James F. Gossett

James F. Gossett

Partner
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-263-3001
Fax:
312-372-6685
Email:

JAMES F. GOSSETT is a partner at Howe & Hutton, Ltd. He is now in his second tour of duty with the firm, after an extended hiatus with another Chicago firm from 1993 to 2009. He graduated with honors from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 1973, and he earned a Juris Doctorate degree in 1976 from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology. That year, he joined the staff of the National Association of Realtors®, where he served as Director of State and Municipal Legislation. Then, in 1979, he took a position on the staff of the International Association of Assessing Officers, where he was Director of Publications and Association Counsel until 1985, when he first applied his in-house experience to representation of other nonprofits at Howe & Hutton. He engages in the general representation of associations, professional societies, charities and other nonprofits, but he also has extensive experience handling all types of intellectual property matters for various other clients. Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, he is a former chairman of the Chicago Bar Association's Trade and Professional Associations Law Committee, a former instructor for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management, and an active member of numerous professional organizations, as well as a contributor to various publications on nonprofit organization and intellectual property law.

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Taxation

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

Education

  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Law Journal: Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, 1975 - 1976
  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
    • B.S. - 1973
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List, 1970-1973
    • Major: Journalism

Published Works

  • Howe & Hutton Report, Numerous Articles
  • Arnstein & Lehr Intellectual Property; Wrote, edited and published
  • "The Myriad Problems of Shopping Center Assessment," Journal of State Taxation, Summer, 1985
  • Association Trends; Monthly column
  • "Realistic Appraisal Techniques of Large Income-Producing Properties," Real Property Probate and Trust Journal, Spring, 1983
  • Property Tax Journal and Assessment Digest, International Association of Assessing Officers
  • Forum, Association Forum of Chicagoland
  • Chronicle, Illinois Association of Non-Profit Organizations
  • Association Law & Policy, American Society of Association Executives
  • Study on Air Rights, Water Rights and Development Rights, United States Department of Agriculture

Classes/Seminars

  • Chamber Law, Advanced, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management
  • Chamber Law, Personnel and Employment Law, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Chicago Bar Association Trade and Professional Associations Law Committee, Former Chairman

Past Employment Positions

  • Arnstein & Lehr, LLP, Partner, 1993 - 2009
  • Howe & Hutton, Ltd., Attorney, 1985 - 1993
  • International Association of Assessing Officers, Director of Publications and Association Counsel, 1979 - 1985
  • National Association of Realtors, Director of State and Municipal Legislation, 1976 - 1979