F. James Helms


Direct Line: 312.807.4869

Mr. Helms is a real estate and general corporate transaction attorney with an emphasis in the areas of condominium construction and conversions, commercial and shopping center leases, land development, commercial and industrial property sales and purchases, residential real estate transactions. In addition to buyers and sellers, Mr. Helms has represented custom home contractors and mortgage lenders.


Indiana University, J.D., 1973, magna cum laude; Purdue University, B.S., 1970; Order of the Coif; Associate Editor Law Journal

Community Involvement

Illinois Bankers Association lecturer on federal regulations and Illinois Interest Act limitations regarding adjustable rate mortgages


Co-author of Interpleader Chapter of Illinois Real Estate Litigation Handbook (1984) (Illinois Institute for Continuing Education)


Illinois Supreme Court Indiana Supreme Court


Chicago Bar Association; Illinois Mortgage Attorneys Association