Education:
Saint Xavier University, BBA
DePaul University, MBA
DePaul University, JD

Professional Memberships:
American Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Bar Association
New York Bar Association
Washington DC Bar Association
Order of the Coif
National Tank Truck Carriers Association
Haunted Attractions Association

Court Admissions:
Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
New York Supreme Court

Bar Admissions:
Illinois
New York
Washington DC

JIM STARK

Based in Chicago, Jim is an experienced business attorney, serial entrepreneur, and frequent lecturer on corporate law issues. He understands that each business is unique and that success requires a deep understanding of the industries and clients he serves.

As a business attorney, Jim collaborates closely with clients to understand their specific needs, goals, pain points, and aspirations. He represents and advises entrepreneurs, start-ups, closely held and family-owned businesses, multinational companies, and other business entities across various industries.

Jim has handled thousands of business transactions, including the development and enforcement of customer and vendor contracts, employment and contractor agreements and other employment issues, intellectual property disputes, regulatory compliance audits, market expansion, and private equity financing. He regularly handles new business formation and reorganization, contract drafting and negotiation, business purchases and sales, succession planning, business funding, employer defense before the IDES, trucking, logistics, and brokering, credit card processing, arbitration, and many other legal matters.