Business Counseling

Kane County Business Counseling Attorneys

Experienced and Skilled Legal Counsel for Businesses Serving Aurora, Chicago, and Northern Illinois

We live in an increasingly complex society. For businesses to avoid legal problems and remain successful, they must comply with all laws and regulations: If they do not, a small issue can quickly blow up into a major legal problem. Many small and medium-sized businesses in Illinois lack the resources for full-time in-house legal counsel. At Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C., our business counseling services provide an efficient and effective solution.

For over a century, our firm has provided innovative, bold, and creative solutions for businesses of all sizes in Chicagoland and throughout Illinois. Our attorneys have substantial experience in all phases of business planning and development. And when problems arise, we adeptly handle commercial litigation at all levels of the state and federal court system. We always work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive solution that protects your vital interests. We are a small suburban firm conveniently located in Aurora, yet we have the resources, facilities and experience to match any large downtown Chicago firm.

We provide a full range of business counseling services to clients throughout Illinois; including:

  • Business Formation and Startups: When starting a business, your choice of entity is critical in minimizing potential legal issues and tax consequences as well as accomplishing your future business development goals.
  • Business Acquisitions and Sales: As the business grows, there may come a time when you want to acquire another entity or sell yours. We ensure that all the proper documentation is in place so the transition will be smooth, orderly and with minimal legal trouble.
  • Business Succession Planning: When the owner or a key member of a business retires or passes on, it can cause major turmoil and threaten the entire operation. We work with family-owned and closely held businesses to develop a succession plan in keeping with the wishes of the owner(s).
  • General Business Counseling and Planning: Numerous legal issues arise throughout the life of a business. We work closely with businesses at all stages to provide advice and counsel on a wide range of legal matters.

Operating a business and managing all the "moving parts" is always challenging even in the best of circumstances. However, when unexpected legal problems come up, they can threaten the very survival of the entity. Our skilled legal counsel can provide the guidance you need to eliminate legal worries and allow you to focus on running your business. Contact us today at 630-907-0909 to learn more about how we can help. From our offices in Aurora IL, we provide experienced business counseling for clients in Chicago, Rockford, Naperville, Oswego, Montgomery, Sugar Grove, DuPage County, Kane County, Kendall County, Will County, DeKalb County, Cook County, and communities throughout Northern and Central Illinois.

For new business formations and startups, there are numerous factors to consider. First and foremost, you will need to choose the right entity for your needs. But that is only the beginning. You also need to file necessary paperwork with government agencies, draft carefully worded internal agreements between partners, employees and subcontractors and many other activities. The business startup phase alone can become quite complicated and requires the assistance of experienced legal counsel.

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Business acquisitions and sales can be quite complex. Whether you are selling your business, acquiring another business or merging with a competitor, there are numerous potential issues that must be addressed. To ensure that your interests are protected throughout the process, it is important to have experienced legal counsel in your corner.

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Within family-owned and closely-held businesses, there is often an owner or key member of the company that would be difficult to replace. To ensure that the business remains viable well into the future, it is important to have a proactive succession plan in place. Business succession planning starts with a thorough examination of your unique circumstances by experienced legal counsel, so you can develop a plan that protects your interests and accomplishes your goals.

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Starting and operating a business requires you to navigate a sea of complex laws and regulations. In order to comply with all the legal requirements and preserve the long-term viability of your business, you need experienced lawyers to help guide and counsel you. For organizations that lack the budget for full-time in-house legal counsel, Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C. offers practical, innovative and efficient business counseling and planning.

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Our Lawyers


We have some of the finest attorneys practicing today. They are recognized nationally for their skill and integrity. Each one is dedicated to helping people and to securing justice. Our different areas of focus are used collaboratively to provide comprehensive remedies and solutions. Contact one of us and we will all roll up our sleeves and work for you.

Our Office


We provide the experience, resources and facilities of a big-city firm without the inconvenience and expense of driving and parking in Chicago. Located 40 miles west of Chicago on the far west side of Aurora, we are easy to reach from anywhere in northern Illinois.