Business and Real Estate
The lawyers at the Chicago Cannabis Law Group come from a variety of backgrounds and have guided hundreds of limited liability companies and for-profit and non-profit corporations through the formation and structuring processes. From entrepreneurs running one-person operations from their apartment to big businesses with millions in revenue, our attorneys have helped startup companies and established entities with drafting entity formation documents, the drafting and enforcement of business contracts, and reviewing contracts and business arrangements to minimize and avoid any potential disputes before they start. We work closely with accountants, consultants, bookkeepers, and other key members of a strong business team to provide a full suite of business services. Long story short, we supply our clients with the legal know-how and practical experience that every small- to mid-sized business needs to grow into their full potential.
In addition to our cannabis services, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group offers a suite of real estate services that benefit our business clients. We represent both online and brick-and-mortar cannabis, marijuana, hemp, and CBD companies, as well as businesses in many other industries. When a client comes to us with a business matter, our attorneys answer the call.
The attorneys at the Chicago Cannabis Law Group help our clients with a wide range of real estate matters, such as:
- Business disputes and litigation
- Commercial collections (we represent creditors and debtors alike)
- Registered agent services, business consulting, and director and officer services
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Drafting and negotiating leases (including gross leases, triple net (NNN) leases, and turn-key leases for real property, personnel and equipment)
- Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements (including vendor contracts, purchase orders and agreements, and services agreements)
- Drafting and negotiating employment-related agreements (including employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-compete agreements and non-solicit agreements (“restrictive covenants”), severance agreements, and professional services agreements)
- Buying commercial property
- Selling commercial property
- Business succession planning (including comprehensive estate planning and asset protection services)
- Filing Articles of Organization and/or Incorporation with Illinois’s Secretary of State, IRS tax elections for limited liability companies, and 501(c)(3) applications for non-profit organizations
Our corporate and non-profit clients span many industries, including real estate companies, entertainment companies, healthcare companies, consulting companies, accommodation companies, cannabis companies, and more. We have access to a network of business professionals, including real estate brokers, accountants, insurance agents, and attorneys practicing many kinds of law, which we tap into to offer a full suite of professional business services.
Business Disputes and Litigation
Our goal is always to promote your best interests, never to rack up our hours. We take the time to sit down with you and get to know the particulars of your business, identify and assess the legal claims, and minimize your legal risks. Our team handles all types of business disputes and litigation, from cut-and-dry corporate collections, to messy and emotional disputes over who owns or controls the family business.
The attorneys at the Chicago Cannabis Law Group make every effort to resolve business disputes before resorting to litigation but, should your dispute go before a judge, our team of litigators will not hold back in our fight for your business.
In addition to legal services, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group provides non-legal business services, such as registered agent services and complimentary notarization of documents for our clients. Your business needs eclipse the strictly legal, and as part of our mission to be the best business lawyers in Illinois, we endeavor to help you fill them all.
Because of our close relationships with scores of businesses, we can provide counsel for business matters as well as legal issues. We work closely with an experienced consulting team, including software consulting companies, business consulting companies, and healthcare consulting companies, to provide our clients with a comprehensive suite of business services. This network of business connections is key to our mission to be the best business lawyers in Illinois. When you choose the Chicago Cannabis Law Group, you get the complete package.
Whether you owe or are owed money, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group can help. We represent both debtors and creditors in commercial collections matters. For our debtor clients who have red in their ledgers, we pursue and procure the most advantageous settlements. On the other side, we have extensive experience collecting judgments for our creditor clients, exacting sums ranging from a few hundred dollars into the tens of thousands. These debts are paid as quickly as possible, thanks to our quick action and ardent efforts on the creditor’s behalf.
We recognize the gravity of courtroom proceedings and the burden they place on the creditor’s shoulders, but some debtors will only pay up when threatened with a lawsuit. Our attorneys understand that litigation is sometimes necessary and, if the debtor thinks they can ignore our letters and phone calls, we are not afraid to file suit. Whether your company is in-state or out-of-state, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group is the perfect firm to assist with your commercial collections in Illinois.
Formations and Start-Ups
In many ways, your business is defined by its structure. It’s an overwhelming but important decision when you’re starting a business – you have to choose the appropriate type of business entity, structure your partnerships with care, properly bring on any employees and independent contractors, and make sure you file all the necessary forms with the state and the IRS. Fortunately, the Chicago Cannabis Law Group is here to help.
Our team has formed all sorts of businesses – LLCs, corporations, family trusts, partnerships, and more – in many industries. Consulting firms, healthcare companies, construction companies, entertainment companies, real estate companies, and more have all benefited from our attorneys’ expertise. From simple start-ups to complex, multi-party operating and partnership agreements, we have worked with a wide range of business types.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The experienced business lawyers at the Chicago Cannabis Law Group have worked with both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions ranging from the tens to the hundreds of thousands of dollars. We have handled unit purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements, and asset purchase agreements in a wide array of industries.
Need assistance negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements? Unsure how to structure your merger or acquisition? Simply looking for advice on whether to enter the deal at all? The Chicago Cannabis Law Group can help. Contact one of our attorneys today for a free consultation.