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Emerging Business
Mergers & Acquisitions
Public Companies

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James H. Nicoll joined Mackenzie Hughes in 2014 and is a partner in the firm's Business Department. James represents public companies, private companies, private investment funds and investment banks in a wide spectrum of matters, including mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, commercial lending, commercial contracts, ongoing securities law compliance and corporate governance. His mergers and acquisitions experience includes representing clients in domestic and cross-border mergers, stock sales, asset sales and joint ventures, and representing investment banks in connection with the delivery of fairness opinions. James' capital markets experience includes representing issuers, placement agents and underwriters in public and private debt and equity offerings, tender offers, exchange offers, PIPEs, at-the-market offerings and registered direct offerings. James frequently represents lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial finance transactions, including asset-backed and cash flow financings. His commercial contracts experience includes, among other things, representing clients with respect to distribution, supply, and franchise agreement matters. James regularly counsels clients with respect to SEC filings and Dodd-Frank Act compliance. He also represents a number of technology start-up companies in Central New York and beyond.

Prior to joining Mackenzie Hughes, James spent 13 years practicing corporate law in New York City, the last 10 of which at the law firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP.

James is the author of numerous articles concerning current trends and developments in corporate and securities law. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and industry events relating to corporate and securities law.

His board memberships include the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University and the Museum of Science and Technology Foundation. He is also an active member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network and serves as a youth baseball and basketball coach.

James received his J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. He earned a B.S. degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1998.

In his spare time, James enjoys fishing, snorkeling and skiing. He also enjoys playing sports with his two sons.


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