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  • Education
    • B.S., Bellevue University, Business Administration
    • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
    • LL.M., with distinction, Securities and Financial Regulation, Georgetown University Law Center
James Liebscher understands the opportunities and challenges facing companies as they navigate their businesses through the modern economy. James’ experience includes advising private and public companies on capital formation, mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, joint venture, and compliance with federal and state securities disclosure obligations. Whether a client is ramping-up its operations or is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, James recognizes that today’s corporate client demands high-quality, sophisticated legal representation from corporate counsel they trust, and he endeavors to provide exactly that. As a member of Polsinelli’s securities and corporate finance and corporate and transactional groups, his focus includes: 
  • Assisting clients with access to the equity and debt markets through private placements, negotiated transactions, and registered offerings
  • Advising clients on negotiating, structuring, and closing asset and equity acquisition and disposition transactions
  • Guiding clients through entity choice, formation, and preparation of organizational and joint venture documents
  • Preparation of Securities Act registration statements and Securities Exchange Act filings, including annual, quarterly, and current reports, proxy statements, and Section 16 filings
  • Conducting and managing due diligence projects in connection with financing and M&A transactions
Prior to practicing law, James was an airborne linguist in the U.S. Air Force for nine years. During his Air Force career, he routinely flew counter-narcotics reconnaissance missions throughout Latin America. He also deployed to and flew combat reconnaissance missions during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration and development company in its fully-underwritten initial public offering on Form S-1, listing of its shares on OTCQB, and subsequent private placement of convertible securities
  • Represented a development-stage mining company in its kitchen-sink shelf registration on Form S-3
  • Represented institutional investor on its Series A investment into a media technology company
  • Represented a closely-held software technology company in the sale of 100% of its assets to an international publishing company
  • Represented holders of a majority of the outstanding equity interests in a technology manufacturing company in the sale of their interests to a strategic purchaser
  • Served as securities and corporate counsel for several publicly-traded companies