James M Slater, Associate Attorney

James M. Slater is an associate attorney in Lalchandani Simon PL’s healthcare and technology practices. James represents a broad range of startups and healthcare professionals in the provision of outside general counsel services. He has substantial experience drafting an negotiating corporate agreements, including negotiating and documenting mergers and acquisitions, financings, and a variety of other corporate transactions. He has experience drafting and negotiating licensing, technology and internet agreements, terms of service, privacy policies, and contest rules. In addition, he represents clients in intellectual property registration matters and disputes (TTAB and federal litigation), as well as in commercial, shareholder, healthcare, consumer, and employment litigation and appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, James served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chris M. McAliley, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Florida. There, he managed a docket of civil and criminal cases and drafted orders and reports and recommendations on a wide array of federal matters. Before clerking, James was a litigator at a boutique commercial litigation firm where he primarily worked on fraud, breach of contract, antitrust, class action, and shareholder disputes. James also practiced at Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc., where he provided legal counsel to individuals experiencing homelessness. James has also worked as: a director for the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship Program in Kazan, Russia; a researcher in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, for the Norwegian nonprofit Bellona; a translator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum; and a Russian-language instructor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

James maintains an active pro bono practice, including the representation of incarcerated individuals seeking clemency. James is member of the Copyright Society of the USA and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the American Bar Association. James previously served on the board of directors of the Dade County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section.

He may be reached at james@lslawpl.com.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Miami, cum laude, 2014

  • N.S.E.P. Russian Overseas Flagship Program, 2010

  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2009

  • B.A., University of Florida, 2007

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Personal

  • Lives in La Paloma, Miami with his wife, son, and ever-growing number of dogs

  • Fluent in Russian

  • Enjoys painting, hiking, kayaking, and learning about botany and horticulture

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors, Yiddish Farm

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LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN:

– Florida State Courts
– United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
– United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida
– United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
– United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

– Washington State Courts

– District of Columbia Courts