General Business Law

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 businesses 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

“As a small but complex business we have a variety of needs, from tax advising to hr issues to international law to protecting our intellectual property. Susan Dawson of WPD and her team of professional attorneys have been with us every step of the way. Over 10 years ago, Susan helped us craft our Series LLC Operating Agreement and helped us think through the strategic issues for the time while also helping us set up to handle our business needs down the road.  Now, 10 years later, our business has added partners, expanded internationally, and provides professional leadership development programming and services to corporations and individuals around the world.

All of that is possible because Susan thinks like a business person first – she takes the time to understand what we want to do, and then she applies her legal expertise to the how and helps us figure out how to make that happen.

Having an attorney who knows your business and is creatively trying to help you achieve your goals is a must for any growing business. Susan and her team are that and so much more!”

tiara logoElizabeth Ruske
Managing Partner & CEO

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

The attorneys of Waltz, Palmer & Dawson, LLC have assisted numerous clients with numerous business legal issues. We look at the immediate structure in place and help you achieve your specific goals by devising a new structure tailored to your needs.

Our Business Law Expertise

Business Startups

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

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WBE / MBE Certification

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

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Family-owned Business

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

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Succession Planning

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

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Commercial Real Estate

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

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Intellectual Property

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

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Premier Employment Law

Unlock discounts on legal costs while getting great benefits and features, all for a low monthly or annual service fee.

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Employment Law

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

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General Business Law

We provide legal counsel to your business so you can focus on what’s important, growing your business.

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