Jim Coffey is a partner in Nutter’s Business Department. He is a member of its Emerging Companies, Venture Capital, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Workout, Restructuring and Bankruptcy practice groups. Jim has particular expertise representing companies in critical phases of transition. From start-ups or early stage development companies seeking angel funding to fully mature businesses seeking an intelligent exit strategy, Jim provides strategic counsel, contacts, and expertise to help clear the path to success.
Representing emerging companies in several business sectors, Jim’s early stage development clients include companies in social networking, carbon credit technology, alternative energy, information technology, e-commerce, life sciences, consumer products and other sectors and technologies.
Jim’s corporate practice focuses on complex transactional, and general business matters for both public and private companies, including partnerships and strategic alliances; mergers and acquisitions; and venture capital and angel financing. Jim represents many technology-based businesses in the full range of their business matters, bringing to bear his experience with both large and small companies.
Jim also has vast turnaround experience, having served as lead counsel in numerous corporate reorganizations, bankruptcies, workouts, receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors, distressed asset sales, and other complex corporate restructurings.
Jim is an active member of the Boston Harbor Angels (BHA), one of New England’s largest and most active angel investment groups, and was recently appointed to serve as Nutter’s liaison to the BHA.
A former candidate for the Massachusetts State Senate, Jim was appointed by former Governor Mitt Romney to the Massachusetts Public Education Nominating Council. He has also served as general counsel to the Massachusetts Republican Party.
Jim is a member of the Association for Corporate Growth and has served on the Massachusetts Advisory Board of the New England Legal Foundation. He is an active member of the Boston Bar Association (BBA), having served as co-chair of the BBA’s Solo & Small Law Firm Section, and the BBA’s Business Law Section Pro Bono Committee. Jim is also a member of the American, Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bar Associations.
Jim has authored numerous legal publications for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). Additionally, he frequently lectures for MCLE as well as the National Business Institute and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the New England School of Law and is a member of the President’s Council at Providence College.