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James is an associate attorney with Minchella & Associates, Ltd. He has practiced in real estate transactions, estate planning, corporate, and related areas since 2015. Before joining Minchella & Associates, James had been in small firm and solo practice getting hands-on experience often beyond what he may have expected throughout his early career and in those areas of service he now offers at our firm.


James has a background prior to his legal career working with international to small start-up companies in media and the arts. James approaches the law as a collaborative effort to encourage all parties in a transaction to contribute to the best possible result.


My Approach to Practicing Real Estate Law

I’ve always gravitated towards transactional practice on account of its many opportunities to serve clients and work collaboratively rather than adversely with other Counsel. I see transactions as an opportunity to guide firm performance and client expectation through those benchmarks of success that give the client the results for which they’ve bargained. I’ve found that my strengths in representation are most accessible to my clients through a personal and congenial approach as the same I’ve found to be the practice of our entire team at Minchella & Associates, Ltd


Education & Memberships

  • B.A. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School

  • L.L.M, Intellectual Property – The John Marshall Law School

  • L.L.M, Real Estate Law – The John Marshall Law School

  • Member: Illinois State Bar, New York State Bar, Norther District of Illinois General Bar, Illinois State Bar Association,  Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association

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