Lawyers Representing Chicago Businesses

Business law is a broad legal area that deals with every legal dealing that impacts business and commerce in some way. It involves the interpretation and enforcement of various state and federal laws, laws designed to protect the rights of all parties involved in the economy, including those not directly involved. For example, environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) govern how businesses must dispose of toxic byproducts and manage their emissions.

Business Law Practice Areas and Cases we Handle

Many different subcategories of law fall into the area of business law. These include:

  • Employment law. Employment law includes all laws cases related to employment and labor. Examples of cases that fall into this category include representing employers in unemployment benefits defense, discrimination claims, sexual harassment claims, wage and hour disputes, OSHA compliance, and whistleblower claims;
  • Tax law. Businesses are subjected to many taxes, tax processes, and tax credits that are not available to individual taxpayers, all of which are written into federal and state tax laws;
  • Business incorporation. How a business is incorporated affects how it is run and taxed;
  • Securities law. When financial assets are part of a business plan or the business deals with trading securities, a business owner can benefit from working with a lawyer who has experience dealing in securities law;
  • Real estate law as it applies to businesses, such as negotiating leases and land use disputes;
  • Intellectual property law, the area of law that deals with ownership and use of products, patents, and other creations;
  • Mergers and acquisitions, the legal processes of combining companies and their assets; and
  • Shareholder rights. In a publicly-held company, the shareholders have certain rights. This area of law governs their rights and the resolution of disputes that arise between shareholders and company owners.

Working with an Experienced Business Lawyer

Working with a business lawyer to represent your rights and interests in a business dispute means having an advocate. Depending on the circumstances of the dispute, your lawyer could determine legal options you did not realize you had or resolve the dispute before it spirals into a contentious, expensive legal procedure for you. Often, business disputes are resolved through arbitration or mediation, two forms of alternative dispute resolution that make it possible for the parties involved to reach settlements without having to go to court. This saves everybody involved in the dispute money and time and often, helps to avoid conflicts that could create new problems between them in the future.

Work with an Experienced Schaumburg Business Lawyer

As a business owner, a shareholder, or an employee, there will be times when business law violations and legal decisions in your company will affect you personally. When you need legal advice and representation regarding these events, work with an experienced business lawyer. Get started with a member of North Suburban Legal Services LLC today by contacting our firm to schedule your initial consultation in our office.

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