Attorney Callahan has more than 35 years legal experience advising businesses, financial institutions, and real estate clients on planning and transactional matters, including: leasing, land use and development, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and reorganizations. Attorney Callahan has extensive experience negotiating, structuring and closing debt and equity financing transactions including commercial financings and secured transactions. Jim Callahan holds an MBA with a finance concentration and brings these added skills to his practice.

Jim Callahan, raised on Cape Cod, was previously a partner in the Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts-based firm of Bowditch & Dewey, and the Nashua, New Hampshire firm of Sullivan & Gregg.

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bar Associations
  • Board Chair and Trustee. Monadnock Community Hospital
  • Former Director and Board Chair, Monadnock Worksource
  • Former Town Counsel and Zoning Board Chair, Peterborough, New Hampshire

Representative Matters:

Business & Succession Planning Transactions

  • Represented purchaser of well-known regional lifestyle and business publications
  • Represented seller of technology services company
  • Represented purchaser of multiple home centers/lumber yards
  • Represented purchaser of financial services advisory firm
  • Represented sellers and purchasers of various professional services firms (medical, dental, accounting)
  • Advised consulting firms, professional services firms, and construction services firms on internal succession plans
  • Counsel to numerous businesses on operational matters

Financing Matters

  • Approved Counsel for M&T Bank, T.D. Bank, Eastern Bank, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, NBT Bank, Savings Bank of Walpole
  • Counsel on thousands of banking transactions, including commercial real estate mortgages, construction loans, asset-based loans, letter of credit transactions, SBA loans, and loan participations

Real Estate Transactions

  • Counsel for major outdoor retailer on leasing matters
  • Counsel for acquisition and sale of credit tenant-based shopping centers
  • Counsel for sellers and purchasers of credit tenant-based commercial real estate
  • Counsel for numerous sellers and purchasers of estate properties
  • Counsel on thousands of real estate transactions
  • Agent for First American Title Insurance Company and Chicago Title Insurance Company

Land Use and Real Estate Development

  • Counsel for land use and permitting matters related to the construction of several “big box” retail stores
  • Counsel for international quick service restaurant on multiple New Hampshire site permits
  • Land use counsel for development of assisted living facilities
  • Land use counsel for several of the first medical marijuana facilities in Massachusetts
  • Counsel for numerous condominium and subdivision developments; including land use, preparation of governance and condominium documents, and New Hampshire Attorney General approvals

Speaking Engagements

  • Business Acquisition from Start to Finish – National Business Institute
  • Stock v. Asset Purchase – National Business Institute
  • Preparing Your Client to Sell Their Business – SCORE of Cape Cod
  • Business Succession Planning – Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod
  • Exiting Your Business – Plymouth, Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce

Service Details

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate Law
Banking & Finance Law
Real Estate Law
Education:University of Massachusetts at Amherst – B.A.
University of Maine School of Law – J.D.
Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management – M.B.A.
Phone:(603) 845-1959
(508) 681-1235
Offices:Hyannis, Massachusetts
Peterborough, New Hampshire

Service details

Date:April 15, 2015