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Business Representation

If you are starting a new business in Illinois or buying or selling an existing business, you need a skilled business law attorney. We can help you structure the transaction, prepare the necessary contracts, and advise you regarding compliance with regulatory requirements.

Business Planning, Structuring, and Formation

When starting a new business, you must first decide on a legal structure for your business. Possible business structures include the following:

  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
  • Subchapter S Corporations
  • Corporations
  • Joint Ventures

We can advise you on what structure would be best for your business and draft all the documents necessary to maintain a business in good standing, such as by-laws, corporate resolutions, minutes of directors' meetings, and notices. We can also manage shareholder and director meetings and handle required annual filings. For limited liability companies, we can organize the company and prepare the LLC Operating Agreement.


We can strategically negotiate all types of commercial contracts and draft or review most types of business agreements, including the following:

  • Purchase/Sale Agreements
  • Employment and Severance Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure, Non-Circumvention, Non-Compete, and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Shareholder and Member Agreements
  • Vendor/Customer Agreements
  • License Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Royalty Agreements
  • Leases
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements

General Business Services

We represent our clients in a variety of other business matters:

  • Corporate Law and Shareholder Relations
  • Acquisitions
  • Federal, State, and Local Legislative Matters
  • Partnerships, Joint Ventures, and Partner Relations
  • Directors' and Officers' Liability
  • Shareholders' and Members' Rights