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  • Education
    • LL.M., with distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2012, Securities and Financial Regulation
    • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, 2011
    • B.S., Bellevue University, 2008, Business Administration
James Liebscher understands the opportunities and challenges facing companies as they navigate their businesses through the modern economy. James’ experience includes advising public and private companies on capital formation, compliance with federal and state securities disclosure obligations, and mergers and acquisitions. 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 in a value-add, efficient manner, and he endeavors to provide exactly that. As a member of Polsinelli’s securities and corporate finance group, his focus includes: 
  • Assisting clients with access to the equity markets through registered offerings and private placements 
  • Preparation of Exchange Act filings, including annual, quarterly, and current reports, proxy statements, and Section 16 reports 
  • Advising clients on negotiating, structuring, and closing asset and equity acquisitions and dispositions 
  • Conducting and managing due diligence projects in connection with financing and M&A transactions 
  • Counseling clients on entity choice, formation and preparation of all organizational documents 
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 emerging growth oil and gas company in its fully-underwritten initial public offering and subsequent listing of its common stock on the OTCQB 
  • Served as securities and corporate counsel for a New York Stock Exchange-listed production-stage gold and silver mining company 
  • Represented a closely-held software technology company in the sale of 100% of its assets to an international publishing company 
  • Served as securities counsel for an NYSE MKT-listed mining company 
  • Represented a closely-held national land management company in the acquisition of a loan origination and servicing company 
  • Represented sole members of a Colorado limited liability company in their seller-financed disposition of all membership interests

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Polsinelli on Drones & Advanced Robotics Blog
May 9, 2017