Business Law

Our Naperville Business Lawyers Discuss Common Legal Issues Facing Business Owners

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Every year, thousands of Americans choose to start their own business.  Starting a business means becoming your own boss and working as a savvy entrepreneur.  Small business owners concern themselves with bringing in plenty of customers, building a strong workforce, managing their inventory, filing orders for their product or services and staying one step ahead of their competitors.  However, the truth is that starting a business introduces many different legal issues that a business owner must address.  These issues include incorporation, contract law, intellectual property concerns, finance law and employment issues.  Many business owners have neither the time nor the interest to manage these concerns – after all, they become entrepreneurs, not lawyers.  A Naperville business lawyer from the Naperville Law Offices of Schneider and Stone can help you.  Our attorneys understand the legal issues that arise for small business owners, and we can make sure that you have a strong legal foundation to keep your business running smoothly.

Legal Issues Facing Small Business Owners

In order to run a business smoothly and efficiently, you must have a strong set of contracts, including fair and legal agreements with your customers, clients, vendors and employees.  You must have comprehensive membership agreements or by-laws for you co-owners to firmly establish their position in your company.  Eventually, almost every business owner faces some kind of lawsuit, whether from a disgruntled customer or an injured employee.  Building a strong legal foundation for your business can prepare you to handle this lawsuit without harming your business’s daily operation.  Contact a Naperville business attorney from Naperville Law Offices of Schneider and Stone for help with any of the following issues:

  • Basic incorporation
    • Writing strong bylaws
    • Choosing an entity type
    • Writing effective membership agreements
  • Employment issues
    • Writing proper manuals and company handbooks
    • Building strong employment agreements
    • Establishing hiring and firing policies
  • Intellectual property concerns
    • Copyright issues
    • Establishing trademarks
    • Publishing your company’s materials
    • Protecting your portfolio of intellectual properties
  • Business litigation
    • Handling disputes over contracts
    • Mediating partner disputes
    • Small claims issues
    • Collections
    • Discussing alternative dispute resolution procedures
    • Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Contact Our Firm Today

If you are a business owner dealing with some sort of legal issue, our experienced attorneys can help you.  If, on the other hand, you are considering starting a small business, we can make sure that your legal work is in order.  We also offer a number of unique services to software companies.  Contact the Naperville Law Offices of Schneider and Stone today to discuss what our attorneys can do for you.

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