James is a partner in K&L Gates Banking & Asset Finance team in London.

James' practice primarily focuses on advising lenders, borrowers, servicers and investors on all aspects of real estate finance. James represents banks, debt funds and alternative lenders on the origination of balance sheet and securitisable CRE whole loans, senior/mezz loans and A/B loans, as well as advising institutional real estate investors on their borrowings. James advises third party loan servicers on their appointment to CMBS transactions and advises loan servicers, as well as balance sheet lenders, on the workout and restructuring of distressed CRE loans.

James also advises clients on a variety of other structured finance transactions, including representing investment manager clients on CLO and CDO transactions and representing dealers on RMBS transactions.

James also regularly advises corporate clients across various sectors on their financing needs.”

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Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance
  • Year Qualified



    University of Leeds: LLB, 2001
    Nottingham Law School: LPC, 2002