James E. Goodrich
Jim Goodrich handles acquisitions, sales, loans, construction contracts and other matters for industrial, office, retail and multi-family projects across the country. Jim takes a practical approach to commercial real estate deals and is responsive to clients. His work includes assisting private equity funds, industrial REITS, Fortune 500 companies and shopping center owners in complex transactions. Even on complex deals, Jim's approach is to simplify matters when practical and get straight to the point in negotiations when feasible.
Before he began concentrating on real estate deals in 2000, Jim worked for eight years as a litigator. Those years give Jim perspective on worst-case scenarios that clients may face. He draws on this knowledge to provide legal counsel to both national and local clients, helping them weigh potential risks against the practical needs of their business.
To better understand clients and their concerns, Jim has been a member of a national Urban Land Institute Product Council for Industrial & Office Park Development. He was the only lawyer among the 48 members in this group.
Jim serves as vice chair of the Firm's Construction Practice.
Prior to practicing law, Jim served in the Peace Corps, teaching English at a secondary school in Gabon, Africa. His personal interests include playing trombone. He was a member of the Dartmouth College jazz ensemble during his undergraduate years, had the opportunity to play a gig with The Temptations during his senior year, and has recently played in an adult amateur jazz combo group.
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