James L. Henderson III: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

James L. Henderson III

New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Private Capital
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Private Equity
  • Capital Markets & Investments
  • Securities & Corporate Governance
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.389.5000
Fax: 212-389-5099
University University of North Carolina, B.A. Morehead Scholar; Order of the Coif
Law SchoolUniversity of Georgia School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Research Editor, Georgia Law Review
Admitted1976, Georgia. (Not admitted in New York)

Professional Activities
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Atlanta Bar Association
Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Past Chair, Board of Directors, Equal Justice Works, the largest provider of postgraduate public-interest law fellowships in the country (Washington, D.C.)
Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Past Chair and Current Member, Board of Directors, High Museum of Art (Atlanta)
Board of Directors, Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta)
Member, Board of Directors, Auburn Theological Seminary (New York)
National Advisory Board, Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Member, Fortson Charitable Trust

BornGriffin, Georgia, October 22, 1951

With more than 35 years' experience in public finance and investment banking, Jim Henderson helps his clients build consensus, secure million dollar financing and maximize their investments. Working from both the Atlanta and New York City offices, Jim counsels clients in the areas of finance, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, tax-exempt compliance, securities and governance.

Jim's clients include the State of Georgia, several U.S. cities and counties, large hospital systems, colleges and universities, school districts and other nonprofit entities throughout the country. He has represented investment banking firms in connection with project financings on both a taxable and tax-exempt basis.

A longtime champion of diversity across the legal field, Jim currently serves as Sutherland's Chief Diversity Officer. He served as the firm's Managing Partner from 1996 to 2005 and has been a personal mentor to many of the firm's diverse attorneys.

Selected Experience

Sutherland serves as Duke University Health System's counsel in $300 million bond offering.

Sutherland serves as Spelman College's counsel on bond offering, series 2012.

Seminary engages Sutherland to form Middle East-focused fund of funds.

Awards and Rankings

Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law (2008-2016)

Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers (2004-2006) (Also at Atlanta, Georgia Office)


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James L. Henderson III

1114 Avenue of the Americas, 40th Floor
New YorkNY 10036-7703


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