Business Affairs

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If you’re an entrepreneur starting up a business or an existing business owner seeking to reorganize, you need to choose your company’s business structure very carefully. Whether you choose to conduct your business as a partnership, limited liability partnership (LLP) limited liability corporation (LLC), S corporation, or some other entity, your choice can have huge implications on decision-making, taxation, and legal liability. There are additional, unique factors to consider if you’re operating a technology business.

Saper Law attorneys have experience helping a wide range of clients form their businesses. We are here to assist with related issues that arise in daily operations, such as drafting and negotiating employment and intellectual property agreements, articles of incorporation, residential leases, technology licensing, terms of use and privacy policies, asset purchases, and licensing agreements.

Business law cases handled by Saper Law include:

  • Drafted LLC operating agreements and corporate articles of organization for various businesses, ranging from software companies to feature films to retail candy stores.
  • Negotiated an asset purchase agreement for a computer-based training company involving tangible assets, trademarks, domain names, and custom software.
  • Successfully defended a web developer and website maintainer in state court against claims of trade secret misappropriation involving website design and customer lists.
  • Represented software company in federal litigation over a dispute with a client and former employees over ownership of financial trading software. The lawsuit, which ultimately settled, involved copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and other related claims.
  • Filed and prosecuted a portfolio of trademark applications and prepared trademark assignment agreements for a software company.
  • Drafted terms of use and privacy policy for a web 2.0 business featuring user-generated content.
  • Drafted complex software consultancy agreement for a software development company detailing each phase of the development project and all surrounding business matters.

Contracts & Licensing Agreements

Contracts are necessary for nearly every business transaction regardless of the industry from software and technology to restaurants and hospitality. Contracts and agreements not only establish the parties' rights and duties, but they also assign liability. Our attorneys understand the intricacies of balancing business and legal issues and keep that balance in mind when helping clients draft and negotiate various contracts. Click here to read more about our contract and licensing services, or click here to schedule a consultation.

Employment Matters

As a business owner, your success and livelihood can depend on how well your rights are protected in your business agreements. Saper Law provides business owners with conscientious and thorough legal counsel before they share proprietary information with employees or prospective business partners, or enter into agreements with vendors, licensors, or other businesses. Click here to learn more about our employment law services, or click here to schedule a consultation.

Formation, Incorporation, Mergers & Acquisitions

From deciding between an LLP or an LLC to negotiating mergers and acquisitions, Saper Law has experience dealing with business formation issues for a wide range of clients. We can also assist in drafting and negotiating business agreements including operating agreements, articles of incorporation, residential leases, and asset purchase agreements. Depending on your business needs, Saper Law can serve as general counsel or counsel on retainer. Click here to begin the process of forming your LLC, or click here to learn more about our business formation services. Click here to schedule a consultation.

Ordinance Violations and Hearings

The Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings requires an attorney to represent all businesses at administrative proceedings, including ordinance citation hearings. Click here to read more.

Saper Law attorneys deal with a wide variety of ordinance violations and represent many new or small businesses that are unaccustomed to legal proceedings. Our team will walk you through the process and help you present your case in the best way possible.

Click here to learn more about ordinance violations and hearings. If you received an ordinance violation citation, call us at (312) 527-4100 or click here to schedule a consultation.

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