James P. DePaoli

DePaoli James

James DePaoli is a transactional business attorney with experience in a wide range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, equity and debt financings, and other matters involving corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. James counsels clients in a wide range of industries on their day-to-day and long-term business issues and transactions. He has experience leading the process management of various corporate transactions, particularly in mergers and acquisitions.

He also advises and assists clients with the drafting and negotiation of transactional and commercial contracts, including purchase agreements and merger agreements, limited liability company agreements, partnership agreements, stockholder agreements, credit agreements, employment and consulting agreements, and various other primary and ancillary transaction documents. In addition to transactional work and the negotiation and documentation of corporate agreements, James also provides clients with ongoing advice on general corporate matters, including entity formation decisions, drafting organizational documents and amendments, and other governance issues. He also teaches continuing legal education courses on topics such as entity formation and drafting limited liability company agreements, including for the District of Columbia Bar.




  • J.D. Duke University School of Law 2014
    • Editorial board member, Duke Law Journal
  • B.S.B.A. Finance magna cum laude Georgetown University 2010

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York