Leon is a business minded lawyer with 15 years of experience. Leon is known as a problem solver who provides common sense advice on a cost effective basis With a particular emphasis on corporate finance and corporate commercial law, Leon has worked with companies of various sizes at all stages of their business development.
Leon advises public and private issuers in all sectors including real estate, technology, manufacturing, marketing and resources. Leon’s clients include; investment firms, an angel investment organization, a federally and provincially funded investment fund, exempt market dealers, a large real estate brokerage and several property management firms.
Leon is particularly active in working with start-up technology companies in the information technology, health sciences/medical technology, cleantech, and high tech manufacturing industries.
Leon is an advisor and secretary of the Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre, Durham’s Regional Innovation Centre, as well as acting as counsel for the Northumberland Business Development Assistance Corporation in completing its investment in the winners of the N100 competition and has advised the NBDAC on other matters.
Leon is also counsel and secretary to the Durham Culture Collective, a not for profit organization working with the Durham Economic Development & Tourism Department.
Leon has significant experience in commercial and multi-unit real estate transactions having acted as in-house counsel with respect to real estate transactions of this kind valued at several hundred million dollars. With the guidance of his partner, David B. Thomas, Leon has developed a good understanding of residential real estate transactions and carries on the tradition of the Law Office of David B. Thomas by meeting with every purchaser or seller to review the documentation regarding the purchase or sale of their home and personally reviewing each file prior to the meeting to insure that the client is fully informed of all aspects of the transaction