James represents investors, entrepreneurs and investment bankers in the organization of companies, angel and venture capital private financings, private investments in public entities (PIPEs), initial public offerings, public company compliance, bankruptcy and other reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, executive compensation and general corporate matters. His recent merger and acquisition work includes public company mergers, purchases and sales of private companies and purchases and sales of assets and businesses in bankruptcy. In addition, James and his group counsel private investment companies on private placements, securities law compliance and private investment. James has acted as counsel in international transactions, ranging from the organization of off-shore private equity funds to private equity investing in China, Canada, New Zealand, Pakistan and Georgia.
James’s representative transactions include several PIPEs (private investments in public entities) on behalf of investors, investment bankers and issuers, reverse mergers, acquisition and disposition of a cargo air business in bankruptcy, negotiation of equity interests for mezzanine lenders in bankruptcies, formation of financial advisory/information firms and joint ventures, financial advisory engagements, organization of joint ventures, investments in private equity funds, and preparation of private placements of securities for early stage companies and private equity funds.
James has spoken to client and industry groups, including the Practicing Law Institute, on various topics including PIPEs, issuance of equity in bankruptcy, down rounds, limited liability companies, equity kickers for lenders and legal ethics.