James Wheeler’s practice focuses on advising his clients about their legal and risk issues in corporate, banking, mergers and acquisitions, and finance matters.
Mr. Wheeler has represented numerous financial institutions in matters ranging from mergers and acquisitions, to regulatory and reporting requirements, strategic planning, formation and structuring capital raises, corporate governance, litigation management, board and shareholder issues, securities and public company reporting requirements, proxy fights, ownership succession and estate planning issues, officer and director compensation packages, lending and loan resolution strategies, loss-share, going private and subchapter-s elections.
Mr. Wheeler’s mergers and acquisitions practice has included multi-billion dollar transactions involving world leaders in technology and manufacturing. His corporate finance practice has included the representation of institutional lenders in complex financing transactions, venture capital and private equity firms in the formation of funds and investment transactions and private placements of debt and equity, as well as representing borrowers and companies raising capital. Mr. Wheeler also has extensive experience in franchising, retail and office leasing, real estate acquisitions, and manufacturing and supply agreements.
As General Counsel for publicly-traded financial institution, Mr. Wheeler managed and was responsible for all legal risk within the organization, including its corporate structure, acquisitions, contract negotiations, litigation management, regulatory, securities, employment, and beyond.
- Duke University School of Law; J.D., 1990
- Florida State University; B.S., Finance, 1987
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