Cook, James

  Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
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A founding partner of Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, Jim Cook has helped the firm to carve out its niche in the competitive business law landscape.  He is known as a business lawyer who is dedicated to entrepreneurial and technology-based businesses.
Jim advises clients on issues throughout the life cycle of their businesses, ranging from start-up, to financing and growth, to a sale or other exit.  Examples of these issues include choice and organization of a business entity, buy-sell and other agreements between owners, debt financings, venture capital and other equity financing arrangements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, stock option and other incentive plans, sales and distribution agreements, licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial and contractual arrangements.
Jim is active in the community, holding numerous positions in professional, technology, and non-profit organizations.


Honors & Distinctions

•     AV® Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review RatingsSM
•     Martindale-Hubbell:  CLRM
•     Martindale-Hubbell:  Jim Cook
•     Recommended in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A
•     Chambers and Partners:  CLRM
•     Chambers and Partners:  Jim Cook
•     Listed in Best Lawyers of America for Corporate and Intellectual Property
•     Best Lawyers in America:  CLRM and Jim Cook
•     Listed in SuperLawyers
•     SuperLawyers:  Jim Cook



•     University of Michigan (J.D., 1978)
•     University of Iowa (B.A., 1973)


Professional Affiliations

•     Admitted to Practice Law in New Hampshire (1978)
•     New Hampshire Bar Association
•     Manchester Bar Association
•     American Bar Association
•     Computer Law Association


Non-Profit Organizations

•     New Hampshire High Technology Council (Director 1987-; former President)
•     NetworkNH, Competing in the New Economy (Director 2000-; Vice President)
•     Leadership New Hampshire (Graduate 1999; Secretary 2002-2006; Director 2000-2006)
•     New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Manchester Region Advisory Board (Chair, 2005-2006; Director 2000-)
•     Court Appointed Special Advocates of New Hampshire (Secretary 2003-2006, Director 2000-2006)

Practice Area
corporate and mergers and acquisitions