Startups

Law services for startups.

We can help get your new business off the ground so you can scale.

Starting a business is confusing. So many forms, so many questions. Where do you start? The attorneys of WPD do not only work with big businesses. We also use our extensive business experience to help clients get started in their business. Whether it’s helping you to pick an entity structure (LLC vs. Corporation), determining the proper domestic jurisdiction (Illinois vs. Delaware vs. Nevada or other states), preparing your initial documentation (Articles of Incorporation, EIN application, S Corp election and other documents), the attorneys of WPD are there from the beginning.

Entering into a business with a partner can bring other challenges. Careful drafting of your shareholder or operating agreement is key to avoiding costly litigation later. The attorneys of WPD work closely with our clients. Carefully reviewing options related to voting structure, management, transfers of stock/membership interest, exit strategies and other issues which can cause conflict in operating a business with others. The result is a document that can withstand the ups and downs of your business and minimize the risk of expensive litigation resulting from “business divorces”.

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

“I’ve trusted WPD for nearly 10 years now. They have supported us through my previous company’s rapid growth years and subsequent sale. With our new start-up, they continue to provide sage advice and guidance as well as strong contractual support. The team at WPD have even helped our family with our wills, estate planning, trusts, and powers of attorney. They truly are partners with us on our family and business journeys.”

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Managing Partner

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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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