People: James R. FortCamp, Partner

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James R. FortCamp

Partner

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5615
Fax: (312) 460-7615
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Mr. FortCamp has over 29 years of experience assisting commercial, industrial, multi-tenant and residential property owners with real estate tax and assessment issues.

His experience includes handling matters before various assessment offices, Boards of Review, the Property Tax Appeal Board and in the Circuit Court.  He has successfully appealed assessments in all stages of the appeal process throughout Cook and the surrounding counties and has also successfully handled real estate tax exemption matters at administrative levels and before the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Illustrating his experience, Mr. FortCamp obtained a $1 million tax savings on a substantial corporate complex, a $400,000 tax savings on a significant downtown office building, and successfully appealed the valuation for a Fortune 500 company’s corporate headquarters, resulting in an annual real estate tax savings of $690,000. In addition, he has handled leasehold appeals for a property located at O’Hare airport and for a municipal owned multi-building complex, and has successfully represented several downtown hotels with tax matters.

Mr. Fortcamp has been designated a Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network.

Mr. FortCamp has over 29 years of experience assisting commercial, industrial, multi-tenant and residential property owners with real estate tax and assessment issues.

His experience includes handling matters before various assessment offices, Boards of Review, the Property Tax Appeal Board and in the Circuit Court.  He has successfully appealed assessments in all stages of the appeal process throughout Cook and the surrounding counties and has also successfully handled real estate tax exemption matters at administrative levels and before the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Illustrating his experience, Mr. FortCamp obtained a $1 million tax savings on a substantial corporate complex, a $400,000 tax savings on a significant downtown office building, and successfully appealed the valuation for a Fortune 500 company’s corporate headquarters, resulting in an annual real estate tax savings of $690,000. In addition, he has handled leasehold appeals for a property located at O’Hare airport and for a municipal owned multi-building complex, and has successfully represented several downtown hotels with tax matters.

Mr. Fortcamp has been designated a Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network.

Education

  • J.D., University of Illinois College of Law (1987)
  • B.S., University of Illinois (1984)
    with honors

Admissions

  • Illinois

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Affiliations

  • Member of the Chicago Bar Association Board of Managers, 2014-2016