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Jim joined the firm in May 2013 as a partner in the Global Corporate Group, and is a leading lawyer in our U.S. fund formation team. Jim’s practice focuses primarily on the capital raising and transactional activities of private equity firms and private companies. He has represented fund sponsors in forming a broad variety of private equity funds, including real asset funds, growth equity funds, buyout funds, impact investing funds, mezzanine funds and funds-of-funds.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1987, J.D., Managing editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Graduate School, 1987, MBA, with distinction
  • Columbia University, 1982, B.A., magna cum laude

  • New York

  • American Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York