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Lisle Business & Corporate Lawyers | Contract Attorney, Lisle IL

Our Lisle business attorneys have the experience and passion for small business to give you the edge over your competition. Our focus on small business and entrepreneurs allows our Lisle attorneys to advise our business owner clients on both legal and strategic matters. With affordable fees and above-and-beyond client service, we will be your resource for all of your legal needs.
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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!"

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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..."

Rachel B.

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

About Lisle Business Attorneys:

  • We Understand Business Owners’ Needs!  Kevin O'Flaherty has a passion for business and entrepreneurship. In 2015 he founded the podcast & videoblog, which was ranked as high as #2 on the iTunes New and Noteworthy List.  Kevin teaches seminars on business law and hosts regular Small Business Workshops. He is also engaged with the local business community.  He currently sits on the Board of Chamber630, the chamber of commerce for Downers Grove and Woodridge.  He is active in the Naperville, Elmhurst, Lisle, Willowbrook/Burr Ridge, and Westmont chambers of commerce and is the past vice-president of the Rotary Club of Downers Grove. 
  • Our Clients Love Us!  Our Lisle business attorneys provide exceptional client service.  Many of our clients have been so "wowed" by our above-and-beyond service that they have taken the time to leave us glowing reviews.  Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from our clients, we received the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for 2016.  In 2015, Kevin O'FLaherty was named 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 Are Budget-Friendly!  Our Lisle corporate lawyers understand that the last thing that you need for your bottom line is expensive attorney fees.  We provide an affordable solution to your legal needs.  We invite the comparison to our competition, including online form generation websites that do not provide legal advice.   Our budget-friendly rates allow us to establish long-term relationships with our business clients, who can feel confident calling us when they have questions, without worrying about an unexpected legal bill.  
  • We are Comprehensive!  Business owners often have other legal needs such as estate planning, litigation and dispute resolution, bankruptcy and debt negotiation, and real estate law.  Once you develop a trusted relationship with our Lisle business attorneys, you will never have to look elsewhere for a lawyer.  Our team of attorneys has collective experience in nearly every area of law.  We can help you, your business, and your family with all of your legal needs, whatever they may be. 
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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

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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Office Address

5002 Main St., Ste. 201

Downers Grove, IL 60515

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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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Situations You Should Consult Your Business Attorney

It is crucial to have an open line of communication with your business attorney.  You should feel comfortable calling or e-mailing your business lawyer with any questions that arise. Here are the primary situations in which you should consult your business attorney:

  • Incorporating Your Business: Our Lisle business attorneys will help you incorporate your company.  First, we will discuss the benefits of incorporation, such as liability protection and employment tax savings.  We will then discuss the differences between LLCs and Corporations and assist you in making an educated choice between your options.  We will then prepare all necessary corporate filings and registrations to allow you to take full advantage of the benefits of incorporation.  
  • Annual MaintenanceMany business owners do not understand that in order for their corporation or LLC to be effective in protecting them from personal liability for business debt or in saving them on self-employment tax, certain corporate formalities must be maintained.  This means that it is not enough to simply file Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State.  Our Lisle corporate attorneys will ensure that these corporate formalities are followed, including the filing of your Annual Report with the Secretary of State and preparation of annual meeting minutes for shareholders and directors, along with all required notices of such meetings.  Note that these formalities are required even for single-shareholder businesses. 
  • Contract Drafting & Review:  Any time you engage in a significant business transaction with anyone, you should have our Lisle contract attorneys draft or review your agreement.  Having a properly drafted agreement protects your rights, avoids disputes and costly litigation, and puts you in the most advantageous position possible should a dispute arise.  The following are some of the types of agreements that you should always have reviewed by an attorney: asset or stock purchase agreements;  non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), non-compete agreements, non-solicitation, trade secret, and non-disparagement agreements; employment agreements and independent contractor agreements; general contractor and subcontractor agreements; amd contracts with your customers.  

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Work With An Attorney When Incorporating Your Business

Our Lisle Business and Corporate attorneys know that maintaining your business formalities and remaining on the right side of the law is important to you and your company. Here are 5 reasons its necessary working with our Lisle corporate attorneys when incorporating your business:

  • We will advise you in order to help you select the most advantageous corporate form:  Our Lisle corporate attorneys will educate you on the pros and cons of LLCs versus S-Corps in order to find the most cost-effective and best logistical solution for your particular goals and needs.  Choosing the appropriate corporate entity can save you hundreds of dollars in Secretary of State filing fees.   If you have multiple businesses or real estate investments, Series LLCs can compound your cost savings by simplifying the filing process.  If you are a particular type of professional or in certain other types of business, you may be required to incorporate as a P.C. or PLLC.  Our Lisle business attorneys will ensure that you select the best corporate form for you, and will save your business money in the process.  
  • Our Lisle business attorneys will help you follow required corporate formalities in order to receive the benefits of incorporation:  Many people who try to create a corporation without an attorney do not realize that simply filing Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State is not sufficient to allow you to receive the benefits of incorporation, such as liability protection and self-employment tax savings.  You may be personally liable if you are sued or audited and have not followed required corporate formalities such as executing bylaws, executing initial and annual meeting minutes for both shareholders and directors, providing proper notice for such meetings to shareholders and directors, and issuing stock certificates.  Our Lisle business attorneys will ensure that your corporation follows corporate formalities so that it will hold up in court if challenged.    
  • Our Lisle corporate lawyers will register your company with the required government agencies:  Many business owners are not aware of all of the government agencies with which they are required to register when incorporating.  As part of our low flat fee for corporate set-up, our Lisle business attorneys will obtain state and federal tax ID numbers for your corporation, register your company with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and identify and fill out any necessary paperwork specific to your particular industry.  We will allow you to focus on making your business a success, rather than worrying about red tape.  
  • Our Lisle corporate attorneys will assess and advise you on any tax issues associated with the formation of your business and ensure that your business is taxed in the most advantageous manner:  Depending on your situation, filing an S-Corp election with the IRS that may save you and your business thousands of dollars in taxes.  Our Lisle corporate attorneys will work hand-in-hand with your accountant to make sure that your business is set up in the most tax advantageous manner possible.  Filing an S-Corp election can be confusing.  Fortunately, we handle this for you as part of our affordable flat fee for establishing your corporation or LLC.  
  • Our Lisle business attorneys will be your long-term trusted advisors for all of your future business needs:  Throughout the life of your business a good relationship with your business attorney can be a valuable asset.  After we earn your trust by helping you incorporate, our Lisle business lawyers will assist you with drafting and review of contracts and commercial leases, navigating employee issues, planning for long-term exit strategies, and resolving business disputes.  Having an existing relationship with your trusted business attorney, will give you a competitive advantage as legal issues arise throughout the course of your business.   

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Minority Shareholder Rights

Minority shareholders may not have controlling shares in a corporation however, have right s to ensure that their investment is protected. Minority sharelholders have rights and avenues to explore to make sure that investment IS protected.

What Special Rights and Remedies Do Minority Shareholders of Close Corporations and LLCs Have in Illinois? Read more in our article about these topics and more

  • ‍Minority Shareholders’ Rights to Notice and Voting at Shareholder Meetings
  • ‍Minority Shareholders’ Rights to Access Business Information
  • ‍Breach of Fiduciary Duty  
  • ‍Remedies for Oppression of Shareholders

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