James McElroy

James McElroy

Adjunct Professor of Management

Subject Areas

Strategy and Business Economics

Biography

Biography

Professor McElroy, a member of the Cumberland Law Group, LLPC, has built a distinguished career at the intersection of law and business. He possesses a wealth of expertise in legal issues, especially those related to startup companies, technology and real estate.

Impact

Jim has organized (and represents) a group of affiliated start-up companies in business of building and operating college dormitories, including acquisition (ground lease structure), contracting and financing. He is also a representative of the developer of 80+ acre tract in Williamson County. He formerly had a solo law practice focusing on corporate law.

Leadership

Jim was active in the Governor’s Task Force on Biotechnology in Tennessee. He was Incorporator, Director, President, Chairman and member of the Executive Committee of The Tennessee Biotechology Association, a nonprofit trade association.

Teaching

Jim teaches Law and Business at Vanderbilt.

Education

Ph.D., SUNY, 1974

J.D., Harvard (Magna Cum Laude), 1980

B.A., Rhodes College, 1969

Phone

615-322-2534