Corporate | Mergers + Acquisitions
Partner | Management Committee
Legal Assistant: Carmen Cisneros
Jim’s unique background and work experience allow him to give his clients top-tier legal analysis and advice at an exceptional value. He does this by simplifying complex legal issues for his clients so they can focus on running their businesses.
Jim spent seven years in private practice at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP before joining BHGR. While at Hogan Lovells, Jim represented clients in a wide range of corporate and transactional matters. One of that firm’s clients, WhiteWave Foods Company, seconded Jim as Senior M&A Counsel. During his secondment, he collaborated directly with that company’s executive team to advance its vision through strategic acquisitions.
Jim joined BHGR in 2016. He advises clients on a broad range of business and corporate matters, with a focus on representing emerging and growing companies and private equity and venture capital investors.
Jim also advises clients on choice of entity, business formation, strategic planning, equity financing, divestitures, reorganization and restructuring, joint ventures, commercial arrangements, securities law matters, corporate governance, and general commercial and contract matters.
Before going to law school, Jim worked for Cargill, Inc., a leading agriculture company. At Cargill, he directed business operations for various districts within the Animal Nutrition Division. This experience proved invaluable for understanding the issues private and public companies face in running their daily operations, engaging in commercial transactions, and strategic planning for the future.
J.D., University of Wyoming College of Law
Jim received his Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2009. In law school, he served as the Articles Editor of the University of Wyoming Law Review and graduated in the top 10% of his class (Order of the Coif). He also interned with the Honorable Alan B. Johnson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming.
B.S., California Polytechnic State University
Jim received a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University in 2002 and played on the lacrosse team.
U.S. District Court – District of Wyoming (2009)
Member, Association of Corporate Growth
Jim has been selected to the Super Lawyers (2015-2018) and Super Lawyers Rising Star List (2019), an honor conferred upon only 2.5% of Colorado lawyers.
Outside of the office, Jim loves spending time with his wife, chasing after his four young children, and volunteering with his children’s school community. He is also an avid outdoors person who enjoys big game hunting, fly fishing, and being in the mountains.
Relevant Practice Areas
Mergers + Acquisitions
Entreprenuership + Emergening Companies
Manufactuing + Industrials
Software + Technology
Financial Services + Capital Markets
Energy and Natural Resources/Oil & Gas/Minig
Aviation + Aerospace
Entrepreneurship + Emerging Industries
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