Saint Xavier University, BBA
DePaul University, MBA
DePaul University, JD

Professional Memberships:
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Washington DC Bar Association
Order of the Coif
National Tank Truck Carriers Association
Haunted Attractions Association

Court Admissions:
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
New York Supreme Court

Bar Admissions:
New York
Washington DC


James is an experienced Chicago business attorney, serial entrepreneur and frequent lecturer on various corporate law issues. James understands that no two businesses are alike and that success in business requires a deep understanding of the business industries and clients in which he serves as legal counsel.

As a Chicago business attorney, James works hand-in-hand with clients to understand the unique needs, goals, pain-points, and dreams of their businesses, many of whom have been loyal clients for his entire career.  He represents and advises entrepreneurs, business start-ups, closely held and family owned businesses, multi-national companies, and non-profit associations spanning dozens of industries.

James has structured, negotiated, drafted or otherwise handled thousands of business transactions. Examples include matters ranging from customer and vendor contracts, employment and contractor agreements, and intellectual property protection to regulatory compliance audits and certification, national and international market expansion, and private equity financing.

As a business attorney, he practices in areas such as new business formation and reorganization, contract drafting and negotiation, business purchases and sales, business succession planning, business funding solutions, defending employers before the IDES, construction law, healthcare, trucking and brokering, merchant services/credit card processing, arbitration, and hundreds of other legal matters.