James Hood concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate governance, restructuring, acquisitions, mergers, debt and equity financing, shareholder dispute resolution, joint venture formation and distribution arrangements (domestically and internationally), limited liability company formation, and strategic partnerships. He acts as general counsel to medium-to-large closely owned companies.
James has acted as issuer’s counsel in serialized mortgage-backed and leased-backed securitization transactions involving large institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies. He has also represented water and gas utilities in rate matters before the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission, and a New Hampshire bank holding company on expansion and bank regulatory issues. He is an immediate past member of the firm’s Operations Committee and previously held the position of practice group leader for the firm’s Financial Services and Specialty Finance practice group.
James has been a lecturer and author for the New Hampshire Bar Association and National Business Institute. He was a member of the committee that drafted and assisted in the passage of New Hampshire’s current Business Corporations Act and Limited Liability Company Act.