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James S. Bruce

Jamie Bruce represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other business transactions. He advises Fortune 500 companies as well as middle-market and emerging growth companies in a broad range of industries, including aerospace, paper and packaging, technology, distribution, resort, hospitality and leisure, retail, transportation and logistics, healthcare and media. Jamie also represents private equity sponsors, corporate strategic investors and distressed company investors.

Jamie regularly advises clients in the following areas:

  • Stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, mergers and other similar transactions for both public and private companies;
  • Private equity and venture capital financings;
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances;
  • Distressed debt acquisitions and dispositions;
  • Structuring and documenting resort communities, including joint venture agreements, development agreements, amenity treaties, hotel agreements, and golf agreements;
  • Corporate recapitalizations, reorganizations and restructurings; and
  • General corporate and commercial matters, including contract negotiation and the formation and capitalization of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships.

Prior to joining the firm, Jamie practiced corporate and M&A law with firms in Atlanta and Charleston.

  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers in Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2011 – 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2013 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, 2013 – 2020
  • Recognized for superior client service in the 2015 BTI Client Services All-Stars report
  • Atlanta Magazine’s “Rising Stars” in the legal profession, 2005
  • Leadership Charleston, Class of 2008
  • Charleston County Bar Association
  • “Triaging M&A Deal Disruptions During the Pandemic - How to Assess and Mitigate M&A Risks in the Wake of the Coronavirus,” Teleconference sponsored by National Business Institute (NBI), April 9, 2020
  • “New Times, sans Times New Roman and the Ongoing Evolution of Contracts in the New Decade,” Presentation at the Association of Corporate Counsel - South Carolina Winter Meeting, February 28, 2020
  • “Buying and Selling a Business - Financing Debt and Equity: Overcoming Obstacles,” Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute (NBI), February 19, 2020
  • “Buying and Selling a Business - Letters of Intent / Term Sheets: Structuring, Drafting and Negotiating,” Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute (NBI), February 19, 2020
  • “Handling the Sale of a Business – Traditional and Alternative Financing Options,” Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute (NBI), February 22, 2019
  • “Letters of Intent in Mergers & Acquisitions: Practical Tips for Negotiating (and Preparing),” Teleconference sponsored by National Business Institute (NBI) and West Legal Network, August 7, 2018
  • “Buying and Selling a Business: Start-to-Finish – Pre-Closing, Closing and Post-Closing Considerations and Checklists,” Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute (NBI), February 9, 2018
  • “Buying and Selling a Business: Start-to-Finish – Letters of Intent / Term Sheets: Structuring, Drafting and Negotiating,” Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute (NBI), February 9, 2018
  • “Handling the Sale of a Business – Traditional and Alternative Financing Options,” Seminar sponsored by National Business Institute (NBI), February 7, 2017
  • “Understanding and Managing Risk in Cross-Border M&A Transactions,” Presentation to Association of Corporate Counsel, February 25, 2015
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