Adams and Reese LLP
James McLaren joined Adams and Reese in 2006 to help form the Memphis office. He is currently a Practice Group Leader in the Transaction Practice.
James has also served as Team Leader of the Economic Development team, a practice area he helped establish. He provides transactional counsel primarily for economic development, public finance, real estate development, commercial lending and mergers and acquisitions.
He has been Lead Counsel for the Memphis Center City Commission, the downtown development authority for Memphis, for more than 20 years where he has supported revitalization of downtown Memphis through planning and implementation of redevelopment initiatives such as tax incentives, tax increment financing, public-private partnerships, project development, land assembly and transactions involving historic tax credits.
His other significant contributions include:
James believes in a careful focus on the details of every transaction, but most importantly prioritizing the major issues of a transaction that can cost clients money in the short or long run.