Our Attorneys

Jim  Howicz

Jim Howicz

Partner
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Phone: 512-476-0005
Jim Howicz focuses on general corporate matters, negotiating commercial transactions, drafting contracts, and financial services.  He represents small and mid-sized businesses as an outside general counsel and advises on employment issues.  Jim handles a wide variety of matters for banks and lenders with a focus on credit and collections.  He also helps clients with various issues before state and federal regulators.

Jim can see the issues facing businesses today from over twenty years’ experience as in-house counsel, including several years as general counsel to two start-ups.  Working with a start-up presents a wide variety of issues, from basic operating issues like leasing space, outsourcing operations and implementing standardized policies and controls to licensing and employment matters.  Prior to that, he was with Dell for ten years, where Jim led the financial services legal team.  This provided exposure to many business challenges large and small on a local and global scale.  Jim is especially proud of drafting agreements and negotiating transactions that helped Dell Financial Services to grow to be a $5B business and expand internationally.

Jim graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in 1988.  He earned his law degree with honors from Tulane University in 1991.  Jim and his family have lived in the Round Rock area since 2002.  He enjoys being involved in local activities such as providing meals for the homeless through his church and coaching his daughter’s soccer team.
Professional Licenses, Memberships, Honors and Awards
  • Licensed to practice law in Illinois, 1991.
  • Dell Financial Services Cross-Functional Contributor Award 2X
  • 2009 Dell Legal Excellence Award.
Education
  • BA, Geography, University of Chicago, 1988
  • JD, cum laude, Tulane Law School, 1991