General Business Law Consultation and Practice

Starting and running a small business is uniquely rewarding experience. Along with the thrill of pursuing your dream of being an entrepreneur, however, there comes a host of legal issues and questions. A business law attorney can help you navigate the legal waters as needed, without the high price-tag of hiring in-house counsel. 

For Those Starting a Small Business

Having recently started my own small business, I know firsthand how tiring it can be to navigate the legal requirements to establish your business, especially if you are new to the process. Starting a business is an exciting journey, but it can be difficult to know where to start (and even what exactly it means to "start" a business), what documents you need to file, permits or licenses are required - the list goes on. A business attorney serves as your legal guide and counselor to assist you in the process, helping you gain clarity and direction. 

A business attorney helps you locate, complete, and file the necessary paperwork with the Illinois Secretary of State and local and county governments to get your business legally established. You and the business attorney can also work together to draft important documents such as operating agreements, employee handbooks, employment agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. 

If you need to purchase commercial property, a business attorney may also represent you during the process and help you navigate the sometimes complex components of the purchase. 

Starting a small business in Illinois? Contact my firm to find out how I can help. Click here to fill out an intake sheet and I will contact you as soon as I can to schedule a consultation.

For Those Who Have An Established Small Business

If you are operating a small business and need legal advice, a business law attorney can give you an assessment of your situation and advise you on what your legal options are. Some examples of what a business law attorney might advise you on include: employee issues (hiring and firing), nondisclosure agreements, employment agreements, potential conflicts of interest or duty of care issues, and vendor agreements. 

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Initial Consultations

The Law Office of Rachael J. Leah, LLC offers a no-obligation 60-minute initial consultation for just $25. For more information, visit the "About My Firm" page on the website.

Contact My Office

Telephone: (630) 696-2442
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