James L. Hamilton



Jim is a tax partner who leads the firm’s tax planning & compliance department. Jim has over 25 years of experience in public accounting in both large and mid-sized firms, along with five years in private industry. Jim has worked closely with a variety of individuals and small business owners in various industries, providing tax compliance and consulting services. Jim provides a perspective on issues from the client’s point of view, due to experience in private industry. His industry experience includes manufacturing, distribution, entertainment, construction, real estate, not for profit, and professional practices. Jim has extensive experience assisting clients in resolving tax inquiries and controversies with federal, state, and local authorities.

Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He enjoys travelling and relishes in the occasional, however inconsistent, game of golf. As a bit of a foodie, Jim has made an effort to visit just about every restaurant in Chicago. A native Chicagoan, he can also be found cheering on the Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks.


  • Corporate, partnership, and individual tax planning
  • Multi-state tax services
  • International income tax matters
  • Estate, gift, and trust planning, and compliance services
  • Tax planning for high net worth individuals, including succession and wealth transfer
  • IRS, state, and local audit representation
  • Federal, state and local, sales and use tax
  • Private foundation planning and compliance
  • Assisting with entity selection for startup businesses
  • Experience in working with foreign owned businesses doing business in the United States


2700 Patriot Boulevard, Suite 400
Glenview, Illinois 60026


  • MBA, Finance & Accounting, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Mathematics, Vanderbilt University


  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member of the Illinois CPA Society
  • Member, Glenview Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce

Community Involvement

  • Treasurer, Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Board of Trustees, Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook
  • Volunteer, Alzheimer’s Association — Greater Chicagoland Chapter