James M. Anderson III Partner

J's practice focuses on representing public and private companies in a broad range of corporate and securities law matters.

He regularly advises clients on securities and governance issues, including SEC reporting and compliance matters, securities transactions, and entity formations and restructurings. J also frequently represents strategic and financial purchasers and sellers of businesses in the structuring, financing, negotiating and consummation of M&A transactions.

Experience

Representation of Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ: HOFT), one of the nation’s premier importers and manufacturers of furniture, in its $105 million acquisition of the business of Home Meridian International, a furniture wholesaler with operations in the U.S., China, Vietnam and Malaysia.

Representation of Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ: HOFT), one of the nation’s premier importers and manufacturers of furniture, in its $40 million acquisition of the business of Shenandoah Furniture, an upscale domestic upholstery manufacturer.

Representation of American Woodmark (NASDAQ: AMWD), a manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinets, in its $1.08 billion acquisition of RSI Home Products, a manufacturer of kitchen, bathroom and home organization cabinetry.

Representation of a Fortune 250, NYSE company in connection with the preparation of annual, quarterly and current reports and proxy statements for annual meetings.

Representation of a private, alternative energy company in its formation and stock offering to accredited investors.

Representation of a public reporting REIT in the hospitality industry in its $877 million cash merger into another company.

Representation of a manufacturing company in its sale of assets to a Spanish public company for approximately $35 million.

Representation of a private company in its approximately $25 million preferred stock offering.

Representation of a telecommunications company in its sale to a strategic buyer.

Representation of a NYSE listed REIT in its approximately $1.5 billion merger (cash and stock consideration) with another NYSE listed REIT.

Representation of a private equity group in the sale of a portfolio company in the consumer products industry.

Representation of several affiliated coal companies in their approximately $960 million (cash and stock consideration) sale to a NYSE listed company.

Representation of a NASDAQ listed company in a corporate reorganization.

Representation of a cement company in its $130 million merger with a strategic purchaser.

  • Georgetown University Law Center, JD, 1998
  • University of Virginia, BA, 1995

Selected for inclusion as a "Leading Lawyer," M&A: Middle Market, Virginia, Legal 500 US, 2017-2018

Named to "Virginia Rising Stars," Securities and Corporate Finance, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2011, 2013

Selected for Inclusion in "Virginia's Legal Elite," Business Law, Virginia Business, 2013, 2017

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