James Oliver has a varied corporate practice with substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, board and policy matters, shareholder disputes, strategic business planning and international transactions. In addition to advising corporations on general legal matters, James also advises directors and officers on their fiduciary duties and he routinely counsels executives regarding their employment, compensation and severance contracts. He is also one of the leading lawyers in Ohio with respect to estate planning and wealth transfer issues.
James has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2006 and is regularly listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer in a survey distributed by Law & Politics.
James has served as a director or trustee of numerous profit and non-profit boards throughout his career. He is a member of the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.