James C. Olson

Jim Olson's practice emphasizes corporate finance, banking, structured finance, international transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He works with financial institutions, private equity funds, hedge funds, and nonfinancial companies on domestic and cross-border offerings of securities, private placements, debt and acquisition financings, restructurings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Jim's experience includes public and private debt offerings in the U.S. institutional market and the Regulation S and Rule 144A markets, syndicated loans and financings in various currencies, and complex financial transactions and derivatives. He has particular experience in mergers and acquisitions of domestic and international financial institutions, including regulatory aspects of bank and bank holding company mergers and acquisitions, bank formation, bank holding company formation, and bank holding company expansion of nonbanking interests.

Jim has extensive experience in Asia and Australia and served as a member of the Overseas Advisory Board of the China Beijing Equity Exchange, one of the principal equity exchanges for the privatization and transfer of state-owned enterprises and assets in China.

Jim is a frequent lecturer and author on corporate finance and international finance topics. He is active in community and charitable affairs and served as the general counsel of The United Way of the Bay Area.

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Areas of Practice 1) Banking & Finance, 2) Private Equity, 3) Capital Markets and 4) Financial Institutions Litigation & RegulationMergers and Acquisitions
Law School Washington and Lee University School of Law
Education Lafayette College (B.A., 1976)
Bar Member / Association California and Pennsylvania
Most recent firm Jones Day
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