James L. Allison
General Counsel

James L. Allison

Jim Allison is General Counsel of Murray Devine. In addition to his in-house counsel duties, he is involved in the management of financial advisory and valuation engagements and general business development. His special emphasis is on distressed entity and bankruptcy related matters. Before joining Murray Devine, Jim had managed an affiliated entity that served as financial advisor for a distressed debt fund with $1.4 billion of assets composed primarily of middle market commercial and industrial credits.

Previously, Jim was a partner in the law firm of Duane, Morris & Heckscher where he was a member of the Reorganization and Finance Department. There, his reorganization and bankruptcy practice was augmented by a corporate sub-specialty that included general outside counsel representations, complex corporate restructurings and internal fraud investigations in both the for-profit as well as the not-for-profit contexts. Jim has been active in the financial transaction community for over 20 years and has extensive experience in a wide variety of industries.

Jim received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1983 and Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University in 1980. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. After law school, Jim lived and worked in Munich, Germany serving as a visiting attorney for one year with the firm of Norr Stiefenhofer.

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