Brian R. St. James is Cosgrove Law Group, LLC's Senior Paralegal. His focus is on general corporate transactions. Mr. St. James' extensive background provides him with a wealth of knowledge related to corporate legal needs and solutions. He also offers years of experience in other matters the firm handles such as securities arbitrations, regulatory compliance, government subpoenas, executive compensation, non-compete agreement enforcement, franchise financing, insolvency, corporate and commercial finance, and capital market transactions.
Mr. St. James comes to Cosgrove Law Group, LLC from a diverse background of private sector corporations and law firms. He was chief counsel to the business credit unit of CIT where he negotiated and drafted syndicated loan agreements and related documents for acquisition financings and asset-based lending transactions, and counsel to the equipment leasing unit of CIT when he negotiated and drafted equipment leases.
Prior to CIT, Mr. St. James went to Japan for three years where he provided legal advice and representation to global clients of a Tokyo law firm.
Mr. St. James was a Captain (O-3) in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generals’ Corps where he was special counsel to the Army General Counsel. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.
Mr. St. James received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Marquette University and a Juris Doctorate from Cornell University School of Law.