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Law School

Queen's University

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2013

James Kelsall is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Real Property & Planning Group in Toronto. James maintains a general transactional projects and infrastructure practice, with an emphasis on project development and the procurement, financing and delivery of major construction and infrastructure projects, including under the public-private partnership (PPP) framework. James has experience advising both public and private sector clients with respect to the development and negotiation of construction documentation.

Relevant recent experience includes:

  • advising Infrastructure Ontario, Metrolinx and other public sector clients on the procurement and closing of a number of recent projects, including the New Toronto Courthouse Project, Macdonald Block Reconstruction Project and the Hurontario LRT Project;
  • advising Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx on the Line 2 East Subway Expansion; 
  • advising Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation in relation to the Quayside project with Sidewalk Labs;
  • advising private sector equity sponsors and lenders on a number of recent PPP projects, including:
    • Mount Sinai Hospital Phase 3A Project;
    • the Federation Line (Ottawa Light Rail) Project;
    • Penticton Hospital Project;
    • City of Moncton Downtown Recreation Centre Project;
    • Calgary Compost Facility Project;
    • North Island Hospitals Project. 
  • advising a number of private sector clients on the development of standard form and project-specific construction documentation.

James received his BA from McGill University in 2008, his JD from Queen’s University in 2012, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.