Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, cum laude
  • B.S., Clemson University, magna cum laude, Calhoun Honors College, Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma
  • North Carolina
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
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Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

James R. Wyche

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James Wyche chairs the firm’s Securities & Capital Markets and Corporate Governance practices.  He advises clients on corporate and securities matters, focusing on capital markets transactions, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, U.S securities laws, and general business matters.

Mr. Wyche has represented issuers and investment banks on complex equity and debt capital markets transactions, including investment grade and high-yield debt offerings, initial public offerings, private offerings, follow-on offerings, and other corporate financing transactions. He also has represented companies, boards of directors and special committees in complex corporate transactions, including public and private company acquisitions and mergers, tender offers, going private transactions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, and strategic alliances.  In the last five years, these transactions have represented over $45 billion in the aggregate.

Mr. Wyche regularly advises boards of directors and their committees on corporate governance matters, such as fiduciary duties, anti-takeover strategies, and activist stockholder demands.  He also serves as outside general counsel to several public and private companies headquartered in the Southeast.

Of Note

  • Chambers Partners USA in North Carolina - Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017-2018
  • Recognized as "Highly Regarded" M&A attorney in IFLR1000, 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America for Securities/Capital Markets Law, 2013-2019, Securities Regulation, 2014-2019 and Corporate Governance Law, 2015-2019
  • Charlotte Business Journal “40 Under 40” winner, 2009
  • Camps Sea Gull and Seafarer: Board of Visitors; Board of Advisors (past member and chair)

Representative Matters

  • Represented a real estate development company in its 144A private offering of its $400 million senior secured notes and concurrent redemption of its $425 million senior secured 144A notes.

  • Represented members of the board of directors of a publicly-traded tobacco company in connection with the company’s $27.4 billion acquisition of a public-company competitor and related $4.7 billion equity investment by a shareholder.

  • Represented publicly-traded companies as issuer in numerous public offerings of investment grade debt securities exceeding $8 billion in the aggregate in the last 5 years.

  • Represented a publicly traded energy company in connection with its $590 million “go private” transaction.

  • Represented a diversified real estate development and operating company in its 144A private offering of $350 million senior secured notes, $100 million equity offering, and consent solicitation and follow-on offering of $75 million senior secured notes.

  • Represented a publicly traded energy company in connection with a registered secondary offering of $95 million of its common stock by a selling stockholder, the concurrent repurchase of $40 million of its common stock from such stockholder and the subsequent 144 sale of such stockholder's remaining common stock.

  • Represented a NYSE-listed company as outside general counsel in connection with its corporate governance, securities and M&A activities.

  • Represented a publicly traded professional staffing company in a $431 million exchange offer by which it was acquired for cash and stock by a NYSE-listed company.

  • Represented a global producer and marketer of specialty chemicals and salt in the $210 million dispositions of its U.K. and U.S. subsidiaries.

  • Represented several hospitals in multi-million dollar joint venture arrangements, private placement transactions, and strategic acquisitions and dispositions.

  • Represented investment bank as initial purchaser in a high-yield debt offering of $150 million senior unsecured floating rate notes.