James F. Ritter

Special Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate
  • Capital Markets
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Technology Transactions
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Art
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Communications
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Digital Business
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Apparel and Beauty
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Not-for-Profit
University Dartmouth College, B.A., cum laude, 1981
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1986 Order of the Coif
Admitted1986, California; 1997, District of Columbia


•Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors, Washington Project for the Arts, 2009-present


Jim Ritter is a special counsel in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Ritter has extensive experience in negotiating a wide variety of financing arrangements, including senior secured loans (both asset-based and cash flow loans) and mezzanine and other subordinated debt, secured high yield securities, acquisition financings, working capital financings, equipment leasing and other vendor finance transactions, letters of credit, derivatives contracts, and venture capital and other equity investments. He represents businesses seeking and providing access to capital in a number of industries, with particularly extensive experience in the aerospace, communications, defense, energy, health care, and private equity industries.

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James F. Ritter

Eleventh Floor East, 1300 I Street, NW
WashingtonDC 20005-3314


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