James L. Jorgensen


Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP
Chase Building
103 East Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383

Tel: 219-464-4961

Email: jjorgensen@hwelaw.com
Web: www.hwelaw.com

Jim Jorgensen practices in the areas of business, labor, employment and banking law. His representation of business clients ranges from small, closely-held business to American subsidiaries of foreign corporations.

Mr.Jorgensen is a frequent lecturer to various business groups, publishes extensively in business journals, and was an adjunct professor at the Valparaiso University School of Law for over 20 years.

During the firm’s lifetime, Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP business and corporate attorneys have counseled a wide variety of privately and publicly held corporations, family businesses and entrepreneurs on legal issues related to formation, daily operations, sales and marketing matters (including e-commerce) and dissolutions.

The firm’s menu of quality legal services for businesses in Indiana, Illinois and nationally includes:

  • Business startups and entity formations strategies with taxation and business growth in mind; drafting and filing of appropriate documentation; oversight for maintenance of company records and registrations; creation of new business lines or ventures
  • Company counsel services for private and family-owned businesses in the U.S. and abroad, serving multiple business segments, including manufacturing and construction industries, and private educational institutions
  • Banking and financing representation for borrowers and lenders in business acquisitions, sales, lines of credit, loan matters, guidance for federally funded Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, general corporate counseling and issue-specific projects and preparation of documents for commercial loans in the $4-20 million range
  • E-commerce services addressing a range of contract, tax, licensing and litigation matters
  • Bankruptcy and workouts representation for financial institutions and major creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy filings; for banking institutions in mortgage foreclosure matters, and refinancing
  • Mediation, arbitration, negotiation and litigation of disputes between and within companies, including partnership and shareholder disputes

From offices in Valparaiso and Merrillville, Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP lawyers serve a thriving business and corporate clientele in Indiana, Illinois and nationwide.

The law firm of Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP has exhibited stability in the legal landscape for decades. Our longstanding reputation for obtaining successful results is founded on reliability, versatility and attentive personal service.

Located in Northwest Indiana, approximately an hour southeast of Chicago, our offices in Merrillville and Valparaiso serve clients from around the world. Our goal is to work with you in finding an efficient and effective solution to serious legal problems.

Our experienced lawyers excel at achieving positive litigated outcomes, arbitration results and mediated settlements.

Special focuses include business and corporate law, advocacy for labor and employer clients, counsel for real estate and land use matters, representation of individuals for estates and probate disputes, representation of individuals with personal injury claims, complex litigation, and a trial and appellate practice. Our record of verdicts and settlements is recognized throughout the state.