James Hortsman

James Hortsman

Attorney at Law

Crown Point
Indiana
Licensed in
IL, DC, IN
Valparaiso University Law School

"James is an experienced, professional, and thorough attorney."

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James of Hortsman Law Group, LLC, focusing on corporate matters. He has represented and served as outside general counsel and trusted business advisor to companies across multiple industries. He obtained his law degree from Valparaiso University and an MBA from Notre Dame.

James works closely with clients' legal and operational teams to devise and implement litigation avoidance strategies and provides counsel on operational, regulatory and compliance matters. He previously served as General Counsel to a privately-held Chicago-based engineering and construction company and understands the importance of having a deep and practical
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"James is an experienced, professional, and thorough attorney."

Eddie Smith LLC | General Business Help
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"James has helped us plan our business from day one and assisted on legal as well as business planning. As a start-up, we've had a ton of questions and he has went out of his way to explain everything in terms that we could understand and strategic guide us through issues before they come up. We will definitely continue to use James again as we grow."

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"Jim has worked for our company for two years and we couldn't be more happy with our hire. He was the first attorney hired by our company and has been instrumental in the development our business and its legal department. Jim handles all of the contract review and negotiations on behalf of our business. He is at the forefront on spotting issues and resolving them as we pursue global growth."

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Work History

Hortsman Law Group, LLC

Managing Partner

Sep 2019 - Present

Hortsman Law Group has real-world and first-hand business experience with a focus on providing strategic advice, problem-solving, and business planning for your business needs. As a dedicated, results-oriented business law firm, Hortsman Law provides our clients with solid experience and creative innovation.

Sep 2019 - Present

Origo Labs, LLC

Advisor

Sep 2019 - Present

Origo Labs is the premier testing services provider of analytical and microbiological testing services for small- to medium sized enterprises in the cannabis industry to ensure safe and chemical-free cannabis based products.

Sep 2019 - Present

Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc.

General Counsel

Dec 2019 - Sep 2019

Counsel with active cross-functional role in daily business operations, development and management for all aspects of a full-service engineering and construction company. Management of contracts , employee policies, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance. Successfully negotiated domestic and cross-border transactions.

Dec 2019 - Sep 2019

CNA Insurance

Insurance Defense Law Clerk

Jun 2012 - Mar 2014

• Drafted closing briefs filed with U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges and the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
• Responded to subpoenas on behalf of both CNA and their insured companies.

Jun 2012 - Mar 2014

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