James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC

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Offers Video Calls
James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC

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

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Indiana and has no record of discipline from the Indiana bar association. *

James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC

James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC

Open for Business
Offers Video Calls

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

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Indiana and has no record of discipline from the Indiana bar association. *

Firm Overview

Hortsman Law offers professional and skilled attorneys at solving the many legal challenges that confront all individuals and business enterprises. Our Services include:

Family Law
Our firm tackles a wide variety of family law issues, including: Divorces, Separations, Child Support Issues, Child Custody Disputes, Adoptions, and Prenuptial Agreements. This is not an exhaustive list of all the issues we litigate. No matter the issue, we'll walk you through it.

We understand that the court intervention into your family's lives can have repercussions far beyond the court's order. Before going to trial, Hortsman Law makes every effort to resolve cases through settlement or mediation. Keeping in mind each client's perspective and goals, we consider the impact of the case on the client's long-term future and their family..

If going to trial becomes necessary, Hortsman Law has extensive experience in contested trials and hearings, and she is driven to achieve positive results that meet her client's goals.

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. 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 Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, and Litigation.

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, IN 46307

Divorce

Hortsman Law represents families in Indiana in both contested and uncontested divorces, and we tailor our approach around each client's individual needs.

When it is time to dissolve your marriage, we explain the laws related to custody, support and the division of property and debt. Hortsman Law helps assemble the facts needed to determine the best course of action for you. This includes the most effective solutions to address the financial repercussions of divorce and the best way to positively co-parent with your former spouse.

James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC
James Hortsman

James W. Hortsman is the founding partner of James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC, focusing primarily on family law, business law, 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

James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC
James Hortsman

James W. Hortsman is the founding partner of James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC, focusing primarily on family law, business law, 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


Firm Overview

Hortsman Law offers professional and skilled attorneys at solving the many legal challenges that confront all individuals and business enterprises. Our Services include:

Family Law
Our firm tackles a wide variety of family law issues, including: Divorces, Separations, Child Support Issues, Child Custody Disputes, Adoptions, and Prenuptial Agreements. This is not an exhaustive list of all the issues we litigate. No matter the issue, we'll walk you through it.

We understand that the court intervention into your family's lives can have repercussions far beyond the court's order. Before going to trial, Hortsman Law makes every effort to resolve cases through settlement or mediation. Keeping in mind each client's perspective and goals, we consider the impact of the case on the client's long-term future and their family..

If going to trial becomes necessary, Hortsman Law has extensive experience in contested trials and hearings, and she is driven to achieve positive results that meet her client's goals.

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. 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 Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, and Litigation.

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, IN 46307

Divorce

Hortsman Law represents families in Indiana in both contested and uncontested divorces, and we tailor our approach around each client's individual needs.

When it is time to dissolve your marriage, we explain the laws related to custody, support and the division of property and debt. Hortsman Law helps assemble the facts needed to determine the best course of action for you. This includes the most effective solutions to address the financial repercussions of divorce and the best way to positively co-parent with your former spouse.

James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC
James Hortsman

James W. Hortsman is the founding partner of James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC, focusing primarily on family law, business law, 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

James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC
James Hortsman

James W. Hortsman is the founding partner of James W. Hortsman Law Group, LLC, focusing primarily on family law, business law, 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


This lawyer is licensed to practice in Indiana and has no record of discipline from the Indiana bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Indiana and has no record of discipline from the Indiana bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.