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Business Entity Formation, Advising and Administration

When business clients seek legal counsel from the Law Office of Richard J. Arendt, they receive the benefit of nearly four decades of experience acquired assisting hundreds of clients with the day-to-day issues that threaten their bottom line. Our focus on long-term relationships over short-term profits is why many of our clients rely on our law firm as their outside general counsel for legal advice, commercial transactions, and business litigation. We often function as our client’s full-time general counsel when businesses do not have the need or budget to maintain a full-time general counsel in-house. Mr. Arendt has built his reputation on furnishing the high-quality legal advice and representation of large Chicago law firms merged with the efficiency, economy, and individual attention of a small firm. Our clients include business entities and equity owners of all types, such as:

  • Domestic and foreign companies
    • Entrepreneurs & start ups
    • Privately held companies
    • Family owned businesses
    • Emerging companies
    • Private equity firms
    • Non-Profits
    • Venture backed companies
    • Management groups

Business Solutions Based on 38 Years of Experience & Expertise Facing Complex and Challenging Legal Issues

Chicago Area Business Law Attorney Richard J. Arendt provides a full range of legal services to businesses ranging from closely held family businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Arendt counsels business owners through all stages of the lifespan of a commercial entity commencing with business formation and strategic planning; continuing through operational and compliance matters; and culminating with expansion through merger, acquisition, or business succession issues. Some of the legal services our law firm can include the following:

  • Selection of the right structure of operation
    • Advice on venture capital and financing arrangements
    • International transactions
    • Technology transactions and license issues
    • Private equity and venture capital matters
    • E-commerce
    • Corporate governance counseling
    • Legal counsel, negotiation, and drafting of basic to sophisticated commercial agreements
    • Acquisitions, mergers, and other business combinations/divestitures
    • Commercial real estate transactions and leases
    • Employment-related agreements (Non-disclosures, severance agreements, non-competes)
    • Negotiating commercial transactions
    • Regulatory and legal compliance
    • Executive compensation issues
    • Energy transactions
    • Structuring commercial transactions
    • Preparation of documents to effectuate commercial transactions
    • Commercial litigation disputes

When our clients seek out the legal counsel of our law firm regarding business formation issues, we consider all issues relevant to our client’s business objectives and industry conditions. We routinely assist our clients in structuring new business entities. During the process of developing a new business entity, we provide guidance and insight regarding company governance, operational and decision-making structure, regulatory compliance issues, contractual relationships, and other areas essential to our clients’ success.

Cost-Effective & Innovative Business Solutions

Based on nearly four decades of experience, Mr. Arendt has the knowledge and expertise to help guide business owners to cost-effective, creative, and practical solutions to business issues and commercial disputes. Our law firm works closely with clients to acquire an understanding of their business, market conditions, and industry so that we can help our clients accurately evaluate their strategic and legal options. Our record successfully assisting many businesses in a wide range of commercial transactions and litigation matters has furnished our firm with a realistic basis for the assessment of the benefits, costs and merits of prospective business solutions.

We invite you to schedule an initial consultation with Chicago Business Lawyer Richard J. Arendt, so we can provide more information about our legal services and answer questions that impact you and your business. Our business law firm represents clients in transactional and litigation matters in the greater Chicago area as well as the following Counties: Cook County, Du Page County, Will County, Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Boone County. Call us today at (312) 642-9606 to schedule your initial consultation.