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Drinker Biddle - People - James M. Fischer
James M. Fischer
James M. Fischer is an associate in the firm's Corporate and Securities Practice Group, where he has practiced since joining the firm in 2001.
represents both public and private clients in various industries including insurance, financial, medical, chemical, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, and general manufacturing.
practices on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, entrepreneurial matters, venture capital financings, secured and unsecured financing/lending transactions, corporate restructurings and general corporate matters.
Jim graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from The Catholic University of America in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in world politics and a minor in American history.
J.D., magna cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law
in 2001, where he
was student notes editor for the Seton Hall Legislative Journal and research assistant to Associate Clinical Professor Virginia Hardwick in the Seton Hall Center for Social Justice
In addition to the practice of law, Jim has also served as the chairman of the board of trustees of the American Herbal Products Association, a position to which he was elected on behalf of a client in the nutraceutical industry.
Prior to practicing law, Jim interned for the Honorable Marge Roukema, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Honorable Dr. Keith Hampson, member of the United Kingdom House of Commons.
Jim is admitted to the New Jersey State Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the New York State Bar, and is a member of the American Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Corporate & Business Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar, the New York State Bar and the Business Law Section of the New York State Bar.
Lifestyle: Diet / Weight LossPress Releases
James Fischer Elected Board Chair of the American Herbal Products Association The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) recently announced its newly elected board members.Among those, TRIMSPA's Board representative James Fischer, legal counsel to TRIMSPA and an attorney with the law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, will serve as Board Chair. - 2006-04-14
Jim Fisher, Buckingham AkronSM, spoke at a Citizen's Forum on Comprehensive Zoning, sponsored by the Hinckley Township Board of Trustees.
Mr. Fisher also spoke to the Summit County Land Title Association on the subject of avoiding errors in deeds.
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Finally, we have profiled Jim Fisher, a member of our Construction and Real Estate Practice Group.
Jim knows all there is to know about the City of Akron's zoning code - he wrote it!
Jim Fisher is a member of the Real Estate and Construction Practice Group in the Buckingham Akron office.
practice on zoning, planning, land subdivision, purchase and sale, brokerage, leasing, and other aspects of real estate.
Or as Jim
summarizes the legal work he
does for clients, "I'm a mechanic.
I fix things that are broken.
I solve problems."
An Ohio Registered Professional Engineer, Jim
had planned a career designing highways and bridges.
took a co-op job in the City of Akron's
Planning Department, though, he
found to his
surprise that he
had an aptitude for zoning, so he
decided to go to law school.
While working for the City, Jim wrote the draft of the zoning code presently in use.
explains, "I parlayed that co-op job into a career.
advises taking the practical approach first: Running a hose down the downspout may clear the blockage and dry up the basement without further problems.
In solving client problems, Jim
not only draws on his
extensive network of friends and acquaintances throughout local government and professional organizations, but also the expertise of other lawyers at Buckingham
adds, "If someone were expanding a factory, he
should talk to others at the Firm, like Steve Hammersmith and Tom Trotter, regarding a bond deal or economic development incentives."
A member of the Ohio and American Bar Associations, Jim also belongs to the local and national home builders associations.
He was vice-chairman of the Akron Bar Association Real Property Law Section and is a member of the Ohio Planning Conference and the American Planning Association.
He has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Summit County Planning Commission and on the Copley Township Zoning Commission and the Copley Trustees Zoning Advisory Committee.
Jim lives in Bath with his
wife, Nancy, and is active in a number of community organizations, including the Copley Lions Club and Fairlawn-West United Church of Christ
says that his
"only discernible vice" is Ohio State football; he
has attended more than 350 games since 1967.
also enjoys what he
describes as "experimental gardening."
Jim claims that once he retires he plans to go to Ohio State to earn a degree in agronomy so that he can continue his pursuit of the perfect sweet corn.
Jim Fisher is a shareholder and member of the Real Estate & Construction and School Law Section of the Business Law Practice Groups.
can be reached at email@example.com or 330.258.6461.
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