Jim regularly serves as an outside general counsel to several of his most longstanding clients, providing a full range of services to small and medium-sized private companies. In this role, Jim works with a multi-disciplinary team to help clients navigate a variety of issues, including company formation and governance, the drafting of contracts, risk analysis, employee incentive plans, cyber security, employment, tax, insurance, and trade secrets matters.
In his litigation practice, Jim represents clients in a variety of disputes, including complex environmental, toxic tort, product liability, business tort, construction, estate, and commercial matters. His clients include chemical and energy companies, manufacturers, owners and developers of industrial and commercial real estate, defense contractors, trade associations, financial services entities, and communications companies. Jim also frequently represents minor league baseball and hockey teams in a variety of matters, including stadium construction, the sale and leasing of facilities, player contracts, and licensing.
Jim has written and spoken on environmental and toxic tort issues, e-discovery and regulatory reform, including authoring monthly articles for Corporate Compliance Insights and a monograph on the use of toxicological evidence in New Jersey courts. He also collaborated on the book FDA Regulation of Nanotechnology and presented a three-part series on green development to the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Jim is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and Chairs the Associations’ political action committee, Commerce NJ. In 2019 he received CIANJ’s Outstanding Leadership Award. Jim is on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey chapter of Business Forums International. He is a Past Chair of the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee of the ABA TIPS Section (2006‒2007) and was a Director of the NJSBA Environmental Law Committee. Jim serves on the boards of several not for profit groups and is an active alumnus of Manhattan College. Most of all, he dearly misses being the Baseball Commissioner of the Allendale Recreation Commission.