PHILADELPHIA – Reed Smith today welcomed the return of James Lawlor to its Financial Industry Group in Philadelphia.  Jim worked for the firm from 2003 to 2015 before moving to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney.

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Named a 2018 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law in Philadelphia by Best Lawyers, James’ practice includes representation of lenders and borrowers in commercial finance matters and of issuers, underwriters and credit enhancers in taxable and tax exempt debt offerings.  He has extensive and diverse experience in public, securitized and project financings.  Jim has served as bond, underwriter, bank and borrower counsel in bond issuances, and as both lender's and borrower's counsel on syndicated and bilateral bank credit agreements.  A significant portion of Jim’s practice involves finance transactions in the healthcare, communications and media, energy, higher education, non-profit, and transportation industries.

“Simply put, welcome back, Jim,” said Ed Estrada, global chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group.  “Jim’s return to the firm where he spent 12 years is a testament to the strides we have made in building a top-notch finance practice in a very competitive market.  Undoubtedly he will play an instrumental role in the practice’s continued growth.”