James V. Hatem - Nixon Peabody LLP

James V. Hatem

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 603-628-4062

Jim Hatem focuses his practices on general corporate counseling, mergers, acquisitions and real estate. As leader of Nixon Peabody’s Insurance Regulatory practice, he represents insurers before insurance regulators throughout the country.

What do you focus on?

Business counseling and transactional

I counsel most of my clients regarding major initiatives, including formation, financing, contracting, compliance, tax planning, leasing, disputes, acquisitions and divestitures. For one client, this involved the purchase, leasing and ultimate sale of an office tower. Recently, I assisted a homeowner’s insurer expand into automobile insurance through the acquisition of two automobile insurance carriers.

Insurance regulatory

I’ve been actively representing insurance companies for over 30 years, handling the insurance regulatory issues for clients in our other offices throughout the country. Most recently, I provided the insurance experience to the health care providers that successfully blocked the taking of $110 million from a medical malpractice joint underwriting association and forced a distribution of it all to them.


I’ve been lobbying before the New Hampshire Legislature since 1991 on behalf of insurance companies, trade associations and related parties on issues ranging from insurance regulation, taxes and financial regulation to tort reform and genetic testing.

Boston CollegeBS University of VirginiaJ.D.

Office Location

900 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101-2031
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Manchester Metro Area
James V. Hatem has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Government Relations Practice (Government Affairs, Lobbying, Regulatory)
Insurance Law (Government Relations)