James M. Sander

Of Counsel

James M. Sander

Of Counsel

James M. Sander
Phone 412-258-6736
Fax412-261-6221
vCardvcard

Mr. Sander is Of Counsel with the firm and a member of the firm’s Corporate, Financial, Litigation, and Real Estate Services Groups. Mr. Sander has significant experience as a lawyer and business executive having practiced corporate and business law with entrepreneurial, growth, and at times, financially challenged, public and private retail and manufacturing consumer product companies. He served more than 20 years for three public companies as Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary: GNC Holdings, Inc, Sharper Image Corporation and The Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. Mr. Sander’s business practice has focused on domestic and international law and has spanned a wide variety of transactions including: acquisitions, divestitures, bank and other financings, strategic alliances, joint ventures, franchising, owned real estate, retail and office leasing, product development and license arrangements, media buy and marketing agreements, production and supply agreements with major retailers, manufacturers and distributors, computer hardware and software contracts, internet site development agreements, and internet and mail order fulfillment arrangements. He has experience in diverse retail, federal, state and local regulatory compliance matters, regulatory affairs, employee and customer issues, has managed all types of litigation and actively developed litigation strategies that substantially reduced legal exposure and outside legal expense year-after-year. Mr. Sander has been an experienced corporate secretary working with public and private highly leveraged companies, handling corporate governance, Board and Committee matters, executive compensation and administering stock-based plans. He has been a member of senior management and strategic planning committees, Disclosure and Sarbanes Oxley committees, and a Board member on charitable foundations.

James M. Sander
Phone 412-258-6736
Fax412-261-6221
vCardvcard

Areas of Law/Focus

  • General Corporate/Governance/Board/Risk Management
  • Retail/Manufacturing Business and Planning
  • Licensing and Domestic and International Franchising
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Consumer Regulatory and Compliance
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Dietary Supplements and Regulatory Affairs

Education

  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Economics and Business Administration, Grove City College, 1978
Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1983
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, 1983

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Ombudsman with Pennsylvania re: Long Term Care Residents