Small Business Planning Legal Help

The idea of starting a small business can be exciting, and many of the possibilities are lucrative. However, sometimes small business start-ups or family business start-ups make mistakes early in the formation process that can land them with significant legal issues down the road.

The business law attorneys of Peck Ritchey, LLC, support small business and believe in making these dreams a reality. Our legal team can offer critical legal counsel to small business owners, from initiating the business formation and building, to advice on the legalities of business decisions.

Services for Small Business Planning

When you are planning to start a small business or a family-run business, there are many aspects that must be considered. Fortunately, Chicago business hopefuls can benefit from the numerous small business planning specialties of Peck Ritchey, LLC, including:

  • Choosing the right corporate entity
  • Forming the corporate entity
  • Drafting / filing incorporation articles
  • Drafting partnership agreements
  • Drafting operating agreements
  • Drafting corporate by-laws
  • Buying / selling existing businesses / mergers
  • Purchasing / leasing assets and property
  • Executing business contracts

All of these are issues that you may encounter when forming a new small or family business, and the attorneys of Peck Ritchey, LLC, has the experience to provide the legal assistance you need.

Contact a Small Business Attorney in Chicago

If you are in Chicago and planning a small business or family business, protect yourself and the future of your business by consulting with an experienced business attorney. Contact Peck Ritchey, LLC, today by calling our offices at (855) 328-5787 to learn more about how we can help you.


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