James C. Hood - Nixon Peabody LLP
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James C. Hood

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 603-628-4051

Jim Hood concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate governance, restructuring, acquisitions, mergers, debt and equity financing, shareholder dispute resolution, joint venture formation and distribution arrangements (domestically and internationally), limited liability company formation and strategic partnerships. He acts as general counsel to a number of medium-to-large closely owned companies, primarily in the entertainment and consumer products space.

What do you focus on?

In addition to my general counsel and transactional work, I have acted as issuer’s counsel in serialized mortgage-backed and leased-backed securitization transactions involving large institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies.

I have also represented water and gas utilities in rate matters before the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission and a New Hampshire bank holding company on expansion and bank regulatory issues. Recently, I have been counsel to a number of Swedish environmental, engineering and consumer products companies, concentrating on the development and establishment of their respective U.S.-based corporate structures and business/regulatory relationships. I have been a member of the firm’s Operations Committee, as well as leader for the firm’s Financial Services and Specialty Finance practice group.

I have been a frequent lecturer and author for the New Hampshire Bar Association and National Business Institute. I was a member of the committee that drafted and assisted in the passage of New Hampshire’s current Business Corporations Act and Limited Liability Company Act.

University of New HampshireBA Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.

Client Comments

"I have worked with Jim for 20 years in all aspects of the mortgage business, from mortgage-backed securities to establishing a new mortgage company and matters involving litigation. He has been a friend, an extremely knowledgeable, trusted and thorough attorney, and someone on whose advice and counsel I could always rely. The mortgage business is not an easy one to understand, but Jim has an unusually good grasp of the nuances and the marketplace, and I have found that when we needed a strategy on issues related to our progress, his assistance was invaluable. My company has been through many a "war", but Jim has always been by my side to provide the best of legal guidance."

-Walter Vail
Beacon Mortgage Company, LLC

Office Location

900 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101-2031
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Manchester Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Manchester Metro Area
James C. Hood has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!James C. Hood has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Food and Beverage Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law