James Rishwain

Global Leader / Advisor
James brings global operations experience and a multi-jurisdictional network of legal expertise.
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Jim is a preeminent legal adviser to global market leaders, Fortune 100 companies and corporate boards and has served more than a decade as Pillsbury’s global chair and CEO. Before becoming the firm’s chair and CEO, he served for a decade as the global leader of the Firm’s real estate practice. Jim presently serves as the leader of Pillsbury’s Real Estate and Construction Industry Team, with real estate and construction as core elements of the firm’s strategic focus. He also offers strategic counsel to global developers, investors, lenders and property owners who set the pace in their industries. Leveraging his deep knowledge of capital markets and real estate, he advises on investments and acquisitions, development, finance, joint ventures, leasing, exchanges, multifamily tax-exempt bond transactions, syndications and REITs. His real estate transaction work has earned him distinction as the California Lawyer of the Year and a Deal of the Year award.