James R. PittacoraJames R. Pittacora

James R. Pittacora





Jim currently represents small to mid-size, closely held entrepreneurial businesses and high net worth individuals with a real estate business focus. Jim represents clients in matters involving complex civil/commercial litigation, including mortgage foreclosure, mechanic’s lien, breach of contract, construction litigation, business tort, real estate, forcible entry and detainer and closely held corporate disputes.  Jim also represents real estate developers and individuals in matters involving all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions ranging from acquisition to financing to development and sale. 

Jim is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit and the Fifth Circuit.  Jim is also a member of the trial bar for the Northern District of Illinois.  Finally, Jim has experience litigating matters before the NASD, NYSE and AAA.

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  • DePaul University College of Law, JD, 1996, DePaul Law Review, Editor - 1990-91
  • University of Illinois, Champaign - Urbana, BA (Economics), 1991

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