James Barnes concentrates his practice on corporate and securities law, capital markets, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. He also co-chairs the firm’s Family Office practice group.
James has a wide range of experience in corporate and securities law matters, including working with companies to raise capital in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. He regularly assists public companies with the preparation and review of their SEC periodic reports. He represents companies, funds, sponsors and investors in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other complex corporate transactions, and serves as outside general counsel to family offices. James also has experience with corporate governance matters and regularly advises boards with respect to compliance and best practices.
A significant portion of James’ practice involves providing advice to family offices and other investors with respect to the terms and structure of private equity and other investment opportunities.
During law school, James served as the managing editor of the Howard Law Journal.