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Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Your attorney should not speak in legalese.

Finding an attorney who doesn't use complex legal jargon and is a “real person” can be difficult. You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and they should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.

Your attorney should be accessible.

You deserve a responsive legal team that communicates regularly and promptly returns your calls.  Although legal matters can take time, you should feel confident in the progress of your case.

Your attorney should be realistic about costs and outcomes.

You want a favorable outcome as efficiently as possible. Your attorney should set realistic expectations on costs, concerns about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you can expect your case to take.

  • We Are Affordable!  We understand that the last thing your business needs are extensive legal fees.  Our Rockford business and corporate representation attorneys work hard to provide  affordable rates and ensure you will never be surprised by an expensive bill.   Our goal is to build long-term relationships with our clients and want them to feel confident allowing us to help them.   
  • We provide excellent customer service! Our Rockford business litigation attorneys take pride in providing experienced legal guidance and council.  Some of our clients have taken the time out of their busy day to leave us glowing reviews.  Additionally, Kevin O’Flaherty was named as one of the Suburban Magazine’s Best Under 40 in 2015.
  • We are Comprehensive!  Our Rockford business attorneys have extensive knowledge in almost every area of the law.  We understand businesses often need other legal needs including estate planning, business litigation and dispute resolution, bankruptcy, debt negotiation, and real estate law. We ensure you never have to look anywhere else for a trusted attorney and help with the legal matters your business needs.

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O'Flaherty Law of Rockford

6785 Weaver Rd., Unit 2B

Rockford, IL 61114

(815) 883-6310
rockford@oflaherty-law.com
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Hours of Operation

Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Why O'Flaherty Law of Rockford?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Rockford?

Why O'Flaherty Law of Rockford?

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in Your Attorney

Cost-Effective

When we started our firm in the midst of the recession, we learned to survive in a lean environment and pass the savings on to our clients.  As the economy has improved, we have not changed our philosophy.  We are hungry to grow our client base, and so we have intentionally set our rates below what the market will bear.  Our mission is to make each client walk away feeling that they got more value than they paid for.  This is easier to do when we make our prices affordable.

Client-Focused

The secret to our success as a firm is incredibly simple: we build a personal relationship with each of our clients and treat them with the respect that they deserve.  We pride ourselves on our open lines of communication, frequent check-ins with our clients, and our accessibility.  We are here to help you in any way we can, often leveraging our network of resources to assist you with non-legal issues that you may be having.  We are your one-stop problem-solver and trusted adviser.  All attorneys say that they provide excellent client service, but, unlike other attorneys, we practice what we preach.  We make sure every client walks away happy . . . period.

Comprehensive

We are your community law firm.  Our business is built on long-term relationships with our clients.  Our clients have the luxury of building trust over time with one team of attorneys, rather than having to find a new attorney for each different type of matter that arises over the course of their lives.  No one attorney can be experienced at everything.  That is why we have worked hard to assemble a team of attorneys with extensive experience in different areas of experience.  Our attorneys work together closely to bring our collective experience to bear on any issue that may arise for our clients.

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Great at What We Do

Since our business comes entirely from referrals and community involvement, our reputation for quality legal work is our greatest asset . . . and it is extremely important to us.  Each of our attorneys is truly experienced in his or her practice areas, with the highest personal standards of excellence.  We are proud of our reputation in the community, and we did not achieve it by accident.  Our reputation for excellence comes from hard work, continuing education, and an above-and-beyond approach to our clients’ cases.

Our Rockford Business Attorneys provide excellent service in the following areas of law:

Our attorneys work as a team to provide comprehensive has experience in:

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What to Expect From a 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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Meet the Owner

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

Check Out Articles and Videos from our Rockford Business Attorneys

In this video, Rockford business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains the differences between corporations and LLCs.

Top Situations In Which You Should Consult Your Business Attorney

In this article, our Rockford business law team discusses buy-sell agreements for corporations and LLCs. We also answer common questions and discuss agreements that cover death or disability of the owner as well as the limitation that can be found in these agreements.

A buy-sell agreement is a contract between the owners of a business that allows its owners to remove themselves from ownership of the company. It also lays out who may be permitted or required to buy their shares, how they will be valued, and how the purchases will be funded.  

Buy-sell agreements can cover some or all of the following events:

  • Death of an owner; 
  • Disability of an owner; 
  • Voluntary termination of an owner’s ownership; 
  • Involuntary termination of an owner’s ownership with or without cause; 
  • Termination of an owner’s interest in the company if the owner files for bankruptcy; 
  • Termination of an owner’s interest in the company if the owner files for divorce; 
  • Termination of an owner’s employment with the company; and 
  • Retirement of an owner. 

Read more on Sangamon County buy-sell agreements from our Rockford business attorneys.

In this video, Rockford business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty discusses how business value is determined for buy-sell agreements.

Determining the Value of a Rockford Business for Buy-Sell Agreements

Our Rockford business lawyers want you to know more about the value of your business in buy-sell agreements.

A buy-sell agreement enables business owners to plan how an owner and their business will separate due to an event such as the death or disability of an owner, a decision to terminate ownership through sale of stock, retirement, or the company’s decision to part ways with the owner with or without cause. For more information on how to use a buy-sell agreement if an owner is retiring, check out How to Use Buy-Sell Agreements to Plan for an Owner’s Retirement.

A well drafted buy-sell agreement should contain all of the following components:

  • What events will trigger an optional or mandatory sale of an owner’s ownership interests to the company or to the other owners?
  • When a triggering event occurs, how will the ownership interest be valued?
  • What will the terms of the purchase be and where will the money for the purchase come from?

Read more by our Rockford business attorneys on how to determine business value for buy-sell agreements.

In this video, Rockford business lawyer Kevin O'Flaherty explains minority shareholders rights.

Minority Shareholders Rights in Rockford Corporations and LLCs

Our Rockford corporate representation attorneys want you to know your rights as a minority shareholder.

In Rockford, a minority interest in a Corporation or LLC is a shareholder of a corporation or a member of LLC who does not control the operations of the business.  A minority shareholder is anyone who owns less than 50% of the shares of a company, and  does not have voting power over the company’s decisions.

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

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

Read more about minority shareholder rights by our Rockford business attorneys.

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