Jim represents clients in a broad range of complex corporate and securities transactions, with a particular emphasis on private fund formations, private equity, joint ventures, real estate capital markets, and related alternative asset investment and management matters. Jim regularly represents private investment funds and their sponsors in all aspects of their businesses, including formations, structurings, offerings, investments, acquisitions, financings, divestitures and compliance matters. He advises institutional investors, including governmental and other benefit plans, on investments in private investment funds. In the real estate arena, Jim represents a variety of real estate ventures, including REITs, with respect to securities offerings, fund formation, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, securities laws compliance and corporate governance.
Jim has been recognized as a leading lawyer by numerous business and legal publications, including Chambers USA. In addition to his work on behalf of clients, he has served as an adjunct professor on private equity topics at Washington and Lee University School of Law and as a guest lecturer at the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.