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Chicago, Illinois Small Business Lawyer

A small business is an enterprise that generally has fewer than 100 employees. They are usually a closely held corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship acting under the small business law regulations. In terms of ownership, only a few stockholders own or “hold” the shares of a closely held corporation. Partnerships involve two or more persons who agree to go into business together as co-owners. A sole proprietorship is a business operated by a single owner with no separate legal entity for holding or operating the business, including the owner’s liability for the business’s debts.

Trusted business allies
Whether you are planning to start or are expanding your business in Illinois, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. Stuart T. Edelstein, Ltd. assists individuals and businesses of all sizes with:

  • Commercial and civil litigation
  • Business formation and advice
  • Due diligence
  • Financial investment counseling
  • Contract review and development
  • Contractual disputes
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Shareholder disputes


With more than 50 years of industry experience, attorney Stuart T. Edelstein is well prepared to handle business legal issues of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary we work tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.

Realizing your business dreams
One focus of our firm is helping clients start their own businesses. We review your business plans and advise on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising you on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues.  We also look after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and improve your bottom line.

Helping business owners move forward
We work closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly. We often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. Attorney Edelstein is a seasoned negotiator and litigator, and knows how to best represent your financial interests to successfully resolve your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.

Protect your business today
Stuart T. Edelstein, Ltd. has the ability and experience to help your business succeed. Call our Chicago office at 312-606-0000 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.