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James Anthony Stark

Business Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   10 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 3 years
    New York - NY 3 years
    Illinois - IL 10 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    40%
    Corporation Formation and incorporation, Contracts, employee issues, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, lending and financing.

  2. Transportation
    25%

  3. Corporate and incorporation
    10%

  4. Mergers and acquisitions
    10%

  5. Venture capital
    10%

  6. Health care
    5%

I PROVIDE LEGAL CONSULTATION FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES AND AT ALL STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT.

I am an experienced Chicago business attorney, serial entrepreneur and frequent lecturer on various corporate law issues.  More importantly, I understand that no two businesses are alike and believe that success requires a deep understanding of the business industries and clients I serve.  I look forward to the opportunity to learn about your business. 

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Location

Frame, Wills, Zeller & Green, LLC
200 West Monroe Street, Suite 2025
Chicago, IL, 60606
Frame, Wills, Zeller & Green, LLC
110 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Wheaton, IL, 60187
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Reviews

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Posted by Jon | June 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rock star attorney
He represents several of my businesses. Great guy, even better attorney. I’d recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
World Class attorney
Working with James has been a perfect compliment to my business and its success moving forward. His extensive knowledge of the law and his impeccable application and execution of it makes his clients lives much easier. He is always quick to respond to correspondence and is organized to perfection. My favorite aspect of James' practice is that he takes the time to explain in detail what is going on so as his client we are never in the dark over anything. I highly recommend James for your legal needs.
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Posted by Anthony | October 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Contractor
He helped create my business and writes contracts for me often. He is great to work with.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
VP Communications and Operations
James is an outstanding legal counsel. He shows up ready to listen, work for the best interest of his client and well versed with many ideas on how to execute what the client wants.
Posted by Tina | May 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Corporate Law and Estates
Jim is a very knowledgeable and honest attorney. As a business banker, I have worked with him on several referrals both from and to him and he has been very helpful. On occasion, when it wasn't his area of expertise, he even referred me to someone better suited for the situation. I highly recommend Jim.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Business Lawyer
Mr. Stark represents our transportation company, and we will never use anyone else! He's attentive, really knows transportation law at a deep level, makes excellent legal and business recommendations. He anticipates issues for us and cuts them off at the pass, and even helps our staff with legal best practices to keep them learning and improving on legal items (i.e. record keeping, employment issues, contract issues and compliance, etc.). Our prior lawyer charged us double and was not nearly as good.
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Posted by Brian | June 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch
I have been running businesses for over 20yrs and have dealt with countless attorneys in that time and I can without a doubt say that Jim is the most honest and sincere I've come across. He always has his clients best interest in mind and has no problem spending non-billable hours going over things with you to make sure he gets it. As long as I have a choice, I'll never use another attorney.
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Posted by Gary | May 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
gary kane owner, vern’s handcrafted meats
i just had my business set up by jim he was fast,efficient and very affordable looking forward to using him through the rest of my business adventure Highly Recommended
Response from James Stark November 27, 2018
I appreciate the recommendation! Looking forward to working with you as the business continues to grow and flourish.
Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
client
I have worked with Jim on a couple projects now. One was a dispute with a large media/service provider. He was responsive, promptly answered my questions, and clearly explained the situation to me. He was polite and professional but also pushed aggressively against the other side when it was necessary, which is what ultimately led to a very satisfactory resolution. I will definitely use him again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2015
Corporate Client
He has represented my company on a number of internal corporate and transactional matters. On all occasions, he has demonstrated absolute professionalism and unparalleled competence. Over all, what sets him apart from the other counsel our company has hired in the past, is his understanding of the real life business considerations. Law should not be practiced in a vacuum, and Mr. Stark understands that at the end of the day, what maters if obtaining a result that is in the best interest of the client's business.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Frame, Wills, Zeller & Green
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stark Law Offices, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Cheif Legal Officer
  • C&H Financial Services, Inc.
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Olson & Associates, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Sawyier & Williams, LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Cook Conty Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • President and CFO
  • Stark Label Clothing Company
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Manager and Carpenter
  • DT Carpentry, LLC
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Offices of James T. Gately
  • 2002 - 2005
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • DePaul University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2012
  • St Xavier University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Highline Auto Sales, Inc. v. Dean Fratarcangeli
  • Verdict for the Client, Highline Auto Sales, Inc.
  • Penske v. LST Freight
  • Settlement.
  • C&H Financial Services, Inc. v. TOT and Process Pink Payments, Inc.
  • Confidential Settlement
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Associations

  • Haunted Attractions Association
  • Legal Counsel and Advisor to Board and Membership
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Tank Truck Carriers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Businesses in the U.S. - #21
  • Inc. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Businesses in the IL. - #1
  • Inc. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Businesses in the US -#236
  • Inc. Magazine
  • 2015
  • National CALI Award - Professional Responsibility
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • National CALI Award - Healthcare Contracts
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • National CALI Award - Legal Contract Drafting
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Academics Award
  • DePaul University Graham School of Management
  • 2009
  • Federal Pell Grant for Academic Achievement
  • U.S Federal Government
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Haunted Attractions Association - Membership Publication
  • Legal Lessons for Every Haunter to take to the Grave
  • 2017
  • Haunted Attractions Association - Membership Publication
  • Law 101: Art of the Haunt, Tools of the Trade
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • TransWorld
  • Preventing Legal Liability for your Business
  • 2017
  • Midwest Haunter's Convertion
  • Business Law - What all Small Business Owners Need to Know
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney, I highly recommend."
Business Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is an extremely talented lawyer. He is smart, hard working and ethical. He has experience in many areas of the law, particularly with business. I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. James is a very intelligent and diligent attorney. He knows the law and always protects his client's interests. I highly recommend him for all your business related law issues"
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