Jim has over 35 years’ experience in the representation of financial institutions including national, international, regional, and local banks, credit unions, insurance companies and non-bank lenders with regard to the structuring and documentation of financial transactions, commercial loans and equity investments. He has extensive experience in creditors’ rights, workout, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and receiverships having represented secured and unsecured creditors in a large number of matters. He also has advised numerous businesses in raising capital and the related legal and business issues involved in the structuring of their corporate formation. He has advised in the areas of investment and venture capital and development and implementation by his clients of their businesses plans and in the compliance with associated regulations and laws.
Jim serves on the Business Organizations Committee and the Creditors’ & Debtors’ Rights Committee of the Rhode Island Bar Association, and his practice is concentrated in the areas of corporate law, banking and commercial law, mortgage lending, venture capital, private placements and real estate, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights.
He brings to his practice extensive experience as an entrepreneur and investor in commercial and industrial financing, commercial real estate, bridge financing and distressed debt and as an advisor and counsel to a diverse range of businesses in the manufacturing, design, logistics, technology and service industries.
University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) in 1984
Suffolk University (Juris Doctorate) in 1988
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE
Loan Structure and Documentation
Commercial and Industrial, Commercial Real Estate and Convertible Debt
Distressed Debt, Creditors’ Rights and Restructuring
Entity Formation and Structure
Private Investment including Venture Capital and Debt,
Contract Negotiation and Drafting
Assets Sales and Purchase
Equity Sales, Share Exchanges and Rights Offerings
Joint Ventures and Strategic Investment.