James D. McGinley: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

James D. McGinley

Partner
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617-951-2219

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Practice Areas

  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Complex Litigation
  • Technology
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Telecommunications
 
University Yale University, A.B., 1970
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Connecticut, J.D., with high honors, 1977
 
Admitted1977, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Memberships

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Bar Association, Litigation Section; Business Section
Boston Bar Association, Reorganization Section

 
BornNew Haven, Connecticut, 1948
 
Biography

Jim regularly appears in reorganization proceedings, usually in matters that are complicated, contested or both. In court, he typically represents creditors - financial institutions, licensors and lessors, and acquirers of assets. He has extensive litigation experience, including many trials, both to judges and juries. He also has handled many appeals, including those to the Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, the District Court and to Courts of Appeal.

Jim regularly works with our attorneys in other areas of specialization - corporate, finance, venture capital and private equity - on complex bankruptcy planning issues such as deal structure, highly-leveraged transactions, consolidation of entities, triangular preferences, constructive dividends, lease-as-security interest, fraudulent conveyances and similar creditor concerns, and on acquisitions of distressed businesses. He is also a member or our non-consolidation opinions practice group, which regularly delivers opinions for debt destined for securitizations.
• Jim represented bank mortgage lenders whose debtor owned a prominent Boston marina and development site; the matter achieved notoriety when local newspapers publicized the principal owner's dubious background.

• He defended a mortgage company that received third party mortgage payments against claims of the third party's bankruptcy trustee, for fraudulent transfer.

• Jim represented a non-management partner in a Chapter 11 plan confirmation contest, which resulted in an evidentiary hearing and resolution by material enhancement of the treatment of the client partner.

• Jim represented a high-margin lender in a series of litigations with a borrower, eventually resulting in foreclosures in favor of our client, and in addition to two bankruptcies, several ancillary state-court litigations.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Golf, fishing, and reading, notably history.

Experience

Northern States Metals Solar Energy Acquisition

In December of 2012, our lawyers represented Northern States Metals in the asset purchase of most solar assets of the Solar Tracker business of OPEL Technologies, Inc.

Asset Acquisition by United Recovery Systems

A team of Edwards Wildman Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers represented Houston-based United Recovery Systems when, in November 2011, its wholly owned subsidiary, United Recovery Systems, L.P., acquired Aid Associates, Inc., providers of debt collection services with operations in New York and Kentucky.

Steward Health Care System Purchase of Assets

A team of our lawyers represented Boston-based Steward Health Care System in the purchase of assets through free and clear sale in bankruptcy of Quincy Medical Center.

Insights
Advisory - Bankruptcy Court Denies Motions to Dismiss Cases of SPE Subsidiaries of General Growth Properties, Inc.
September 2009
2009 Education Day of the New England Chapter of Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals
May 15, 2009 event
Update on Lehman Brothers Insolvency Proceedings in the US, UK and Japan
October 7, 2008
Post-Bankruptcy, Company Must Pay $8.8M of Earlier Debt
June 23, 2006

 
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James D. McGinley

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613




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