Concentrating his practice in the areas of corporate governance, business transactions and finance, Jim is a trusted advocate for clients. He always delivers a strategic and results-driven approach with a focus on putting the client first.
He acts as general counsel for a number of business, non-profit and governmental organizations, providing legal advice on corporate, transactional and tax matters. Jim is listed in the Bond Buyer Municipal Market Place Guide (commonly known as the municipal bond attorney'sRed Book), and regularly provides tax advice and tax opinions with respect to tax-exempt financing transactions.
Jim also represents a number of foreign based clients and is a member of the Board of Directors of Eriez Manufacturing Co., a multinational company headquartered in Erie.
Jim values giving back to his community, both with his time and his expertise. He was instrumental in the development of UPMC Park in downtown Erie and the Bayfront Convention Center on the Erie Bayfront, the U.S. Brig Niagara Maritime Museum, the Erie Bicentennial Tower and the Blasco Public Library. Jim is a current member of the Board of Trustees for The Erie Community Foundation. He is a former chairman and member of the board of directors of the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority and served as the chair of the Governor's Commission on the U.S. Brig Niagara. He has also served a wide variety of other community organizations in a number of capacities.