As a Tax Partner, James provides corporate, personal, and estate tax planning services to mid/large owner-managed businesses in a variety of sectors. His experience includes corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder succession, key employee compensation, estate tax minimization, and US/Canada cross-border taxation consulting.
James obtained an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, is a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and has completed the CICA In-Depth Tax course. Previous to joining DJB, James worked for a boutique Toronto law firm in the area of US/Canada cross-border taxation for corporate and high-net-worth individual clients.
James sits on DJB LLP’s Tax Committee, which oversees the firm-wide tax practice, and is a part of various firm specialty groups (noted below). He is also a member of the Gift Planning Services Committee of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation and in 2018, was honoured to be recognized as one of Hamilton’s top “40 Under Forty” as presented by the Business Link Media Group for his contributions to the community.
In his free time, James is an avid hockey player, golfer, and guitarist.
Committee and Team Involvement
Construction & Real Estate Specialty Group
International Tax Group
Professionals Specialty Group