James P. LagiosPartner
James P. Lagios has extensive experience in business transactions, commercial litigation, professional liability and debtor/creditor rights.
Jim represents corporate clients in complex commercial transactions, many of which have involved significant regulatory issues in the healthcare industry. He has represented parties in asset purchases from negotiation through the agreement’s successful consummation, both inside and outside of bankruptcy proceedings. He has also represented parties in litigation stemming from troubled transactions and failed earn-out provisions.
Jim defended a chief financial officer in a multi-party federal action brought by an international investment holding company alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and negligent misrepresentation. He utilized the procedures of the Hague Convention to obtain critical evidence located in Europe.
Jim is a member of Rivkin Radler’s Technology Committee. Prior to merging with Rivkin Radler, Jim chaired Iseman, Cunningham, Riester and Hyde’s Technology Committee.
Serving as local counsel to insurance carriers participating in the national flood insurance program, Jim has appeared in federal courts for the Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Jim has handled a variety of issues in bankruptcy and state-court insolvency proceedings. He recently negotiated on behalf of a hospital system a bankruptcy court stalking-horse bid for the assets of an Article 28 hospital and several of its affiliates. He has also represented a financial receiver appointed in an involuntary state-court liquidation proceeding commenced by the New York State Attorney General under article 11 of the New York State Not-For-Profit Corporation Law. Jim has defended preference actions and brought motions for relief from the automatic stay and has defended against such motions. He has also commenced adversary proceedings against debtors to continue state-court litigation in the bankruptcy setting.
Jim is a member of the American Health Law Association, the Historical Society of the Courts of New York State and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS). His article, “Court Decisions on ACA’s 60-Day Repayment Rule Gives Providers Valuable Guidance,” co-authored with Daniel Bernstein, appeared in the November 2015 issue of American Health Lawyers In-House Counselor.
For several years, Jim served as a member of the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany, holding positions on the executive, program, and finance committees.
After beginning his career in New York City with a large, international law firm, Jim was appointed confidential law clerk to the Hon. Albert M. Rosenblatt, Associate Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
66 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
New YorkCourt Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New YorkBar Affiliations
New York State Bar Association
Capital District and Mid-Hudson Bankruptcy Bar AssociationsEducation
Albany Law School of Union University, Juris Doctor, magna cum laude
State University of New York at New Paltz, BS, Accounting, summa cum laude