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James  Lurie

James Lurie

Partner, Corporate

Key Contact: High Yield Debt

Contact Information

tel: 212.991.2565


New York

Bar Admission

New York, 1978

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M.
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • Washington University, B.A.

Jim’s practice covers corporate financing, M&A and U.S. securities law matters for U.S., Canadian and other foreign clients. His extensive experience includes SEC registered offerings, private placements under Section 4(2), Regulation D and Rule 144A, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spin-offs, high yield debt offerings, medium term note and commercial paper programs, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (including “going-private” transactions) and cross-border and issuer tender offers. He has represented the issuer or underwriter in offerings by companies in diverse industries and has been involved in offerings of numerous financial products, including TOPrS, PERCS, PERCS Units, STRYPES and LYONS. He also regularly advises clients on corporate governance and ongoing SEC compliance and reporting requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley policies and procedures, and NASDAQ and NYSE listing and compliance requirements.

    • UBS Securities and BMO Nesbitt Burns, as placement agents in connection with the private placement by XPlornet Communications Inc. in Canada and the U.S. of 75,000 Units consisting of $75 million principal amount of 13% Senior Secured Notes dues 2,015, Series B and 75,000 Warrants to purchase Non-Voting Common Shares, and related consent solicitation with respect to the Company’s 13% Senior Secured Notes, Series A.
    • Livingston International Inc., in connection with a Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $135 million principal amount of 10.125% Senior Notes due 2015.
    • The underwriters, led by Goldman Sachs and CIBC, in a C$850 million initial public offering in Canada/Rule 144A offering in United States of common shares of Genworth MI Canada Inc.
    • The underwriters, led by Goldman Sachs and TD Securities, in a C$500 million initial public offering in Canada/Rule 144A offering in United States of common shares of Capitol Power Corporation.
    • Cameco Corporation in its C$400 million public offering of common shares in Canada and under MJDS in the United States.
    • A newly organized company formed in anticipation of merging with the spun-off institutional pharmacy businesses of two publicly traded companies in its SEC registration, NYSE listing and related organizational and corporate governance matters.
    • A transportation and logistics provider in its $210 million initial public offering and Nasdaq listing.
    • A U.S. publicly traded energy company in the acquisition of a regional gas pipeline company from a private equity sponsor group.
    • The underwriters in the $391 million initial public offering and a number of Rule 144A/Regulation S debt and equity financings for a U.S. life insurance company.
    • The underwriters in the $3 billion initial public offering of a global manufacturer of telecommunications systems, software and products.

  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2016, recognized in the area of Corporate Law.
  • Super Lawyers Magazine 2007-2010, 2013: Securities & Corporate Finance.
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005-2006: Corporate Law.

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International:  Board of Directors 2001-2007; Chairman International Affiliates Committee 2007-2011; Chairman of Finance/Treasurer 2003-2007; Finance Committee 1989-2000, 2003-2007, Chairman 2003-2005, 2006-2007; Governance Committee 2003-2006, Chairman 2003, 2005-2006; Audit Committee 1988-1990, 2003-2006, Chairman 1993-1996; Research Development Committee 2006-2007; Field Operations Committee 2000-2006;  Board of Directors, New York Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation 1977-1981, 1984-2006, President, New York Chapter 1998-2000, Vice President-Finance 1996-1997, Vice President-Nominating 2001-2004.
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation United Kingdom, Board of Directors 2010-2012
  • Board of Directors The Woodmere Club Charitable Foundation 2008-2012.

  • American Bar Association

  • SEC Adopts Final Rules on Listing Standards for Compensation Committees, Osler Corporate Review, July 2012.
  • Major Reforms Enacted to Stimulate Public and Private Capital Raising in the United States, Osler Update, April 5, 2012.
  • High Yield Debt – A New Form of Capital In Canada, Osler Capital Markets Review, January 2011.
  • SEC Proposes New Disclosure Requirements and Implements Provisions of Dodd-Frank Act and SEC Provides Interpretive Guidance for Enhanced Liquidity and Capital Resources Disclosure, Osler Updates, October 7, 2010.
  • Financial Services Reform Adopted in United States: Sweeping New Rules Will Affect All U.S. Public Companies, Osler Update, July 21, 2010.