- J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude; Saint Louis University Law Journal staff
- B.S., Missouri State University, summa cum laude
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
James' work also includes representing clients in forming their businesses from the startup phase through the entire lifecycle of the business, including ownership changes, financing transactions, mergers, and acquisitions. James assists clients in negotiating and enforcing contracts covering all aspects of their business. Typical projects in which James provides assistance to businesses include entity formation, drafting of corporate bylaws, resolutions, operating agreements and other corporate documents, and stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, promissory notes, guarantees, and security agreements, among others.
James also has extensive experience in real estate sale contract and lease negotiations and documentation, zoning and land use proceedings, planned developments, condominium creation, development agreement negotiations, real estate financing, and various tax credits. James has represented parties in many commercial real estate transactions across the country, including selling, purchasing, financing, leasing, developing or otherwise managing commercial real estate assets.