Co-Founder + Principal, Business Law + Transactions Group


After decades as a partner in a national law firm, Jim decided to try something completely different and co-found MT+Co. with his partner, Rob Miller.  In his own words “It’s the best professional decision I’ve ever made”.

Why MT+Co.?

“Co-founding MT+Co. has brought my career full circle. I began practicing at an energetic and innovative firm that challenged the way law was practiced by the established firms.  The firm focused on becoming a trusted advisor to its clients, always acting in the clients’, not its own, best interests and providing practical advice that advanced its clients’ goals, all while being casual, friendly and approachable.  Since then the legal business has changed dramatically – in my view, to the detriment of clients.  I am proud, once again, to be part of a firm that is challenging the legal status quo and getting back to the principles that guided the firm where I began my career.”


  • Purchase and sale transactions with particular expertise regarding large industrial facilities
  • Contract negotiation, review and drafting
  • Environmental law: contaminated sites disputes, directors’ liability, permitting, assessments and climate change
  • Mediation of environmental and commercial disputes
  • Clean energy: regulatory, permitting; environmental, financing
  • Real estate: leasing, transactions


  • MA (Law) from Oxford University (1975) (Rhodes Scholarship – Maritimes)
  • LLB from Dalhousie University (1976)
  • Founding member of the Canadian Centre for Environmental Arbitration and Mediation, which is involved in promoting the resolution of environmental disputes through alternative dispute resolution
  • Recognized in the 2013 – 2016 editions of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer in the area of environmental law
  • Named the Best Lawyers’ 2015 Vancouver Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Recognized in the 2013 – 2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada Directory in the area of environmental law

Worth Noting

Jim is an avid outdoors enthusiast and for many years was a member of the North Shore Search and Rescue Team but his crowning achievements are his two beautiful daughters.