Attorney at Law
IL, DC, IN
"Exceptional support, looking forward to working together on another transaction."
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… read more understanding of client's strategy and operational needs.
- Outside General Counsel
- Contractor Agreement
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Stock Option Plan
- Employee Termination
- Employment Agreement
- Employment Dispute Consults
- Employment Policies & Procedures
- Non-Compete Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Employment)
- Severance Agreement
- General Advice
"James was straight to the point and made me feel good about my decision."
"James was a pleasure to work with - he was professional and super responsive and took care of the matter at hand in the best way possible. Highly Recommend."
"Mr. Hortsman is professional, thorough, and more than knowledgeable of Law and Precedent."
"James is very responsive and very familiar with asset purchase agreements. Look forward to continue to work with James."
"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."
"I really appreciated how James listened and provided plain language explanations, but also linked that plain language to the legal aspects of my project."
Hortsman Law Group, LLC
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.
Origo Labs, LLC
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.
Milhouse Engineering and Construction, Inc.
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.
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.