Corporate / Civil Law

Starting and operating a business is no easy task, whether it is a small, family-owned company or a large corporation. Any business owner or partner likely has a full plate as they deal with financial issues, employment concerns, and other matters that are necessary to keep the company functioning from day to day. Dealing with legal issues may seem impossible, which is why it is important to work with a skilled and experienced business law attorney.

At Corri Fetman & Associates, Ltd., our lawyers have over 30 years’ experience and understand the high demands, and varying issues that face small business owners. We can form your business and provide the legal help that will allow you to keep your company operating smoothly. Whether you are looking to start a new business, negotiate different types of contracts, ensure compliance with financial regulations, or address other legal concerns, we will work with you to protect your rights and help you resolve your legal issues as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Business Law Services

No matter the nature of your business, our attorneys can help you understand how to address the legal matters that may arise, including:

  • Business formation – Choosing the right type of business entity is crucial, since it can provide protection from liability, affect taxation, and determine how the business will be structured. We can work with you to meet the requirements of establishing your business as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), professional limited liability company (PLLC) or corporation.
  • Corporate and regulatory compliance – Depending on the nature of your business, the number of employees, and the way it is structured, you may be required to follow a variety of laws and regulations. We can help you understand your rights and responsibilities and work with you to create company policies that will ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Employment – To avoid potential legal issues related to your employees, we can help make sure you are following the right hiring practices and human resources procedures. We can assist with the creation of the policies and employee handbooks that will protect against claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, or other matters that could harm your business. We can also help you understand the roles that immigration law, liability, payroll taxes, and workers’ compensation may play in your ongoing relationship with your employees.
  • Contract drafting and negotiation – Your relationships with vendors, partners, employees, and other parties are an essential part of your business, and you will want to have contractual agreements in place to protect your rights and prevent litigation. Not only can we draft the contracts but will zealously negotiate the terms of contracts to ensure that your needs are met.

Contact Our Chicago Business Law and Corporate Attorneys

To learn more about the ways we can help your business, contact us at 312-341-0900 or email us at