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James Z. Fang is a Special Counsel in Stroock’s Corporate practice.

Jimmy’s practice is focused on advising public and private companies with their domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, investments, restructurings and general corporate matters. He represents both strategic and private equity clients across a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, financial services and healthcare.

Representative Matters

  • Apollo Global Management in its $1.6 billion sale of CKE Restaurants to Roark Capital
  • Apollo Global Management in its $1.36 billion acquisition of The Fresh Market
  • Brightsphere (formerly OM Asset Management) in its $240 million acquisition of a majority interest in Landmark Partners 
  • Chelsea Therapeutics in its sale to Lundbeck for up to $658 million
  • Conifer Financial Services in its sale to The Carlyle Group
  • Diageo in connection with acquisitions of, and minority investments in, several spirit brands
  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group in its $18.7 billion merger with Keurig Green Mountain
  • Jackson National Life in the sale of its broker-dealer affiliates to LPL Financial for $448 million
  • MetLife in the sale of two broker-dealer affiliates to Cetera Financial Group
  • Mitsui in its $550 million minority investment and strategic transaction with CIM Group
  • New State Capital Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous acquisitions and divestitures
  • Pearson in connection with several divestitures, including its $1 billion sale of a 22% stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann
  • The New York Times Company in numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including its acquisitions of Hello Society and The Wirecutter
  • Varsity Healthcare Partners and its portfolio companies in numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including its the sale of EyeCare Services Partners to Harvest Partners

Admitted To Practice

New York

Education

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2009

B.S., Cornell University, 2006