Chicago Small and Family Business Planning Attorneys

Competing against large corporations as a small or family business is extremely difficult. Every day we see mom and pop shops replaced by large retail stores or online shopping. Successfully running or opening a new small business is not as simple as having a valid business model anymore. It requires planning years ahead and envisioning your company at the top of the game. Establishing strong legal backing early on in a small company’s life can prove valuable if a legal dispute ever arises.

At the law firm of Peck Ritchey, LLC, we are dedicated to helping small or family business rise to the top. Our vast business experience has allowed us to help many small companies envision and live out their success stories. Contact our offices today for a free consultation at (855) 328-5787.

How a Business Lawyer can Help a Small or Family Business

Often times small or family businesses are afraid of high lawyer expenses and deem it an unnecessary cost. However, the preventative benefits of having a business lawyer can save a lot of time and money in the future. Furthermore, the assistance of a qualified business lawyer provides many other benefits, some of which include:

  • Determining the best business model
  • Preventing any unintentional illegal actions
  • Searching for funding options
  • Protecting business assets
  • Knowledgeable advice on impending policy changes
  • Immediate support in legal emergencies
  • Assistance with contracts

These are only a few of the countless benefits a business lawyer may provide. Whether your company is just beginning or has been run by the family for generations, a tried-and-true business attorney can undoubtedly help establish and/or grow your organization.

Contact a Small and Family Business Planning Lawyer

If you or someone you know is running a small business without any legal representation, you may be at risk. At Peck Ritchey, LLC, our business lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience assisting families and young entrepreneurs create a viable operation. We understand every company is comprised of different owners with varying goals. Our team of legal professionals will work with you to develop the most effective business plan to maximize profits and growth. Call our office today at (855) 328-5787 to speak with our business law professionals.


Attorney Kyle Fahey handled our matter with skill and professionalism, and was always responsive. 10/10, would work with him and the firm again.

–Jon T.

The peace of mind that Peck Ricthey's office has given me is worth every penny. The services they provided me and my family in an emergency medical situation is beyond outstanding. Last minute notice, Peter Brady and team were compassionate, understanding and most importantly efficient and got the job done. Look no further if you have any needs that this office can provide for you. Definitely in good hands! Thank you, a thousand times over for all of your help.

–Christine K.

Very responsive and knowledgeable at handling our brother’s estate. Would definitely recommend!

–Ralph C.

I solicited Peck Ritchey, LLC for assistance with a living trust for which I became the beneficiary. I needed assistance with understanding the details of how it all worked. However, I was especially concerned because there were threats of allegations made by family members and a lawsuit was filed against me. I needed a solid professional who had my best interests in mind. Peter Brady took my case and he managed it flawlessly. He explained everything in a way I could understand, he knew the law inside and out, he was always available to answer questions, and even offer support when things seemed like they could become extremely problematic. In addition to this, he had a plan. He navigated the course as if he already knew the next move by the opposing attorney. He made me feel like everything was in control and that’s because he knew exactly what he was doing and he consulted with me about everything. We ended up settling out of court and ultimately the court officially dismissed the lawsuit. I honestly believe if it wasn’t for Peter and his expertise this could have gone in an entirely different direction. Peter did a stellar job and I couldn’t be more pleased and impressed with his performance.

–John T.

Tim Ritchey is as smart, honest, and genuine as they come. He truly puts helping people above making money. If you have a need, don’t hesitate to hire him.

–Jay T.

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