Motiva Business Law

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5-Star Rating


Tampa, Florida


Oak Brook, Illinois

We are business lawyers who get deals done.

Business Lawyer Practice Areas

We are business lawyers based in Florida and Illinois who help businesses get deals done. We help with mergers and acquisitions, franchises, contract negotiations, corporations, LLCs, and more.

Business Aquisitions
Business Acquisitions

Work with a business lawyer who is familiar with the legal complexities associated with acquisitions to ensure a smooth business transaction. We offer legal expertise related to:

  • Letter of Intent to Purchase (LOI)
  • Term Sheets
  • Purchase Agreements
  • Due Diligence
  • Negotiation
  • Getting You to Closing

Have your franchise agreement reviewed by a lawyer who will advise you of your rights and obligations as a franchisee, or become a franchisor.  We can assist with:

  • Franchise Formation
  • Franchise Agreement Reviews
  • Legal Counsel Related to Franchise Matters
  • Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs)

Make sure you’re entering a fair deal by working with an attorney who can write, review, and negotiate your company’s contracts.  We can help with:

  • Strategy for B2B and B2C Contracts
  • Contract Creation
  • Contract Reviews
  • Contract Negotiation
Start-Ups & Business Formations
Start-Ups & Business Law

Get the expert legal help you need to choose the right business entity and protect your assets.  We can help you with:

  • Operating Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements & Bylaws
  • Choosing the Right Business Entity
  • Strategic Business Structure
  • Consulting on Start Up & Business Formation Matters
  • Corporate Transparency Act/Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reports
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Our Firm Makes Business Law Easy

Make Informed Decisions
We help you understand your legal alternatives so you can make strategic decisions that align with both your business and personal goals.

Protect Your Business
We help you prevent legal issues and disputes that may adversely affect your business, saving you from wasted time and lost revenue.

Understand Your Legal Options
Legal matters can be complicated and overwhelming. Our goal is to ensure that you clearly understand your position, alternatives, advantages, disadvantages, and implications of every transaction. We make the law accessible.

We Make It Easy

What Our Business Clients Say

Danya is goal focused, which I appreciate, she doesn’t expect you to know the law, but she wants to know what your business means to you. At the end of the day, your business is worth being protected and respected in the field you are in.

Judith L.

Danya was a pleasure to work with. She was very professional, courteous, and had the expertise and knowledge to review our lease and franchise agreements. She gave great insight and recommendations on how we can protect ourselves and our business and to ensure the agreements were fair for both parties.

Sadaf F.

What Does A Business Lawyer Do?

Step One
Step One

Schedule your initial consultation with our Firm.  You may be asked to provide a refundable deposit so we know you are serious about business.

Step Two

During your consultation with our Firm, we will learn more about your needs, goals, and see if we are a good fit for each other.

Step Three

We will inform you of your legal options using our years of experience in business law.  We will then present you with service offerings that make sense for your individual situation.

Step Four

After hiring our Firm to handle your legal matter, our team will begin working and deliver the service according to a specified timeline.  We will make sure you fully understand what has been delivered, any next steps, and remain accessible until we get to your goal.

Meet Business Lawyer Shakfeh

Danya Shakfeh is a business lawyer who has practicing business law for over a decade.  She is well-versed in strategic business structuring, contracts, business strategy, franchises, and negotiation. Attorney Shakfeh is an award-winning lawyer who has also been published in multiple journals.  She believes the law should be accessible and easy to understand, is a fierce advocate to her clients, and aims to guide every client toward solutions that protect their businesses long-term.

Our Oakbrook & Tampa Legal Team

Professional, organized, responsive and caring are all words we hear from our clients when they describe the Motiva Business Law team.  Every person on our team is client-focused and committed to ensuring clients receive the best service possible.  From the time you schedule your initial consultation, to after your legal matter is resolved, you will feel taken care of and know you are in good hands.

What Makes Our Business Law Firm Different

We Are Responsive

According to industry reports, the number one complaint clients have about their attorneys is lack of response and long turnaround time. We do not have this problem at our firm. Clients continually comment on how quickly we respond to their questions and concerns. We solve any problems and address doubts that arise, keeping each client up-to-speed as their legal matter progresses.

We Are Client-Focused

Each of our services is different because our work is based upon our client’s individual goals, both professional and personal. We tailor our services to our clients and continually communicate as their legal matters progress.

We Are Tech Savvy

We take full advantage of technological solutions to stay organized and communicate effectively. You will always have access to our team and understand exactly where we are in the process of handling your legal matter.

We Are Diverse

Motiva Business Law is a certified woman-owned business, and we are proud to have an Arabic-speaking attorney who serves as not only a legal resource, but as a trusted guide to each client she has the opportunity to work with. We also have staff who speak Mandarin.


If you are a business owner and you are dealing with a business legal matter, you will want an attorney on your side who fully understands Illinois business law.  This is the best way to ensure that your business remains protected.  Not having a business law attorney on your side can result in unnecessary disputes, lost time and money, and maybe even the death of your business.  Taking the right legal steps while operating your business is the best way to protect it long-term.

When we do consultations, we are taking away time from paying clients. In order to for all involved to have skin in the game, we need to ensure that potential clients are serious about improving their businesses and their lives, via our legal services.

We’re committed to being different.  What does this mean for you?  Quick responses to your questions, the ability to clearly understand your legal options, expedient delivery of services, and having a legal advocate on your side who is committed to making sure both you and your business remain protected.

We work with clients located in Oak Brook, Burr Ridge, Naperville, Hinsdale, Lombard, Addison, Downers Grove, Oak Park, Darien, Chicago, Lisle, Westmont, Willowbrook, Clarendon Hills, and the Chicagoland Area.  In Florida, we work with clients located in the Tampa Bay Area, Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Temple Terrace, Lutz, Odessa, Brooksville, Spring Hill, Land O’Lakes, and Clearwater.
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