Areas Of Practice
James M. Saya
A partner in the firm's business, banking, corporate, commercial, and securities practice groups, James M. Saya helps businesses successfully optimize their formation, operation and expansion. In his capacity as business advisor, Jim also has a particular interest in guiding clients through the full range of lending, borrowing, and capital raising activities. Jim's experience in issue spotting and prioritizing allows his clients to focus efficiently and economically throughout each project.
Jim joined our firm in July of 2005. Previously, he worked at a large, international law firm as a corporate associate, and later with a large Boston-based law firm as a business and securities law associate.
Mr. Saya is a member of the American Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association.
Jim represents a variety of clients in corporate finance matters, including private placements of equity and debt securities and venture capital transactions. His corporate finance clients include national and international private equity funds, real estate funds, emerging growth companies, and a variety of issuers in the financial services, media, software, retail, and other industries.
Jim's clients rely on him to structure securities offerings to comply with both federal and state securities law. Jim also has experience in public offerings of securities and compliance with the federal 1933 and 1934 Acts as well as state "blue sky" laws.
Jim has broad-based experience in the M&A market. He assists clients in structuring their purchases and sales of businesses in asset acquisitions, asset dispositions/divestitures, stock deals, mergers and acquisitions, and other related transactions.
Jim's clients include large and small commercial banks, finance companies, and specialty lenders in all forms of commercial finance including:
Jim capitalizes on his experience representing lenders to assist borrowers, ranging from established businesses to start-ups, in structuring and negotiating their borrowing relationships to meet both their immediate funding needs and their long-term objectives.
Outside General Counsel
Jim also represents clients in an "outside general counsel" capacity including counseling clients on: (i) strategic initiatives (such as joint ventures), (ii) commercial contract matters (such as license agreements, marketing agreements, intellectual property agreements, and employment-related matters), and (iii) succession, and related matters).
Mr. Saya earned his B.A. in History, summa cum laude, from the University of Connecticut in 1992. He earned his J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1997.
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