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James M. Weaver

James M. Weaver

Partner

Waller
Tennessee, U.S.A.

tel: 615 850 8482
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Profile
Clients seeking assistance understanding, interacting, or doing business with government call on James Weaver for his strategic advice and counsel. From traditional lobbying, to providing regulatory counsel, to leading complex public affairs efforts, to dealing with a crisis, James provides insightful guidance to his clients using his extensive experience and knowledge of how government works. James has spent years building relationships and cultivating a reputation for excellence. He is particularly active in the following areas:

Construction
Incentive programs and economic development
Outside general counsel
Natural resources (mining, environmental, energy)
Real estate development
Transportation

Many of Tennessee's largest and highest profile businesses rely on James as their primary government affairs advisor. Representative clients and industries include:

Energy
Professional sports
Construction
Healthcare
Mining
Development/Retail
Waste management
Wireless Communications
Hospitality
Significant non-profit entities
Trade associations

James has spent years developing close relationships with elected officials and senior business leaders across the state. These relationships provide James with unique perspectives and unparalleled ability to solve a client’s problems. As part of his practice, James works with clients across the region with the site selection and permitting, and public, community and government affairs aspects of controversial projects. A charismatic country boy from a small town in West Tennessee with an innovative and influential spirit, James also delivers value by offering creative options and ideas to clients seeking to form, expand, relocate, or revitalize their business.

Bar Admissions

Tennessee

Education

J.D., University of Memphis, 1988
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1984
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Chairman, Government Affairs Committee and General Counsel for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville
General Counsel, Tennessee Road Builders Association
Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation
Member, Nashville, Tennessee and American Bar Associations
Tennessee Editor for Matthew Bender's Brownfields Law and Practice treatise
Former Vice-Chair, Government Relations for the Nashville Chamber of Commerce
Former General Counsel, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Former Secretary/Treasurer and past Member, Executive Committee of the Environmental Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association


Professional Activities and Experience

Law Clerk for Chief Justice William J. Harbison of the Tennessee Supreme Court, 1988

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