Business Law

The business world is changing, you need a law firm that understands that.

No more mystery billing.   We provide an extensive list of services on a Flat Fee basis.  Other services are quoted in advance with different service level options – allowing you to keep projects within your budget.

We speak like normal people – not lawyers. We draft contracts in plain language that you can understand without too much legalese.

We provide direct, efficient and cost-effective legal services to creatively achieve our clients’ goals.

No over-lawyering. No big delays. Just high-quality service.

“I met Susan Dawson from WPD at a NAWBO Chicago event and was impressed by her professionalism. Essential Water Technologies has been working with her for several years, and I value her opinion and directness. She is very knowledgeable, provides me with the pros and cons of my options so I can come to a well informed decision quickly. Essential Water Technologies is WBENC Certified and we respect the fact that WPD is a women owned firm.”

Lori Hilson Cioromski
President and CEO

Law Services for Chicago Business

What keeps you up at night?

The right counsel will help you manage risk so you can grow your business. You need to know that the contract was reviewed, issues have been spotted and addressed, and that the negotiation strategy has been carefully assessed and planned.

WPD is that counsel.

Our attorneys have years of experience representing business ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies on complex issues occurring at local, national and international levels. Whether it’s running your department, growing your business or managing your real estate holdings, WPD lets you put your focus back where it should be, minimizing sleepless nights.

Top-notch legal services for your business.

WPD’s business attorneys serve as a critical partner as your business continues to grow and expand. We provide counsel for a number of business-related areas, including:

  • Contract Review
  • General Business Transactions
  • Operating Agreements, Shareholder Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Reorganizations
  • Joint Ventures
  • Licensing
  • Distribution Agreements and Supply Chain
  • Private Placement Memorandums and SEC Exempt Investment Solicitations
  • Private Lending and Bank Financing

Our Business Law Expertise

Business Startups

Are you ready for more sophisticated legal services but don’t want to pay “downtown” fees.

WBE / MBE Certification

Obtaining certification is complex. We can help your business get certified as a WBE, MBE, VBE, or DBE.

Family-owned Business

We understand that family-owned business owners feel that their employees, vendors and agents are also family.

Succession Planning

Succession planning is for all ages, business shapes and sizes. Planning ahead is the best way to ensure financial security.

Commercial Real Estate

We represent landlords and tenants in industrial, office, retail, and other commercial properties.

Intellectual Property

We are here to protect your Intellectual Property (IP) and reach your business goals and objectives.

Employment Law

We can help navigate the complex web of employment laws that can be difficult for even a skilled HR professional.

Immigration Law

We help you navigate procedures for visa applications, and provide training to maintain workplace compliance.

Who Are Our Clients?

We serve the closely held business owner, family run companies, and entrepreneurs. Our clients vary from emerging entities just getting established to established organizations with complex needs.

Thriving small and medium sized businesses

You may be facing new growth, or realized you have “outgrown” your current counsel.  You want a firm more adept in today’s fast-paced business environment and looking for a firm agile, adaptable and able to provide work on a scope basis without “surprise” invoices.

Our clients are not numbers. They are people.

Regardless of where your business is today, the real value, the part that makes WPD different, comes from the level interaction, advice and problem solving we provide. That is a result of the working relationship we maintain.

Learn more about our legal services

Fill out the form to get in touch with our legal team. Or, call now at (847) 253-8800.

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