James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC

James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC

Hortsman Law is your full-service law firm with offices in Crown Point, Indiana and Oak Brook, Illinois. We focus on providing strategic advice, problem solving, and legal planning for your business, employment, family, and injury needs.

Firm Overview

Hortsman Law offers professional and skilled attorneys at solving the many legal challenges that confront all individuals and business enterprises from start-up to Fortune 500. Our Services include:

Business & Corporate
Hortsman Law provides a range of legal services from selecting the appropriate choice of entity through exit strategies and everything in between during the life cycle of a business. Working in collaboration with other related practices allows us to provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice designed to minimize liability, maintain flexibility, and advance your objectives.

Whether your business is seeking capital, expanding, winding down, or facing financial restructuring, our team provides tailored counsel rooted in an understanding of your business as well as the industries in which they operate. Our services include:

-Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
-Board Committee Special Representation
-Commercial Contracts and Transactions
-Corporate Governance
-Exit Strategies and Succession Planning
-Franchises and Distributors
-International Trade
-Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
-Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
-Planning, Choice of Entity and Formation
-Private Equity & Venture Capital

By combining our legal skills with business acuity, we provide clients with legal options and advice that is fashioned to not only help their immediate matter, but also to position their organization for future success.

Labor & Employment
Employers, whether large or small, face an ever-growing web of workplace regulations and potential challenges with employees. Our strength in understanding your business and your industry allows for preventing legal problems from arising. We can provide you counsel on an isolated incident or be involved on a regular basis. We assist our clients across a spectrum of employment questions.

We assist a broad spectrum of employers, ranging from small family-owned businesses to multi-national corporations, in establishing policies, writing handbooks, resolving employee disputes, handling terminations and successfully defending against legal claims. By providing practical advice, based upon review and analysis of a client's employment policies and practices, the law and the human experience our attorneys can often anticipate potential problems and assist clients in minimizing future claims and litigation. The firm also represents individuals for employment discrimination claims, wrongful termination and retaliation claims.

Trust & Estate Planning
Hortsman Law is proud to bring a unique perspective to personal planning, estate planning, and tax planning for our individual and business clients. We know that estate planning, income, gift and estate tax planning, and business succession planning are all closely inter-related and must be coordinated in order to achieve our client's and our client's family's goals.

Each estate plan is designed to fit their needs, current law requirements, and your objectives for his or her family.

In addition to their work in estate, tax and business planning, we bring critical experience in trust and estate administration, and are well-equipped to deal with an unfortunate death or incapacity. We focus on listening to and learning from our clients and incorporate their wishes in a plan that is both comprehensive and flexible. We create a personal plan for each client that addresses:

-Accumulation of wealth and gifting opportunities
-Planning for retirement, illness or disability
-Planning for education expenses and needs of children and grandchildren
-Current business management and succession planning
-Disposition of assets at death, including trust planning for family members or other individual or charitable beneficiaries
-Coordination of asset ownership for efficient operation of the estate plan

Our Firm also handles Family law matters as well as Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, and Personal Injury Law.

We provide our clients with solid experience and creative innovation.

Main Office

Main Office
115 E. 113th Avenue
Crown Point IN 46307

Phone

(219) 200-4112

Fees

Office Information

Other Offices

Indiana Office
115 E 113 Avenue
Crown Point

Illinois Office
700 Commerce Drive, Suite 500
Oak Brook

Business

Hortsman Law serves as counsel for businesses. Working closely with our clients, we gain an in-depth understanding of their business activities and objectives. We provide efficient, thoughtful, and innovative solutions customize to each business.

Whether our client is seeking capital, expanding, winding down, or facing financial restructuring, our attorneys provide tailored counsel rooted in an understanding of your business as well as the industries in which they operate. Our services include:

-Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring
-Board Committee Special Representation
-Commercial Contracts and Transactions
-Corporate Governance
-Exit Strategies and Succession Planning
-Franchises and Distributors
-International Trade
-Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
-Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
-Planning, Choice of Entity and Formation
-Private Equity & Venture Capital

By combining our legal skills with business acuity, we provide clients with legal options and advice that is fashioned to not only help their immediate matter, but also to position their organization for future success. We value the relationships we cultivate with our clients and we seek to provide legal insights that are beneficial and lasting for our clients.

Employment

Estate Planning

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Real Estate

James Hortsman

James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC

James W. Hortsman is the founding partner of James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC, focusing primarily on general corporate matters including transactional, corporate governance and asset planning. Mr. Hortsman has represented and served as outside general counsel and trusted business advisor to companies across multiple industries. Those clients include domestic and international construction firms, logistic suppliers, breweries, technology firms, farms, and manufacturers.

As the founder, 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 understanding of clients' business operations and strategic goals.

He utilizes a number of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms to resolve business disputes and takes a practical and holistic approach to solve clients' problems. James chose the legal profession as a way to devote his time and skills to assist others to realize their business dreams.

License

Bar Number: 6315424
Illinois, 2014

Bar Number: 3226945
Indiana, 2015

Education

Valparaiso University School of Law
JD, 2013

University of Notre Dame
MBA, 2019

Illinois Wesleyan University
BA, 2011

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