James C. MacGillis
About James C. MacGillisJames C. MacGillis is a business attorney focusing on the corporate, employment and litigation needs of entrepreneurs and growing businesses. Jimâs transactional background, coupled with his understanding of and experience in pursuing litigation when necessary, is particularly well-suited to small and medium-sized businesses that need their legal concerns addressed promptly, efficiently, and effectively. Jim prides himself on exceeding his clientsâ expectations. His responsiveness, creativity and ability to efficiently evaluate, advise and advocate for his clients has earned him the respect of this peers, as Jim was named a 2006 Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine.
Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1997, where he was a managing editor for the Minnesota Law Review. In addition, he earned a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs in 1998. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Jim joined the 400-attorney Hinshaw & Culbertson law firm in its Minneapolis office, practicing primarily in business and corporate law. Jim is a founding partner of Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A.
Jim was born in Milwaukee, but has lived in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and abroad. In 2001 and 2002, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras as a small business development volunteer. Jim is fluent in Spanish, and currently represents clients from Mexico, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.
Jim has spoken before classes at the University of St. Thomas New Venture MBA Program. He is an active member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Minnesota, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of Americoach, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit. Jim regularly volunteers with the Hennepin County Self-Help Expungement Clinic, and assists low income clients through the Volunteer Lawyers Network.
Outside of the law, Jim officiates high school and college lacrosse, as well as high school basketball.
Directory Practice Areas
- Business Law
- Employment Law
- Estate Planning
Additional Practice Areas
- General Civil
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Alternative billing arrangements and flat fees offered for appropriate cases.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Business Development Volunteer, Peace Corps|
|Business development volunteer in Ocotepeque, Honduras.|
|Associate Attorney, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP|
|Associate attorney in business group of Minneapolis office of national firm.|
|Teacher, Jesuit Vounteer Corps|
|Volunteer in Camden, New Jersey.|
|University of Minnesota Law School - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Cum Laude|
|Activities: Minnesota Law Review, Managing Editor|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||M.A.||Public Affairs|
|John Carroll University||B.A.||Political Science|
|Honors: Honors Scholar, Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit Honor Society)|
|Co-Chair, Business & Securities Law Section||Hennepin County Bar Association||2009-Current|
|Member, Minnesota State Bar Association|
|Member, Hennepin County Bar Association|
|Activities: Business & Securities Law Section officer|