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.

Partner

  • Recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" in Legal 500, 2018
  • Recipient, University of Maryland School of Law Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award, 2015
  • Recipient, Medal of Honor of Bucerius Law School, presented by former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt in Hamburg, November 2012
  • Recipient, Leadership in Law award of The Daily Record in Maryland, November 2012
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to the Practice of Business Law, Section of Business Law, Maryland State Bar Association, May 2008
  • Recognized in Chambers USA (Star Individual), REITs: Maryland Counsel, Nationwide, 2014 - 2018
  • Recognized in Chambers Global (Band 1), Capital Markets: REITs: Maryland Counsel, 2014
  • Recognized in Chambers Global (Band 1), Capital Markets: REITs, 2011 - 2013
  • Recognized in Chambers USA (Band 1), Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Maryland, 2010 - 2018
  • Recognized in Chambers USA (Band 1), Capital Markets: REITs, Nationwide, 2010 - 2013
  • Named Baltimore Corporate Law "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2014, 2018 
  • Named Baltimore Corporate Governance and Compliance "Lawyer of the Year," Best Lawyers, 2011, 2013
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (four categories: Corporate Governance and Compliance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, and Securities / Capital Markets Law), 2006 - 2017, 2019 
  • Listed in Who's Who Legal, Corporate Governance, 2011, 2017 - 2018 
  • Recognized as a "Best of the Best" and "Best of the Best USA" in Expert Guides, 2014
  • Recognized in Expert Guides, Banking, Finance and Transactional Law, 2014
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as Baltimore Corporate Governance Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2014, 2018 
  • Named to "Attorney Top List" in Super Lawyers Business Edition, Business/Corporate, Baltimore, 2013
  • Named to Maryland Super Lawyers "Top List," 2013
  • Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2018
  • AVĀ® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in Legal 500, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), 2011 - 2018