James P. Gerkis

James Gerkis is a partner in the Corporate Department with extensive experience in sophisticated U.S. and global corporate transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, leveraged buy-out, capital markets, media and real estate-related transactions.

Clients James has represented include iHeartMedia, KPS Capital Partners, Monomoy Capital Partners, AR Capital, Realty Capital Securities, aSmallWorld Holdings, So Front Row, Preferred Apartment Communities, Lightstone Group, Neuberger Berman, Gas City, Suburban Propane Partners, Financial Guaranty Insurance Company, Oxford Analytica and L-3 Communications.

James received his law degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1983, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Teaching Fellow. He did his undergraduate work at Columbia College, where (having been admitted without finishing high school) he received a BA degree in Political Science in 1980.

James has made presentations relating to securities law and homeland security at several American Bar Association conferences and is the author of many articles on various aspects of securities law, homeland security and related subjects.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Mergers & Acquisitions, 2) Private Equity, 3) Capital Markets, 4) Real Estate Capital Markets, 5) Lodging & Gaming, 6) Business Solutions, 7) Governance, 8) Restructuring & Bankruptcy, 9) Financial Services, 10) Private Equity Real Estate, 11) Technology and 12) Media & Telecommunications
Law School Columbia University School of Law (J.D.,1983)
Education Columbia University (B.A.,1980)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Proskauer Rose LLP
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