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Jim regularly acts as counsel to small and medium sized businesses as well as individuals and entrepreneurs, representing them in tax matters, business sales or purchases, public or private financing as well as general business representation.

Jim also regularly advises and represents clients in negotiations and work-outs with the Internal Revenue Service and other state and local taxing jurisdictions. His extensive experience in business representation includes negotiation and drafting of asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, buy/sell agreements, operating agreements, independent contractor agreements, license agreements, public and private finance documentation, joint venture agreements, and real estate purchase and sale agreements. Jim also represents borrowers in traditional and complex financing transactions and acts as bond counsel in tax-exempt financings.

Practice Areas:

  • Business

  • Taxation

  • Real Estate

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Intellectual Property Law

  • Venture Capital

  • Nonprofits and Charitable Organizations


Recent Representations:

  • Represented an environmental manufacturing company with private placement of convertible bridge loan financing.

  • Represented a real estate investment company with its private placement of limited partnership units.

  • Represented a client in the successful sale of multi-state manufacturing company.

  • Represented a multi-national industrial company with negotiation and drafting of joint venture arrangement.

  • Represented several multi-national manufacturing companies in establishment of IC-DISC as a tax planning mechanism.

  • Represented a borrower/buyer in intra-family real estate purchase reorganization and tax planning transaction.

  • Represented non-profit corporations as a borrower in issuance of approximately $300 million in tax exempt bonds. Representation included the negotiation of bank credit agreements, real estate and construction agreements, as well as tax compliance and governance.

  • Represented majority shareholders of a regional professional services firm in their successful multi-million dollar buyout of a minority shareholder.





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Practice areas


  1. Business: 25%
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
  3. Tax: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 15%
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Alexander Duie Pyle Latta

    Jim Urie is an excellent attorney. He gives practical advice based on his experience and extensive knowledge of the law. Unlike many attorneys, Jim's advice is clear and understandable. I've seen firsthand how Jim quickly becomes a greatly trusted adviser to his clients.


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  • Christian K. Lassen II

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Contact info

MacElree Harvey, Ltd.

17 West Miner Street
Post Office Box 660
West Chester, PA, 19381-0660


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorMacElree Harvey, Ltd.2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Chester County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Tax Court BarMember2001 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association of Bond LawyersMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
MacElree HarveyNon-Profit Organizations Real Estate Tax Alert: April 20132013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Villanova University School of LawLawLL.M - Master of LawsN/A