James is the chair of the firm's U.S. Corporate Group, a team of over 150 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices, focusing on corporate and securities, tax, benefits, executive compensation, and wealth planning. He is also the co-chair of the firm’s Global Corporate Group. His practice focuses on advising clients on a wide range of tax matters with particular emphasis on domestic and international corporate transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions and divestitures including tax-free spin-offs, restructurings, tax-free reorganizations, leveraged buyouts (including “going private” transactions) and joint ventures. In addition, James advises on the formation and operation of partnerships and private investment vehicles (including private equity and hedge funds) and their general partners and advisors, and partnership restructurings, acquisitions and divestitures. James has represented real estate developers, and domestic and foreign investors in real estate. James also advises on offerings of debt, equity, and other financial instruments, as well as lending transactions.
- New York University School of Law, 1993, LL.M., Tax
- New England School of Law, 1992, J.D., magna cum laude
- University of Massachusetts, 1988, B.B.A., cum laude
- New York