James Bristol has more than 30 years of experience representing businesses, governmental entities and nonprofit organizations in all areas of executive compensation and benefits, including ESOPs and ERISA.
His vast experience includes advising healthcare companies, financial institutions and other entities on matters ranging from employment and separation agreements to complex ERISA litigation. Clients value his experienced and practical approach to resolving conflicts and complex issues.
From startup ventures to publicly traded companies, James advises clients on all types of compensation and benefits.
Well-versed in federal and state tax rules, ERISA, SEC disclosures, and the myriad regulations that surround benefits and compensation packages, James embraces the challenge of finding solutions that meet the client's goals. Clients who rely on the firm for a variety of corporate and litigation matters appreciate that James adds another layer of service. His experience includes:
A creative, convergent thinker, James recognizes that executive benefits issues are complex not only because of regulatory requirements but also because of the public relations aspect related to shareholder scrutiny. He has also served on several occasions as an expert witness on ERISA matters.
James frequently entertains in his home and has developed skills in the kitchen and wine cellar. He is an avid reader with a keen sense of humor and has been fortunate to have nurtured long-lasting relationships inside and outside of his profession.
Represented South Florida ENT Associates in their partnership with Texas ENT Specialists, backed by Audax Private Equity, to support the collective of ear, nose, and throat (“ENT”) centers with the necessary resources to fuel continued growth.
Served as lead transaction counsel to Radio Systems in its acquisition by an affiliate of Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), a private equity firm.
Represented Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners in its acquisition of DentalOne Partners and assisted with regulatory compliance and corporate matters related to the transaction.
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