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Our DuPage business attorneys have the expertise, understanding, and budget-friendly rates necessary to be the optimal solution for your business' legal needs. Call us to schedule a free consultation and discuss the cost-effective legal solutions we can provide for you, your family, and your corporation or LLC. Our Dupage County corporate attorneys will assist your corporation or LLC in every aspect of business creation and maintenance. We will take the time to learn about your situation and educate you on the most advantageous corporate form. We will then do the legwork to incorporate your corporation or LLC at affordable rates.

Our DuPage business attorneys have the expertise, understanding, and budget-friendly rates necessary to be the optimal solution for your business' legal needs. Call us to schedule a free consultation and discuss the cost-effective legal solutions we can provide for you, your family, and your corporation or LLC. Our Dupage County corporate attorneys will assist your corporation or LLC in every aspect of business creation and maintenance. We will take the time to learn about your situation and educate you on the most advantageous corporate form. We will then do the legwork to incorporate your corporation or LLC at affordable rates.

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In this video, Dupage County business attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your business matter.

  • We Understand Business Owners’ Needs!  Kevin O'Flaherty and our team of DuPage corporate attorneys understand the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Kevin hosts the SeizeYourBusiness.com podcast & videoblog, a learning tool for business owners.  He also hosts regular Small Business Workshopsand business owner think tank groups, which allow business owners to exchange ideas.  You can also join us for our regular business networking events to meet new power partners.  
  • We are active in the local business community.  Kevin sits on the board of Chamber630 and we are active in the Naperville, Elmhurst, Westmont, and Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chambers as well as the Rotary Club of Downers Grove.   Kevin's passion for entrepreneurship will allow us to work with you on creative strategies for your own business. 
  • Our Clients Love Us!  We have built a reputation in the community for providing above-and-beyond service to our clients.  Our DuPage business lawyers are skilled, accessible, and provide prompt work and responses to communication.  Many of our clients have been so happy with our service that they have taken time out of their day to leave us glowing reviews.   We were honored to have received the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award thanks to our clients' positive response.  In 2015, Kevin O'Flaherty was named as one of Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40.  We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau, and have never received a BBB complaint.  We look forward to earning your trust and establishing a life-long relationship with you.  
  • We Are Budget-Friendly! Our DuPage business lawyers understand that the bottom line is important to you as a business owner.  We have gone out of our way to set our rates below market and provide cost-effective and efficient service so that our clients can feel comfortable calling us whenever an issue arises without being worried about their legal bills.  

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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville , IL 60540

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​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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St. Charles

210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

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John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
Kevin Koc
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
Troy Golden
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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How to Move Your Corporation or LLC to a Different State

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, attorney Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses the ways to move your corporation or LLC to another state. This process can involve a lot more thought than you would think. Kevin O'Flaherty goes over three scenarios that may fit into your business.

In this article we explain how to move a corporation or LLC and wish to a different state.  There are several different options for accomplishing a corporate relocation depending on your business goals, we describe each in detail. 

Option 1: Keep Your Corporation or LLC Active in the Original State and file a Foreign Registration in the New State

If you plan to continue doing business in the original state, typically the best option is keeping your corporation or LLC active in the original state and register in the new state as a foreign....

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In this article we explain how to move a corporation or LLC and wish to a different state.  There are several different options for accomplishing a corporate relocation depending on your business goals, we describe each in detail. 

Option 1: Keep Your Corporation or LLC Active in the Original State and file a Foreign Registration in the New State

If you plan to continue doing business in the original state, typically the best option is keeping your corporation or LLC active in the original state and register in the new state as a foreign....

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When Should I Consult My Business Attorney?

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DuPage business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses when you should consult your business attorney.

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It is important to have an ongoing relationship with your business attorney.  It is typically better for your bottom line to consult your attorney early and often in order to cost-effectively get ahead of any potential legal issues.  We recommend that you contact our DuPage business attorneys if any of the following needs arise:

  1. ‍It is important to have an ongoing relationship with your business attorney.  It is typically better for your bottom line to consult your attorney early and often in order to cost-effectively get ahead of any potential legal issues.  We recommend that you contact our DuPage business attorneys if any of the following needs arise:
  2. Incorporating Your Business: Our DuPage corporate attorneys will discuss the differences between LLCs and S-Corps and help you select the corporate entity that will be most advantageous for your particular circumstances.  We will also assist you in ensuring that proper corporate formalities are followed to allow you to take advantage of the liability protections and self-employment tax advantages of incorporating, such as drafting your bylaws and initial meeting minutes and assisting you in obtaining an EIN Number, filing an S-Corp election and registering with the appropriate government agencies. 
  3. Annual MaintenanceOur DuPage business attorneys can work with you to prepare and file your corporation's or LLC's annual report with the Illinois Secretary of State as well as prepare your annual shareholder and director meeting minutes.  
  4. Contract Drafting & Review:  Any time you have a significant business interaction with anyone, you should have a written contract drafted or reviewed by your business attorney.  Our DuPage contract lawyers can assist you by preparing a form contract for your customers, your lease, contracts with third party vendors and business associates, partnership and executive compensation agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, and buy-sell agreements among your partners. 
  5. Intellectual Property, Trademark, and Copyright:  You are working hard to build your brand.  Our DuPage County business lawyers will ensure that you retain the rights to your name and logo by filing a trademark application on your behalf.  We will protect your creative works, such as writings and software through copyright.  Your ideas are your business' greatest asset.  Our DuPage business attorneys will make sure that you retain the rights to them. 
  6. Business Purchases & Sales:  If you are buying or selling some or all of the stock in your business or the assets of your business, it is important to have an attorney draft or review the stock purchase agreement or asset purchase agreement to ensure that you get the benefit of your bargain and that the potential for litigation after the fact is minimized. 
  7. Rewarding Key Employees & Executives:  When your business is running smoothly, our DuPage County business lawyers can help you keep it that way by assisting you in structuring executive compensation contracts and profit sharing plans.  We will advise you on creative strategies to keep your key people in place for the long term.  
  8. Business Disputes:  Not all business lawyers also have extensive experience in commercial dispute resolution and litigation.  We do.  If you have a dispute with a customer, an employee, your landlord, or a third party with whom you have contracted, our DuPage business attorneys have the litigation skill to help you favorably resolve the dispute as cost-effectively and quickly as possible. 
  9. Exit Strategies: It is never too early to start planning your exit strategy.  Whether you would like to package your business for sale or transfer shares of the business to a key employee or family member over time, our experienced DuPage business lawyers will help you devise a long-term plan and draft the necessary contracts to see your exit strategy through.  
  10. ‍Estate PlanningYou have worked hard to build your business.  With experience in both business law and estate planning, our DuPage business lawyers are uniquely positioned to integrate your business plan with your estate plan to ensure that your loved ones, and not probate attorneys or the government, receive the benefit of your hard work.  

Read the full article from our Dupage County Business Attorneys

Why Work With An Attorney When Incorporating Your Business?

Incorporating your business, either as a Corporation or an LLC, will protect you from personal liability for business debts.  It will also allow you to save on self-employment tax.  It is important to incorporate correctly in order to receive these benefits.  Our DuPage business attorneys can assist you with this in a cost-effective manner.  Here are the top 5 reasons to work with an attorney when incorporating your business:

  1. Our DuPage corporate attorneys will work with you to select the most advantageous corporate form for your particular circumstances:   Meeting with an attorney will allow you to learn the pros and cons of incorporating as an LLC versus an S-Corp.  The appropriate corporate entity depends on your personal circumstances.  Making the wrong choice can cost hundreds of dollars in additional secretary of state fees, both initially and annually.  If you are a real estate investor or have multiple businesses, our attorneys can show you how Series LLCs can provide significant cost savings, allowing you to operate multiple businesses, protected from each other's liability, while paying one annual filing fee with the Illinois Secretary of State.  If you are a professional, you may be required to file as a P.C. or P.L.L.C.  Our DuPage corporate attorneys will assist you in navigating these tricky waters to ensure that you select the best corporate form for your business. 
  2. Our DuPage business lawyers will help you maintain required corporate formalities on an ongoing basis:  In order for your corporation to be effective in protecting you from liability or a self-employment tax audit, it is important that you maintain certain corporate formalities, even if you are the sole shareholder of the corporation.  Our DuPage corporate lawyers will ensure that you are aware of these requirements and that they are fulfilled.  We will prepare your bylaws, initial and annual meeting minutes of shareholders and directors, required notices or notice waivers for your shareholder and director meetings, stock certificates, and corporate book.  We make the process easy, so that you can focus on growing your business, not legal procedures. 
  3. Our DuPage corporate attorneys will register you with the necessary government agencies:  When forming a corporation, you are required to file registrations with several government agencies.   We will help you cut past the red tape by taking care of these registrations on your behalf.  Our DuPage corporate attorneys will obtain a federal EIN Number, a State Tax Identification Number, register you with the Illinois Department of Unemployment Insurance, and obtain any industry-specific registrations and licenses that may be required.  
  4. Our DuPage business lawyers will assist you in receiving the most advantageous tax status for your corporation:  Filing an S-Corp election with the IRS may allow your business to save thousands of dollars in both income tax and self-employment tax.  Orur DuPage County business attorneys will advise you on the most advantageous tax status for your corporation and complete the necessary filings to obtain this status within the required deadlines. 
  5. Consulting with our DuPage County business attorneys when starting your business is an excellent opportunity to establish a long-term relationship:  Over the years, your business will have a variety of legal needs, such as  contractscommercial leases, employee and independent contractor issues, disputes, and exit strategies.  Working with our DuPage business lawyers at the outset to incorporate your business will allow you to establish a relationship with an attorney, so that, when an unexpected issue arises, you will have someone you trust just a phone call away.  We look forward to being your partner in business and working with you as your business grows.

‍ Read more: 11 Situations in Which You Should Contact Your Business Attorney.

Dupage County Business attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses five reasons to work with an attorney when incorporating your business.

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Incorporating your business, either as a Corporation or an LLC, will protect you from personal liability for business debts.  It will also allow you to save on self-employment tax.  It is important to incorporate correctly in order to receive these benefits.  Our DuPage business attorneys can assist you with this in a cost-effective manner.  Here are the top 5 reasons to work with an attorney when incorporating your business:

  1. Our DuPage corporate attorneys will work with you to select the most advantageous corporate form for your particular circumstances:   Meeting with an attorney will allow you to learn the pros and cons of incorporating as an LLC versus an S-Corp.  The appropriate corporate entity depends on your personal circumstances.  Making the wrong choice can cost hundreds of dollars in additional secretary of state fees, both initially and annually.  If you are a real estate investor or have multiple businesses, our attorneys can show you how Series LLCs can provide significant cost savings, allowing you to operate multiple businesses, protected from each other's liability, while paying one annual filing fee with the Illinois Secretary of State.  If you are a professional, you may be required to file as a P.C. or P.L.L.C.  Our DuPage corporate attorneys will assist you in navigating these tricky waters to ensure that you select the best corporate form for your business. 
  2. Our DuPage business lawyers will help you maintain required corporate formalities on an ongoing basis:  In order for your corporation to be effective in protecting you from liability or a self-employment tax audit, it is important that you maintain certain corporate formalities, even if you are the sole shareholder of the corporation.  Our DuPage corporate lawyers will ensure that you are aware of these requirements and that they are fulfilled.  We will prepare your bylaws, initial and annual meeting minutes of shareholders and directors, required notices or notice waivers for your shareholder and director meetings, stock certificates, and corporate book.  We make the process easy, so that you can focus on growing your business, not legal procedures. 
  3. Our DuPage corporate attorneys will register you with the necessary government agencies:  When forming a corporation, you are required to file registrations with several government agencies.   We will help you cut past the red tape by taking care of these registrations on your behalf.  Our DuPage corporate attorneys will obtain a federal EIN Number, a State Tax Identification Number, register you with the Illinois Department of Unemployment Insurance, and obtain any industry-specific registrations and licenses that may be required.  
  4. Our DuPage business lawyers will assist you in receiving the most advantageous tax status for your corporation:  Filing an S-Corp election with the IRS may allow your business to save thousands of dollars in both income tax and self-employment tax.  Orur DuPage County business attorneys will advise you on the most advantageous tax status for your corporation and complete the necessary filings to obtain this status within the required deadlines. 
  5. Consulting with our DuPage County business attorneys when starting your business is an excellent opportunity to establish a long-term relationship:  Over the years, your business will have a variety of legal needs, such as  contractscommercial leases, employee and independent contractor issues, disputes, and exit strategies.  Working with our DuPage business lawyers at the outset to incorporate your business will allow you to establish a relationship with an attorney, so that, when an unexpected issue arises, you will have someone you trust just a phone call away.  We look forward to being your partner in business and working with you as your business grows.

‍ Read more: 11 Situations in Which You Should Contact Your Business Attorney.

Why Incorporate Your Business?

Dupage County corporate lawyer, Kevin O'Flaherty, discusses the differences between corporations and LLCs.

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In this article, our Dupage County business attorneys discuss the benefits of incorporating.

  1. Protect Your Personal Assets from Business Liability:  Your business can be sued, frivolously or otherwise, by employees, customers, third party vendors, competitors, or even people who simply slip and fall on your premises.  If your business is incorporated, you can limit most types of liability to assets owned by the corporation.  This means that if you have a large amount of corporate debt, from a lawsuit or from a loan that your company cannot repay, you will likely be able to dissolve the corporation and keep your personal assets,  as well as the assets of other businesses you own, safe from collection.
  2. Save on Self-Employment Tax:  In addition to income tax, if you are self-employed, you will have to pay self-employment tax on money earned by your business.  If you are not incorporated, you will have to pay self-employment tax on everything you take home from your business.  If you are incorporated and you file an S-Corp election with the IRS, you can take a portion of your business income as a salary and the rest as profit.  You will only pay self-employment tax on your salary, and will take your profits free and clear of self-employment tax!  This means that even though it costs money to incorporate, incorporation will actually save you money in the long run by reducing your self-employment tax.

The primary differences between S-Corps and LLCs are:

(1) S-Corps require more than LLCsin the way of corporate formalities when making major business decions; and

(2) LLCs cost more than S-Corps in initial and annual Secretary of State filing fees.

Read the full article by our DuPage corporate lawyers regarding the differences between corporations and LLCs.

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