Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Jim Schulwolf represents senior and mezzanine lenders, venture capital investors (including SBIC’s), private equity funds, hedge funds, emerging growth companies and private companies in financing, investment, leasing, acquisition, corporate, licensing and restructuring transactions. Jim regularly advises these clients with respect to structuring, negotiating, and closing complex transactions. Jim also regularly advises clients with respect to distressed investments and the restructuring of existing investments and loans. In addition, Jim advises clients, including municipalities, universities, and non-profit entities with regard to interest-rate swaps and hedging transactions. Jim is the Chair of the Commercial Finance Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section and is a member of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission Advisory Committee on 2010 Amendments to Revised Article 9.
Jim’s experience includes the representation of senior lenders in complex commercial, asset-based, and acquisition financings; mezzanine lenders and hedge funds; SBIC’s and venture capital funds; emerging growth companies; hedge fund, buyers, sellers and sponsors; and nanotechnology companies in corporate, licensing, joint venture, and capital raising activities.
Jim is a recognized authority on drafting and negotiating intercreditor and subordination agreements on behalf of senior and subordinate lenders and is the author of “Controlling Your Destiny-Key Issues in Subordination and Intercreditor Agreements”, The Secured Lender (1995). He also deals extensively with family-owned businesses and is the author of "Financing the Family-Owned Business," The Secured Lender (2002).
Jim lectures frequently on issues relating to commercial and real estate lending, intercreditor issues, venture finance, and venture capital investment.