James D. Epstein is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Mr. Epstein counsels clients with respect to the full spectrum of business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and other financing transactions, corporate carve-outs, joint ventures, restructurings and reorganizations, with a particular emphasis on representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies.
Mr. Epstein has significant experience with businesses in several industry sectors, including health care and financial services, automotive assembly and supply, industrial and distribution.
Mr. Epstein has served as a panelist on several occasions, including most recently at the 2013 American Lawyer Media conference in New York City on cross-border acquisitions, as well as at two conferences sponsored by The Deal focused on mergers and acquisitions, at a conference sponsored by The Capital Roundtable focused on recent trends and techniques for investing in health care services companies, at the Wharton Private Equity Conference, speaking on “Leveraged Buy Out Strategies and Deal Structures,” and at the Philadelphia Chapter of the Financial Executive’s Institute speaking on “Going Private Transactions.” He also has lectured on mergers and acquisitions for the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Program and the National Business Institute.
Mr. Epstein is the co author of “Considerations for Investing in Troubled Leveraged Buy Outs,” published by Business One Irwin in Workouts & Turnarounds, The Handbook of Restructuring and Investing in Distressed Companies, and has authored several articles, including an analysis of the Delaware Chancery Court opinion in Hexion v. Hunstman.
Mr. Epstein currently serves on the firm’s Finance Committee and Diversity Committee. He previously served on the firm’s Partner Compensation Committee, its Hiring Committee and its Associate Development Committee.