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Starting a business in Palatine? Business owner dealing with a legal issue? Our lawyers practice business law in Palatine, IL. Your business needs full service and strategic support from a law firm that knows small and medium business law. Business law is complicated. Make sure you have the right attorney.
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We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

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We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

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Christi M.

Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Business Lawyer Palatine:

Business Formation and Structuring

Choosing the right structure for your business is key, as it impacts many aspects of your business, including liability, taxes, and management. Our business lawyers help clients navigate the business formation process, so they choose the right business entity for their goals and benefits.

Types of Business Structures:

  • Sole Proprietorship: Simplest form with full control but unlimited personal liability.
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC): Liability protection with flexible tax options.
  • Partnerships: Shared responsibility and profits among partners.
  • Corporations: Limited liability, easy access to capital but more regulations.
  • Nonprofits: Charitable purposes with tax-exempt status.

Each type of entity has its pros, cons, and legal implications. For example, a sole proprietorship is simple and has full control, a corporation has limited liability and easy access to capital. Our goal is to make sure your business structure fits your long-term goals.

Contract Management

Contracts are key to defining the rights and responsibilities of all parties in business relationships. Our Palatine IL law firm drafts, reviews, and enforces contracts to protect your interests.

Types of Contracts We Handle:

  • Service and Supply Agreements: Clarify service terms and delivery expectations.
  • Indemnity Agreements: Protect against potential losses and liabilities.
  • Insurance Agreements: Outline the terms and conditions of insurance coverage.
  • Non-compete Agreements: Prevent unfair competition post-employment.
  • Partnership Agreements: Define roles, responsibilities, and profit sharing among partners.
  • Non-disclosure Agreements: Protect sensitive information from unauthorized disclosure.

Clear contracts prevent disputes and litigation.

Anecdote: Contract Disputes

Sarah, a Palatine business owner, was in a contract dispute with a major supplier over the quality of materials. The contract terms were vague, and her production line and business reputation were at risk. We stepped in, reviewed the contract, found the issues, and negotiated a settlement that fixed the immediate problem and strengthened future contract terms. This proactive approach saved Sarah’s business from downtime and potential litigation.

Employment Law Compliance and Dispute Resolution

Hiring and managing employees has many legal implications. Our attorneys make sure your employment policies comply with employment law and best practices to minimize disputes.

Key Employment Laws to Know:

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Employees get job-protected leave for family and medical reasons.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Minimum wage, overtime pay eligibility, and recordkeeping standards.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA): Safe and healthy working conditions.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964: Prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • Whistleblower Protection Act: Protects employees who report illegal activities from retaliation.

We help with employee handbooks, labor laws, and compliant workplace policies.

Why Choose Us for Your Business

Choosing the right legal partner is crucial for your business’s success and peace of mind. Here’s why our Palatine business law firm:

  • Proactive Legal Solutions: We manage legal issues before they become problems.
  • Personalized Support: From start-ups to established businesses, we support you every step of the way.
  • Results Focused: We deliver outcomes that grow your business and keep it stable.

Benefits of a Comprehensive Law Firm 

Our team of lawyers and paralegals have extensive experience handling the nuances of your legal matter but also consider how other areas of law might affect your case. We often consider angles that aren’t obvious to an attorney with experience in only one practice area. 

A Law Firm that Handles Simple and Complex Cases 

Some legal issues are quick, requiring fast efficient services. You want those knocked out fast with the most efficient cost possible. But, for more involved cases, we take the time to get it right and work hard to get the outcome you want. 

A Team That Collaborates on Your Case 

We’ve had many legal clients complain that their last firm just didn’t have the resources or understanding to manage their case. Our attorneys regularly communicate across the firm, getting input from several legal professionals without the additional cost. 

Our Skills and Services in Palatine IL

Our skills and experience span decades and many different practice areas. We truly want to provide a comprehensive legal solution for our community. When you’ve got a legal question, we want to be the first law firm you think of because you know you can trust us to have the answers or tell you the next best solution. 

Open Communication 

No one wants to be sitting in the dark, unsure of what’s going on with their case. Part of our core practice model is to regularly update our clients on the status of their cases. 

Relationships Built on Trust and Communication 

Dealing with legal issues can be stressful. You don’t need added stress from an attorney who is slow to communicate and hasn’t given you a clear plan to resolve your case. Trust comes from knowing your attorney has your back and best interests in mind. 

Competitive Fees with Excellent Service in Palatine IL

We are not a free legal aid firm. We pride ourselves on offering top-tier service at a competitive local price. Legal solutions cost money but putting them off only leads to more headaches and financial problems.  

Business law can be tough, but you don’t have to go it alone. Our Palatine law firm can handle all your corporate and contract law legal needs, so your business not only survives but prospers. Call us today and let us protect your business with attorneys who get it and work for you.

Directions To Our Palatine Location:

From Schaumburg:

  1. Head north on Meacham Rd toward Higgins Rd.
  2. Turn right onto Algonquin Rd.
  3. Continue straight to stay on Algonquin Rd.
  4. Turn left onto Roselle Rd.
  5. Turn right onto Colonial Parkway and continue to the destination.

From Barrington:

  1. Head southeast on S Hough St toward E Main St.
  2. Turn left onto E Dundee Rd.
  3. Turn right onto Ela Rd.
  4. Turn left onto Algonquin Rd.
  5. Turn right onto Roselle Rd, then left onto Colonial Parkway to reach the destination.

From Route 53:

  1. Head north on IL-53.
  2. Take the Algonquin Rd exit and turn left.
  3. Turn right onto Roselle Rd.
  4. Turn right onto Colonial Parkway to find the destination on the right.
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The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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1625 Colonial Parkway Unit K, Inverness, IL 60067

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I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

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