Gus J. James II

Gus J. James II

Of Counsel

Office: Norfolk

T (757) 624.3236

F (888) 360.9092

Biography

Gus is of counsel and a member in the Commercial Section of Kaufman & Canoles. His practice includes corporate law, commercial real estate and leases and New Market Tax Credits.

Practices

Representative Matters

  • Represented entity in the development and construction of a 210,000 square foot urban office building and garage
  • Represented entity in the financing and constructing of a 220,000 square foot medical office building and garage utilizing New Market Tax Credits
  • Represented entity in the financing and construction of a mixed use development utilizing New Market Tax Credits
  • Represented entity in the financing, development and construction of a 220,000 square foot office building and garage utilizing New Market Tax Credits
  • Represented financial institution in the creation of a community development entity to be certified by the Community Development Financial Institution Fund for the purpose of receiving allocation of New Market Tax Credits
  • Served on the Board of Directors and provided legal services to a publicly traded company
  • Represented buyers and sellers in various corporate asset and stock transactions
  • Represented various commercial and real estate developers and development projects
  • Represented residential and commercial real estate brokers
  • Represented real estate multiple listing service
  • Represented various landlords and tenants in connection with commercial leases
  • Represented borrowers in connection with various loan transactions

Recognition & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America, 1996-2018
  • Norfolk Corporate Lawyer of the Year; Best Lawyers in America, 2015, 2017 
  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2007-2012
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Corporate Counsel Edition; Law & Politics, 2009
  • Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation Class of 2006
  • The National Conference for Community and Justice Humanitarian Award
  • Phi Alpha Delta, Editor in Chief; William & Mary Law Review
  • AV® Rated; Martindale Hubbell

Associations

  • American Bar Association; Corporate, Banking & Business Law Section
  • Virginia Bar Association; Business Law Section
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association; Young Lawyers Section; Past President, 1973
  • Virginia Law Foundation
  • Kaufman & Canoles Consulting, LLC; Board of Directors
  • Norfolk Airport Authority; Commissioner
  • Town Point Club; Board of Directors
  • Greek Community of Norfolk; Past President
  • Order of AHEPA; Past International President

Education

  • University of Richmond; B.S., 1962
  • College of William & Mary School of Law; J.D., 1966
  • College of William & Mary School of Law; M.L.T., 1967

Press and Publications