Business and commercial law services
How we help small business owners
Startups and business formation
When founding a new business, it is important to ensure that it is structured correctly to protect the owner or partners from personal liability and utilize the available tax advantages. We can assist in meeting the requirements to form a limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP), or corporation.
Contract review, preparation, and negotiation
The contractual agreements a business makes with vendors, suppliers, clients, or employees must contain the proper elements in order to be legally enforceable. We can assist in drafting and negotiating contracts with other parties, and we can review your existing contracts to identify any legal concerns that may need to be addressed and ensure that your business has the legal protection it needs.
When acquiring, being acquired by, or merging with another company, your business will need to address a variety of concerns to ensure that the new company will be able to operate successfully. We can assist with due diligence, establishing corporate governance for the new company, addressing tax issues, and reviewing contracts that will be affected by a merger.
Businesses offering franchising opportunities to other businesses will need to meet a variety of legal requirements, and companies that plan to operate as franchisees should be sure they have the necessary legal protections in place. As franchise attorneys, we work with franchisors and franchisees to review franchise disclosure documents and negotiate franchise agreements.
Industries we serve
Meet our commercial attorney Danya Shakfeh
Our female corporate lawyer has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 9 consecutive years, an award that less than 2.5% of lawyers receive.
Over a decade of experience
Business strategy attorney Danya Shakfeh has saved hundreds of dollars from business owners in Illinois by helping them make the best decisions for their companies.