PeopleJames J. Scheinkman
James J. Scheinkman

James J. Scheinkman

PeopleJames J. Scheinkman

  • New York University School of Law (J.D., 1983)
  • State University of New York, Binghamton (B.A., Economics and Environmental Studies, with distinction, 1980)

  • Association for Corporate Growth, Orange County Chapter (2000-present)
    • Board of Directors (2000-2011, 2015-present)
    • President (2005-2006)
  • Forum for Corporate Directors
  • American Bar Association
    • Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Studies (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019)
    • M&A Carve-Out Transaction Deal Points Study (2017)
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business and Corporate Law Section
    • Chair (1999)
    • Officer (1996-1999)
    • Corporate Counsel Section, Co-Chair (1994-1995)

  • "Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Issues" (Training Program for Pro Bono Nonprofit Organizations Legal Assessment Clinic), Presenter, ACC-SoCal, Public Law Center, Snell & Wilmer Orange County Office, Costa Mesa, CA (April 4, 2019)
  • "M&A Closings: “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over,” Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (November 5, 2018)
  • "Corporate Governance and Board of Directors Issues" (Training Program for Pro Bono Nonprofit Organizations Legal Assessment Clinic), Presenter, ACC-SoCal, Public Law Center, UCI Law, Irvine, Ca (May 10, 2018)
  • "Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent in Mergers and Acquisitions," Presenter, Lorman Education Services, Webinar (February 14, 2018)
  • "The Seaworthy Seller: Preparing for the M&A Voyage." Author, Orange County Business Journal (November 6, 2017)
  • "Orange County United Way Welcomes James Scheinkman to the Board of Directors," Snell & Wilmer Press Release (July 19, 2017)
  • "Letters of Intent: Tips on How to Properly Start the M&A Process," Co-Presenter, OC Healthcare Financial Network, Irvine, CA (June 9, 2017) 
  • "Business Transition Checklist: Key legal (and some business) considerations for a smooth and profitable business transition," Presenter, Business Transition Symposium, Newport Beach, CA (May 17, 2017)
  • "Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent in Mergers and Acquisitions," Presenter, Lorman Education Services, Webinar (February 14, 2017)
  • "The Tie that Binds: Enforceability of Merger Provisions Against Non-signatory Shareholders," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (November 14, 2016)
  • "What a Drag (-Along)! - Dealing with minority owners in M&A deals," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (November 9, 2015)
  • "M&A Secrets Revealed? Protecting a seller's attorney communications," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 29, 2014)
  • "Clinic in a BoxSM Program" (Training Program for Non-profit Entity Intake – Legal Forms and Governance), Presenter, ACC-SoCal, Public Law Center, Corporate Pro Bono (February 5, 2014)
  • "Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent to Buy or Sell a Business," Presenter, Chapman University, Orange, CA (March 26, 2014)
  • "Negotiating Letters of Intent in M&A Transactions," Presenter, USC Gould School of Law Course, Los Angeles, CA (February 2014)
  • "Successful Growth Through Acquisitions," Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 30, 2013)
  • "Enforceable or Unenforceable? Examining Commonly Used Contract Provisions," Speaker, Association of Corporate Counsel SoCal, Long Beach, CA (June 11, 2013)
  • "'Plan B' for Rule 10b5-1 Plans," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (April 1, 2013)
  • "Negotiating Letters of Intent in M&A Transactions," Presenter, USC Gould School of Law Course, Los Angeles, California (January 2013)
  • "Goodwill Hunting: Enforcing Non-Competes in California M&A Transactions," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 24, 2012)
  • "Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent in Mergers and Acquisitions," Presenter, Lorman Education Services, Audio Conference (May 22, 2012)
  • "Private Target M&A Deal Points: An Interactive Case Study," Presenter, Private Equity Association Los Angeles (PEALA), Los Angeles (March 8, 2012)
  • "Key Strategies in Negotiating Letters of Intent to Buy or Sell a Business," Presenter, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles (January 30, 2012)
  • "Advising business owners who hate their partners," Co-Author, Daily Journal (January 19, 2012)
  • "Representing Business Owners Who Hate Their Partners: Resolving Shareholder Disputes," Presenter, Orange County Bar Association, Orange County (November 30, 2011)
  • "Buyer Beware: Creditor claims in asset purchases," Author, Orange County Business Journal (September 19, 2011)
  • "The M&A Case Study: Key Strategies for Negotiating Letters of Intent to Buy or Sell a Business," Presenter, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Orange County (October 1, 2010)
  • "Separate and Unequal Treatment in M&A Deals? Director Duties to Different Classes of Shareholders," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (August 23, 2010)
  • "Our Orange County Winter of Discontent," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal (November 24, 2008)
  • "Private Equity Acquisitions and Directors' Duties," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal Supplement (August 27, 2007)
  • "Reading Between the M&A Lines," Co-Author, Orange County Business Journal Supplement (July 31, 2006)
  • "Selling Your Business to a Private Equity Firm," Author, Orange County Business Journal (January 9, 2006)
  • "Buying and Selling a Business in California," Lorman Presentation (October 27, 2004)
  • "Attorneys and Corporate Governance: Life After Sarbanes-Oxley," Orange County Bar Association Section Meeting (November 19, 2002)
  • "Audit Committees: Revising Their Duties and Enhancing Their Effectiveness," American Electronics Association, Orange County Chapter (October 10, 2002)

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Securities Regulation (2007-2020); Corporate Governance and Compliance Law (2007-2014)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions (2006-2010, 2014-2016)
  • Wiley W. Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Service, State Bar of California (2013)
  • Nick Yocca Award of Distinction & Merit, Association of Corporate Growth, Orange County Chapter (2011)
  • Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions - Business Edition (2011)
  • Super Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions - Corporate Counsel Edition (2009)

  • Orange County United Way
    • Board of Directors
    • Presidents Circle
    • Tocqueville Society
  • South Coast Repertory, Audience Development Committee

  • California
  • New York (inactive)
  • Massachusetts (inactive)

  • Supreme Court of California
  • Supreme Court of New York
  • Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Southern District of California