10XTS is happy to announce the addition of the legal team at Wood & Lamping as General Corporate Counsel. Wood & Lamping is a boutique firm based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has a strong base in corporate, contract, and securities law. The firm will represent 10XTS in general corporate structure under the watchful eyes of James B. Harrison and Robert M. M. Shaffer.
About Wood & Lamping
Wood & Lamping represents and counsels business clients across the myriad of legal issues confronted in today’s increasingly complex business environment. They focus on minimizing the legal risks attendant to the client’s particular situation and maximizing the opportunity for clients to achieve their business objectives.
Their multidimensional practice serves a range of clients: entities of all forms from jurisdictions throughout the United States and the world, shareholders, members, partners, individual and institutional investors, issuers, directors, and executive management.
Wood & Lamping’s experience covers issues regarding governance, financing, securities, and buy/sell transactions (both large and small) of for profit and not for profit enterprises, whatever form they may take. They are fortunate to understand these issues from multiple perspectives, having counseled both issuers as well as investors, M&A buyers as well as sellers, majority shareholders as well as minority shareholders. Their team works closely with businesses on optimizing the terms and conditions of the “bread and butter” contractual arrangements they execute on a regular recurring basis, as well as strategic arrangements that arise from time to time.
About James Harrison
James Harrison practices in the firm’s Business Law practice group. He has represented and counseled hundreds of businesses and organizations, including start-ups and emerging growth companies in all aspects of business law, including mergers, acquisitions, sale or other equity events as well as strategy around operations, funding, and exit. Mr. Harrison is a business advisor to dozens of businesses and has ownership, board and management interests in numerous technology companies. Currently, Mr. Harrison serves as the Practice Group Leader for the Emerging Growth Companies practice as well as the Intellectual Property practice. Mr. Harrison is recognized by Martindale-Hubbard as an AV rated attorney, the highest rating available by his peers.
About Robert M. M. Shaffer
Robert M. M. Shaffer joined the firm in January of 2011 as a partner in the Firm’s Business Law and Commercial Finance & Contracts practice groups. Mr. Shaffer’s practice attends to the varying business and legal interests of his clients who include businesses, business owners and investors (be they institutional, individual, family, minority or controlling), and members of executive management and boards of directors.
Mr. Shaffer’s legal practice has involved companies of all sizes in numerous sectors, including, in more recent years, both consumer and business services, energy, manufacturing, software, biotech, automobile dealerships, real estate development, and financial services. His business acumen augments the scope of his service offering, from matters involving discrete, technical legal issues to designing and executing the legal structures requisite to the effective implementation of clients’ comprehensive business strategies.
Mr. Shaffer’s general business practice involves a wide range of matters including entity formation, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, governance, commercial contracts, consumer contracts, employment contracts, licensing and technology issues. He often acts as an outsourced general counsel serving the day to day legal needs of business clients directly or by identifying clients’ special demands for other attorneys’ technical, legal expertise and coordinating the provision of those services for the client’s benefit.
Mr. Shaffer’s transactional practice involves merger and acquisition transactions, venture and private equity fund financings, debt and equity security offerings, and strategic investment and partnering arrangements, on both a domestic and international basis. Mr. Shaffer is especially adept at designing, modeling and drafting complex, multi-class equity structures for privately held corporations and partnerships/limited liability companies, having represented issuers, investors, and management in a multitude of such transactions.
Mr. Shaffer received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law and his B.A. from Yale University. In 2007 he was listed by the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Forty Under 40, in addition to being included on the 2005 – 2007 Super Lawyers® Ohio Rising Stars list.