James R. Wyche - Moore & Van Allen PLLC

James R. Wyche

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 704-331-1158

James Wyche is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department and co-head of the Capital Markets & Securities Regulation Practice and the Corporate Governance Practice.

Mr. Wyche has represented issuers and investment banks in a wide variety of public and private securities offerings, including investment grade and high-yield debt offerings, IPOs and other equity and equity-linked offerings.  He also has represented companies in complex corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, going private transactions, tender offers, private equity investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances.  He regularly advises boards of directors and their committees on fiduciary duties and liabilities, change in control issues, anti-takeover strategies, crisis management, corporate governance, compliance and ethics.

Mr. Wyche has served as outside general counsel for publicly traded and privately held companies.  His clients and transactions have covered a variety of industries, including energy, manufacturing, retail, real estate, healthcare, financial services, sports, technology, and telecommunications.


  • Included in Business North Carolina's Legal Elite list
  • Charlotte Business Journal “40 Under 40” winner (2009)
  • Camps Sea Gull and Seafarer: Board of Advisors (past chair), Annual Fund Campaign, Long Range Planning Council

Clemson UniversityBS Duke UniversityJ.D.

Case History

Representative Matters
  • Represented members of the board of directors of a publicly-traded tobacco company in connection with the company’s $27.4 billion acquisition of a public-company competitor and related $4.7 billion equity investment by a shareholder.
  • Represented a publicly traded Fortune 200 company as issuer in a public offering of $1.0 billion of two tranches of senior debt securities.
  • Represented a publicly traded energy company in connection with its $590 million “go private” transaction.
  • Represented a publicly traded energy company in connection with a registered secondary offering of $95 million of its common stock by a selling stockholder, the concurrent repurchase of $40 million of its common stock from such stockholder and the subsequent 144 sale of such stockholder's remaining common stock.
  • Represented a diversified real estate development and operating company in its 144A private offering of $350 million senior secured notes, $100 million equity offering, consent solicitation and follow-on offering of $75 million senior secured notes.
  • Represented a publicly traded Fortune 50 company as issuer in a public offering of $1.0 billion of two tranches of senior debt securities.
Representative Matters (con't)
  • Represented a NYSE-listed company as outside general counsel in connection with its corporate governance, securities and M&A activities.
  • Represented a publicly traded professional staffing company in a $431 million exchange offer by which it was acquired for cash and stock by a NYSE-listed company.
  • Represented a global producer and marketer of specialty chemicals and salt in the $210 million dispositions of its U.K. and U.S. subsidiaries.
  • Represented several hospitals in multi-million dollar joint venture arrangements, private placement transactions, and strategic acquisitions and dispositions.
  • Represented an investment bank as initial purchaser in a high-yield debt offering of $150 million senior unsecured floating rate notes.

Office Location

100 North Tryon Street, Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation