Jim Elder is a partner in our Corporate Commercial Group in Toronto. He serves as National Leader of the Firm's Private Company Group and served as manager of the Corporate Commercial Group in Toronto from 2007 to 2016. Jim began his legal career in the area of taxation, with an emphasis on corporate reorganizations and transaction related tax issues. After several years in tax, he transitioned to corporate law. Jim's practice focuses primarily on domestic and cross-border private mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, partnerships and financings. Jim also advises on corporate reorganizations, restructuring of insolvent corporations, professional corporations, joint ventures, private placements, earn-outs, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, stock and incentive based compensation and a broad range of commercial agreements.