Corporate & Business Law
Our firm understands the importance of having sound legal counsel on business matters. Successfully launching and operating a business is complex. From business formation through corporate succession, or sale of a company, Utreras Law Offices can assist you.
Our attorneys have represented both public and private corporate clients, and as a result, we are well-rounded advocates for, and sophisticated advisors to, clients on business matters. We are skilled in contract drafting, negotiation, and enforcement. Guiding business owners through compliance issues and the legal implications of certain business actions is what we do best.
Before entering into any business contract or agreement, you should consult with an attorney so that you understand your rights and obligations. A properly prepared business contract should minimize the risk of future disputes and litigation.
As experienced litigation attorneys we understand the importance of having agreements that are straightforward, easy to understand, and capture the intent of the parties. Our lawyers can advise you during contract negotiations and ensure that the business deal you enter meets your needs and expectations. Whether entering into an agreement with a vendor, signing a new lease, or hiring an independent contractor, we can help your company meet its business objectives.
Areas of Experience:
- Vendor/Client Contracts
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Lease Review
- Contract Disputes
- Buy / Sell Agreements
- Asset and Stock Purchase Agreements / Transactions
Determining which business structure is right for you can be a challenge. Whether contemplating a sole proprietor structure, a partnership, a limited liability company, a joint venture, or some other type of corporate structure, our attorneys can ably assist you in making the best decision for your future.
Once you decide on your corporate structure, we can assist you with the documentation necessary to start-up your new business. If applicable, we can also assist you in obtaining Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Certifications from the City of Chicago and other governmental certifying agencies. We also provide counsel and guidance on 401(k) compliance and Employee Benefit Plans.
Areas of Experience:
- Incorporation / Organization Services
- Minority Business Enterprise Certification (MBE)
- Women Business Enterprise Certification (WBE)
- 401(k) / Employee Benefit Plans