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James S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 12, 2014

James S.

Experienced Attorney, Advisor and Author
   United States
  |   West Bradford, PA
  |  3:42 am Local Time

Overview

I am an experienced attorney and business professional. For the last 12 years, I have been in private practice and been general counsel of a multi-national company. Variety is the spice of life, so I enjoy looking for freelance opportunities that help break up the monotony of day to day corporate life. I am particularly excited about helping small and medium sized businesses reach their potential by maximizing profitability.

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Feb 12, 2014|Business and Corporate|Private|Working
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5.0
Oct 28, 2013|Other - Legal|Private|Working
Oct 27, 2013|Business and Corporate|Private|Completed
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4.5
Aug 13, 2013|Contracts|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Electronic billing has entered the mainstream for corporate legal departments. Small...

Skills (8)

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Corporate Law
Employment Law
Contracts
Incorporation
Corporate Strategy
Human Resources
Business Writing

Service Description

Experienced corporate attorney with proven success in managing legal affairs and human resources departments of multi-national business. Award-winning leader responsible for establishing successful Corporate Legal Department and contributing to international expansion of business operations. Background includes implementing policies and controls designed to minimize outside legal costs while mitigating entity’s risk. Critical thinker and negotiator experienced in satisfying business requirements and contributing to successful financial results. Areas of experience and expertise include:

•Mergers/Acquisitions/Corporate Transactions
• Commercial Transactions
• Corporate Compliance
• Corporate law
• Distribution Agreements
• Equipment Finance/Leasing
• International law
• Joint Venture, Teaming, and Alliance Agreements
• Labor and Employment Disputes
• Litigation
• Outside Counsel Management
• Partnership Issues
• Securities Issues
• Intellectual Property and Brand Protection
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Representative experience includes:

• Created legal department and implemented legal policies and procedures for leading international leasing and equipment finance company managing assets with value in excess of $1.8 billion across the United States and Canada and annual revenues in excess of $700 million

• Represented company in refinancing of $950 million asset based credit facility...

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Education

Washington and Lee University School of Law
Juris Doctor
1997 - 2000
University of North Carolina
Bachelor of Arts
1992 - 1996

Keywords

contracts
legal advice
corporate law
employment law
nondisclosure agreements
leases
international law
intellectual property
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