Corporate, M&A, and Securities Practice
James Staiger's practice focuses on advising clients in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital transactions along with general corporate, corporate governance, and contract matters, including:
- Private equity transactions
- Cross-border transactions
- Corporate divestitures
- Corporate finance and securities laws matters
As noted, James has significant experience handling private equity transactions, representing both the target company and the private equity firm.
Co-Lead, Life Sciences Industry Group
While James represents clients in business transactions in many industries, he has a niche practice representing life science companies engaged in the development, manufacture, sale, and distribution of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device products. Existing clients routinely refer other life science companies based around the globe to James for his extensive experience handling matters in these industries.
Additional Professional Credentials
James formerly practiced with Arthur Andersen as a certified public accountant (“CPA”) in the manufacturing division, working with pharmaceutical clients such as Merck. He has a master's degree in business administration (“MBA”) with a concentration in finance.
Outside the Firm
James is active in the Southern New Jersey Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
James is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and trains in Hapkido (self-defense using joint locks, grappling, and throwing techniques). He also trains in Krav Maga.