James L. Wilson
Legal Affairs Advisor
1990 - present, James L. Wilson, Attorney at Law, Vienna, VA
Continued development of specialty practice focused on corporate finance and insurance programs.
1979 - 1990, Colton and Boykin, Washington, DC Created practice area based upon representation of corporations, associations, insurers, brokers and reinsurers in connection with the creation, structuring and operation of specialty insurance programs.
1975 - 1979, Webster & Chamberlain, Washington, DC Specialized in trade association law, including tax, antitrust and insurance programs.
1972- 1975, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA Contributor, Washington & Lee Law Review.
Bachelor of Arts, with Honors
1968- 1972, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Phi Beta Kappa; graduate in competitive special honors program, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs (total enrollment of 3); competitor and co-captain, University of Virginia Varsity Crew.
Specialized Insurance and Benefit Programs, including insurers, risk retention groups, risk purchasing groups, reinsurance, insurance solvency and liquidation, trade association programs, corporate retention and rent-a-captive programs, ERISA and benefit funding, financial reinsurance, insurer acquisitions, insurance regulation, broker licensing and valuation, and coverage interpretation.
Taxation and Corporate Tax and Business Planning, including foreign corporations doing business in the United States, U.S.-owned enterprises doing business in foreign countries, global tax planning, excise taxes and tax litigation.
Corporate and Securities Law, including capital formation, private offerings of stock and bonds, corporate contract and employment issues, legislation, and trade association law.
- Editor and principal author of the newsletter, SPECIALTY INSURANCE UPDATE, 1989 to 1996.
- Author, "Reinsurer Solvency -- Sword of Damocles or Manageable Risk?", THE SELF-INSURER, (Self-Insurance Institute of America); Part I, October, 1991 issue; Part II, December, 1991 issue.
- Author, "Corporate Taxpayers Get Big Victory on Premium Deductibility Issue," CRS REVIEW, Spring, 1991.
- Author, "Related Person Insurance Income: The Rules Have Changed," CRS REVIEW, Fall 1990.