James Hortsman

James Hortsman

Attorney at Law

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

"The very best thanks so much you answer all my questions and was very clear."

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About
James, of Hortsman Law Group, LLC, focuses 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 was great to work with. He provided prompt and direct insight into the situation I was going through. I would highly recommend him and work with him again if needed."

Assist with Other Commercial Contract Matter
Posted on Aug 12, 2021
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"I really appreciated how James listened and provided plain language explanations, but also linked that plain language to the legal aspects of my project."

Consult on Business Consulting Agreement
Posted on Aug 6, 2021
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"Professional, straightforward and prompt."

Assist with Other Labor & Employment Matter
Posted on Jul 26, 2021
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"Helped me modify an NDA specific to my needs. Quick turnaround and easy to communicate with."

Review Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
Posted on Jul 21, 2021
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"Incredibly helpful, clear and attentive with all aspects of the project."

Review Asset Purchase Agreement
Posted on Jul 16, 2021
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"Very responsive, and was quick to match the price to the job. Thanks a ton."

Review Employment Agreement
Posted on Jul 7, 2021

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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