Jim Modzelewski represents public and private companies in sophisticated mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate transactions. Jim brings the sensibilities of an in-house counsel to his work for these clients from his past experience as vice president and assistant general counsel for a NYSE-listed independent oil and gas company. In this role, he developed deep experience in corporate, securities and transactional matters, with a special emphasis on oil and gas and midstream transactions. In 11 years, he completed more than 30 mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, with an aggregate value of more than $1.725 billion. He also handled ’33 Act and ’34 Act filings and compliance with SEC regulations and NYSE listing standards. His financing and securities transaction work included completion of three credit facility refinancings, five public debt offerings and nine public equity offerings in the same period. He also has experience handling general corporate matters, including commercial contracts, regulatory inquiries, litigation, bankruptcy and collection and insurance and risk management issues.
Prior to his work in-house, Jim advised public and private companies and private equity and leveraged buyout firms regarding mergers and acquisitions and securities matters, and counseled venture capital and emerging companies, as an attorney in private practice for a global law firm.