ON-GOING BUSINESS REPRESENTATION
The Law Office of James C. Siebert has helped numerous small and mid-size businesses get started as well as providing on-going legal services to help them insure the business' viability. Mr. Siebert helps his clients decide which type of legal entity is best suited for the client to conduct business. Whether it is as a sole proprietor, corporation, partnership or limited liability company, Mr. Siebert assists with the initial legal steps to form and properly maintain the legal entity. Once the business is established, Mr. Siebert provides legal services to his business clients on an on going as needed basis.
Mr. Siebert provides assistance with regard to the legal operation of the business entity itself. Services include registered agent services, maintaining the appropriate minute books, Buy-Sell Agreements, Voting Trust Agreements, stockholder loan agreements other stockholder trust agreements and other services affecting the entity's legal relationship among it's owners.
Mr. Siebert has helped his clients draft complex legal documents, including but not limited to franchise agreements and offerings, purchase contracts, leases, employment agreements, non-compete agreements, loan documents, sexual harassment policies, employee manuals and other day to day documents necessary for his clients to successfully operate their businesses. Mr. Siebert provides his business clients with legal audits of the on going business, and he is available for Director and Corporate Officer consultation for his clients on whatever daily issue arises, whether it be an issue concerning contract terms or release of personnel files. Mr. Siebert, has a background as a courtroom litigator so he also can represent his clients in most any court or administrative proceedings in which his clients become involved. Mr. Siebert has successfully represented his clients in numerous Illinois courts as well as before various agencies including but not limited to, the Illinois Labor Board, The Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
Mr. Siebert's practice also includes a great deal of transactional work as well as estate planning. Mr. Siebert has found that it is extremely beneficial to his business clients to be able to represent all their transactional needs, whether it be the purchase or sale of commercial real estate or the acquisition or sale of a business. Mr. Siebert has assisted various clients in the negotiation, contract preparation, legal due diligence, preparing or reviewing necessary transfer documents as well as representing the client at the closing of the clients sale or acquisition of the business. Mr. Siebert is also a licensed Illinois Real Estate Broker and Title Insurance agent.
As most of Mr. Siebert's clients are individuals, or small to mid-size businesses, assuring that a client's estate planning needs are met is very important. It is very important to the owners of small to mid-size businesses need to make sure that their major assets, which frequently are tied up in the business, are transferred to their heirs. Mr. Siebert provides his business clients with estate planning servicesto take care of these needs, including wills,revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, buy-sell agreements, and family limited partnerships.