mantra behind James succeeding with the most complex challenges faced in his life and work. Each client matter is broken down into its facts, issues and analysis with, where applicable, case law being applied to establish the winning argument. But before any of this can happen, James makes sure that each and every client knows where they stand in relation to their issue(s) and options. There is no room for ambiguity. Clear concise communication, an unwavering focus on legal research and preparation, and an intimate knowledge of the terrain* can make all the difference between winning and losing, success and failure.
* Sun Tzu, The Art of War, c. 10