James D’Esposito is an experienced business attorney. For more than 30 years, Jim has helped clients with all aspects of organizing, operating, buying and selling, and dissolving businesses. His clients have ranged from publicly-traded companies, investment banking firms, and hedge, private equity, and other investment funds to start-ups and other small businesses, non-profit organizations, and select individuals.
Jim runs a flexible organization that expands with his clients’ needs and keeps overhead and billing rates reasonable. He maintains a network of experienced attorneys who practice in complementary areas of law, including intellectual property, tax, trusts and estates, commercial real estate, immigration, and litigation, as well as fellow corporate and securities attorneys, so that he can help his clients with all their business needs.
Jim worked for 7 years in a preeminent group that practiced at Kaye Scholer LLP, a renowned international law firm, structuring and documenting billions of dollars of public and private real estate investment funds. He then spent the next 12 years as a partner in two boutique law firms, helping clients work out troubled real estate projects, organize and expand new businesses, and raise capital in public and private securities offerings. After that, Jim served for 5 years as General Counsel of a public real estate partnership with more than $100 million dollars of assets, helping restructure the partnership, comply with its reporting obligations, and sell all of its assets, dissolve, and wind up its affairs. Jim’s diverse experience enables him to provide effective solutions tailored to his clients’ needs.
Jim earned an A.B. degree from Duke University and a J.D. degree from St. John’s University School of Law. He is a member of the New York City Bar and American Bar Associations. Jim is a member of a number of committees of the ABA Business Law Section and is particularly active in the LLCs, Partnerships, and Other Unincorporated Entities Committee. He also is Co-Chair, Organizational Phase, of the ABA Contractual Governance of Business Entities Task Force, which is drafting a guide for business owners and the attorneys who advise them.
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