Business Counseling

Our business counseling practice encompasses a number of disciplines with a common theme: providing creative and cost-effective advice to our privately owned business clients as their outside counsel. Our services include:

Choice of Entity. We advise our clients on the proper choice of entity among the array of available structures, including corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and limited liability entities. We are very familiar with the myriad of different state laws as well as the federal and state tax issues involved in selecting the proper choice of entity for organizations ranging from start-ups to established companies expanding into new ventures.

Contracts. We review a variety of contracts on a daily basis involving manufacturing, distribution and various service contracts. In keeping with our role as counselors to our business clients, we pride ourselves on counseling our clients about not only the legal implications but also the business implications of these contracts.

Business Financing. We assist our clients in raising funds through the private placement of debt and equity securities by planning and preparing private placement memorandums. Our firm also maintains an extensive and active relationship with the commercial banks in the area and in downtown Chicago to assist our clients in finding the right banking relationship.

Litigation Management. As our clients’ outside counsel, we actively manage relationships with attorneys handling other matters for our clients. This includes locating the appropriate counsel based upon the complexity and size of a particular matter and making certain that local counsel clearly understands our clients’ objectives and fully serves their interests.

Shareholder Disputes. We have substantial expertise in shareholder disputes and have participated in several shareholder disputes involving over $10,000,000.00. Our firm blends our litigation expertise with our business savvy to produce the best possible results for our clients. We consistently obtain outstanding results for clients whether they are the complaining shareholder or the management of the entity involved in these disputes.