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James J. D'Esposito

Business Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   22 reviews
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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    25%

    44 years, 500 cases

  2. Limited liability company (LLC)
    25%

    34 years, 50 cases

  3. Mergers and acquisitions
    15%

    44 years, 50 cases

  4. Securities offerings
    15%

    44 years, 50 cases

  5. Corporate and incorporation
    10%

    44 years, 50 cases

  6. Partnership
    10%

    44 years, 50 cases

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Jim helps small and medium-sized companies and individuals realize their business goals. He works together with clients to develop plans tailored specifically for their situations. Jim is dedicated to helping people and earning their trust and respect. Jim’s core principles:

  1. Listen - You can’t help someone unless you know what they want.
  2. Advise - Provide options and recommendations as to how to achieve their goals.
  3. Respect - Follow clients' decisions on how to proceed. It's their business, not Jim’s, and he won't substitute his judgment for theirs.
  4. Communicate - Speak with clients frequently so Jim and his clients know what's happening and can adapt to changing circumstances.

Jim helps companies in all stages – starting a business, conducting day-to-day operations, expanding the business, restructuring a struggling business, buying or selling a business or transferring it to family members or employees, and winding up and liquidating a business. He has helped companies in diverse fields including, among many others, real estate, technology, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other investment funds, securities firms, retailers, and professional practices. Jim also represents non-profit organizations as well as sole proprietorships and virtually any form of for-profit entity, including LLCs, corporations, limited and general partnerships and joint ventures, benefit corporations, and business trusts.

 

Awards

Top Contributor 2022,2018,2017,2016
Top Contributor
2022 2018 2017 + 1 ...
Client's Choice 2017,2016
Client's Choice
2017 2016

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Location

James J D'Esposito
1180 Avenue of The Americas
8th Floor
New York, NY, 10036

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Necole | February 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fast and Solid!
In less than 18 hours I received a response that was extremely helpful and thorough. He even suggested reaching out to a Business Attorney in my area for a question outside of his realm. Awesome experience!
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Helpful
James has been great. He helped with my corporation filing issues. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Willingness To Listen, Knowledge Of The Law & Passion For The Job
I was in need of legal information regarding shareholder interest issues. I consulted with Mr. D'Esposito. James listened to the facts applied his knowledge and give me an overview of my rights as a shareholder which corresponded with what other lawyers had said. What makes James stand out from the rest is his years of legal knowledge and how he applies it to your situation plus his compassion for your situation. I would highly recommend Mr. D'Esposito to family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Clair and helpful information!
Mr. D'Esposito spent more than enough time and gave me helpful information. Phone consultation was free. Thank you.
Posted by Marty | June 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very valuable advice
Gave me very valuable information which was greatly appreciate it. I would highly recommend this attorney for consultation and hiring.
Posted by Bill | June 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great and very competent Advice
As far as business law is concerned, James is a very competent attorney. He takes his time clarifying the issues at hand and answering all questions. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very patient and excellent lawyer
Mr. D'Esposito gave me detailed explanation via email although it was just a free consultation. Really appreciate that!
Posted by Brian | November 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing! Very clear details and helpful information!
I had a few questions about my LLC and I don't know much legal language, but James provided me with precise information to help me gauge my next steps! His input was excellent!
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Simply brilliant!
He provides quick response, with easy to understand explanation, is attentive to the client's need and pays heed to details. As a recent law graduate myself, I find it inspiring! I was utterly impressed with his efficiency in answering my queries about shares in educational organizations. He explained EXACTLY what I wanted to know and elucidated the concept of shareholders in for-profit and non-profit educational organizations. He was utterly helpful, quick and, thus, I'm very grateful to him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informative, helpful, and patient!
Mr. D'Esposito listed to my story, looked over the contracts involved, and explained my rights under the law in a way I could understand and act on. And he did it all with patience, not just advising about legal issues but ethical as well! He knows his stuff!
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick , helpful response.
Quick helpful response on initial question and follow up question.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Lawyer
James J. D'Esposito is a great and knowledgeable lawyer when it comes to LLCs and investment businesses. He advised me on the formation and inner workings of our hedge fund and investment management business.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Answered all of my initial questions and even follow up questions.
Posted by stanley kelly | November 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Not only did he understood my situation, he offered a solution as well as multiple options and suggestions. I will definitely hire him again for all my business legal needs.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent
Mr. Esposito promptly responded to my inquiry with detail advise on how to approach my situation, from his consultation I can see that he is knowledgeable in his profession and is considerate of his clients circumstances.
Posted by Cindy | September 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate and generous with his time and advise!
I submitted a question for free advice regarding a business matter, and James D'Esposito graciously and promptly responded with clear straight forward, easy to understand advise. He is in NY, I am in WA, he obviously knew that I would not be able to come to his office. This alone shows a willingness to freely give of himself, and I appreciate that. I will pay it forward!
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Posted by Shanisa W. | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jim helped me start-up my business from scratch
I am new to NY and had nowhere to turn for advice, especially an honest good advice, I am very lucky to have found Jim , he helped me start-up my business from scratch and formed my LLC with a lot of good honest advice, I highly recommended Jim as your lawyer.
Posted by Roger | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jim is an exceptional attorney, one who is extremely knowledgeable and very detail oriented.
Jim is an exceptional attorney, one who is extremely knowledgeable and very detail oriented. Jim helped us in forming my 501(c)(3) and counseled me on other business matters. He is extremely patient, with incredible perseverance and thorough in preparation of all our incorporation documents. Over the past 4 years, Jim' s legal guidance has been paramount in developing our initiatives.He was an absolute pleasure to work with. I would very highly recommend Jim !
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Posted by Dylan | June 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended without reservation
James helped me with the sale of my business. He was a very thorough, thoughtful and dedicated attorney. James went above and beyond to make sure all of my questions were answered and re-answered when I needed a little more clarity. He had creative solutions to problems I thought might be insurmountable. James was very available when I needed to reach him by phone or email. I recommend James without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service!
I worked with James for about years in filing for my entity's not-for-profit status. Jams was very knowledgeable, helpful, and patient in working with myself and my team to ensure the application was done right from the start. James also guided us to make sure our organizational documents and structure was correct, and in line with our goals and vision for the future. Working with James made the whole process feel easy and not overwhelming or time consuming.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-500 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Proprietor
  • James J. D'Esposito, Attorney At Law
  • 2003 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Bleckner P.C.
  • 2012 - 2017
  • General Counsel
  • Corporate Realty Income Fund I, L.P.
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Member
  • Gusrae, Kaplan & Bruno, PLLC
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Partner
  • Franzino & Rosenberg, P.C.
  • 1991 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Kaye Scholer
  • 1984 - 1990
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Education

  • St John's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Duke University
  • A.B.
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Public Real Estate Limited Partnership
  • Real Estate Investment Trust
  • Public Mortgage Limited Partnership
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Busiiness Networking International
  • Assistant Vice President, Member
  • 2011 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Executive of the Year - Legal
  • American Business Awards
  • 2017
  • Company of the Year - Legal
  • American Business Awards
  • 2017
  • Liaison - Contractual Governance of Business Entities Task Force
  • ABA LLCs, Partnerships & Unincorporated Entities Committee
  • 2017
  • Co-Chair, Organizational Phase
  • ABA Contractual Governance of Business Entities Task Force
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Co-Chair, Organizational Phase
  • ABA Contractual Governance of Business Entities Task Force
  • 2016
  • Liaison - Contractual Governance of Business Entities Task Force
  • ABA LLCs, Partnerships & Unincorporated Entities Committee
  • 2016
  • Co-Chair, Corporate Mentoring Circle
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Judge, Law Student National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Judge, Law Student National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Judge, Law Student National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • American Bar Association
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • ProMAC Ascend Presentation
  • Master Your Business Skills
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (35)
Endorse James
Business Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. James is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to business entities."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Business Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James D'Esposito has a proven track record of posting accurate, thoughtful, and helpful answers to questions on Avvo. This demonstrates Mr. D'Esposito's command of Business issues and ability to provide practical, no-nonsense advice to clients. It is my pleasure to endorse James D'Esposito."
Business Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney D'Esposito is a valuable asset to the Avvo community. He is generous with his time and legal experience. He has my highest recommendation."
Business Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Mr. James is a highly skilled and well-known attorney in the legal community for his outstanding professionalism and work ethic. I highly recommend this lawyer to anyone who needs quality legal representation."
Business Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is as knowledgeable as he is humble, gracious and kind. I would not hesitate to hire him for business advice because he is the consummate professional."
Business Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. D'Esposito consistently gives advice that shows his mastery of the law, understanding of clients' needs, and the interface between the two."
Business Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney D'Esposito. He is an experienced business lawyer who helps small businesses achieve their potential. His responses are accurate, firmly founded in law, and he does not shy from complicated areas such as mergers and/or hedge fund management. Attorney D'Esposito is one of the best business attorneys on AVVO and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any startup clients, struggling businesses or even a large multi-milion dollar enterprise."
Business Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney James J. D'Esposito a Great Business Lawyer Use Him!"
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. D'Esposito has a fine and well-deserved reputation for helping his clients resolve their corporate and business legal issues. I am proud to endorse hm."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I am always impressed with the advice Mr. D'Esposito gives on AVVO. He is a frequent contributor with a broad range of experience and an impressive legal knowledge."
Business Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney D'Esposito is deeply learned in small business and corporation law, and offers a wealth of knowledge to New York citizens--natural persons and corporate entities--who need a counselor as they execute their visions for their ventures. His answers on Avvo are excellent and richly informative."
Business Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A long history of great answers, all of which are accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Business Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a sincere, knowledgeable, and experienced attorney. My experience with James shows that he is a dedicated legal professional focused on delivering top quality legal services to this clients."
Business Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known James for a few years now and he is an exceptionally knowledgeable and talented business attorney. I know that his clients are in good hands. I endorse James and highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know James through the New York City Bar Association, and have always found him to be an exceptionally knowledgeable and dedicated attorney."
Business Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James and I belong to the same group of lawyers at the New York City Bar Association. James is a very knowledgeable attorney, who cares about the clients and the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with James on various matters through the years. He is a true expert in his field, reliable, and gets the job done effectively and with the client's best interests in mind. As such, I am pleased to endorse James D'Esposito."
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New York Business Lawyer James J. D'Esposito
James J. D'Esposito
Business Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 44 years
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