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Buchalter

James K.  Dyer, Jr.

James K. Dyer, Jr.

Shareholder

Expertise

  • Corporate Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

Profile

James (Jim) Dyer is the Managing Shareholder of the Sacramento office of Buchalter. With more than 30 years of experience as a corporate and bank regulatory lawyer and a background in public accounting, Mr. Dyer serves as outside general counsel to a number of business enterprises ranging from privately held businesses to a publicly traded company, including financial institutions.

Mr. Dyer guides his clients through complex business and finance transactions as an active member of their management teams, and is known for his approachable demeanor, proven judgment, and unwavering client loyalty and dedication. With over four years of experience as in-house counsel for a large, regional bank holding company, he has developed a unique perspective that many corporate lawyers do not possess.

On any given day, Mr. Dyer assists clients with a variety of general corporate matters, including corporate governance, corporate structuring, and shareholder relations. He has an active financial institutions practice that includes bank mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance. When his clients desire to raise money, they turn to Mr. Dyer for assistance with corporate finance and capital strategies. Depending on their approach to expansion, Mr. Dyer assists his clients with organic growth through the development of legal strategies for new products or services or the entry into new markets, drawing up on his extensive mergers and acquisitions experience. With a strong understanding of his clients’ businesses, he has a deep bench of experience with general business matters, including contract negotiations, strategic alliances, and the resolution of disputes.

In his role as outside general counsel, Mr. Dyer serves as a trusted advisor and when needed consults with other experienced lawyers in the firm in areas such as dispute resolution, real estate purchases, sales and leasing, intellectual property, employment, and environmental issues.

Mr. Dyer was named 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in Sacramento by Best Lawyers for Corporate Law, and again in 2021 for Business Organizations. He was also recently named 2020 Best of the Best Top 10% of America’s Lawyers, and as one of America’s Most Honored Lawyers by The American Registry. Mr. Dyer has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America in the area of Business Organizations and Corporate Law since 2018. He has also been selected as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers since 2016 and as one of Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers since 2015.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
Areas of Practice

Corporate Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Served as outside general counsel to one of the country’s largest credit unions and various community banks in the California Central Valley*
  • Advised $900 million publicly traded bank holding company on acquisition of $200 million bank in merger transaction valued at $24 million consisting of half cash and half publicly traded stock, including active involvement with due diligence, negotiation of Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, advising Board of Directors on fiduciary duties in connection with merger, filing regulatory applications with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the California Department of Financial Institutions, registering the stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, rendering a tax opinion, and consummating the merger transaction*
  • Advised financial institution in $250 million note purchase*
  • Advised publicly traded bank holding company in $8 million private equity offering*
  • Advised shareholder in acquisition of control of bank holding company, including filing of a Change of Bank Control Application with Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco*
  • Advised seller in sale of regionally branded meat packing company*
  • Advised buyer in acquisition of petroleum supply company*
  • Advised shareholder in purchase of shares in CA Corporate Code section 2000 dissolution action*
  • Advised physicians in separation from medical practice as part of a dispute resolution*
  • Structure corporate organization for future national franchisor*
  • Structure corporate organization for large, family-owned winery and vineyard*
  • Advised energy consulting and engineering firm on split-off transaction*

* Represents experience from a previous law firm.

 

Professional, Community, and Pro Bono Involvement

  • Former appointed member of the following standing committees of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California: Executive Committee, Corporations Committee and Financial Institutions Committee

Honors and Rankings

  • “Northern California Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer Magazine, Business and Corporate, 2016, 2018, 2019
  • “Top Lawyer, Banking & Financial Services and Business/Corporate”, Sacramento Magazine, 2015-2016
  • “Best of the Bar”, Sacramento Business Journal, 2015-2016
  • “Outstanding Graduating Student in Taxation”, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1990

Articles

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: New Treasury PPP Rules Clarify Recent Changes to PPP Program, Extend Time to Obtain a PPP Loan to March 31, 2021
Buchalter, January 2021

  On January 6, 2021, Treasury issued two new Interim Final Rules (IFRs) addressing the new Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act’s (Act) creation of PPP Second Draw Loans, and the Act’s various changes to PPP requirements generally. The major PPP components of the Act are set forth in detail in Buchalter’s COVID Alert of December 28, 2020 (Buchalter PPP Changes Alert), which can be found here...

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: New PPP Changes in the Stimulus Bill: Second PPP Loan for Hardest-Hit Existing PPP Borrowers, Additional Categories of Forgivable Expenses, Tax Deductibility for Expenses Paid with PPP Proceeds, Lender Liability Limitations, Simplified Forgiveness Application for Loans of $150,000 or Less, and Other Changes
Buchalter, December 2020

  On December 27, the President signed the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act (Act) addressing changes to the rules regarding PPP loans, including making a supplemental PPP loan available to many PPP borrowers and increasing the types of business expenses that can be forgiven...

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Moves to Lowest COVID Tier in California, Begins Process of Reopening Non-Essential Offices; Other Bay Area Counties Slower to Follow
Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

Additional Articles

  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: PPP Application Deadline Extended to May 31, 2021
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: New Treasury PPP Rules Clarify Recent Changes to PPP Program, Extend Time to Obtain a PPP Loan to March 31, 2021
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: New PPP Changes in the Stimulus Bill: Second PPP Loan for Hardest-Hit Existing PPP Borrowers, Additional Categories of Forgivable Expenses, Tax Deductibility for Expenses Paid with PPP Proceeds, Lender Liability Limitations, Simplified Forgiveness Application for Loans of $150,000 or Less, and Other Changes
  • Federal Banking Regulatory Agencies Issue Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Re: the Role of Supervisory Guidance
  • OCC Issues Final Rule Defining “True Lender” – A Bank is the “Lender” if it is Named the Lender in the Loan Documents or if it Funds the Loan
  • Newly Enacted California Consumer Financial Protection Law (AB 1864) Reorganizes and Renames Financial Institutions Regulator for Expanded Oversight of Certain Consumer Financial Services Innovation Sector
  • Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: CFPB Issues Proposed Rule, FAQs and Revised CHARM Booklet for Transition from LIBOR


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