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Corporate and Finance Attorney

Jim is a member of the firm’s Business and Corporate Services Practice Team with an emphasis in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, asset based lending, project finance and franchising. He has extensive experience counseling mature and emerging closely held businesses with regard to structure, planning and succession, governance and general commercial matters.

Jim has also represented regional and national residential mortgage lenders in state regulatory matters in Michigan and Illinois.



Honors & Recognitions

Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

Michigan State Bar Foundation, fellow

Professional Affiliations

Association for Corporate Growth, West Michigan: ACG Cup Committee; past Board member

Grand Rapids Bar Association

Illinois Bar Association

Michigan State Bar Foundation, GRBA Justice Foundation, fellow

Precision Metalforming Association, Board of Directors

State Bar of Michigan

University of Michigan Club of Grand Rapids: Board of Directors; Recruiting; past president

Community Involvement

St. Stephen Parish, Faith Formation Committee

News & Publications


University of Michigan Law School
Ann Arbor, Michigan
J.D., 1990

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, Economics,
with high distinction, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan

Court Admissions

  • All Illinois state courts
  • All Michigan state courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court
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