James M. (Jim) Schober

Education: 

  • University of Texas School of Law (JD, 1996, with honors)
  • Texas Law Review, 1994-96
  • Ohio State University (BA English 1993, magna cum laude)


Bar Admissions:

  • Texas (all state courts)
  • U.S. District Courts, N.D. Ohio, N.D. Texas, W.D. Texas, S.D. Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Ohio (all state courts) (inactive)


Prior Affiliations:

  • Baker & Hostetler, LLP (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP (Dallas, Texas)
  • Selman Munson & Lerner, PC (Austin, Texas)

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Practice Summary:

 Jim’s practice is focused in the areas of business and real estate transactions, corporate reorganization, business litigation, and real estate litigation. He advises clients in connection with a wide variety of transactions, such as asset and stock purchases, real estate transactions, entity formation, and reorganizations both in and out of bankruptcy. He has also successfully represented individuals and businesses in high-profile disputes involving municipal regulation of land use and related civil rights violations.  


Representative Matters: 


  • Represented oilfield services client in connection with $65 million senior secured credit facility consisting of term loans and asset-based revolving facility.
  • Represented landowners in complex eminent domain dispute against local government and multiple private parties; won summary judgment against government, obtained favorable damages award at jury trial, and negotiated favorable settlement of all municipal issues.
  • Assisted local Austin restaurant chain in negotiating, documenting and closing asset sale worth more than $11 million in cash and assumed liabilities.
  • Negotiated complex restructuring of $54 million senior secured credit facility on behalf of clients in waste disposal and recycling industries.
  • Assisted corporate clients in various industries address loan covenant defaults, negotiating waivers, amendments, and lender consents.
  • Successfully consolidated $70 million portfolio of commercial property into a single master limited partnership for purposes of obtaining additional round of debt and equity financing.
  • Represented corporate clients in connection with the financing (and subsequent refinancing), through a separate single-purpose entity, of a $5 million real property with troubled environmental history.
  • Worked on behalf of publicly-traded health care company in connection with acquisition of Philadelphia-area hospital and medical school, for purchase price in excess of $340 million plus assumed liabilities.