Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jim, a shareholder, joined the firm in 1980 and is a member of the firm’s Business and Corporate Group. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of business entity selection, organization and planning; business succession planning; commercial litigation; corporate transactions; family owned businesses; food, hospitality and alcohol industry services; general counsel; mergers and acquisitions; taxation and tax planning; telecommunications; and trade secret and noncompete contracts. Jim serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and is the Vice President of the firm’s Lansing office.
A CPA, Jim is a Michigan State University graduate, where he was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi, Honorary Accounting Fraternity. He received his legal education at the University of Michigan, graduating in 1980.
Jim is active in several professional organizations including the Michigan and American Bar Associations, the Ingham County Bar Association and the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
— Representative Matters
- Assisted Michigan manufacturer in connection with $44 million sale of its business to an out-of-state, publicly-held corporation.
- Assisted Michigan food processor in connection with $20 million sale of its business to a private equity fund.