James Hayes Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
James Hayes

James Hayes

A Professional Law Corporation

Newport Beach
California
Licensed in
CA
Western State University College of Law
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About
James A. Hayes, Jr. concentrates his law practice on corporate and business transactional matters and debtor/creditor insolvency and bankruptcy matters. Mr. Hayes graduated from Western State College of Law and holds a bachelor of arts degree in Classics from the University of California, Irvine.

Mr. Hayes is also an Adjunct Law Professor of corporate, commercial and bankruptcy law at Western State College of Law, in Irvine, California. Until July 2009, Mr. Hayes was Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and an Associate Professor of Law at Western State where he taught corporate, commercial and bankruptcy law and business law skills
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27
Years
experience

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"Jim is a great transactional attorney. We have worked with him for many years and would not hesitate to refer potential clients to Jim for corporate transactional work."

Corporate Transactional
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"Jim is an absolute subject matter expert and will guide you every step of the way. He is honest and approaches every endeavor with the utmost integrity. With all of our business and legal affairs he is our number one, go-to guy and we attribute our immediate security and success (even in this market) to Jim. We cannot thank him enough for his constant guidance and unending support."

Business Formation and Structure
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Work History

Western State College of Law

Adjunct Law Professor

Aug 2016 - Present

Course Taught: Corporate Law, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law

Aug 2016 - Present

Attorney at Law at JAMES A. HAYES, JR., A Professional Law Corporation

Attorney at Law

Feb 2013 - Present

*Debtor-Creditor Representation and Business Insolvency Counseling
*Commercial Transactions
*Outside General Counsel to Small/Medium-Sized Private Corporations and Limited Liability Companies
*Counseling on Corporate Organization, Governance (Fiduciary Duties), Securities and Compliance Matters

* Significant Representation: Stock Acquisition of Stellar Telecom, Inc. (now Aztecs Telecom, Inc.)

Feb 2013 - Present

United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California

Bankruptcy Mediator

May 1998 - Present

Awards: 2012-2013 - Most frequently chosen mediator for entire Central District of California
2012-2013 - Most frequently chosen mediator, Santa Ana Division of Central District of CA
2012-2013 - Most mediations settled, Santa Ana Division of Central District of CA
ADR Training: 1998 - Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution of the Pepperdine University School of Law,
30 hours

May 1998 - Present

Cummins & White, LLP

Senior Counsel

Sep 2011 - Jan 2013

Corporate governance and transactions, debtor-creditor and insolvency representation and commercial
transactions for small to medium-sized businesses.

Sep 2011 - Jan 2013

Senior Counsel at Callahan, Thompson, Sherman & Caudill, LLP

Senior Counsel

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

Corporate governance and transactions, debtor-creditor and insolvency representation and commercial transactions for small to medium-sized businesses.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

Western State College of Law

Assistant Dean of Academic Programs

Aug 2007 - Jul 2009

Founder and first Director of Business Law Center Program, a certificated course of study for students interested in concentrating on business transactions after graduation.

Director of Honors Moot Court Competition Program.

Aug 2007 - Jul 2009

Western State College of Law

Associate Professor of Law

Aug 2002 - Jul 2009

Courses Taught: Bankruptcy Law
Business Associations
Corporations
Agency, Partnership and Unincorporated Business Associations
Contract Law
Commerical Law (Payment Systems, Sales and Secured Personal Property Transactions)
Legal Writing
Appellate Advocacy
Financial Principles for Lawyers
Contract Drafting
Corporate Drafting
Advising Entrepreneurs

Aug 2002 - Jul 2009

Cummins & White, LLP

Counsel

Aug 2003 - Jun 2007

Corporate governance and transactions, debtor-creditor and insolvency representation and commercial transactions for small to medium-sized businesses.

*Significant Representation: Special Corporate Counsel to Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange (California)

Aug 2003 - Jun 2007

Ashworth, Hayes & Moran, LLP

Managing Partner

Apr 1997 - Jul 2005

Corporate governance and transactions, debtor-creditor and insolvency representation and commercial transactions for small to medium-sized businesses.

Apr 1997 - Jul 2005

Western State College of Law

Adjunct Law Professor

Jul 1994 - Jul 2002

Bankruptcy Law
Corporations
Commerical Law (Payment Systems, Sales and Secured Personal Property Transactions)
Legal Writing
Appellate Advocacy
Financial Principles for Lawyers
Contract Drafting
Corporate Drafting
Advising Entrepreneurs

Jul 1994 - Jul 2002

Law Offices of James A. Hayes, Jr.

Principal Attorney

Jul 1994 - May 1997

Corporate governance and transactions, debtor-creditor and insolvency representation and commercial transactions for small to medium-sized businesses.

Jul 1994 - May 1997

Cover & Flannery

Associate Attorney

Dec 1992 - Jun 1994

Debtor-creditor and Insolvency Law, including Chapter 7, Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 Representation

Dec 1992 - Jun 1994

United States Army Reserve

Psychological Operations Specialist

Aug 1985 - Aug 1993

Trained at John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center, Ft. Bragg, NC, 1986-87
Participated in combined arms, joint military exercises in
Thailand (Cobra Gold 1990) and Hokkaido, Japan (Yama Sakura 1988)
Decorations:
Army Achievement Medal (2 Oakleaf Clusters)
Desert Shield/Desert Storm Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal (1 Oakleaf Cluster)
Honorable Discharge (1993)

Aug 1985 - Aug 1993

Law Offices of James A. Hayes, Sr.

Law Clerk

Dec 1990 - Dec 1992

Corporate formation, organization, maintenance and related transactions.

Dec 1990 - Dec 1992

Community Services Agency, County of Orange

Director of Budget & Management Services

Jul 1984 - Nov 1990

Responsible for preparing and monitoring Agency’s annual budget; human resources; payroll; information systems; physical plant, space management.

Jul 1984 - Nov 1990

City of Stanton

City Councilman

Apr 1982 - Oct 1985

Mayor Pro Tem (1984-1985)

Apr 1982 - Oct 1985

Congressman Jerry M. Patterson

District Representative

Jan 1983 - Jun 1984

Chief of staff for Congressman's district office.

Jan 1983 - Jun 1984

Health Care Agency, County of Orange

Director of Administrative Services

Jul 1982 - Dec 1983

Responsible for preparing and monitoring Agency’s annual budget; human resources; payroll; information systems; physical plant, space management, leases of regional offices.

Jul 1982 - Dec 1983

County Admnistrative Office, County of Orange

Director of Legislative Services

Feb 1982 - Jul 1982

Responsible for analysis of State and Federal legislation impacting County programs and finances; recruiting and recommending to the Board of Supervisors private lobbyists to represent County’s interests in
Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, CA; meet with local State and Federal legislators to discuss County’s legislative interests; advise the Board of Supervisors on legislative initiatives

Feb 1982 - Jul 1982

Orange County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder

Executive Assistant

Apr 1980 - Jan 1982

Speechwriter and field representative

Apr 1980 - Jan 1982

County Administrative Office, County of Orange

Budget Analyst

Jul 1977 - Mar 1980

Responsible for negotiating and presenting to the Board of Supervisors the various agency or departmental annual budgets, including: Probation Department, District Attorney, Health Care Agency, Social Services Agency, and Community Services Agency.

Jul 1977 - Mar 1980

Bullock's Department Store (Federated Department Stores)

Assistant Furniture Department Manager

Feb 1976 - Dec 1976

Responsible for supervision of sales staff; merchandising; and customer services.

Feb 1976 - Dec 1976

KNX Newsradio (CBS News)

Weekend Newswriter

Aug 1970 - Apr 1973

Using wire copy and other sources, write news scripts for for on-air news presenters at 24-hour all-news radio station owned and operated by CBS.

Aug 1970 - Apr 1973

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