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Business, Employment, and General Contract

Effective Evaluation, Negotiation, and Drafting of Contracts in Cook County

Whether you are hiring an employee, protecting your intellectual property, or negotiating a favorable vendor relationship, the contracts that define, these relationships are essential to a successful business.  Skillfully crafted contracts establish the expectations of the parties and enumerate important legal rights.  Chicago Contract Attorney Richard J. Arendt recognizes the role skillfully negotiated and drafted commercial agreements can have in preventing disputes that result in costly litigation.  Our business clients benefit from artfully constructed contracts that provide an effective means of safeguarding their rights and resources.

Constructing Contracts That Mitigate Liability Risks & Maximize Profitability

At the Law Office of Richard J. Arendt, we recognize that the financial success of our clients is closely tied to the quality of their contractual relationships with vendors, clientele, employees, and others.  Mr. Arendt has nearly four decades of legal experience providing reliable counsel based on his analysis of potential contract terms and language.  We understand that our ability to provide the best legal advice to our business clients rests on acquiring an in-depth understanding of their business goals, concerns, and market.  Mr. Arendt communicates closely with clients to obtain the information we need to maximize the value of our representation when negotiating and evaluating contractual terms for our clients.  Our focus on listening to our clients and developing outside the box innovative solutions promotes skillful drafting that avoids ambiguity and costly disputes.

Contracts and Agreements for Illinois Businesses

At our Illinois business agreement law firm, we often see companies harmed by one-size-fits-all agreements.  Business contracts need to be narrowly tailored based on relevant factors that might include size, type, and location of a company among many other relevant considerations.  One-size-fits-all business contracts cannot be relied on to focus on protecting your interest.  Richard J. Arendt meticulously drafts business contracts to fit with and promote the specific business needs of his clients.  When our law firm drafts your agreement, the document will promote your interests, protect your business, fit your needs, and comply with Illinois and U.S. laws.  Whether a business needs legal advice, drafting services for a specific document in a transaction, or outside counsel services for the full spectrum of agreements, our offices can help. Mr. Arendt provides legal advice and representation for the full range of business and general contracts including:

  • Financing Agreements
    • Indemnity Agreement
    • Security Agreement
    • Escrow Agreement
    • Promissory Note (Secured or Unsecured)
    • Guaranty Agreement
  • Sale or Lease Related Contracts
    • Bill of Sale
    • Warranty
    • Equipment Lease
    • Purchase Order
    • Agreement for the Sale of Goods
    • Lease of Real Property
  • General Business Contracts
    • Partnership Agreement
    • Franchise Agreement
    • Covenant Not to Sue
    • Agreement for Sell of Business
    • Advertising Agreement
    • Release or Settlement Agreement
    • Joint Venture Agreement
    • Stock Purchase Agreement
    • Employment Agreements to Limit Liability and Protect Confidential Information

Well-crafted employment contracts define the rights and duties of employees and managers while limiting the risk of theft or disclosure of proprietary information, trade secrets, and other forms of intellectual property.  Skillful drafting and execution of employment contracts can mitigate concerns about hiring and terminating employees.  Mr. Arendt advises Illinois business clients regarding all types of labor and employment-related agreements for small businesses, large multi-national corporations, and government agencies.  Employment contracts can deter lawsuits initiated by employees on an individual basis or in a class action lawsuit.  Some of the types of employment-related contracts that Mr. Arendt drafts for clients include:

  • Employment and Compensation Contract
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Covenant Not to Compete
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Severance Contract

Mr. Arendt frequently reviews existing agreements governing independent contractors, employees, and executive compensation to identify potential liability issues.  Our law firm also drafts all of the employment-related contracts for newly formed companies.  Our goal is to craft effective contracts that discourage litigation of employment issues while protecting our clients from disclosure of confidential information by disgruntled former employees.

We offer a no obligation free consultation so that we can evaluate your situation and determine your needs.  The Law Office of Richard J. Arendt provides legal advice and contract services for business in Chicago and the following counties: Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, and Lake County.  Call us today at (312) 642-9606 to schedule your initial consultation.