Jim's practice experience is extensive and spans the full range of business advisory and transactional law. He regularly counsels companies across diverse industries in a myriad of business matters including company formative matters and capital raising, advising Boards of Directors, senior management, executives and controlling shareholders regarding governance and fiduciary duty matters, compliance with regulatory obligations, ordinary course of business contracts, executive compensation and compensatory plans, financial and lending matters (including private placement of securities), venture capital, private equity and commercial lending matters, taxation, mergers and acquisitions and real estate related matters. A meaningful part of his practice is also devoted to the representation of angel investors, private equity investors and venture capital firms in making investments in business enterprises.
Over his legal career, Jim has served as lead counsel on several significant and widely known business transactions and financings in Arkansas and the surrounding region, some of which were the first of their kind in Arkansas.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lawyer of the Year||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Leading Lawyer||Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business||2014|
|Top 50: 2013 Arkansas Super Lawyers||SuperLawyers||2013|
|Arkansas Law Notes||SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitation, Adopts “Bad Actor” Rules and Proposes Changes to Regulation D and Form D||2013|
|The Banking Law Journal||Debt Cancellation Contracts: A Forgotten Asset||1995|
|Tax Notes||Campbell v. Commissioner: The Eighth Circuit Adds Uncertainty to the Tax Treatment Regarding the Receipt of a Profits-Only Partnership Interest in Exchange for Services||1993|
|New York University School of Law||LL.M - Master of Laws||1995|
|University of Arkansas School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Arkansas Tech University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1991|
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