If you are starting a business or currently own or operate a business, there are a number of legal details that require careful consideration. Having an experienced business law attorney on your side can protect you from risk and liability, and help to promote a healthy bottom line.
At The Crosby Law Firm, we handle a wide range of business law issues for clients from Rockford, Illinois, and throughout the surrounding region. We will make your business goals our priority.
Choosing a business entity is an important aspect of starting a business. We can help you with all of the necessary legal issues involved with choosing an entity, such as the following:
Choice of entity has far-reaching effects that will last the life of your business. It is important to choose the entity that best reflects your business goals, because your decision will affect everything from taxation issues to liability limits.
Whether you are engaged in a partnership dispute or need guidance in business planning, an experienced business lawyer can help you throughout the life of your business. Our attorneys are well-versed in the laws governing business contracts, employment law, business liability and other important aspects of corporate law. Additionally, we understand the real world pressures you face as a business owner, and will work to ensure favorable, cost-effective solutions to your legal issues.
The Crosby Law Firm devotes a significant amount of it's law practice to Corporate, Partnership, and other business related matters (e.g. Business Litigation, Starting a new Business, Purchase and Sale of Businesses). When representing you in connection with these matters please remember that our legal fees may be paid through a payment plan, and for your convenience we also accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover Card.
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Question: I recently received a job offer at a local hospital, but I’m torn. I am ecstatic with the employment opportunity, but they are asking me to sign a one-year contract with all sorts of fine print that I don’t understand. What should I do?
Although it may seem counterintuitive, the Great Recession is actually a great time to start a business. As it turns out, 16 of the 30 companies on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were started during the Great Depression or a past recession.
With spring arriving, restaurants and bars in Rockford are opening outdoor seating for patrons. A hand full of restaurants and bars, such as Bamboo Asian Noodles and Tapas Bar, Brio, and Kryptonite will be opening their patios, providing additional seating for those who wish to enjoy the beautiful Spring weather.
One of Rockford's largest banks, Amcore, has agreed to sell off 12 branches to Midland States Bank of Effingham, Illinois.
Midland States Bank is set to acquire branches that are located in Dixon, Freeport, Mendota, Oregon, Peru, Princeton, Rock Falls and Sterling. For Amcore, which also sold four rural Wisconsin branches in November, this sale is another step in an effort to assure the bank is adequately capitalized.
Know your obligations as a business owner. Call The Crosby Law Firm at 815-397-2006 to schedule a free consultation.
A new law promulgated by the National Fire Protection Association will affect businesses with grills or fryers that produce “grease-laden vapors.” As such, restaurants, bars, and churches may be affected.
At THE CROSBY LAW FIRM, we provide legal services to clients in Rockford, Illinois, as well as the cities of Loves Park, Machesney Park, Cherry Valley, Winnebago, South Beloit, Belvidere, Marengo, Oregon, Byron, Stillman Valley, Freeport, Rockton, Roscoe, Beloit and Janesville in the Illinois counties of Winnebago County, Boone County, Ogle County, Stephenson County and DeKalb County; and in the Wisconsin County of Rock, which includes the cities of Beloit, Janesville.