Education

  • Carnegie-Mellon University, B.S. (1983)
  • Harvard Law School, J.D. (1986) cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

James R. Stuart III

Partner
jstuart@crowell.com
+1.202.624.2865

James R. Stuart, III, is a partner in Crowell & Moring's Corporate Group.

Over the past 30 years, Jim has concentrated his practice on mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, and debt and equity financing transactions, including private placements, venture capital investments and secured credit facilities. He also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting a wide range of commercial and corporate contracts, including technology licensing, development and collaboration agreements, large scale IT hardware and software procurement agreements, management agreements, supply, distribution and manufacturing agreements, shareholder and LLC operating agreements, teaming, partnership and alliance agreements, and system integration and outsourcing arrangements.

Jim has represented public companies listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ, defense and government contractors, insurers, providers and other healthcare businesses, foreign governments, software, internet, and other "high tech" concerns, pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies, television stations, law and consulting firms, non-profit trade and professional associations and start-up and emerging businesses. Jim's practice has spanned across a wide range of business sectors, and he has particularly deep experience in the defense, government contracting, healthcare and telecommunications industries.

Mr. Stuart has been recognized by clients and peers as a top lawyer in Chambers USA in the area of Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia



Representative Matters

  • $480 million merger acquisition of a NASDAQ-listed government IT contractor by a foreign NYSE-listed company.
  • $440 million stock acquisition of a health management company by a NYSE-listed insurance company.
  • $90 million stock acquisition of a technology-focused, defense and intelligence contractor.
  • $165 million merger acquisition of a medical diagnostic company by a NASDAQ corporation.
  • Joint venture establishing a high-volume specialty pharmacy business between two NYSE-listed corporations.
  • $82 million merger acquisition of a defense and government services contractor.
  • $70 million asset sale of a munitions and defense countermeasures manufacturing business.
  • $40 million stock sale of a government training and simulations company to a NYSE corporation.
  • Acquisition of a mail pharmacy business and related joint venture between two NYSE corporations.
  • $50 million asset sale of telecommunications firm to a NYSE corporation.
  • $20 million merger of a silicones manufacturer with a subsidiary of a NYSE corporation.
  • $17 million tax-free stock-for-asset acquisition of a news database company to a NASDAQ corporation.
  • $11 million asset sale by non-profit trade association in the health-care industry to NYSE corporation.
  • $28 million merger acquisition of a software development business by a B2B e-commerce internet company.
  • $24 million asset sale by non-profit trade association in the entertainment industry.
  • $25 million stock acquisition and joint venture by a NYSE corporation with a foreign fruit distribution company.

In addition, Mr. Stuart's financing experience includes the following:

  • $1.8 billion structured financing involving the liquidation of an international bank.
  • $50 million revolving credit facility by a major U.S. bank to a publicly traded real estate investment trust.
  • $38 million secured term and revolving loan facility by a major U.S. bank to a non-profit corporation.
  • $100 million private placement of preferred stock by an undersea, fiber optics company.
  • $14 million acquisition by publicly-traded, UK corporation of a minority interest in a medical device company.
  • $15 million preferred stock private placement by a B2B e-commerce and software business.
  • $7 million preferred stock private placement by an Israeli bio-tech company.
  • $7 million common stock and convertible debt private placement by health insurance underwriter and reinsurance company.
  • $10 million private placement by a high-speed cargo ship company to public and private investors.


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Firm News & Announcements

June 1, 2022 Chambers USA 2022 Ranks 70 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 37 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May 20, 2021 Chambers USA 2021 Ranks 63 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 30 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
April 23, 2020 Chambers USA 2020 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
April 29, 2019 Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May 9, 2018 Chambers USA 2018 Ranks 52 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 24 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May 26, 2017 Chambers USA 2017 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 23 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May 27, 2016 Chambers USA Ranks 56 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May 19, 2015 Chambers USA Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 20 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
May 23, 2014 Chambers USA Ranks 51 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
June 10, 2013 Deal Note: Crowell & Moring Client Cigna Announces PBM Partnering Agreement with Catamaran
May 24, 2013 Chambers USA Ranks 45 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
June 7, 2012 Chambers USA Ranks 45 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 18 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
June 10, 2011 Chambers USA Ranks Crowell & Moring Attorneys and Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
June 11, 2010 Chambers USA Ranks 42 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 14 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class
October 1, 2009 Nightingale's Healthcare News Names James R. Stuart an "Outstanding Healthcare Transaction Lawyer"
June 13, 2008 Chambers USA Ranks 33 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 13 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class
June 21, 2007 Chambers USA Ranks 28 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 13 Practice Areas