James S. Wilson

General Information

Jim Wilson counsels both non-profit and for-profit organizations on a range of corporate, regulatory and legislative matters. Mr. Wilson's practice principally consists of serving as general counsel to trade associations, professional societies and other non-profit organizations. In that capacity, Mr. Wilson advises his clients on issues relating to corporate organization and governance, tax, antitrust compliance, commercial contracts, real estate lease and acquisition transactions and employment matters. He also represents nonprofit executives negotiating employment agreements. He frequently speaks and writes on many of these topics.

Mr. Wilson was the 2015-2016 Chair of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Legal Section Council.

Mr. Wilson maintains an active real estate practice, representing tenants of all sizes in commercial office lease negotiations. He also represents for-profit companies of all sizes in acquisition transactions, and other commercial contracts. Prior to joining Webster, Chamberlain & Bean, Mr. Wilson was a member of the Business & Finance practice group at a major international law firm.

Education & Honors

Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2000)

Washington & Lee University (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1997)

Bar & Court Admissions

Admitted to bar, 2000, Virginia; 2001, District of Columbia.


Professional Activities

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia State Bar

Virginia Bar Association

American Bar Association, Section of Business Law