Motiva Business Law

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5-Star Rating


Tampa, Florida


Oak Brook, Illinois

Danya Shakfeh

Founding Attorney

Business Law Attorney Danya Shakfeh

Meet Attorney Shakfeh

Danya Shakfeh has been 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.

Award-Winning Attorney

Danya has received the Rising Star badge from Super Lawyers for multiple, consecutive years due to her excellent service and client care.

Over A Decade of Experience

Danya has helped dozens of entrepreneurs protect their companies by using her in-depth knowledge of Florida and Illinois business law and years of expertise.

As a Chicago business law attorney, Danya helps protect her clients so they have safe and profitable businesses.  She is a strategic lawyer who is committed to ensuring each client has a positive experience when they engage her firm. 

Attorney Shakfeh was admitted to practice in Illinois and Florida, graduated from the University of South Florida cum laude, and received her juris doctor from Florida International University College of Law. Oh, and she has been practicing for over a decade.

Danya currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her three children. She enjoys reading, fashion, and spending time with her family.


  • Danya has written and negotiated protective and strategic contracts that have stood the test of conflict and litigation.
  • Danya’s business and legal advisory services has helped her clients uncover lost profits.
  • Danya’s clients love her.  Read her reviews on Google.
  • Danya has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers every year since 2015. This award is given to less than 2.5% of attorneys.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Illinois

State Bar of Florida

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


Illinois State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

How to Structure Your Law Firm and Tax Considerations, Illinois State Bar Association (2021)


Justifiably Defrauded?, Illinois State Bar Association (2021)

New Employment Laws for a New Generation?, DuPage County Bar Association (2019)

Using Legal Analysis to Address Claims of Spiritual Abuse, International Cultic Studies Association Magazine, ISCA Today, (2018)

Mom at Law, Chicago Bar Association (2016)


2024 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2023 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2022 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2021 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2020 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2019 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2018 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2017 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2016 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®

2015 Illinois Rising Stars, Super Lawyers®


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