Business and Corporate
Business and Corporate Attorneys Serving Clients Nationwide
The attorneys at Rathje & Woodward, LLC possess the knowledge and experience to assist businesses of every size and in every industry to make crucial decisions and achieve their goals. Our attorneys serve as general counsel to national companies, as well as well known energy companies, professional services companies, real estate developers, manufacturers, construction companies, utilities and municipalities.
Your business will benefit from the perspective and experience we bring to solve a variety of issues, such as structuring business relationships, entity formation and reorganization and related financial, valuation, taxation, and real estate matters.
At Rathje & Woodward, LLC, we concentrate on your specific goals. We help you obtain your short term and long term goals by listening to your concerns and sharing our experience and knowledge.
We will assist you by first understanding your business and helping you recognize the practical, tax and legal implications of your choices. Whether you choose to establish a sub chapter S corporation, a partnership, a limited liability company, or another type of entity, you can rely on us to effectively assist you in forming your business. We will file the necessary documents with the state, Internal Revenue Service and other governmental agencies, draft employment, shareholder and operating agreements and provide other assistance in a cost-effective manner.
*LLC Changes in Illinois - July 1, 2017
On July 1, 2017, sweeping amendments to the Illinois Limited Liability Companies Act will become effective. As with most new legislation, there will be refinements but the changes are significant. Members of LLC’s would be wise to review their operating agreements and make any necessary adjustments. Among the changes are default provisions related to management of LLC’s and agency concepts, fiduciary duties and Statements of Authority, contributions, distributions and buyouts of members and creditors remedies against members interests.
Over 70 Years of Business and Corporate Representation
Once your business is established, we help you realize your goals by providing you with effective counseling regarding employment law matters, contracts, merger and acquisition transactions, shareholder disputes, mediation, arbitration and commercial litigation support.
Rathje & Woodward, LLC has experience with handling all types of business and corporate matters, including:
- Commercial Litigation
- Limited Liability Companies
- Not-For-Profit Entities
- Shareholder Agreements
- State Formation and Registration Filings
- Sub Chapter S Corporations
Contact Us for Your Business and Corporate Needs
- Kevin M. Carrara
- R. Terence Kalina
- Mark J. McAndrew
- Scott E. Pointner
- Henry S. Stillwell
- Kaitlyn Anne Wild
- John S. Worthen
- John R. Zemenak
- Douglas M. Poland
Contact Rathje & Woodward, LLC to speak to one of our skilled business and corporate attorneys. Our law firm has the experience to help you form, protect, and maintain your business. If you or your company would like to schedule an initial meeting, call 630-668-8500 today.