Jim is a member of the Health Law Practice and Business Services Group, where he has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, business and commercial transactions, joint ventures and strategic collaborations, corporate law, and business planning and operations.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 1987

Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell®
    • AV®-Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, 1999-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2015-2020
  • BTI Client Service All Star

Education & Honors

  • American University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1987
    • Gillett Prize (highest scholastic average in class)
    • Senior Note and Comment Editor, American University Law Review, 1986-87
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Marketing, 1983

Experience

  • 30 years’ experience representing public and private companies and businesses of various sizes and stages of development, from start-up to Fortune 500, and the complex legal and business issues confronting such companies and businesses.
  • Managed and negotiated broad range of major, sophisticated transactions for clients, including mergers and acquisitions (asset and stock sales and purchases and public company mergers and acquisitions), joint ventures, private placements, financings, licensing, co-marketing and co-promotion agreements, and strategic collaborations.
  • Significant experience representing clients in pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical device, biotechnology, financial services, internet and technology, aerospace, retail food and drug stores, cement, chemicals, food science, plastic and metal closures, packaging, and healthcare.
  • Represented leading industry clients in formation of joint ventures, licensing and development agreements and co-development agreements for branded and generic pharmaceutical products and healthcare services.
  • Significant recent experience in middle market mergers and acquisitions includes sale of privately held technology company supporting mortgage and financial services industry (complex public company style deal with cash consideration of $400 million +) and sale of aerospace/aircraft leasing business to private equity-sponsored buyer (transaction value of $200 million +).