Joost J. van Rossum

Staff Attorney ( Chicago )

Direct 312.471.8668 Mobile 312.838.5800 LinkedIn


With a background that includes experience in multiple areas of business and law, including cross-border commercial contracts and trade agreement compliance standards, Joost van Rossum is an accomplished advisor who balances a big-picture understanding of his clients’ business needs with close attention to the smallest details of their transactions. Clients trust Joost to provide detailed analysis and sound counsel to drive sound decision-making for their most complex deals.

Joost brings years of training in business and law, both in the Netherlands and the United States, to his work on behalf of the Business Transactions Team’s clients. His day-to-day practice focuses on representing clients in complex commercial real estate, finance, and corporate transactions. 

Clients and colleagues value having Joost on their teams for the responsiveness and quick work he brings to even the most daunting tasks.



District Court of Amsterdam & District Court of North Holland (2015-2016)



Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D., 2020, Center on Wrongful Convictions
The University of Chicago Law School, LL.M., 2017
VU University Amsterdam & University of Amsterdam, LL.M., Corporate Law, 2016, cum laude
President of the Criminal Law Legal Association “Criminal Intent”

VU University Amsterdam, LL.B., 2015, BSc. International Business Administration, LL.B Honors

Bar Admissions


Professional Memberships

Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association

Languages Spoken & Fluency

German, Reading Proficient