Ayres Law Offices LTD

Welcome to Ayres Law Offices LTD

About Us

Our Practice


Ayres Law Offices, Ltd.

Serving the business and professional community.  Over 30   years experience as an attorney, James J. Ayres of Ayres Law Offices brings his   experience to bear to assist the firm's clients in achieving their   legal goals. 

Areas of Practice   

State, Federal and Bankruptcy Court representation for   professionals and business organizations. 


  • Advice and Counseling for Business Entity Formation,   Management Issues, and Transactions
  • Litigation  in State and Federal Courts.
  • Our clients include small   to medium businesses, health care professionals, financial   institutions and attorneys.
  • Our clients' diversity   ranges from local businesses to clients based overseas.
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Our Attorneys/Staff


Undergraduate: University of Illinois, B.A. (Political   Science and Psychology) (1980)
Law School: DePaul University College of Law (1984) 

He is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court (May, 1984), United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Federal Trial Bar, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh  Circuit.  

He has taught law at DePaul Law School as an Adjunt Professor of Law, and its Graduate School. He has worked in both the Public and private sector, including as an attorney for the Supreme  Court's Administrative Office, Cook County's Judicial Advisory Council, the Attorney General and as special  assistant to the Public Defender.  

He currently is the principal in Ayres   Law Offices, Ltd., which focuses on State and Federal   litigation involving breach of fiduciary duty, officer and   director liability and represents small to medium business   organizations as well as legal and health care   professionals.   Cases handled include state and federal cases involving the   application of generally accepted accounting standards to   valuations of equipment leases and security interests,   adversary proceedings in bankruptcy involving valuations of   partnerships and distributions, representing limited   liability companies and the application of judgments against   members of the limited liability companies, assignments for   the benefit of creditors, fraudulent conveyances,   enforcement of employment agreements, and purchases of   businesses and business assets. Clients include banks, physicians,   lawyers, national and international parties (Europe and U.K.   clients) and general business entities. He is the author of Law Office   Software: An Attorney’s Guide to Selection (John Wiley &   Sons), numerous articles on technology and the law, and   served on several committees at the state and local level   coordinating the development of the justice system.     

Professional Organizations

Member of Illinois State Bar Association. 

Ayres Law Offices, Ltd.

30 North LaSalle Street

Suite 3200

Chicago, IL 60602

Voice: 224-8380

Fax: 312-896-7415