Dankenbring, James (Jim)


  Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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 +1 314 862 4656
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Jim Dankenbring has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, securities law, complex contract negotiations, executive compensation and other business law areas.  He serves as lead counsel to a variety of foreign and domestic closely held companies, tax-exempt organizations, executives, and families in a wide range of business initiatives.  He has represented buyers and sellers, including senior management and investors, in connection with the acquisition, sale and recapitalization of businesses in many industries such as health care, manufacturing, banking and technology.  He has also represented issuers and investors in public and private debt and equity financings, credit facilities, and other complex financing transactions.  Through his active participation in Spencer Fane's membership in TAGLaw (www.taglaw.com), Jim has developed personal relationships with lawyers around the world.  As a result, he often represents parties to cross-border joint ventures and strategic alliances, including distributor agreements, product distribution and marketing agreements, franchise agreements, licenses, and other complex agreements.

 

Jim is listed in the 2006, 2007, and 2008 editions of Super Lawyers.  Prior to entering private practice in 1982, he practiced as a CPA in the tax department of Ernst & Young, and later served as General Counsel for a St. Louis-based NYSE company. 

 

Jim is a frequent writer and speaker on business organizations, not-for-profit organizations, mergers and acquisitions, and legal ethics.  He has also served as an expert witness in several litigations.

Jim presently serves on the Board of Directors of:

  • The Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis (Chair)
  • Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Foundation (Chair)
  • Lutheran Indian Ministries (Chair)
  • Lutheran Senior Services
  • The St. Louis Bar Foundation
Jim has also served on the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar, The Missouri Athletic Club, and Westborough Country Club.
 

Seminar Presentations and Publications

2007                Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Small-to-Medium Business*

2007                Limited Liability Companies*

2006                Drafting LLP and LLC Agreements*
                                   
2006                Limited Liability Company Updates*
                                   
2005                Sound Advice: Helping Your Client Buy or Sell a Business in Missouri*
                                   
2005                Sarbanes – Oxley Act in Missouri (Lorman Education Services)

 

2005                The Ins and Outs of Limited Liability Companies in Missouri*

 

2004                Drafting LLC and LLP Agreements in Missouri*
                       
2004                Limited Liability Companies in Missouri*
                       
2004                Mergers and Acquisitions in Missouri: The Art of Doing Deals*

2003                Tax Issues in Missouri Mergers and Acquisitions*
                       
2003                Drafting LLC and LLP Agreements in Missouri*
                       
2003                Limited Liability Companies in Missouri*

2002                Mergers and Acquisitions in Missouri: The Art of Doing Deals*

2001                Due Diligence in Corporate Transactions for Missouri Paralegals*

2000                Exempt Organizations and Charitable Activities in Missouri*                        

1999 – Present          Co-Author, Non-Profit Corporations, Missouri Business
Organizations, Volume III, The Missouri Bar

1999 – Present          Co-Author, Statutory Close Corporations, Missouri Business
Organizations, Volume III, The Missouri Bar

1999                            Successful Wealth Transfer Techniques in Missouri*
                       
1997                            Basic Contract Law for the Paralegal*
                                   

1996                            Basic Corporate Law*

1994                            Basic Corporate Law*

*Sponsored by the National Business Institute