Acceleron Law Group, LLP is pleased to announce that Jim Black has joined the Firm as a Partner in its Washington, D.C. location.
Jim has over two decades of experience advising companies on all types of strategic transactions, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions for privately held German and Austrian companies and their U.S. subsidiaries. He frequently advises European clients on a wide range of legal matters relating to their entry into the U.S. market. As a highly experienced attorney, Jim constantly strives to provide his clients with practical and cost-effective advice and support.
Jim is a regular speaker and author on domestic and cross-border emerging legal topics, including, recently co-authoring an article for the American Bar Association’s Business Law Today “Cannabis Banking: Proceed with Caution”, and speaking on a panel involving representatives from Andersen Tax & Legal, AmCham Germany and AmerikaHaus NordrheinWestfalen on the topic of U.S. and German legislative efforts for helping maintain transatlantic business during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.
Jim is actively engaged in the American Bar Association and is co-chair of the International Expansion and Cross-Border Transactions subcommittee of the ABA’s Middle Market and Small Business Committee. He is also a member of the American Council on Germany, the American Constitution Society, and the International Cannabis Bar Association.
Jim devotes a substantial amount of time to advising pro bono clients, including the American Academy in Berlin and Human Rights Campaign. He speaks fluent German and regularly advises clients, publishes articles, and presents at speaking engagements in German.
Before joining Acceleron, Jim was Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Prior to that, he was a partner at White & Case LLP, where he was based in Frankfurt, Germany and headed the firm’s US corporate and M&A practice in Germany. He spent roughly 10 years in Frankfurt and also worked in Berlin for a year following law school, where he advised on privatization transactions for the German Federal Ministry of Finance as a Robert Bosch Fellow. Before moving to Frankfurt, Jim gained valuable experience while working as a capital markets and M&A associate and Counsel in the Washington, D.C. offices of Clifford Chance LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Jim can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org