Practice Expertise

  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate Finance-NEW
  • Hospitality
  • Corporate

Areas of Practice

  • Capital Markets and Securities
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Finance-NEW
  • Hospitality
  • Agency Finance
  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
  • Energy
  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care and Life Sciences
  • Hotel REITs
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
  • Lodging/Resorts REITs (Hotel REITs)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mortgage REITs
  • Real Estate Capital Markets
  • Real Estate Investment and Finance
  • Real Estate, Development and Finance
  • Renewable Energy and Clean Power
  • Structured Finance and Securitization
  • Sustainability and ESG
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Profile

Jim represents clients in U.S. and international capital markets transactions and advises on corporate governance and securities market regulation.  He has extensive experience with a wide variety of both public and private debt and equity offerings by U.S. and non-U.S. issuers, including initial public offerings, convertible offerings, and both investment-grade and high-yield debt financings. He also has been actively involved in advising domestic issuers on corporate governance matters, SEC filings, disclosure issues, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and ESG-related matters. In addition, Jim is one of the country’s most active and experienced REIT capital markets lawyers. He regularly advises on complex or novel REIT financings and industries, including the only postal REIT, traditional and alternative-medical property REITs, and FIBRAs. Jim is highly experienced with Agency and hybrid mortgage REITs, specialty finance companies, and private credit lenders. In addition, he has significant experience advising investment banks involved in these industries.

Chambers USA notes that clients have described Jim as “outstanding,” “a very strong lawyer,” and “very experienced.” Clients have told The Legal 500 US that he “is a superb attorney and is responsive to our request,” “very responsive and has a great knowledge of the SEC laws and regulations,” “extremely professional, always makes himself available and provides sound, well thought-out advice,” and his “outstanding legal expertise, combined with his practical business acumen make him a valuable asset to our team” (2021).  The Legal 500 US has recognized him as “singled out by clients for his ‘outstanding legal expertise’ and significant experience of REIT IPOs” (2021).

Bar Admissions

    Education
    JD, New York University School of Law, 2009

    BA, Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs, Miami University, 2005

    Areas of Practice

    • Capital Markets and Securities
    • Corporate
    • Corporate Finance-NEW
    • Hospitality
    • Agency Finance
    • Banking and Finance
    • Corporate Governance and Board Advisory
    • Energy
    • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
    • Financial Services
    • Health Care and Life Sciences
    • Hotel REITs
    • Initial Public Offerings
    • Initial Public Offerings (IPOs)
    • Lodging/Resorts REITs (Hotel REITs)
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Mortgage REITs
    • Real Estate Capital Markets
    • Real Estate Investment and Finance
    • Real Estate, Development and Finance
    • Renewable Energy and Clean Power
    • Structured Finance and Securitization
    • Sustainability and ESG

    Professional Career

    Significant Accomplishments
    • Involved in all stages of several REIT IPOs, Regulation D offerings and Rule 144A private placements.
    • Experience in cross-border financings, including syndicated loans and securities offerings.
    • Participated in IPO of first FIBRA in Mexican history.


    Professional Associations
    • Member, American Bar Association


    Articles

    • Real Estate Capital Markets – 2022 Year in Review
    • 2019 Retail Industry Year in Review
    • Real Estate Capital Markets – 2021 Year in Review
    • 2023 SEC Reporting Guide: Annual Reports, Proxy Statements and Other Relevant Considerations
    • 2024 SEC Reporting Guide
    • Real Estate Capital Markets Newsletter – Fall 2023

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