Corporate and Business Law

From small-business ventures to well-established corporations, James F. Dunneback, P.C. is your trusted partner in meeting the diverse needs of our business clients. With a rich history of guiding entrepreneurs, we provide expert counsel on a range of critical matters including contracts, business formation agreements, tax considerations, liabilities, and ownership structures. In instances where our clients' unique legal needs extend beyond our immediate purview, we excel in collaborating as coordinating counsel with other reputable law firms, leveraging our well-established partnerships to best serve our corporate clients.


Established Corporations

Throughout the history of our firm, we have worked vigorously to maintain and enhance the success of our established corporate clients. Our client work has involved mergers and acquisitions for middle-market companies, succession agreements, land use and zoning matters, real estate work, contract disputes, project financing, and lease agreements.

We recognize that to stay competitive in the corporate community means staying ahead of the curve. We work with our clients, through our established network in the Chicagoland business community, to stay abreast of acquisition opportunities, unique product development opportunities, and other mechanisms for enhancing our clients’ market share.

Much of our client work has involved well established family businesses. Our experience in trusts and estates lend well to planning succession agreements for these clients, formation of partnership agreements, and the division of assets and responsibilities as the company moves through generations. We respect our family business clients in their ability to blend the two environments into successful ventures and are ready to work with them in continuing that success.

Small Business Ventures

There is an inherent satisfaction to being your own boss; however, there can also be a number of headaches. It is through sound preparation and seamless execution of a business plan that those issues are alleviated.

If you are entering into this venture with a partner or team, our attorneys are ready to advise you on issues related to forming partnerships or corporations. We maintain a solid network of professionals in the investment capital industry to assist you in finding funds for your project. New businesses also face what can be a dizzying array of tax and permit issues depending on where they are locating. With experience in land use and zoning matters in the Chicago metropolitan area, our attorneys possess the knowledge to navigate these issues.

We know the risks that our small business clients are taking on. We work to minimize those risks, and instead, help build opportunities and avenues for success. To us, a small business venture is just a big business in progress.

As business owners ourselves, we don't just study business challenges; we live them. We understand the very same situations and problems faced by many of our clients because we've encountered them firsthand. Our practice isn't just built on a foundation of successful client representation, but also on our own journey to success. It's this invaluable experience that allows us to deliver unparalleled service to those within the industry.
- James F. Dunneback