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James E. Franklin II

Special Counsel
Email: jfranklin@ylslegal.com
Direct Dial: (609) 601-6605

Education
J.D., Cornell University School of Law, 1973
B.A., Fordham University, 1968

Bar & Court Admissions
New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships/Affiliations
Director, The Atlantic City Electric Company (1994-1998)
Director, The Atlantic City Sewerage Company (1995-)
Director/Trustee, Boy Scouts of America, Atlantic District
(1982-1988)
Director, The Allen and Scott Off Scholorship Fund (2008-)
Trustee, New Jersey Scholar's Program (1992-)
Solicitor, City of Northfield, NJ (1980-1994)
Edison Electric Institute, Legal Committee Designee (1980-1999)
American Society of Corporate Secretaries (1994-2002)
American Corporate Counsel Association (1994-2002)
The Conference Board, Inc (1995-1999)
New Jersey State Bar Association
Atlantic County Bar Association
American Bar Association

Practice Areas
Corporate Governance and Ethics
Regulatory Affairs
Commercial Finance
Commercial and Real Estate Transactions
Land Use Planning
Munincipal and Administrative Law
Public Utility Law

Biography
Mr. Franklin rejoined the firm as Special Counsel in September 2008, having previously been associated with the firm and its predecessors from 1973. From 1975 through 1980 he was a partner in the firm’s litigation group where he handled general litigation including insurance defense, product liability, medical and architectural malpractice, environmental affairs, Workers’ Compensation, asbestos related claims and Administrative Law matters. From 1980 through 1994 he was a Senior Director and shareholder specializing in Public Utility Law, Commercial Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics, Commercial and Real Estate transactions and Municipal and Administrative law matters. During that same period he also served as outside General Counsel to Atlantic City Electric Company and The Atlantic City Sewerage Company and as Solicitor for the City of Northfield, New Jersey.

After leaving the firm he served as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel of Atlantic City Electric Company. He had also been appointed to serve as Vice-President, Secretary and General Counsel of Atlantic Energy, Inc. and Conectiv. Since his retirement from those positions he has continued in the practice of law specializing in corporate and business transactions, not-for-profit corporations and real estate and land use matters.

Mr. Franklin is also a past member of the Federal Energy Bar Association. In addition, in 1995 & 1997 he was a part of the Stanford University Law School Director’s College.

 

 
 

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