James Shafer, Partner
SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP, San Francisco, California
THE CRONE LAW GROUP, San Francisco, California
ROSENMAN & COLIN LLP, New York, New York
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY (BOALT HALL), J.D.
WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY, B.A., High Honors
James has represented public and private companies, as well as individuals, in many different types of corporate transactions, including entity formations, securities offerings (private and public), mergers and acquisitions (including reverse merger going public transactions), private equity and venture capital investments, SEC public company reporting, and a wide variety of business contracts. Many of these transactions had international components, with a special emphasis on clients located in China.
James’ industry experience includes work in the following sectors: internet and technology, biotech, manufacturing, organic food marketing, restaurants/bars and other retail establishments, private equity and investment banking, real estate finance, energy and green technology, the fashion industry and various creative industries including music, art, computer graphics and publishing.
James is admitted to practice law in California and New York.
James is fluent in German and conversational in Spanish.