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James Sharpe Bruce

Mergers and acquisitions Attorney at Charleston, SC

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Jamie Bruce is a partner at K&L Gates and maintains an international and Carolinas-based legal practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial contracts and resort development. Mr. Bruce is one of the founding partners in the Charleston office for K&L Gates, the firm's 40th office worldwide. The firm has over 2,000 lawyers and maintains offices in most of the world's gateway cities including New York, London, Paris, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Moscow, Sao Paulo, and Dubai.

Mr. Bruce is a member of the firm's Corporate practice group and regularly advises clients on transactions including (i) stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, (ii) negotiated joint ventures and strategic alliances, (iii) distressed debt acquisitions and dispositions, (iv) structuring and documenting resort communities, including joint venture agreements, development agreements, amenity treaties, hotel agreements, and golf agreements, (v) corporate reorganizations and restructurings, (vi) private equity and venture capital financings, and (vii) general corporate and commercial matters, including contract negotiation and the formation and capitalization of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships.

Mr. Bruce is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Law (2011 - 2014), Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2013 - 2014), has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, and was named one of Atlanta Magazine’s “Rising Stars” in the legal profession in 2005.

 

Licensed for 23 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/03/2022

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K&L Gates LLP
134 Meeting Street
Suite 200
Charleston, SC, 29401

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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Associate
  • King & Spalding LLP
  • 1998 - 2005

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D.
  • 1998
  • Washington and Lee University
  • B.A.
  • 1992

Associations

  • Urban Land Institute
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member of Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2006 - 2011
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2011
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Awards

  • Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 2014
  • Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 2013
  • Corporate Law
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 2012
  • Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • 2011
  • Leadership Charleston Class of 2008
  • Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008
  • "Rising Star" in the Legal Profession - Atlanta Magazine
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Publications

  • King & Spalding Client Alert
  • Delaware Chancery Court Provides Guidance on What Constitutes "Substantially All" of a Corporation's Assets
  • 2004

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Charleston Mergers and acquisitions Lawyer James Sharpe Bruce
James Sharpe Bruce
Mergers and acquisitions Attorney
Charleston, SC
Licensed for 23 years