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Jim concentrates his practice on general business planning and problem solving for private and public companies, the buying and selling of companies and other strategic transactions, antitrust analysis and supply chain design, franchise law and the representation of financial institutions and their directors and advisors.

Other Info About Jim


Legal Work Highlights

Involved in a large number of the intra- and interstate bank reorganizations and acquisitions over the last decade
Serves as a general business counsel for over 30 regional and community financial institutions

Represents purchasing organizations for the restaurant industry

Captain, United States Marine Corps, Vietnam


Law School

University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1974

Undergraduate School

Yale University, B.A., 1968, cum laude

Bar Memberships

Jim is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 1974


Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2008-2024

Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers® 2007-2016

The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, 2006-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2009, 2020; Corporate Law, 2006-2024; Financial Services Regulation Law, 2011-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015; Franchise Law, 2015-2024; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2007-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2019

AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Louisville Bar Association

Legal Aid Society, Board

Firm Committees

Jim serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Business/Corporate Department, former Chair

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