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Champaign Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Our reliable Champaign commercial and business litigation attorneys handle every type of business dispute with strategy and sound judgement.
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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.

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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More information about our Champaign Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Our highly skilled and experienced team of Champaign contract litigation attorneys have the knowledge and determination to but your contract litigation matter in the best possible position to succeed. Whichever side of the contract you're on, we'll fight for your rights and a favorable solution to your matter.

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(217) 803-8679
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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

44 E. Main Street STE 412

Champaign, IL 61820

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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
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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

Further Reading from our Champaign Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Using Motions to Dismiss to Quickly Dispose of Business Litigation

In this article, our Champaign commercial litigation lawyers explain how motions to dismiss can be used to dispose of unmeritorious business lawsuits. The first step in initiating business litigation is to file a complaint that states facts leading to a cause of action that would entitle the plaintiff to damages. If the defendant can show that the complaint fails to state facts leading to a cause of action or if there is another affirmative matter that would cause the case to be dismissed without a trial, the court will grant the motion to dismiss, potentially terminating the litigation in the early stages. 


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The Business Judgement for Corporate Officers in Champaign

In this article, our Champaign commercial litigation attorneys explain the Business Judgment Rule for corporate officer and director liability in Illinois. When it comes to shareholder derivative lawsuits for breach of fiduciary duty, the Business Judgment Rule provides an important defense to Illinois corporate officers, providing a legal basis on which to dismiss such suits at the pleading stage.  It is wise for all corporate officers and directors to familiarize themselves with this rule, its exceptions, and its application. The Business Judgment Rule, also referred to as the Business Judgment Presumption, is a case law-derived doctrine in corporate law that creates a defense against personal liability for corporate officers, directors, managers, and other agents of a corporation. According to the business judgment rule, corporate agents cannot be held personally liable for actions that they take in the ordinary course of business if they are using their best business judgment and acting in good faith. It is a standard of judicial review of corporate director conduct; it is not a standard of conduct in itself.

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