Jim Mayer has extensive practical and legal experience in this area.
As a senior partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pitman LLP for over thirty years, he represented a wide variety of clients in numerous transactions. These ranged from individuals, partnerships and start-up companies to multi-billion-dollar international corporations. Issues involved financings, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, venture capital investments, compliance with federal and state securities laws and regulations, broker dealer questions, stockholder and investor relations, partnership arrangements and class actions.
Sample transactions included the preparation of the credit scoring pioneer Fair Isaac Company (FICO) and the national newspaper chain McClatchy Newspapers for their respective initial public offerings; negotiating the acquisition of Gulf Oil by Chevron in what was the then the largest US corporate transaction and the subsequent sale of many assets to comply with anti-trust laws; sale of Del Monte Corporation to RJ Reynolds and the formation of Bank America Card, later to become Visa.
Jim became a mediator with the NASD nearly 20 years ago, At that time, he served also as an arbitrator on many panels and acted as chairperson of a number. In recent years, he has limited his alternative dispute practice to mediation and serves on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) mediation panel. He has worked on FINRA’s cases throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii.
Jim Mayer is an experienced mediator who can help resolve your disputes involving your corporate and securities issues. Call him at (858) 551-5525.