James S. Burrell, II, Founder

About James

James has a passion for helping entrepreneurs and start-up founders establish a strong business structure foundation while keeping the proverbial “exit” – IPO, asset sale, merger or acquisition – in mind for the entrepreneur and small business founders.  A strong foundation makes it easier for small businesses and start-ups to attract capital, and thus the proper business structure facilitates accessing money and working capital to accelerate growth.


James Burrell II is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern districts of New York.  Prior to establishing Burrell Law, P.C., James was associated for over five years with an internationally recognized  boutique law firm specializing in complex securities class action litigation.

James possesses  Juris Doctorate & LL.M (Tax) degrees from New York Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in French language studies from the Pennsylvania State University.

Before the practice of law, Burrell’s work experience included sell-side trading, equity market making, and institutional sales of private placements.  James’s experience in the financial services industry and related network adds value to start-up entrepreneurs versus other attorneys who may not understand how certain business structures can affect a company’s equity liquidity, impacting the ease at which a start-up can attract outside investors.

James’s passions, outside of finance & law, are international travel, fashion, and technology.  A current member of American Mensa & self-proclaimed reformed hacker, James has been using the internet since his mother gave him a 300 baud (0.0003Mbps in modern speed) modem for Christmas in 1985.

Global Citizen

James Burrell also believes that as a global citizen, every being on the earth is entitled to a clean habitable existence and advancements in sustainable and renewable technologies can help all species on our planet.  James offers legal services that aid companies learn about incentives and other strategies that can be implemented towards achieving global sustainability.