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.
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.