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James Lawrence is an associate in the firm’s Phoenix office. He has a broad corporate practice with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. James has helped dozens of clients structure, negotiate, and close acquisitions and divestitures across a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, technology, health care, agriculture, private equity, and food and entertainment. He also has experience in joint ventures, entity formation, financing, corporate restructuring, and commercial contracts.

Outside of work, James enjoys fly fishing, gardening, hunting, and traveling. Before becoming an attorney, James worked as a hotshot firefighter for the department of the interior.


  • J.D., summa cum laude Arizona State University, Sandra Day O?onnor College of Law
  • B.A., Economics University of Nevada, Reno
  • Order of the Coif
  • John J. Ross Award for excellence in business law

Areas Of Practice

Our business and finance attorneys represent national, regional and local clients participating in significant transactions.

Our business attorneys recognize and appreciate the value of entrepreneurship and innovation, and are committed to providing efficient, straightforward and business-oriented solutions that facilitate success and avoid pitfalls while recognizing early capital is precious and expensive.

Taxes are a significant expense for any business and most individuals, and tax planning should not be an afterthought.


  • CARES Act Compliance

Representative Cases

  • Represented the third largest manufacturer of antifreeze in the United States in a $100 million equity transaction.
  • Represented pool supply manufacturing company in a sale of assets to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented global produce fruit distributor in a sale of assets to a strategic buyer.
  • Represented numerous other clients in M&A transactions, on both buy-side and sell-side.

Articles and Presentations


  • Arizona