Business Formation, Advising and Administration

There are many reasons why starting a small business is appealing. The idea of taking control of your financial destiny is a primary one. In this new era of societies worldwide recognizing past or current social injustice, maybe you want to make your mark on the world. No matter what the reason, make sure you have what it takes to become a new business owner.

Business owners must be:

  • Self-reliant
  • Confident in their abilities
  • Self-disciplined
  • Good at delegation
  • Supported by effective legal representation
  • Willing to live on little sleep for awhile

No matter what industry or size of the organization, effective legal representation is critical to your business owner’s success. As a small business owner himself, Richard J. Arendt understands the unique challenges of a business. Our law firm advises clients with the administrative requirements of their businesses every day.

Our clients include business entities and equity owners of all types, such as:

  • Domestic and foreign companies
  • Entrepreneurs & startups
  • Privately held companies
  • Family-owned businesses
  • Emerging companies
  • Private equity firms
  • Non-Profits
  • Venture-backed companies
  • Management groups

Mr. Arendt provides counsel to business owners through all stages of the lifespan of a business:

Business Planning

  • Financial planning
  • Market Research
  • Strategic planning
  • Operational and decision-making structure
  • Operational and compliance planning

Business Formation

  • Regulatory and legal compliance issues
  • Contractual relationships
  • Corporate governance counseling
  • Executive compensation issues
  • Technology transactions and license issues

Business Administration

  • Operational and compliance matters
  • Company governance
  • Executive compensation issues
  • Energy transactions
  • Legal counsel and negotiation
  • Employment requirements
  • Drafting of essential to sophisticated commercial agreements
  • Structuring and negotiating commercial transactions
  • Preparation of documents to effectuate commercial transactions
  • E-commerce
  • Commercial litigation disputes
  • Negotiating commercial transactions

Business Growth

  • Expansion through merger or acquisition
  • Advice on venture capital and financing arrangements
  • International transactions

Business Succession

  • Business continuance or dissolution
  • Family Financial issues
  • Personal Estate planning

We invite you to schedule an initial consultation with Richard J. Arendt. Our business law firm represents clients in transactional and litigation matters in the greater Chicagoland area, including the following Illinois counties: Boone County, Cook County, Du Page County, Lake County, McHenry County, Kane County, and Will County. You may call us to schedule an initial consultation at (312) 642-9606 or visit us at

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