My number one focus in any representation is to understand my client’s business objectives. I add value by finding ways to enable my client to achieve those objectives in a positive and productive manner.

Based in Washington, DC, Pillsbury senior counsel James Grosser has deep experience in legal and tax aspects of partnership and LLC transactions and emerging Blockchain technology.

James negotiates and structures limited risk investments in real estate ventures, including deals qualifying for tax credits through federal low-income housing and federal rehabilitation incentive programs. He handles large portfolio transactions and contract review due diligence for acquisitions. James also creates secure web-based data rooms, extranets and other digital solutions for clients. A member of Pillsbury’s Fintech, Payments & Blockchain team, James provides guidance on legal and policy implications of emerging blockchain technology.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a tax credit syndicator in multiple equity fund syndications.
  • Created a credit-enhancement structure for investments in public housing projects involving a captive insurance product.
  • Counseled a client on an online auction of tens of thousands of single-family homes and created a customized data room and bidding website to accommodate the transactions.

Professional Highlights

  • Designed and managed Pillsbury’s customized web-based extranets and data rooms that provide clients with secure, 24/7 access to documents and issues in complex commercial transactions.
  • “Blockchain Basics: A Primer” published by Law360 on May 12, 2016. Co-author.
  • Participated in the “Underwriting a Tax Credit Transaction” panel at the ABA’s 2016 Annual Meeting of the Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law in Washington, DC.

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  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Maryland Bar Association


  • LL.M., Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1993

    J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992

    A.B., Dartmouth College, 1988
    cum laude


  • District of Columbia