Legal Guidance And Representation For Business Formation, Contract Review And Commercial Litigation

Will County general counsel attorney for contract disputes and employment law

Building a business and keeping it operating successfully are no easy tasks. As a business owner, you have a multitude of concerns that you need to deal with on a daily basis, and the thought of addressing legal issues on top of everything else can often seem overwhelming. However, ignoring these matters or putting them off until a later date can result in serious problems, such as liability issues, tax obligations or contractual disputes, or, worse, you could find yourself in a lawsuit. By working with an experienced attorney to address business law concerns, you can avoid legal problems and can build a business strategy that will help you achieve your goals.

The lawyers of SBK Law Group have more than 25 years of combined legal experience, and we have provided legal help and representation to clients in a wide variety of business-related matters. We will work with you to build a complete understanding of your business and determine the best strategies that will provide for your ongoing success.

Business Law Services

With our attorneys on your side, you can address any current legal issues while ensuring that your business is prepared for future growth. We can serve as general counsel for your business and assist with  business law matters such as the following:

  • Business formation – By choosing the correct structure for your business, you can ensure that you and your business partners are protected from liability, and determine the best way to address personal and corporate taxes. We can assist you in determining whether you should create a limited partnership, limited liability company (LLC), S corporation, C corporation or another type of business entity. We can also ensure that your business is properly registered and meets all ongoing legal requirements for the type of entity you choose.
  • Contract review and disputes – When you enter into a contract, you have objectives in mind such as to buy, sell or lease goods or services at a fair price. You also need legal protection from liability. Our business law attorneys draft, review and negotiate contracts for our business clients. In case of allegations of breach of contract, we represent clients to resolve those disputes through negotiations, mediation or trial. Ultimately, our goal is to protect you and your business legally and financially.
  • Employment law – In addition to helping create valid, enforceable employment contracts, we can help your company put policies in place that protect you from liability while ensuring that your employees’ needs are met. We also represent both employers and employees in employment matters such as human resources issues, personnel issues, and claims of discrimination or sexual harassment.
  • Litigation – We understand that it is often preferable to resolve business-related disputes outside of the courtroom using methods such as negotiation, mediation or arbitration. However, when necessary, we are prepared to provide you with representation in court in the event you are sued or feel you have a case against another party. We will work to protect your business’s interests and ensure that you are fully compensated for any financial harm done to your company.

What Is The Role Of A Business Lawyer?

Business law attorneys help businesses address the various legal issues that they may encounter. They also ensure the business is structured properly, determine the most beneficial tax strategies, draft and negotiate contracts, and ensure that the right employee policies are in place. Business law lawyers can also provide legal representation in disputes with other people or businesses and help determine the best ways to resolve these matters effectively while protecting a business’s financial interests.

How Can A Business Lawyer Help Me?

By working with a business law attorney, you can not only address any legal issues that may arise while doing business but can also create a successful business strategy that will help you achieve your goals. A lawyer can ensure that all procedures are followed correctly when establishing a structure for your business, review your contracts to identify any potential loopholes or areas of concern, address employment matters and help protect a business from liability.

What Is The Best Organizational Structure For My Business?

The ideal structure for your business will depend on the way the company will be organized and managed, whether you need to protect owners or partners from liability, the most beneficial tax strategies, and your plans for financing and capitalization, such as selling stock or ownership shares to investors. Depending on the unique needs of your business, you may choose to structure it as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation or an LLC.

Do I Need An Attorney To Prepare Business Contracts?

In some cases, agreements between your business and other people or organizations may be somewhat informal. While written agreements, forms downloaded from online sources or even verbal agreements may be sufficient in some cases, these agreements may not always be enforceable if disputes should arise. By working with an attorney, you can ensure that your contracts contain terms that will protect your rights, and you can be sure that you will know how to proceed if you need to take action to enforce a contract’s terms.

How Can I Resolve Business Disputes?

If your business becomes involved in a legal dispute with another person or organization, you may need to resolve these matters in court through litigation. However, the litigation process can be costly and time-consuming, and you may be able to use alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve these disputes more quickly and efficiently. In some cases, you may be able to negotiate a settlement or use mediation or arbitration to address matters without the need to enter the courtroom.

How Much Do Business Lawyers Charge For Services?

The legal fees for business law services will often depend on the amount of time and work needed to address certain issues. In some cases, flat fees may apply to certain services, while in others, an attorney will charge an hourly rate for the amount of time worked on a case. Typically, more complex cases, such as those involving business litigation, will result in higher fees. Our firm offers free consultations, and we will explain the fees we charge and the amount you can expect to pay for certain services.

Contact Our DuPage County Business Lawyers

Having the right attorney on your side is crucial for success in business matters. Whether you are starting a business, need to restructure your business to address your ongoing concerns, are preparing to sign a business contract or need to address business-related legal disputes, our lawyers can provide the legal help you need. To learn more about how we can help your business build a strategy for growth and success, contact our office at 630-427-4407. We represent business owners, employers and employees in Downers Grove, Naperville, and throughout DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County, Will County and Kendall County.