Experienced and effective Texas business counsel.

Serving with the firm of Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC since 2012, James represents large enterprises and small businesses with a focus on effective representation; both from a standpoint of cost and results. James has extensive experience in business formation and governance and routinely handles matters related to every stage of a business's life cycle. James is particularly interested in crafting clean and focused contract forms managing his clients' relationships and risk.    

James also focuses his practice on the representation of a number of specialized business concerns, including businesses in the telecommunications, technology, and financial services industry. In this respect, he is a prolific writer and speaker on the legal issues touching those industries, and a number of specialized businesses rely on his representation and advice with respect to the unique legal challenges associated with their respective industries.

Get in touch with James to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether James's services are right for you.




8310 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Suite 490
Austin, Texas 78751


(512) 807-2484


Areas of Practice

Small Business and Start-ups

Entity formation, partner agreements, and early-needed forms for dealing with customers and suppliers. Most projects can be handled on a flat-fee basis for convenience.


Financial services

Regulatory advice, service and technology acquisitions, customer and member management including targeted forms advice and drafting online banking terms.


Access representation, dark fiber arrangements, master service agreements, provider relationships, and regulatory advocacy; all backed by a 100 year firm with deep roots in the Texas telco industry.


Late stage business counsel

Mergers and acquisitions including target acquisition advice and drafting and proposal evaluation and negotiation.


Software license and SaaS agreements, installation and integration issues, end user agreements, provider-side representation for all manner of issues in technology provisioning. 



Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact James regarding your legal inquiry. Please be as detailed as possible. Include your industry along with any specific document requests. To help us best service your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.

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