James Weaver has been assisting clients with government relations, including incentives and relocation packages for nearly 30 years. An attorney with a passion for policy and politics, James delivers strategic advice and counsel to clients seeking assistance understanding, interacting, or doing business with the government. From traditional lobbying to providing regulatory counsel, to leading complex public affairs efforts, to dealing with a crisis, James provides insightful guidance to his clients using his extensive experience and knowledge of how government works.
James has spent years building relationships and cultivating a reputation for honesty and excellence. He is particularly active in the following areas:
Many of Tennessee's largest and highest-profile businesses rely on James as their primary government affairs advisor. Representative clients and industries include:
James has spent years developing close relationships with elected officials and senior business leaders across the state. These relationships provide James with unique perspectives and an unparalleled ability to solve a client's problems. As part of his practice, James works with clients across the region with the site selection, incentives and permitting, and public, community and government affairs aspects of controversial projects. A charismatic country boy from a small town in West Tennessee with an innovative and influential spirit, James also delivers value by offering creative options and ideas to clients seeking to form, expand, relocate or revitalize their business.
Assisted a global expert in electrical power and advanced materials with the rezoning of an industrial site to facilitate the relocation of its operations from France to the United States.
Assisted AllianceBernstein with securing state and local incentives in order to relocate its new headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee.
Assisted Kinder Morgan with government relations matters related to a compressor station.
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The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings)
The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings), 2021
The Best Lawyers in America© (BL Rankings), 2022
Mid-South Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters)
Nashville Business Journal
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