James Lawrence is an associate in our Phoenix office, working in our law firm’s business and finance law practice group. He focuses primarily in the areas of entity formation, partnership and corporate tax matters, mergers and acquisitions and other complex business transactions.
Taking a circuitous route to becoming a business attorney, James initially worked for the Department of the Interior as a hotshot firefighter where he fought fires all across the western United States and Alaska. He eventually became a lead hotshot firefighter in Fairbanks, Alaska, leading his own squad before attending law school at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and working with us for two summers as a summer associate. James thoroughly enjoys working with local businesses here in the Valley of the Sun. The nature of this business attorney’s transactional work means he has a new challenge to tackle or problem to solve each and every day.
Outside of work, James likes fly fishing, hunting, hiking, CrossFit and traveling the world.