James A. Manzi, Jr. is a retired partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Mr. Manzi has more than 30 years of experience helping a broad spectrum of clients with complex corporate, finance and real estate and corporate transactions. He was a member of the firm’s Transactional & Securities Practice. Prior to joining Foley & Lardner, he was a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
Mr. Manzi’s clients have included two publicly traded multinational forest products companies; office building developers; residential project owners; banks and insurance companies making loans and doing workouts; individual entrepreneurs; corporations making multi-state acquisitions of facilities; individuals forming partnerships or limited liability companies to own and operate real estate; and landlords and tenants leasing office or retail space.
Mr. Manzi has completed transactions including:
Mr. Manzi has served as: vice president and general counsel of Collins Development Corporation, a Stamford, Connecticut real estate development company; a partner at the law firm of Cuddy, Lynch, Manzi & Bixby in Boston; and a partner in the Boston office of Milgrim Tomajan and Lee, P.C.
Mr. Manzi earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1974. He received a B.S. with honors from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1971, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.
Mr. Manzi is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, and Florida.
In 2013, Mr. Manzi contributed more than 100 pro bono hours to the Bay Area Legal Services Volunteer Lawyers Program and was recognized by the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee with a Gold Award.
Mr. Manzi is also a recipient of the 2005 Lynford Lardner Community Service Award in recognition of his volunteer work and civic involvement. Mr. Manzi also is a pro bono volunteer for the Lawyer’s Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing, and the Boston Medical Legal Partnership.
Mr. Manzi has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and was named to the list of Massachusetts Super Lawyers in 2004 and 2005, an honor received by only 5% of Massachusetts attorneys.