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James Garfield Dodrill II
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James Garfield Dodrill II

also known as Jim Dodrill

Practice areas:

Securities Offerings, Contracts & Agreements, Corporate & Incorporation, Business

About Me

I have been working on corporate and securities transactions since 1988. My wife, Meredith, and I were married in 2000 and I am the proud father of two children (Brooke born in 2001 and Grant born in 2004). I am an active participant in my community, coaching basketball and baseball teams and volunteering in charitable organizations as well as at my children's school. I am a life long athlete and an avid golfer.


 


I graduated from Brown University in 1988 with a B.A. in Psychology.  Additionally, I took classes in business management. While at Brown, I was a member of the track team and the co-founder and first president of a co-educational fraternity.


 


From 1988 through 1990 I worked as a corporate legal assistant in the mergers and acquisitions department at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. While there I assisted on some of the largest M&A transactions ever.


 


I left Davis Polk after two years and attended the University of Miami School of Law, with my electives focused on corporations, finance and securities. I received my J.D., magna cum laude, in 1993, and was an Articles and Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review. I graduated ranked #8 out of 341 in my class and was named a Dean’s Honor Scholar as well as a member of Order of the Coif and Phi Delta Phi legal honor society. I served on the Corporate Law Digest and received American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts, Civil Procedure II and Legal Ethics. Additionally, I authored Interstate Securities Corp. v. Hayes Corp.: Should the Economic Loss Doctrine Apply to Actions Against Fiduciaries?, 47 U. Miami L. Rev. 1193, and co-authored The ABCs of a Leveraged Buyout, 1 Corp.L.Dig. 1.


 


I started my legal career doing securities and general corporate transactional work in the New York office of Latham & Watkins.  Latham is one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the world. While there, my practice emphasized securities and general corporate law. Representative transactions included public and private offerings of common stock, preferred stock and high yield debt (representing both issuers and underwriters), asset and stock purchase transactions as well as drafting proxy statements, annual reports, 1933 and 1934 Act filings and general corporate contracts.


 


In 1996 I left Latham and co-founded a company that designs and markets golf equipment, apparel and accessories, serving as President and General Counsel. While serving as such, the company successfully completed multiple rounds of private financing, achieved sales in seventeen states and ultimately consummated an underwritten IPO.


 


The process of taking my own company public taught me that the experience smaller companies go through in these types of transactions is very different from that of the larger companies I had previously represented – and oftentimes not in a good way. I decided that I wanted to try and change this and subsequent to the IPO, I phased myself out of the company, resigning in early 2000 to start James Dodrill, P.A., a firm focusing on corporate and securities transactional law.


 


My client base is global, with clients located in approximately a dozen states and a half-dozen countries. In 2008, my firm was ranked as #8 in the United States in rankings of the number of PIPE (private investment in public equities) transactions consummated as investor’s counsel.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Business: 25%
    22 years
  2. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    22 years
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 25%
    22 years
  4. Securities Offerings: 25%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Adam D. Palmer

    I have known Jim Dodrill for nearly a decade and I have had numerous opportunities to work with him professionally. I have had the pleasure of referring my clients to Jim for corporate securities representation and for counsel with respect to public offerings. Jim is extremely capable, diligent, professional and adept at navigating the complex and nuanced issues that arise in the corporate securities arena. I would recommend Jim without hesitation.

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    Adam Palmer Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I have known Jim for about ten years and can say without reservation that his morals and character are beyond reproach. I have referred a few of my clients to Jim throughout the years and every one of them has thanked me for the introduction. Jim combines his big firm and real-life experiences and provides white glove service with small firm personal attention.

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    Andrew Wyman
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

5800 Hamilton Way
Boca Raton, FL, 334962543

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199908/17/2015
NYCurrently registered 199403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
8th most active investor counsel in US for PIPE transactionsSagient Research Systems2008
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Miami School of Law1993
Order of the CoifUniversity of Miami School of Law1993
Dean's Honor ScholorUniversity of Miami School of Law1993
American Jurisprudence Award - Legal EthicsLawyer's Cooperative Publishing1992
American Jurisprudence Award - Civil Procedure IILawyer's Cooperative Publishing1992
American Jurisprudence Award - Torts IILawyer's Cooperative Publishing1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentJames G. Dodrill II PA2000 - Present
President and General CounselOutlook Sports Technology1996 - 2000
AssociateLatham & Watkins1993 - 1996

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Founders Funders and FeedersN/A2014 - Present
North Broward Preparatory SchoolTrustee2008 - 2014
Brown Alumni Schools CommitteeN/A1988 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A
South Palm Beach County Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
University of Miami Corporate Law DigestThe ABCs of Leveraged a BuyoutN/A
University of Miami Law ReviewInterstate Securities Corp. v. Hayes Corp.: Should the Economic Loss Doctrine Apply to Actions Against Fiduciaries?,N/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawN/Alaw1993
Brown UniversityPsychologyAB1988

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Funding a New Business VentureFunding a New Venture - The Legal Perspective2011