James C. Schulwolf - Shipman & Goodwin LLP

James C. Schulwolf

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 860-251-5949

Jim Schulwolf represents senior and mezzanine lenders, venture capital investors (including SBIC’s), private equity funds, hedge funds, emerging growth companies and private companies in financing, investment, leasing, acquisition, corporate, licensing and restructuring transactions.  Jim regularly advises these clients with respect to structuring, negotiating, and closing complex transactions. Jim also regularly advises clients with respect to distressed investments and the restructuring of existing investments and loans.  In addition, Jim advises clients, including municipalities, universities, and non-profit entities with regard to interest-rate swaps and hedging transactions.  Jim is the Chair of the Commercial Finance Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section and is a member of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission Advisory Committee on 2010 Amendments to Revised Article 9.

Jim’s experience includes the representation of senior lenders in complex commercial, asset-based, and acquisition financings; mezzanine lenders and hedge funds; SBIC’s and venture capital funds; emerging growth companies; hedge fund, buyers, sellers and sponsors; and nanotechnology companies in corporate, licensing, joint venture, and capital raising activities.

Jim is a recognized authority on drafting and negotiating intercreditor and subordination agreements on behalf of senior and subordinate lenders and is the author of “Controlling Your Destiny-Key Issues in Subordination and Intercreditor Agreements”, The Secured Lender (1995). He also deals extensively with family-owned businesses and is the author of "Financing the Family-Owned Business," The Secured Lender (2002).

Jim lectures frequently on issues relating to commercial and real estate lending, intercreditor issues, venture finance, and venture capital investment.

Amherst Association of Connecticut Leadership Greater HartfordSolomon Schechter Day School of Greater HartfordAmerican Bar AssociationConnecticut Venture GroupTurnaround Management Association, Connecticut ChapterAssociation of Commercial Finance Attorneys

Office Location

One Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103-1919
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Hartford Metro Area
James C. Schulwolf has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Acquisition Finance, Asset-Based Lending, Commercial Finance, Finance, Loan Documentation, Mezzanine Finance, Private Equity, Structured Finance, Syndicate Transaction Lending, Uniform Commercial Code, Venture Capital)
Commercial Transactions / UCC Law
Corporate Law
Equipment Finance Law

Other Information

Gender: Male