Fox Rothschild LLP has added Pittsburgh native James A. Baldwin as a partner in its Downtown Pittsburgh office.

On the heels of a seven percent gross revenue increase and 15 percent net profit growth the past year, Fox Rothschild LLP recruited Baldwin, a merger and acquisition lawyer, to its Pittsburgh office as a partner. He joins a firm long renowned in western Pennsylvania for its representation of corporate clients.


Among Baldwin’s clients has been an energy company in executing an acquisition strategy; private equity and venture capital funds including small business investment companies; and fund sponsors in purchases of a modular building manufacturer and the electronics division of a publicly traded company. He also has represented clients in Europe, Africa and Asia in cross-border investments, acquisitions and privatizations.

Fox Rothschild now has 25 lawyers in Pittsburgh and more than 475 lawyers firmwide in 15 offices coast to coast. The company is based in Philadelphia.

“The ability to attract a corporate transactional practice of James Baldwin’s caliber reflects Fox Rothschild’s diversified service mix and conservative fiscal strength, as proven by our recent financial performance,” said Jay D. Marinstein, a litigator and Fox Rothschild’s managing partner in Pittsburgh. “James will use the firm’s platform to add strength to great strength.”

Baldwin is a Pittsburgh native who wanted to return here. Marinstein said Fox Rothschild is attracting attention from partner and associate candidates in other cities interested in relocating to Pittsburgh.

Baldwin M&A practice focuses on leveraged buyouts, private equity and venture capital deals. He also has handled private equity transactions and private equity co-investment deals; project finance deals; joint ventures; and formation and regulatory compliance of investment funds. In the public company/SEC niche, he has an extensive practice advising clients on private placements, public offerings and public company reporting. In the community, he was a co-founder of Friends United for Need and tutors and counsels at-risk teenagers. He is a member of Human Rights Committee for My Own Place, Inc., and is a past board member for the Rock Ethics Board at the Pennsylvania State University.

Previously, Baldwin was counsel to PilieroMazza PLLC and a senior associate at Patton Boggs LLP, both based in Washington, D.C.

“He focuses on leveraged buyouts, private equity and venture capital, domestically and internationally,” said Marinstein, “It fits well with our corporate group in Pittsburgh and provides greater bench strength in terms of our offerings to companies locally.”

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