630-466-1600

160 S. Municipal Dr. Suite 100, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

James F. White

Owner and Principal

Mr. White has practiced law for thirty years. He graduated from Indiana University in 1986, and received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1989. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar, and admitted to practice in the Federal Court in the Northern District of Illinois, in 1989. While attending law school, he was a law clerk with the law firm of Carey, Filter, White & Boland. He became an associate of that firm upon graduating, and in 1996 became a partner.

Mr. White served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Summit Homes beginning in 1996. In 2000, Mr. White joined the Naperville law firm of Dommermuth, Brestal, Cobine and West, where he concentrated his practice in the areas of real estate, land use, zoning and development. He opened his own law office in his home town of Sugar Grove in 2002, where he remains active in the community.

Mr. White has lectured in the areas of business organizations, real estate transactions and short sales. Mr. White concentrates his practice in the areas of zoning and development, estate planning and probate law, commercial and residential real estate transactions and leases, mortgage foreclosure and bank collection, and general transactional law.

Mr. White served as a Director on the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce board for ten years, and was President from 2004 to 2006, and again from 2010 to 2011. He was a founding member of the Sugar Grove Economic Development Corporation. He is a founder and Board President of Water Lily International, a 501(c)(3) clean water ministry, and travels worldwide to spread the Gospel and provide clean water wells for those without access to clean water. He has been active in the Sugar Grove Corn Boil, Lions, and numerous other civic activities, and is a leader in his church. Mr. White lives in Sugar Grove with his wife and four of his eight children.

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Business Organization and Representation
  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate Closings
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1989

Education

  • John Marshal Law School, Chicago, IL Spring 1989, J.D.
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 1986, B.A. History

Affiliations

  • Director on the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce board for ten years, and was President from 2004 to 2006, and again from 2010 to 2011
  • Founding Board Member of the Sugar Grove Economic Development Corporation - 2003
  • Founder and Board President of Water Lily International, an Illinois Not-For-Profit clean water ministry – 2018 to present.

Past Employment

  • Carey, Filter, White & Boland, Chicago, IL: Law clerk during law school. Became an Associate Attorney in 1989. Became a partner in 1996
  • Summit Homes, St. Charles, IL: Executive Vice President and General Counsel 1996 – 2000.
  • Summit Homes, St. Charles, IL: Executive Vice President and General Counsel 1996 – 2000.
  • Law Office of James F. White, Sugar Grove, IL: Firm Principal 2002 to present.

630-466-1600

160 S. Municipal Dr. Suite 100, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

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