James Litzow

Business Law


“I practice law to help our clients achieve their goals and success as seamlessly as possible. I strive to work as hard and efficiently as they do, so that they can focus on what is most important to them.”

Email: jlitzow@dswklaw.com

Phone: (312) 967-7607




Practicing in the area of business law, James R. Litzow represents a variety of privately-held businesses and their owners. Obtaining extensive experience in corporate law, tax law, estate planning, real estate law, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, and commercial litigation, James works with his clients on a broad range of issues encompassing the entire life cycles of a business, including entity formation, financing, contracts, commercial lending, business disputes, and sales.
While in law school, James worked as a law clerk at Dussias Skallas Wittenberg conducting legal research, drafting agreements and pleadings, and preparing legal research memorandums. Alongside serving as a law clerk, he worked as a judicial extern for the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, drafting court opinions, reviewing case history, and conducting legal research for the Hon. Michael B. Hyman.
James received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, graduating within the top ten of his class and receiving a Certificate in Tax Law. While at Loyola, James was awarded the Hugh L. Dick Award for Excellence in Taxation, having achieved the top-grade point average in the field. James was also a member of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, and served as a lead article editor. In his free time, James serves as the Treasurer of the Erika’s Lighthouse Young Adult Board and enjoys cheering on his favorite sports teams.

Memberships and Honors:

James received the CALI Award for Copyright Law and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois.


J.D., Loyola University Chicago (Magna Cum Laude)
B.A., Vanderbilt University

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