Practice Areas


Business & Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation Lawyers in Illinois – Tenacious Representation of Businesses in Lawsuits Although Chicago Area Business Litigation Attorney Richard J. Arendt offers legal counsel and crafts contracts designed to mitigate litigation risks, our law firm is prepared to aggressively represent our clients’ interest in litigation of commercial disputes. We recognize that even the most skillfully […]

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Business & Commercial Litigation

Business Entity Formation, Advising, & Administration

When business clients seek legal counsel from the Law Office of Richard J. Arendt, they receive the benefit of nearly four decades of experience acquired assisting hundreds of clients with the day-to-day issues that threaten their bottom line. Our focus on long-term relationships over short-term profits is why many of our clients rely on our […]

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Business Entity Formation, Advising, & Administration

Business Succession Planning

Businesses rise and fall based on who is at the helm. If the owner driving the business dies unexpectedly or becomes otherwise unable to fulfill his or her responsibilities, the establishment usually suffers because there was no plan in place to find an equally effective replacement or for ownership to pass from one set of […]

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Business, Employment, & General Contract

Effective Evaluation, Negotiation, & Drafting of Contracts in Cook County Whether you are hiring an employee, protecting your intellectual property, or negotiating a favorable vendor relationship, the contracts that define, these relationships are essential to a successful business. Skillfully crafted contracts establish the expectations of the parties and enumerate important legal rights. Chicago Contract Attorney […]

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Business, Employment, & General Contract

Commercial Real Estate & Landlord-Tenant Law

Illinois Real Property Lawyer At the Law Office of Richard J. Arendt, we represent both buyers and sellers in commercial real estate transactions. Our Illinois commercial real estate law firm offers legal counsel and representation regarding the full spectrum of real estate transaction issues, such as drafting of contracts, ordering of title commitments, closing preparations, […]

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Commercial Real Estate & Landlord-Tenant Law

Employment Law

The relationship between an employee and an employer can be a complex matter that involves issues regarding how a company is managed and have serious future implications for an employee’s and a company’s financial future. Moreover, the employer-employee relationship is governed by a maze of laws and administrative agencies. Employment law litigation, if an issue […]

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Employment Law

Environmental Law

Business owners have to contend with numerous regulations and agencies that they have to ensure compliance with to maintain their operations. One of these regulations is environmental in nature and may issue from both federal and state agencies. Depending on the nature of your business, there are a variety of environmental laws and complex procedural […]

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Environmental Law

Estate Planning

Providing Accurate and Timely Legal Advice – Chicago Area Estate Planning Lawyer Many people fail to develop a comprehensive estate plan despite its valuable role in protecting the financial legacy that took a lifetime to build.  Estate planning is vital to ensure the smooth transfer of your assets to your loved ones, protection of your […]

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Estate Planning

Probate & Trust Administration

When a loved one passes away, family members face the prospect of navigating the court-supervised administration process guided by state intestacy law or the decedent’s will. Many people devise a living trust to avoid the expense, delay, and lack of privacy associated with formal probate proceedings. Although a living trust is administered outside the courtroom, […]

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Probate & Trust Administration

Probate & Trust Litigation

Illinois Contested Probate & Trust Proceedings When you are represented by Illinois Probate Litigation Attorney Richard J. Arendt, you benefit from our success representing beneficiaries, heirs, trustees, executors and other parties involved in trust or probate litigation. While estate planning documents like trusts and wills are designed to provide a roadmap for the orderly disposition […]

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Probate & Trust Litigation

Purchase & Sale of Businesses

Buying & Selling Businesses in Illinois When you are contemplating a decision to buy or sell a business, a thorough legal review and analysis of your financial position is essential to ensure that your financial well-being is protected.  At the Law Office of Richard J. Arendt, we have extensive knowledge of all facets of the […]

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Purchase & Sale of Businesses

Residential Real Estate & Landlord-Tenant Law

Legal Advice and Representation in Residential Property Transactions If you are contemplating the purchase or sale of residential property, skillful representation by an experienced Illinois residential real estate lawyer can provide valuable protection of your interests. Chicago Residential Real Estate Lawyer Richard J. Arendt has negotiated hundreds of residential transactions during his 38 years practicing […]

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Residential Real Estate & Landlord-Tenant Law

Tax Planning & Preparation

Effective Tax Planning & Avoidance Strategies – Chicago Area Tax Lawyer While it may be true that taxes are a certainty, this does not mean that effective tax planning and legitimate tax avoidance strategies cannot minimize your tax liability. When clients seek out Chicago Area Tax Attorney Richard J. Arendt, they anticipate sophisticated and effective […]

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Tax Planning & Preparation