James Springer is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where he is a member of the firm’s corporate department.
Mr. Springer advises public and private companies, private equity firms, boards of directors, and special committees in connection with a variety of complex transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and other carve-out transactions, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs, reorganizations, joint ventures, strategic investments, and equity and debt financing transactions. Mr. Springer also regularly advises clients on public company readiness matters and works closely with new public companies on their initial SEC reporting and compliance processes and corporate governance matters.
Selected representations include the following:
- Essential Utilities (NYSE: WTRG), an American utility company, in its pending sale of Peoples Gas WV to Hope Gas.
- Vahanna Tech Edge Acquisition Corp. I (Nasdaq: VHNA), a special acquisition purpose company, in its pending $683 million business combination with Roadzen Inc., an insurance technology and infrastructure company.
- Fifth Wall Acquisition Corp. III (Nasdaq: FWAC), a special acquisition purpose company, in its pending $550 million Up-C business combination with Mobile Infrastructure Corporation, a parking facilities REIT.
- Rubicon Technologies (NYSE: RBT), a software platform providing full-service waste management, recycling, and smart city technology solutions, in its $1.7 billion Up-C business combination with Founder SPAC (Nasdaq: FOUN).
- Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), a healthcare infrastructure REIT, in its UPREIT reorganization.
- DocGo Inc. (fka Ambulnz, Inc.) (Nasdaq: DCGO), a mobile and telehealth provider, in its $1.1 billion business combination with Motion Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: MOTN).
- Rotor Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ROT), a special acquisition purpose company, in its $1.3 billion business combination with Sarcos Corp., an industrial robotics and microelectromechanical systems developer (Nasdaq: STRC).
- Empower Ltd. (NYSE: EMPW), a special purpose acquisition company, in its $1.55 billion business combination with Holley Inc., an aftermarket automotive parts manufacturer and distributer (NYSE: HLLY).
- Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) in its joint venture with Atria Senior Living to acquire the real estate portfolio of Holiday Retirement, a portfolio company of Fortress Investment Group, for $1.6 billion.
- Cortina Partners in its sale of its medical air transport portfolio company, Classic Aviation, to Intermountain Health.
- Landsea Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: LSEA), the U.S. homebuilder, in its $510 million business combination with LF Capital Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: LFAC).
- The Rhône Capital in its joint venture with the Chatterjee Group to acquire Lummus Technology, an industrial petrochemicals business, for $2.73 billion.
- Guest Services Inc. in its sale of its produce distribution business to The Costal Companies, a portfolio company of the Arlon Group.
- Eaton Corporation Inc. (NYSE: ETN) in its acquisition of Power Distribution Inc., a power distribution business, from Dunes Point Capital.
- Trinity Merger Corp. (Nasdaq: TMCX), a special purpose acquisition company, in its $1.5 billion business combination with Broadmark Realty Capital Inc., a real estate lending company (NYSE: BRMK).
- Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) in its joint venture with ProMedica Health Systems, Inc. to acquire HCR ManorCare, Inc. for $2.73 billion.
- CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) in its acquisitions of Apartments.com for $585 million and Apartment Finder for $170 million.
Mr. Springer graduated with high honors from the George Washington University Law School in 2014 and was elected the Order of the Coif. In 2011, he graduated summa cum laude from the George Washington University, where he completed a double major in Geography and Environmental Studies and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Springer is admitted to practice in the State of California and the District of Columbia.