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Rockford Business Law Attorneys

Lawyers for Business Organizations, Acquisitions & Dispositions

The business lawyers at Reno & Zahm LLP are creative advisors who enjoy an excellent reputation for our solid business legal counsel. We understand the issues and opportunities facing businesses of all sizes or at any stage of a company’s life cycle.

Our clients are many types of companies in various industries, including:

  • Corporations
  • Non-profits
  • Newly formed businesses
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Partnerships
  • Joint ventures

Types of Business Law

We offer proactive advice and solutions to help business owners address legal issues concerning formation, acquisition, and selling.

Such matters can include:

Learn more about what we can do for your company. Call our Rockford business law firm at(815) 987-4050 or reaching out to us online.

Strategic Counsel for Business Formation Matters

When you create a company, there are many types of business organizations to choose from. However, four basic types are most commonly used.

The four main types of businesses are:

  • Sole Proprietorships: These companies are indistinguishable from their owners. All of your company’s profits are yours and you can make any decision without fear of conflict from a partner. You are, however, entirely liable for the business’ debts. Additionally, ownership is difficult to transfer if you decide to sell the business after all.
  • Partnerships: This type of company allows two or more partners to invest their assets, property, and work into a business. Partners are often 100-percent liable for business debts unless the company is organized as a limited liability partnership. Partnership agreements typically govern how these businesses are run. They also plan for events like dissolution or the retirement or death of a partner.
  • Limited Liability Company: LLCs can look like partnerships because members share in the ownership of them and benefit as partners do from profit. Members are also limited in their liability for debts and losses.
  • Corporations: These companies limit their owners’ liability for debts because profits and losses are the responsibility as the corporation as an entity, no individual person. Ownership can be easily transferred, even if setting up a corporation is costly and complicated in many cases.

You may know from the beginning which type you want to use for forming your business. However, our business lawyers in Rockford can help you determine which may be best for your preferences. We can provide solid legal advice on the type of business that will protect you and your company's best interests.

Why Choose Reno & Zahm LLP for Your Business Law Needs?

At Reno & Zahm LLP, we understand the complexities and challenges that businesses face in today's competitive landscape. Our team of experienced business law attorneys is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of your business in Rockford, IL.

Here are some reasons why you should choose us:

  • Extensive Experience: With years of experience in business law, our attorneys have a deep understanding of the legal intricacies involved in various business matters. We have successfully represented businesses of all sizes and industries, helping them navigate complex legal issues and achieve their goals.
  • Personalized Approach: We believe in building strong relationships with our clients. When you choose us, you can expect personalized attention and customized legal strategies that align with your business objectives. We take the time to understand your unique needs and provide tailored solutions that best protect your interests.
  • Comprehensive Services: Our team of business law attorneys is well-versed in a wide range of business legal matters, including business organizations, acquisitions, dispositions, contracts, and more. Whether you need assistance with contract drafting and negotiation or require guidance on mergers and acquisitions, we have the expertise to handle it all.
  • Proactive Approach: We believe in being proactive rather than reactive. Our attorneys stay updated with the latest changes in business laws and regulations to ensure that your business remains compliant and protected. We work closely with you to identify potential legal risks and provide proactive solutions to mitigate them.
  • Client Satisfaction: Our top priority is client satisfaction. We strive to exceed your expectations by delivering exceptional legal services and achieving favorable outcomes. We take pride in our track record of success and the long-lasting relationships we have built with our clients.

Don't leave your business's legal matters to chance. Trust the experienced business law attorneys at Reno & Zahm LLP to provide you with the reliable legal representation your business deserves. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Reno & Zahm LLP?

What Makes Us Different
  • Community-Oriented Attorneys
  • 100 Years of History as a Firm
  • Wide Range of Legal Services Available
  • Initial Consultations

Help With Buying or Selling a Business in Rockford

If you’re a business owner looking to expand your company or sell one, Reno & Zahm LLP can assist you. Our business organizations, acquisitions, and dispositions attorney in Rockford works with clients who want to purchase or sell their company.

We’ll work with you every step of the way. From seeking buyers to closing, we’re the business attorneys who understand what to keep an eye on during the process. We’ll help protect your interests whenever you decide it’s time to buy or sell a company.

Contact Reno & Zahm LLP online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys today. 

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