Starting a business?  We can help get you started!  We can advise which type of business entity is best for you and then get you started off on the right foot.  We’ll handle all your state and local filings, incorporate your business and help you avoid pitfalls.  We can also guide you through the process of buying or selling a business, negotiating that commercial lease or dealing with employment issues.

Already have a business? We can maintain your corporate charter, help you avoid legal pitfalls, file trademarks and copyrights and review and improve your contracts.

Legal issues are an inherent part of doing business. And any business, large or small, can benefit from establishing a relationship with an experienced and respected law firm.

For more than 15 years, Attorney Appel and his firm have provided businesses in Chicago and Northern Illinois with the counsel they need to confront nearly any business law issue they might face.

Mr. Appel also boasts years of experience serving as general counsel, board members, and executives of corporations and other organizations throughout the state. He utilizes that practical experience to provide responsive and high-quality legal representation and counsel to companies of all types and sizes throughout Illinois.

Business Services include:

  • Formation of Corporations or LLCs
  • Shareholder and Operating Agreements
  • Registered Agent Services and Corporate Maintenance
  • Employment Agreements
  • Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Trademark and Copyright Registration
  • Form Contracts
  • Supplier/Vendor Agreements
  • Litigation Risk Assessment