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Timothy Jones

Associate Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2017

A critical thinker, communicator and facilitator, Timothy keeps matters moving forward. His exceptional academic credentials are paired with hands-on business management experience. This combination helps him solve complex and technical problems with practical, strategic advice. Efficiency and diligence are points of pride.

Timothy is a member of the firm's Financial Services Group. His practice focuses on debt financing transactions, including secured lending and debt restructuring, as well as insolvency-related business transactions.

Before his legal career, Timothy was executive director of a well-known music festival. He also worked at a national foundation providing loans and grants to entrepreneurs. 

Timothy summered and articled at Aird & Berlis before returning as an associate in 2017.

Awards & Recognition

Academic Achievements

  • Edward J. Kowal Prize for achievement in commercial law courses
  • Gowling WLG Prize in Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Leonard Feigman, Q.C. Prize in Evidence
  • Nathan Strauss, Q.C. Essay Prize 
  • McRuer Scholarship in Administrative Law
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Professional Excellence Award
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon Scholarship
     

Professional Involvement

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Wavelength Music Arts Project, Secretary, Board of Directors (2014-2016)
  • Artists' Legal Advice Services (ALAS), Student Executive (2014-2016)
  • Klondike Institute of Art & Culture, Vice-President, Board of Directors (2009-2011)

Representative Matters

Represented a group of unsecured trade creditors defending an oppression remedy action brought by the Monitor in connection within the CCAA proceedings of Urbancorp (Cumberland) GP 2 Inc., et al.

Represented a Schedule I bank in connection with construction financing and term loan facilities provided to two long-term care facilities and retirement homes located in Ontario.

Represented Grant Thornton Limited in its capacity as the court-appointed receiver and manager of the Crystal Wealth Group of investment funds in receivership proceedings commenced by the Ontario Securities Commission under the Securities Act.

Represented Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of zinc assets, including an 80% interest in the Rosh Pinah mine in Namibia and a 90% interest in the Perkoa mine in Burkina Faso, for an aggregate purchase price of US$417.86 million.

Represented GreenSpace Brands Inc. (TSXV:JTR), a developer, marketer and seller of premium natural food products, on the following transactions:

(a) a bought deal short form prospectus offering for gross proceeds of over $7 million; and

(b) its acquisition of Central Roast Inc., a manufacturer and distributer of all-natural healthy snacks, for $10.75 million.

Advised a private borrower on the financing of an aircraft purchase.

Advised a group of self storage companies on an $11-million operating facility.

Selected Publications

"The Tricky Question of Director Benefits," Imagine Canada, June 13, 2017. 

"So Many Options: An Overview of Equity Compensation and Incentives," co-authored with Daniel Everall and Saam Nainifard, Tax Profile, April 2017.

"Supreme Court of Canada to Clarify Defences to Cheque Fraud," Corporate Securities and Finance Law Report, February 2017.

“How Startups Can Navigate Mobile Payment Regulation,” co-authored with Alyssa Gebert, Internet and E-Commerce Law in Canada, February 2017.

Education

  • JD (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2016
  • MA (Hons.), The University of Chicago , 2009
  • BA (Hons.), Mount Allison University, 2007