James J. Scheinkman: Lawyer with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

James J. Scheinkman

Partner
Costa Mesa,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone714.427.7037

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Practice Areas

  • Canada
  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Emerging Business
  • Fund Formation and Investment
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Government Relations
  • International
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Real Estate
 
University State University of New York, Binghamton, B.A., Economics/Environmental Studies, with distinction, 1980
 
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1983
 
AdmittedSupreme Court of California; Supreme Court of New York; United States District Court; United States District Court; Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Newport Business Forum, Executive Committee

•Association for Corporate Growth, Orange County Chapter, Board of Directors (2000-2011), President (2005-2006)

•Forum for Corporate Directors, Member

•University of California, Irvine Business School, Leadership Circle

•American Bar Association, Business Law Section Task Force (2009), Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Studies (2011)

•Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law Section, Chair (1999), Officer (1996-1999); Corporate Counsel Section, Co-Chair (1994-1995)

 
BornNew Rochelle, New York, September 29, 1958
 
Biography

Jim Scheinkman is a practice group leader of the firm's Business and Finance Group. His practice focuses on assisting mid-market companies and their owners in mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures, corporate governance and shareholder dispute resolution, securities offerings, technology development and transfers, executive compensation and other corporate and commercial matters. Jim also serves as general outside counsel for a variety of mid-market businesses.

Representative Presentations & Publications

Clinic in a BoxSM Program(Training Program for Non-profit Entity Intake - Legal Forms and Governance), Presenter, ACC-SoCal, Public Law Center, Corporate Pro Bono (February 5, 2014)

Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent to Buy or Sell a Business, Presenter, Chapman University, Orange, CA (March 26, 2014)

Negotiating Letters of Intent in M&A Transactions, Presenter, USC Gould School of Law Course, Los Angeles, CA (February 2014)

Successful Growth Through Acquisitions,Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 30, 2013)

Enforceable or Unenforceable? Examining Commonly Used Contract Provisions, Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel SoCal, Long Beach, CA (June 11, 2013)

Plan B for Rule 10b5-1 Plans, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (April 1, 2013)

Negotiating Letters of Intent in M&A Transactions, Presenter, USC Gould School of Law Course, Los Angeles, California (January 2013)

Goodwill Hunting: Enforcing Non-Competes in California M&A Transactions, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 24, 2012)

Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent in Mergers and Acquisitions, Presenter, Lorman Education Services, Audio Conference (May 22, 2012)

Private Target M&A Deal Points: An Interactive Case Study, Presenter, Private Equity Association Los Angeles (PEALA), Los Angeles (March 8, 2012)

Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent to Buy or Sell a Business, Presenter, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles (January 30, 2012)

Advising business owners who hate their partners, Co-Author, Daily Journal (January 19, 2012)

Representing Business Owners Who Hate Their Partners: Resolving Shareholder Disputes,Presenter, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County (November 30, 2011)

Buyer Beware: Creditor claims in asset purchases, Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 19, 2011)

The M&A Case Study: Key Strategies for Negotiating Letters of Intent to Buy or Sell a Business,Presenter, Entrepreneurs' Organization, Orange County (October 1, 2010)

Separate and Unequal Treatment in M&A Deals? Director Duties to Different Classes of Shareholders, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (August 23, 2010)

Our Orange County Winter of Discontent, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (November 24, 2008)

Private Equity Acquisitions and Directors' Duties, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal Supplement (August 27, 2007)

Reading Between the M&A Lines, Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal Supplement (July 31, 2006)

Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Firm, Author, Orange County Business Journal (January 9, 2006)

Buying and Selling a Business in California, Lorman Presentation (October 27, 2004)

Attorneys and Corporate Governance: Life After Sarbanes-Oxley, Orange County Bar Association Section Meeting (November 19, 2002)

Audit Committees: Revising Their Duties and Enhancing Their Effectiveness, American Electronics Association, Orange County Chapter (October 10, 2002)

Professional Recognition & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2007-2014)

Southern California Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions (2006-2010, 2014)

•Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Service, State Bar of California (2013)

•Nick Yocca Award of Distinction & Merit, Association of Corporate Growth, Orange County Chapter (2011)

Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions - Business Edition (2011)

Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009)

Community Involvement

•Orange County United Way, Toqueville Society

•South Coast Repertory, Audience Development Committee

Related News

Jan 31 Southern California Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 12 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Sep 30 Successful Growth Through Acquisitions Orange County Business Journal

Aug 19 The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Apr 01 Plan B for Rule 10b5-1 Plans

Sep 24 Goodwill Hunting: Enforcing Non-Competes in California M&A Transactions

Sep 04 The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

May 08 Snell & Wilmer Attorney Jim Scheinkman Presenting Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent in M&A's

Feb 27 Snell & Wilmer Closes Innovative Joint Venture Transaction For Brandman University

Jan 19 Advising business owners who hate their partners

Nov 10 Snell & Wilmer Partner to Present at Orange County Bar Association Program

Sep 19 Buyer Beware: Creditor claims in asset purchases

Sep 06 The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29 Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

May 16 Snell & Wilmer Partner Honored By Local ACG Chapter

Oct 21 Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Aug 23 Separate and Unequal Treatment of M&A Deals? Director Duties to Different Classes of Shareholders

Jun 22 Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010

Aug 01 Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jul 10 Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Jan 27 Leading Wireless Entertainment Publisher Acquires Game Developer With Top-Selling Product

Related Publications

Jan 04 Corporate Communicator - January 2010

Preparation Guide for the Upcoming Annual Report and Proxy Season Apr 17 2008 Orange County Super Lawyers

 
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Transactions Representative Transactions; Jim Scheinkman has served as the lead attorney in the following representative transactions: Represented Brandman University (part of the Chapman University System) in a 2012 joint venture to create a new college providing Dual Language English Immersion degree programs for native Spanish speakers; Represented GHD in its 2011 acquisition of Winzler & Kelly; Represented Intri-Plex Technologies, Inc., in its 2010 sale to MMI Precision Technologies Limited; Represented largest shareholder of an aerospace company in an $850 million sale to a public company; Represented buying shareholders in buyout of principal shareholder of an exhaust component company in 2010; Represented the buying shareholder in buyout of major shareholder in a construction products company in 2009; Represented the buying shareholder in buyout of major shareholder in RV park and related real estate holding company in 2009; Represented the sellers in the sale of majority control of prosthetic company to two private equity groups in 2008; Represented an employee-owned, international architectural firm in a complex corporate reorganization; Represented the acquirer in the recapitalization and debt financing, as well as in the equity fund formation and equity raise of Pro-Motion Distributing, a leading distributor of branded specialty automotive aftermarket parts; Represented the seller in the original sale and subsequent repurchase of a provider of construction and maintenance services to the telecommunications industry, to a global industrial equipment and manufacturing company; Represented a franchisee in roll-up of a large food industry franchisee involving approximately 20 partnerships
 


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James J. Scheinkman

600 Anton Boulevard, Suite 1400
Costa MesaCA 92626




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