James A. Giesel

T 502.568.0307
F 502.581.1087
400 West Market Street
Suite 3200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202-3363

James has substantial experience representing clients in public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic corporate planning, private placements, investment adviser compliance, periodic reporting by public companies, corporate governance, and other matters in the general corporate law field. He has counseled the firm’s clients in a variety of industries, including health care, banking and finance, energy and natural resources, and food service. He serves as Chair of the firm’s Business Combinations and Capital Transactions practice group. James has been a frequent speaker and author on securities law matters, corporate governance, and general corporate law issues.

Highlights & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A, 2008-2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation, 2005-2019; Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law, 2017-2019; Louisville "Lawyer of the Year": Corporate Law - 2011 & 2018, Securities/Capital Markets Law - 2014 & 2019, Banking & Finance Law - 2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Securities & Corporate Finance, 2007-2016
  • AV® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell®

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association, former member Board of Directors and Business Law Section, Chair
  • Louisville Bar Foundation, Past President
  • UK-CLE Planning Committee for Midwest/Midsouth Securities Law Conference

Press Releases

Civic & Charitable Organizations

  • Greater Louisville Inc., Finance Committee, Board of Directors
  • City Council of Indian Hills, Member
  • Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Finance Committee
  • Yale Club of Kentucky
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troop Committee
  • Highland Presbyterian Church Elder

Other Contact Info




Sherry Isaacs
T 502.779.8676