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DuPage County Estate and Business Planning Lawyer

Estate Planning and Business Law Attorney Serving DuPage County, Kane County, Cook County, and More

Meet Our Estate and Business Planning Attorney

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Samantha
M. Martin

There are a variety of legal concerns that can affect people who own family businesses. Taking the correct steps to address these issues ahead of time can ensure that a business will be able to operate successfully. With the proper planning, a business owner can protect their financial interests, create effective business contracts, establish intellectual property protections, and develop strategies for ongoing success. Business owners and other family members can also take steps to make sure they and their loved ones are protected through estate planning.

At SpyratosDavis LLC, our comprehensive knowledge and understanding of business law and estate planning matters ensures that our clients will be able to put the proper plans in place. Attorney Samantha Martin works to educate clients on their options, and in addition to providing legal help with these matters, she offers private business law classes for business owners, ensuring that they understand the best steps they can take to address their ongoing needs. Our firm can also provide representation in business litigation, ensuring that the rights of business owners will be protected.

Business Planning Services

There are many steps that business owners will need to take when establishing a new business. Making the right decisions at the outset can help avoid potential legal issues in the future, and it can ensure that a business will be properly positioned for success. Some of the most common concerns that will affect business owners include:

  • Business formation: There are multiple options for structuring a business, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and corporations. Understanding the ideal structure for a specific business can be challenging, but we can provide guidance on the benefits and drawbacks of each option. We can ensure that business owners register their businesses correctly, comply with the applicable laws, understand how tax issues will be handled, and create effective partnership agreements or operating agreements.
  • Business contracts: Legal agreements can be crucial for protecting a business's interests. When establishing partnership agreements, vendor contracts, employment contracts, or other types of agreements, we can ensure that business owners understand the terms and conditions that will apply to them. We can also help navigate contract disputes and ensure that a business owner's rights are protected.
  • Intellectual property: A business may need to take steps to protect trade secrets, ensure that others do not use its brand names, or prevent the unauthorized use of protected information. We can help business owners establish and protect trademarks, and we can also assist with issues related to copyrights, patents, or other forms of intellectual property.

We provide a number of business law packages, ensuring that business owners can establish new businesses, comply with their legal requirements, and address any concerns that may arise. We have packages tailored to solo startups, partnerships, and nonprofits, and we can also provide business compliance checkups, social responsibility reviews, and more. We also provide retainer-free subscriptions in which business owners may pay for a certain number of hours of legal counsel each month.

Attorney Martin also offers other legal services to business owners, helping them address issues that they may encounter. She can assist with document review, deed preparation, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

Estate Planning Services

An estate plan can be crucial for any family, but it is especially important for business owners, people who own substantial assets, and those who want to make sure their children or other family members will be provided for. Our firm provides a wide variety of estate planning packages, helping our clients make decisions about what will happen after their death, ensure that their assets will be distributed correctly to their beneficiaries, and provide for their needs later in life. We can assist with:

  • Wills: A last will and testament is a crucial part of any estate plan, and it will provide instructions for how assets should be distributed after a person's death. For parents, a will can nominate a guardian who will care for their minor children in the event of their death.
  • Trusts: These legal agreements allow assets to be held and managed by a third party and distributed to beneficiaries based on specific instructions. We can help families establish multiple types of trusts, including family pool trusts, "even split" trusts, companion trusts, blended family trusts, pet trusts, charitable trusts, and business preservation trusts.
  • Powers of attorney: A person can name someone who will be granted the authority to make certain types of decisions on their behalf if they are unable to do so, such as if they become incapacitated due to a serious injury. We can help establish agreements addressing financial concerns and medical treatment, ensuring that our clients are protected, no matter what may happen in their lives.

Contact Our Lisle Estate Planning and Business Law Attorney

At SpyratosDavis LLC, we strive to ensure that our clients will be able to take the proper steps to protect themselves, their businesses, and their families. Whether working with business owners to develop successful strategies or helping families establish comprehensive estate plans, we always focus on meeting our clients' needs and protecting their interests. To learn more about our services, contact us at 630-810-8881 and arrange a consultation.

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