With over 15 years of experience, Leon Efraim 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. He advises public and private issuers in all sectors including real estate, technology, manufacturing, marketing and resources. Leon’s clients include; investment firms, angel investment organizations, federally and provincially funded investment funds, exempt market dealers, a large real estate brokerage and several property management firms.
Since joining partner, David B. Thomas, Leon has developed a keen 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 documentation regarding the purchase or sale of their home and personally reviewing each file to ensure that the client is fully informed of all aspects of the transaction.
Being particularly active in working with start-up technology companies, Leon works with many clients in the information technology, health sciences/medical technology, cleantech, and high tech manufacturing industries.
As a proud resident of Durham Region for nine years, Leon is actively involved in many different organizations across the community. Leon is an active advisor and secretary at Spark Commercialization and Innovation Centre, Durham’s Regional Innovation Centre, as well as acting counsel for the Northumberland Business Development Assistance Corporation, working with them regularly on matters including the investment of the winners of the nationally recognized N100 competition.
In addition, Leon is also counsel and secretary of the Durham Culture Collective, a not for profit organization working with the Durham Economic Development & Tourism Department.
When not meeting with clients or active in the community, Leon enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. Leon also enjoys travelling and seeing the world.