James E. Gregory Partner

New York
T 212.419.5857 | F 973.597.6239

With significant background in both the legal and business worlds, Jim provides knowledgable representation to companies and individuals in a wide range of executive compensation, tax, and related matters. His clients include private and public companies, startups, private equity and hedge funds, CEOs and other senior executives, portfolio managers, and entrepreneurs.

Jim has represented clients in areas such as:

  • Structuring employment agreements
  • Equity compensation
  • Performance incentives
  • Deferred compensation
  • Change in control protections
  • Management participation in buyouts and new ventures
  • Severance and separation arrangements

In addition, he advises employers and employees on the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicit agreements and other post-employment restrictive covenants. Jim also has an active international practice, in which he counsels companies and individuals regarding cross-border mobility and employment matters.

In the past, Jim served as the tax director for the U.S. national tax practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers and was general counsel to a large private company. He is a frequent speaker on topics involving executive compensation, international employment, and related matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Jim was a partner at Proskauer Rose in New York.

Speaking Engagements

  • New York State Bar Association, Global Law Week 2015, “Spotting Legal Issues When People Move Across Borders,” May 12-15, 2015, New York, NY


SEC Issues Proposed Rule: Pay Versus Performance Executive Compensation
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Corporate Finance & Securities Client Alert, May 2015
James Gregory, Kate Basmagian

Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler represented TRANZACT in its sale to private equity fund, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. TRANZACT, the leading provider of direct-to-consumer sales and marketing solutions for insurance carriers in the United States, is a longtime firm client. This transaction represents the fourth time Lowenstein has been involved in the sale of a stake of this company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal team included Steven Siesser, Traci Tomaselli, Anita Chapdelaine, Jonathan Goodman, Katie Cobb, Bryan Seelig, Jim Gregory, Darren Goodman, Megan Monson, Brian Silikovitz, Lesley Adamo, Lowell Citron, Chad Pearlman, Maureen MontagueVanessa Ignacio and John Wintermute. , June 9, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler is advising Diligent Corporation, the leading provider of secure online collaboration and document sharing solutions, in its definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital and private equity firm. Under the terms of the transaction, stockholders of Diligent, a New Zealand Stock Exchange listed company, will receive $US 4.90 in cash for each share of Diligent stock, a consideration which values Diligent at approximately $US 624 million, including cash. The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including stockholder approval, and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2Q 2016. Diligent will be a privately-held company upon closing. The Lowenstein team included Marita Makinen, Michael Reinhardt, Victoria Rutwind, Randall Dorf, Marc Lomasky, James Gregory, Darren Goodman, Michael Walutes, Lesley Adamo, Matthew Savare, Lisa Harvey, Lowell CitronTheodore Sica and Michael Brosse. , February 14, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler represented Moelis Capital Partners in its investment in Flexible Architecture and Simplified Technology (FAST), which is a leading provider of software solutions for the insurance industry. FAST is recognized as a leader in technology within the US marketplace, and is well-positioned to serve its customers through this deal. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. The Lowenstein deal team included Christopher Henry, Jonathan Goodman, Kimberly Donnelly Rowe, Sarah Saladini, Marc Kurzweil, Vanessa Ignacio, John Wintermute, Michael Walutes, Lesley Adamo, Jim Gregory, and Stuart Yusem. , September 9, 2015

Related Areas

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


New York University School of Law ( LL.M. , 1993 ) , Taxation
University of Chicago Law School ( J.D. , 1988 )
Swarthmore College ( B.A. , 1985 )

Bar Admissions

New York


  • Member, New York City Bar
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association (Section of International Law)
  • Liaison, ABA Labor and Employment Law Section and ABA International Employment Law Committee
  • Member, Swarthmore College Board of Managers
  • Member, The University of Chicago Law School Visiting Committee
  • Member, The National Arts Club
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia
  • Member, International Bar Association