General Business Law

Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help any type of business owner start, grow and protect his or her business. Our "grass-roots" approach toward addressing our clients business needs has allowed us to develop "general counsel" relationships with many of our clients.

The way you structure your business when you start out affects the taxes and liabilities you might one day face during your operations. From formation to everyday operations, we represent a variety of small, medium, and large-sized businesses throughout Illinois, advising them on a wide range of legal and business issues. Our unique fee structures enable our firm to more efficiently and cost-effectively adapt to each client’s individual needs.

We have an extensive list of established clients in the Central Illinois region and our knowledge and experience also enable us to assist clients who are just starting out. Working with tax experts, accountants and financial planners we will help you determine how best to position your company.

Our services include:

  • Limited Liability Company, Individual and Series
  • General and Limited Partnerships (LLP)
  • C Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Incorporating a new or existing business
  • Preparing documents for a partnership or LLC
  • Negotiating and preparing documents for the sale or purchase of businesses
  • Drafting, advising, and enforcing redemption, buy-sell, employment, non-compete and other agreements and contracts
  • Drafting annual and special minutes and informal actions as well as annual reports
  • All forms of business litigation
  • Dissolutions of businesses
  • Partnership agreements
  • Partnership or shareholder disputes

VanFleet Law Offices

The VanFleet Law Firm has a strong history in Commercial Litigation, Banking Law and General Business Law matters. Founded by Joseph VanFleet in 1998, the practice has grown and flourished over the years thanks to the talent, expertise and tenacity of the VanFleet legal team. Today, it provides counsel to a broad range of local, regional, national and international clients.

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