Taking Care of (Your) Business

Jim Wilson is the founder and principal attorney of the Wilson Law Group. For the past 25 years he has been combining legal dexterity with an entrepreneurial mindset to help aspiring and established business owners start, finance, buy, sell, and run their companies.

A unique business lawyer who blends white-shoe firm expertise with boutique firm dedication and approachability, Jim focuses on helping his clients understand how the law impacts their businesses so they can develop methods of operating where they are in control and find few surprises. The majority of his practice is devoted to franchise law, where he helps franchisees make smart decisions and franchisors grow their systems. He also works with small business to help them secure funding through commercial loans, SBA-guaranteed loans, and private lending.

For three years, Jim conducted monthly briefings for the Richmond SCORE seminar on starting a business, providing information on the legal issues involved with setting up an entity, tax issues for a new business and other legal areas of concern for the new business owner. He continues to provide these kinds of briefings for the SBA’s Boots2Business and Re-Boot programs for military veterans.

In addition to having written numerous articles for papers, magazines and websites on small business and franchising issues, Jim is a former Chair of the Henrico County Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Governors of the Antitrust, Franchise & Trade Section of the Virginia State Bar.  

Jim is especially dedicated to helping veterans start and run their own businesses because he is a veteran himself. His US military service includes 20 years in the Navy and Naval Reserves primarily flying the EA-6B, including deployments in support of the US airstrikes in Libya (1986) and NATO operations over Bosnia (1997).   

Jim looks forward to contributing to the success of your next business venture. To schedule a free consultation, call 804-864-5268 today.

Education

  • US Naval Academy (1980)
  • University of Richmond School of Law (1992)

Current Memberships

  • Member of the Bar in Virginia since 1992

Military Career

  • Active Duty – USN, 1980-1989
  • Electronic Countermeasures Officer, EA-6Bs, deployed to Mediterranean, Indian Ocean, North Atlantic- 1983-1986
  • Intelligence Analyst, Navy Operational Intelligence Center- 1986-1989
  • Navy editor of combined services threat manual
  • Reserve Duty – USNR, 1989-2000: Flew EA-6Bs with VAQ-209\Naval Reserve Squadron
  • Retired Commander (O-5)