Jim focuses his practice on real estate finance. He has extensive experience in real estate lending, including construction and permanent lending, securitized loans, ground lease financing, and vineyard and winery loans. Among his recent matters were loans for the renovation of converted military facilities at the Presidio of San Francisco.
He also handles the acquisition and sale of properties, the negotiation of office and retail leases, and provides counsel on easement and title issues. Jim has obtained regulatory approval for the sale of condominiums and advises clients on condominium, homeowners association, and subdivision law issues.
Jim also advises commercial lenders and borrowers in the workout of problem loans, foreclosures, deed in lieu of foreclosures and receiverships. He has obtained the court appointment of receivers for troubled properties in eight Northern California counties.
In addition to real estate lending, Jim has negotiated loans secured by diverse collateral, including power plants, windmills, winning lottery tickets and sports sponsorship contracts. He advises nonprofit lenders who provide financing for the construction of low-income housing, mixed-use and community facilities.
Before Fox Rothschild
Jim was a partner at Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP, which combined with Fox Rothschild in 2021.
Prior to practicing law, Jim worked for 10 years in government and banking in Washington, DC and San Francisco.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Jim serves on the program review committee of a fund recently established by the City of San Francisco to help nonprofits acquire their own facilities.
He is also the treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee of Legal Aid at Work, a nonprofit legal services organization that assists low-income, working families.