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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Jim is the author of the 700-page treatise Maryland Corporation Law and the co-author (with former Stanford Law School Dean Bayless Manning) of the third edition of Legal Capital. Jim is also the author of several law review articles and is a frequent speaker on corporation law issues. For a complete list of publications, presentations and speaking engagements by Jim, please visit www.Venable.com/hanks/publications.

August 29, 2016
Exclusive Forum Bylaws in the United States - New Research Shows Favorable Impact
James J. Hanks, Jr., Daniel R.H. Mendelsohn
Journal of Corporate and Commercial Law & Practice, 2016 Volume 2, Issue 1
August 29, 2016
Removing Directors Under Maryland Law
James J. Hanks, Jr., Michael D. Schiffer, Carmen M. Fonda
Journal of Corporate and Commercial Law & Practice, 2016 Volume 2, Issue 1
March 2012
Recent Non-Delaware M&A Case Law
James J. Hanks, Jr.
The M&A Journal
May 2011
Control Share Acquisition Statutes, Section 18(i) and Closed-End Funds
James J. Hanks, Jr.
The Investment Lawyer
March 2005
It’s All in the Numbers: ‘Majority Voting’ for Directors
James J. Hanks, Jr.
Insights
March 2005
Neuberger Berman Real Estate Income Fund Inc. v. Lola Brown Trust 1B et al.: The Most Recent Showdown in the Closed-End Fund World: Shareholder Rights Plan
James J. Hanks, Jr., Michael A. Leber
Investment Lawyer
September 2004
Maryland Law: Continuing Support for Investment Companies
James J. Hanks, Jr., Michael A. Leber
Investment Lawyer
September 2004
Preferred Stock Voting Rights: Toward Greater Certainty
James J. Hanks, Jr., Christopher W. Pate
Insights
March 2004
Equity-Only Redemption Provisions
James J. Hanks, Jr., Christopher W. Pate
Insights
January / February 2004
Shareholder Voting and Proxy Solicitation: The Fundamentals
James J. Hanks, Jr.
The Maryland Bar Journal
October 2002
Director and Officer Exculpation Provision Protects Directors Against Inadequate-Price Claims
James J. Hanks, Jr., Christopher W. Pate
Insights
January / February 2002
Maryland: The Forum of Choice
James J. Hanks, Jr.
Real Estate Portfolio
2002
Maryland’s Incorporation Advantage
James J. Hanks, Jr.
Maryland Business Review