Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Education

  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1969
  • LL.B., University of Maryland School of Law, 1967
    Editor, Maryland Law Review
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1964

Judicial Clerkships

  • Honorable Charles Fahy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1967 - 1968

Memberships

  • American Law Institute
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James J. Hanks, Jr.

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For a complete list of publications, presentations and speaking engagements by Jim, please visit www.Venable.com/hanks/publications.

Past Events

March 2018
Panelist, "Corporate Governance," Nareit Law, Accounting & Finance Conference
James J. Hanks, Jr.
July 13, 2016
Instructor, "Capital Maintenance (Legal Capital)" and "Mergers," Capital Maintenance, Mergers and Competition Principles, Georgia Bar Association Training Session for Lawyers
James J. Hanks, Jr.
July 11, 2016 -
July 12, 2016
Speaker, "Major Statutes and Cases in the U.S. Antitrust Law," Competition Law Conference – New Challenges for Georgia
James J. Hanks, Jr.
July 11, 2016 -
July 12, 2016
Opening Speaker, "An American Business Lawyer's Perspective on Antitrust/Competition Law," Competition Law Conference – New Challenges for Georgia
James J. Hanks, Jr.
April 2016
Panelist, "General Counsel Perspectives: Lawyers, Guns and Money (Warren Zevon)," NAREIT Law, Accounting & Finance Conference
James J. Hanks, Jr.
October 2015
Instructor, "REITs," Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Real Estate Capital Market Analysis Course
James J. Hanks, Jr.
October 2015
Speaker, "Principal Advantages of Being a Corporation Formed under Maryland Law," Business Law Section of the Frederick County Bar Association
James J. Hanks, Jr.
January 2015
Panelist, "REIT Governance, Activism" Practising Law Institute, Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2015
James J. Hanks, Jr.
August, 2014
Lecturer, “An External View of the Zambia Companies Act: Opportunities for Enhancing the Law, Practice and Investment in Zambia” for the Law Association of Zambia
James J. Hanks, Jr.
January 2013
Panelist, "REIT M&A 101: Change and Continuity," Practising Law Institute, Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2013
James J. Hanks, Jr.
September 2012
Panelist, "Corporate Governance, Ethics and Corruption," NAREIT 2012 Senior Financial Officer Workshop
James J. Hanks, Jr.
September 2012
Panelist, "Non-Delaware Law Corporate Governance Issues in M&A and Related Transactions," 9th Annual Institute Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
James J. Hanks, Jr.
March 2012
Discussion Leader, "General Counsel Issues," NAREIT Law, Accounting & Finance Conference
James J. Hanks, Jr.
January 2012
Panelist, "Case Studies: REIT Combinations in a Globalizing World," Practising Law Institute conference on Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2012
James J. Hanks, Jr.
October 2011
Panelist, "Non-Delaware Law Corporate Governance Issues in M&A and Related Transactions, including Executive Compensation and 'Say on Pay,'" 8th Annual Institute Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
James J. Hanks, Jr.
January 2011
Panelist, "Buying and Selling Public REITs: A View from the Trenches," Practising Law Institute conference on Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2011
James J. Hanks, Jr.
October 2010
Panelist, "Non-Delaware Law Corporate Governance Issues in M&A and Related Transactions with a Canadian and UK Perspective," 7th Annual Institute Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
James J. Hanks, Jr.
September 2010
Lecturer, Mergers and Acquisitions under U.S. Law, Universidad Francisco Marroquín Escuela de Negocios
James J. Hanks, Jr.
April 2010
Panelist, "Fiduciary Duties After Shenker v. Laureate Education," MSBA Sixth Business Law Institute
James J. Hanks, Jr.
April 2010
Moderator, "Proxy Solicitations and Shareholders' Meetings: Grit, GRIds and Other New Issues," ABA Spring Meeting
James J. Hanks, Jr.
January 2010
Panelist, "Unsolicited Suitors, Activist Shareholders, and Hedge Fund Raids," Practising Law Institute, REIT and Real Estate M&A Restructurings and Recapitalizations 2010
James J. Hanks, Jr.
November 2009
Panelist, "Counseling Business Clients in a Global Recession: Stories from the Front Lines," University of Maryland Business Law Program and Business Law Society
James J. Hanks, Jr.
April 2009
Panelist, "Boards of Directors – Are We Expecting Too Much?," ABA Spring Meeting
James J. Hanks, Jr.
March 2009
Instructor, "Duties of Directors and Officers of Corporations," "Duties of Management of LLCs and other Entities" and "Change of Control Transactions/Proxy Contests," The Judicial Institute of Maryland, Business and Technology Case Management Program
James J. Hanks, Jr.
January 2009
Panelist, "Buying and Selling a Public REIT," Practising Law Institute Conference on Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2009
James J. Hanks, Jr.
October 2008
Instructor, "Standards of Conduct and Liability for Directors," "Control Transactions/Corporate Takeovers" and "Capitalization and Finance of the Corporation," The Judicial Institute of Maryland, Program on Business Entities
James J. Hanks, Jr.
October 2008
Moderator, "Perspective: Activist Closed-End Fund Workshop," Investment Company Institute, 2008 Closed-End Fund Workshop
James J. Hanks, Jr.
January 2008
Moderator, "Buying and Selling a Public REIT," Practising Law Institute, Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2008: Adventures at the Intersection of Main Street and Wall Street
James J. Hanks, Jr.
May 2007
Panelist, "Binding Proposals under the Proxy Rules," SEC Roundtable on the Federal Proxy Rules and State Corporation Law
James J. Hanks, Jr.
April 2007
Panelist, "Evolution of the REIT Model," New York University REIT Center 12th Annual REIT Symposium
James J. Hanks, Jr.
April 2007
Co-Lecturer, "The New South Africa Corporate Code," University of Maryland School of Law, the Distinguished Visitors Program and the International and Comparative Law Program
James J. Hanks, Jr.
March 2007
Panelist, "Running an Effective Board," NAREIT Law & Accounting Conference
James J. Hanks, Jr.
February 2007
Lecturer, "Securities Regulation, Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002," Northwestern Law School
James J. Hanks, Jr.
June 2006
Lecturer, "The Current State of Corporate Governance in the United States," University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Management Development Institute, Leadership Development Program
James J. Hanks, Jr.
April 2006
Panelist, "Hostile Takeover of REITS," New York University The REIT Center Eleventh Annual REIT Symposium
James J. Hanks, Jr.
November 2005
Moderator, "The Duty to Creditors in Practice," University of Maryland School of Law Fourth Annual Business Law Conference on Twilight in the Zone of Insolvency: Fiduciary Duty and Creditors of Troubled Companies
James J. Hanks, Jr.
August 2005
Panelist, "Devils & Details – From the Corporate Perspective," American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Committee on Corporate Laws
James J. Hanks, Jr.
June 2005
Lecturer, "The Current State of Corporate Governance in the United States," University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Management Development Institute, Leadership Development Program
James J. Hanks, Jr.
May 2005
Moderator, "Structuring Your Private REIT: State Law Issues to be Concerned With," 2nd Annual Private/Non-Exchange Traded REITs Symposium
James J. Hanks, Jr.
May 2005
Panelist, "List? Merge? Liquidate?: Assessing the Options," 2nd Annual Private/Non-Exchange Traded REITs Symposium
James J. Hanks, Jr.
March 2005
Panelist, "Putting Business Back Into Business Legal Education," American Bar Association, Business Education Committee Mid-Year Program
James J. Hanks, Jr.
March 2005
Speaker, "Overview of Issues regarding Capital Maintenance," South Africa Corporate Law Reform Roundtable
James J. Hanks, Jr.
February 2005
Panelist, "Closed End Funds - Defensive Tactics and Directors Duties," 1940 Act Committee
James J. Hanks, Jr.
December 2004
Panelist, "Coping with the Changing Shareholder Relations Environment," the 43rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute
James J. Hanks, Jr.
November 2004
Teacher, "International Mergers & Acquisitions," Cornell Law School Executive MBA Program
James J. Hanks, Jr.
November 2004
Moderator, "Fund Governance Going Forward," University of Maryland School of Law Third Annual Business Law Conference on Mutual Funds and Investor Welfare
James J. Hanks, Jr.
October 2004
Panelist, "Coping with the Changing Shareholder Relations Environment," 43rd Annual Corporate Counsel Institute at Northwestern Law School
James J. Hanks, Jr.
February 2004
Moderator, "M&A in Selected Countries from Around the World: Malaysia, South Africa and Turkey," and Speaker, "Ethical Issues Facing Attorneys in M&A and Related Transactions," UCLA Law First Annual Institute on Corporate, Securities, and Related Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
James J. Hanks, Jr.