Jim Truslow has been practicing law in New England since 1987 with significant experience in corporate governance, finance, private equity, venture capital, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business litigation, employment law issues, contracts, licensing, franchising law, and real estate. Throughout his 30 year career, Mr. Truslow has also represented and worked on many of the business ventures initiated and operated by Mr. Gladney, both as a representative of premiere law firms and as in-house counsel to Mr. Gladney’s companies.
Mr. Truslow began his corporate and real estate legal practice with Partridge, Snow & Hahn in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1990, Mr. Truslow became the Vice President and General Counsel of Federal Investment Co., Inc., reporting to Mr. Gladney and managing this real estate development company’s land acquisitions, subdivision and environmental permitting approvals, and closings in addition to its general corporate and legal affairs. In 1996, Mr. Truslow joined Nadeau & Simmons to continue his real estate development and business law practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and in this capacity he represented All Seasons Services, Inc., one of Mr. Gladney’s companies, in many of its corporate acquisitions.
From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Truslow served as Vice President and General Counsel of All Seasons Services, Inc., overseeing all of the food service company’s legal affairs from its corporate headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, including acquisitions, debt and equity financings, and the conversion of the company’s operating model to franchised route sales. Following the sale of the company, Mr. Truslow continued to provide legal counsel to the new owner.
Throughout his career, Mr. Truslow has donated a significant amount of his time to developing affordable housing in Rhode Island, and currently serves as legal counsel to Family Housing Development Corporation in Providence on a pro bono basis.
Mr. Truslow graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. degree in Economics, and from the University of Texas Law School. Mr. Truslow is married and has two children. He enjoys skiing and sailing, and is a coach in the East Greenwich Soccer Association youth recreational league.