Jim is a partner in Thompson Hine's Business Restructuring, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy practice group in Cleveland. He focuses his practice on bankruptcy (primarily chapter 11 reorganizations), Uniform Commercial Code issues, workouts, and other commercial law and finance matters.

Prior to joining Thompson Hine, Jim served as a law clerk to the Honorable Arthur I. Harris of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio.

  • Representing major creditor in Eastman Kodak Company (Bankr. S.D.N.Y).
  • Representing a Chapter 7 Trustee in the liquidation and sale of corporate assets that  belonged to the owners of several insolvent real estate and construction companies (Bankr. N.D. Ohio).
  • Representation of borrowers and lenders in various workouts, including negotiation and documentation of refinancing and intercreditor agreements, forbearance agreements, lien perfection and priority issues, and liquidation and sale of collateral.
  • The Impact of Stern v. Marshall
  • July 2013 Amendments To Article 9 Of The Uniform Commercial Code, What’s the Impact?
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Committee
  • Turnaround Management Association, Member

Community Activities

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's 3Rs program