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Dentons Ranked No. 1 in Midwest Real Estate News "Best of the Best 2018"
For the fifth consecutive year, Dentons' Real Estate practice has been ranked No. 1 on the "Best of the Best" list by Midwest Real Estate News.
With all the changes and announcements in 2018, our Eurozone Hub has collated the following supervisory outlook for 2019 as a non-exhaustive “Playbook” for Banking Union Supervised Institutions and other regulated market participants already based in or otherwise relocating to the EU and/or the Eurozone.
Canada Federal Budget 2019
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US Policy Scan 2020
The Dentons US Public Policy Team is pleased to release its annual Policy Scan, our comprehensive overview of the policy and political landscape in 2020. We look to highlight movements across the spectrum of policy areas in the coming year.
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The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 recognizes over 130 Dentons lawyers
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Dentons ranks across 68 tables securing 109 individual and 43 practice rankings in Chambers USA
Global law firm Dentons earned 109 individual and 43 practice rankings - a 20% increase over last year - in the most recent edition of Chamber USA.
Jim is a Shareholder in the Corporate and Commercial Finance practice groups. "Creative and committed," is how Jim's clients describe his approach to the practice of law. Ask any of them and they will tell you that he is a trusted advisor who always understands their best interest and keeps it clearly in focus. Ask Jim and he will tell you that the lawyer-client relationship that has developed over many years is what he relishes most. Finding not only the legal solution but the practical solution is what Jim does best. He has firsthand experience working as in-house counsel for a large corporation, giving him the practical knowledge necessary to handle any type of commercial transaction. While Jim concentrates in the areas of finance, mergers, acquisitions, corporate governance, construction law, antitrust, securities, contract drafting and negotiation, real estate and franchise law, he brings a "total client" approach to his practice.
Prior to joining Cohen & Grigsby, Jim was a general partner for more than 10 years at Thorp Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh and in-house counsel for Gulf Oil Corporation in Pennsylvania and Texas.
Today, he focuses his practice on finance (lenders and borrowers), corporate securities, commercial and real estate law, including shareholder disputes. His clients cover a host of industries, including banks, general contractors, developers, physicians, manufacturers, specialty contractors, television stations, geotechnical engineers, franchisors and franchisees.
The transactions he has handled during his career have been as varied as the clients he has represented. For example, he served as counsel to a bank in a structured financing transaction for the gaming industry and as counsel for the purchaser of a computer service company. In addition, he has been and continues to serve as general counsel for various companies, handling their mergers, acquisitions and dispositions and general corporate and securities counseling. He has also served in the roles of custodian and special master appointed by the court in matters involving disputes among stakeholders.
Jim has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America several times since 2004 for corporate law, banking and finance, real estate, as well as corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has also been recognized by Chambers USA for banking and finance law.
When Cohen & Grigsby was listed as the state's second busiest bond counsel in 2002, Jim was one of the attorneys in the Public Finance Practice Group. The entire group was listed in The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace, commonly known as The Red Book, an industry "who's who" of bond counsel and underwriters.
Jim is frequently asked to lecture and write articles for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI) in the areas of corporate, finance and franchise law. He was a presenter at the PBI's 2008 Commercial Document Series.