James Chapman: Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Jim is a partner at Foley & Lardner, a leading international law firm. He is a corporate and securities lawyer focusing on start-up and emerging publicly traded and privately held companies looking to expand domestically and internationally and the venture capitalists, private equity groups and angels that invest in them. He has substantial experience in international transactions including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment, technology transfers and joint ventures in China. Jim has been involved in approximately 250 mergers, acquisitions and finance transactions and is the author of approximately 50 articles and has given over 50 presentations in the last four years on issues related to raising venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, start-ups, doing business in China and other topics.
Jim has been recognized by Law 500 as one of the best lawyers in the US for mergers and acquisitions, was named one of the Top 25 Clean Tech Lawyers in California in 2011 by the Daily Journal and one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers by San Francisco Magazine and Law and Politics Media.