James R. Easthom

James Easthom practices corporate and business law, with extensive experience representing business owners, entrepreneurs and nonprofit corporations in a variety of legal matters ranging from entity formation and organization, business acquisitions, employment law counseling and agreements, private equity transactions, corporate governance matters, technology licensing, trademarks and contracts.   James has represented both sellers and buyers in numerous small and large business acquisitions and sales and serves as outside general counsel with respect to the local operations of several multinational businesses.

James has wide-ranging experience provide legal counsel to a number of nonprofits and also has served in leadership positions for many years on local nonprofit boards.  He formerly served as corporate in-house counsel with Exide Electronics in Raleigh, North Carolina and began his legal career as a litigator with a large international law firm in Washington DC.

Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

James is a graduate of Duke University (A.B. Economics, Magna cum laude) and the University of Virginia, School of Law.

Professional and Civic Activity

Durham Central Park Board of Directors, Former Secretary.
Downtown Durham, Inc. Board of Directors, Former Chair of the Board
Urban Ministries of Durham, Board of Directors, Former Treasurer
Durham County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association