James Wyche advises clients on corporate and securities matters, focusing on capital markets transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, U.S securities laws, and general business matters. He chairs the firm’s Securities & Capital Markets and Corporate Governance practices.
Mr. Wyche has represented issuers and underwriters in SEC-registered and exempt offerings, including investment grade and high-yield debt offerings, IPOs and other equity and equity-linked offerings, and he has represented companies, boards of directors and special committees in complex corporate transactions, including public and private company acquisitions and mergers, tender offers, going private transactions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. In the last five years, these transactions have represented over $45 billion in the aggregate.
Mr. Wyche regularly advises boards of directors and their committees on corporate governance matters, such as fiduciary duties, anti-takeover strategies, and activist stockholder demands. He also serves as outside general counsel to several public and private companies headquartered in the Carolinas.
- Included in Chambers Partners USA
- Included in Best Lawyers in America for Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, and Corporate Governance Law
- Charlotte Business Journal “40 Under 40” winner
- Camps Sea Gull and Seafarer: Board of Visitors; Board of Advisors (past chair and member)