I doubt I’ll ever replace Serial or This American Life on anybody’s playlist, but I’ve decided to give podcasting a shot. We’re calling what I hope will be a series of podcasts “Deal Lawyers Download.” The idea is to find some folks in the M&A business who are willing to spend 15 minutes sharing a little bit about themselves, the work they do, legal and business issues they find interesting, and anything else they’d like to talk about. Check out our inaugural podcast – “My Brother the Deal Guy.”
Yeah, that’s right – I interviewed my brother. Since this is my first foray into hosting a podcast & I had never used our new podcasting service before, I wanted to avoid embarrassing myself too much, so my brother Jim seemed to be the safest option. But I also think you’ll find him to be an interesting guy.
Jim’s been doing deals for over 30 years. During most of that time, he practiced in a mid-sized law firm, but he recently became GC and VP of Corporate Development for Transcat, a Nasdaq listed company, where he’s been heading up their M&A initiatives. He’s also a director of another Nasdaq-listed company and a SPAC.
And yes, we also discuss which one of us our mom likes best. Check it out! If you’d like to do a podcast, please feel free to reach out to me. As the first paragraph suggests, I’m wide open when it comes to topics – legal or market developments, best practices, war stories, tips on handling deal issues, interesting side gigs, or anything else you think might be of interest to our community are all fair game. I’m hoping this won’t turn out to be a one-off event, but I guess that depends on how interested you folks are in having a chat with me.
– John Jenkins