Business Representation

Our business representation services support entrepreneurs and established businesses in Champaign-Urbana, throughout Central Illinois, and beyond. We can help your business establish a solid legal structure, overcome regulatory hurdles, secure financing, and pursue your business goals. Our team of attorneys will partner with you to navigate the difficult challenges that businesses face today, with a particular eye on moving transactions from creation to completion.

We are prepared to address the various needs of our business clients, including:

Business Formation

We advise clients of their various options as to business entity form, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships. After guiding the client through this selection process, we work with them to properly structure the entity through organizational documents, bylaws, agreements among partners or shareholders and all minutes reflecting adoption or approval of these matters.

We also serve as the registered agent for the entity, where appropriate, and are always available to consult on questions of operation or transition that might require the amendment or replacement of governance documents.

Business Transactions and Governance

A business entity confronts a variety of questions during its business life, and we are ready to work with our clients wherever needed. This includes client concerns relating to contracts, real estate (ownership or leasing), intellectual property, government regulation, corporate governance and more.

Mergers and Acquisitions

As business combinations become possible or necessary, we advise and advocate for our clients in the negotiation and completion of all types of business mergers, acquisitions and sales.

Labor and Employment

Our lawyers have represented clients before federal and state labor and employment agencies, drafted written opinions and advised as to a wide variety of employment law related areas. We have had substantial experience representing clients in employment-related litigation in state and federal court, and have led labor negotiations.

Intellectual Property

We have experience and training in federal and state registration of copyrights, trademarks and service marks. We have relationships with patent attorneys in Chicago and the Washington, D.C. area, and can help ensure our clients obtain the type and level of expertise needed to secure and defend federal protection for their inventions.

For more information, please contact a member of our Business Representation practice team: