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James Walker IV

James Walker IV

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Overview

Jim Walker, business transactions practice group leader, represents companies and investment funds in complex capital raising, merger, acquisition, investment, divestiture, and joint venture transactions. His business, investor, and investment fund clients operate in a wide variety of industries, including technology, telecommunications, health care, and financial services.

Jim has extensive experience representing issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. In this capacity, he has acted as counsel in offerings by many prominent growth companies.

Experience

  • Represented public U.S. telecommunications provider in its $7 billion sale to a German telecommunications company
  • Represented private financial services company in its $530 million recapitalization and related debt and equity financings and asset sales
  • Represented communications company in its $1.2 billion joint venture formation and financing transaction
  • Represented consortium of bidders in their bid for $1 billion of real estate assets
  • Represented public broadband telecommunications company in its $255 million acquisition by merger of a private broadband telecommunications company
  • Represented consortium of bidders in their bid for $550 million of real estate assets
  • Represented private mobile communications wireless technology company in its $210 million acquisition by merger with a public technology company
  • Represented private financial services technology company in its $190 million reorganization and related debt financings and asset sales and acquisitions
  • Represented supply chain solutions provider in $220 million structured debt, including $130 million syndicated senior debt and $90 million subordinated debt facilities
  • Represented private health care e-commerce company in various private equity financings valued at over $100 million
  • Represented public broadband telecommunications company in its $75 million stock acquisition of a private broadband telecommunications company
  • Represented private e-commerce company in its $60 million reorganization and preferred share offering
  • Represented private financial services company in its $36 million acquisition by merger of a public Canadian financial services company
  • Represented private pharmaceutical development company in $50 million equity financings by U.S. and international pharmaceutical companies and venture funds

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Professional & Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia 
    • Corporate and Banking Section
  • State Bar of California

Speaking Engagements

  • “Mergers and Acquisitions,” Carlton Fields In-House Counsel Forum, Orlando, FL (March 2017)

Credentials

Education
  • Duke University School of Law (J.D., high honors, 1988)
  • Davidson College (B.A., cum laude, 1985)
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • California

Background

  • Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, Atlanta
  • Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Atlanta
  • Associate, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP, Palo Alto, CA 
     

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