James Zuckernik is a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group, concentrating his practice in the areas of real estate, finance, and business law. For the past 30 years, he has represented owners, developers, and lenders in developing and financing commercial and residential real estate projects, in the financing and construction of surgical centers and facilities, and in financing and structuring complex business transactions. He has been involved in numerous large-scale financing, leasing, and development projects throughout New England and internationally.
Jim has represented developers of affordable housing projects, medical/surgical facilities, and nationally known retailers in developing and permitting various projects. He has extensive experience in restructuring loan transactions, gained, in part, from his broad experience advising lenders during the economic downturn of the late 1980s and early 1990s, as well as during the most recent financial distress.
Jim also has considerable experience in negotiating and structuring credit facilities, partnership relationships, and joint venture agreements. He regularly represents physicians in the purchase and sale of their practices, along with employment, contracting, co-venture, investment, and other business matters. Jim frequently advises clients in connection with commercial disputes, including mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He has significant experience representing lending institutions, opportunistic lenders, and investors in structuring complex financial transactions secured by private equity interests, as well as in forming various business entities (including corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and trusts), and in structuring closely held businesses.
Jim served on Robinson+Cole’s Managing Committee and as managing partner of the firm’s Boston office.