James "Jim" Simon

James “Jim” Simon is partner in the law firm, Amer Cunningham Co., LPA. Jim graduated from Bennington College with a B.A. in American Studies in 1997 and The University of Akron School of Law with his JD, magna cum laude, in 2000.

Jim focuses his practice in representing individuals, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and government clients in real estate and business acquisitions, leasing transactions, public and low-income housing finance transactions, multiparty negotiations, and zoning and compliance matters. Jim also represents clients before state and local executive agencies and elected officials with respect to transactional, public policy and regulatory matters.  

Jim works to give back to the community in ways that reflect his values and commitments.

Jim has been a trustee of Bennington College for all but one year since he graduated Bennington in 1997, serving in a variety of leadership capacities on Bennington’s Board. Jim currently is Vice Chairman of Bennington’s Board and its Finance Committee and previously chaired its Development Committee.

Jim’s other volunteer service currently includes serving on the board of ideastream and Chairing the Crown Point Ecology Center Board of Trustees. Jim is also active in Republican politics, presently serving as a member of the Ohio Republican State Central Committee and previously serving as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Summit County Republican Central Committee. Jim has also worked with a variety of local and statewide candidates for public office over the last 20 years.