James represents and advises businesses, commercial lenders and individuals in the areas of corporate restructuring, creditors’ remedies, bankruptcy, commercial litigation and related matters.
James guides businesses through the Chapter 11 process, including both asset sales and plan confirmation. He regularly consults with clients and other lawyers regarding the structure of commercial transactions to minimize exposure in the event of insolvency. He has represented trustees and receivers in preference and fraudulent transfer litigation and has defended similar actions across the nation. He has both brought and defended nondischargeability actions.
James is a Rule 114 qualified neutral on the Minnesota Statewide Roster (Civil Law). He regularly mediates civil disputes and helps break through difficult communication barriers between hostile parties. He is a proven problem-solver who also uses his experience as an effective mediator to assist clients in negotiating their best possible outcome.
James taught Secured Transactions as an adjunct Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law for several semesters and a clinical course as an adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School from 2008 to 2014.