A versatile practitioner, James has favorably resolved high-value business disputes involving diverse issues, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, and fraud claims, among many others. His clients range from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, limited liability companies, partnerships and closely-held corporations, operating in a multitude of industries, including manufacturing, construction, real estate development, medical device sales, equipment manufacturing and sales, transportation, banking, finance and publishing.
James’ experience in the state and federal courts of Connecticut and Massachusetts is substantial, and he is also often called upon by clients for representation in courts around the country. When alternatives to the traditional litigation process would better serve his clients, James has significant experience in mediation and private arbitration, including before the American Arbitration Association and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center, among others.
A sizable portion of James’ practice also involves representing clients in Probate Court, and administrative bodies such as the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Statewide Grievance Committee and the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board.
In addition to his litigation and trial work, James has experience drafting and negotiating construction contracts, ranging from general contracts and subcontracts to design-build agreements to engineering and architectural agreements. James also provides counseling to clients on all aspects of their business operations, helping them to identify and minimize risk. Clients value James’ wide-ranging experience, his analytical abilities and his candor.
James is a firm believer in the importance of pro bono work and has dedicated hundreds of hours to pro bono clients during his career, focusing primarily on housing, veterans issues and international child abduction.