Do you need legal counsel for your business?
Chicago Business Law Attorney
Lawyer for Corporate Formation, General Counsel, and Contract Review in DuPage County and Cook County
Business owners, partners, and shareholders will need to address a wide variety of legal concerns to ensure that their business is structured properly, that contractual agreements can be carried out, and that any disputes can be resolved effectively. When addressing these matters, you will want to work with an experienced business law attorney who can provide you with legal representation and help you build a strategy for success.
Shakfeh Law LLC works with businesses of all types and sizes to address legal matters, resolve disputes, and create successful business strategies. Danya Shakfeh is an attorney and business owner with over 10 years of experience, and she will work personally with you to handle your legal concerns and ensure that your business is protected from financial harm.
Business Law Services
Starting a Business and Corporate 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 & 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.
Buying or Selling a Business
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.
General Counsel Services
Many small businesses do not have the resources to keep an attorney on staff, or they may hire different lawyers as needed to address different types of legal issues. We can help you avoid this type of inefficiency by establishing a relationship with your business, helping you address your ongoing concerns, and working to manage risks and build successful business strategies.
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. We work with franchisors and franchisees to review franchise disclosure documents and negotiate franchise agreements.
Business disputes and business divorce
We can assist in resolving internal business disputes between owners, officers, or employees. We also provide representation in external disputes involving other companies or individuals, including cases involving breach of contract, fraud, unfair competition, or franchise disputes. We can also help business partners complete a “business divorce” and follow the proper procedures for a buyout of a partner’s shares or interest in the business.