Jim teaches a course at the University of Connecticut School of Law on business acquisitions.
He is the former Chairman of the Business Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Jim currently serves on the Executive Committee of that Section. He also served as the Co-Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association task force which drafted the Connecticut Business Corporation Act.
Jim is a member of the American Bar Association Committee on Mergers & Acquisitions, and the American Bar Association Corporate Laws Committee.
He serves on the advisory committee of the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Jim served on the Charter Revision Commission of the Town of Canton, Connecticut.