Private business clients value the comprehensive and strategic model of service that Jim provides.

Overview

Jim has experience in a wide range of commercial transactions: sales, acquisitions, mergers, business structurings, contracts, licensing and other distribution arrangements, financings, e-commerce and real estate. His practice emphasizes joint ventures and strategic alliances involving both public and private companies and transactions of local, national and international scope.

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Speaking Engagements

Jim has presented continuing legal education programs involving limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and regularly attends and participates in local and national programs addressing new developments in those areas of practice.

Publications

Author and Presenter, "Understanding the World of Minority Rights and Fiduciary Obligations," National Business Institute Program on Advanced LLC Issues, 2007-2010

Co-Author, "Limited Liability Companies," The Missouri Bar Specialized Business Entities Deskbook

Co-Author, "Limited Liability Companies," West Missouri Practice Transaction Guide

Co-Author, "Formation of a Partnership," West Missouri Practice Transaction Guide

Recognitions

Recognitions

Listed in the 2016-2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© for Corporate Law

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

The Missouri Bar

  • Business Law Committee, Chair, 2002-2006; Vice-Chair, Past and Present
  • Legislative Review Subcommittee
  • Missouri Liaison to ABA Committee on Corporate Laws

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Asian-American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, Board Member

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Power of Diversity

MU College of Business Kansas City Alumni Association, Economic Forum and other events, 10 Alumnus of the Year

UMKC Bloch School of Business, Judge for business plan competitions and workshops with Small Business Technology and Development Center

United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

  • Board of Trustees, 1998-2000 and 2004-2006
  • Foundation Task Force and Advisory Council

Timber Trace Association, Board of Directors, 2004-2008; President, 2006-2008

Admissions

  • Missouri, 1982

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia, J.D., 1982

  • Missouri Law Review

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude, 1978

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