James P. Moorhead
Jamie’s practice includes commercial real estate, land use, sports law, and conservation. Among others, he advises tenants, landlords, landowners, athletes, and land trusts. Jamie loves working alongside clients and helping their businesses grow. He is comfortable counseling executives and general counsels of any size company. Clients include retailers; regional, national, and global companies and firms; manufacturers; and resorts. He was selected as a “40 Under Forty Illinois Attorneys to Watch” by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in 2011.
Jamie has handled roughly 750 leases for tenants and 300 purchases and sales in all 50 U.S. states, with a total value above $2 billion. He recently published his first book, Tenant Leasing 101: The Essential Business and Legal Strategies for Your Next Lease, now available on Amazon.
Previously the Communications Manager with the Motorola Cycling Team from 1994-1996, Jamie represents Olympic-level athletes in international and national sports law cases through the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Ombudsman office.
Jamie also advises land trusts on conservation, conservation easements, and real estate matters. He has experience in land use, natural resource, water law, conservation, and conservation easements.
Jamie founded the Moorhead Law Group in 2012 as a focused, hard-working law firm with a national practice. The firm prides itself on a reasonable approach, responsiveness, and fair pricing. Clients note the firm’s fair approach, sound advice, and ability to get transactions done on time, on budget and without surprises.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD; 1999
-Editor-in-Chief, Public Interest Law Reporter; 1998-1999
-CALI Award for highest grade in Constitutional Law; 1998
Vermont Law School, Environmental Intensive Summer Session; 1997
Georgetown University, BA (English and Classics); 1994
Illinois, Maryland, and District of Columbia
Lerch, Early & Brewer Chtd. 2000-2001
Vedder Price LLP 2001-2002
Freeborn Peters LLP 2002-2004
Thompson Coburn LLP 2005-2012
Moorhead Law Group, LLC 2012-Present.