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Approach Important Business Decisions With Confidence

Buying or Selling a Business?

Transferring a business from one owner to another often requires ongoing negotiations and the preparation of multiple agreements and transactional documents before a deal can close. By working with our skilled attorneys during every stage of the business transaction from performing due diligence to negotiating the sales contract, you can protect your interests while making the deal you desire.

Whether you are doing an asset purchase, stock purchase, or merger we can help you with:

  • Pre-negotiation issues

  • Due diligence

  • Drafting a letter of intent

  • Drafting any confidentiality agreements

  • Drafting a formal agreement

  • Pre-closing review

  • Closing the deal


Contract Drafting & Negotiation

Our attorneys know how important each word is in a business agreement. Whether we are helping you draft an original contract or negotiating changes in the terms of an agreement prepared by another party, we can counsel you on the language that needs to be included to achieve your goals.

We can help you draft, review, or negotiate a variety of different contracts including:

Sales Contracts

A strong sales contract offers assurances to your customers regarding the terms of their business transactions with your company. It also provides important protections that limit your company’s liability. Our attorneys can draft a broad sales contract that covers most of your company’s transactions or create specialized contracts for specific accounts.

Real Estate Contracts

If your business requires you to enter into a lease agreement or to buy or sell property, our attorneys can help draft or review the property contract to limit your liability exposure and protect your business interests.


Business Formation

Forming a new business is an exciting venture. Our attorneys can help you get it started right by advising you on the best way to structure the business to minimize your individual liability and protect your personal assets. Whether you want to do business as a corporation, a limited liability company, a general or limited partnership, or a sole proprietorship, Fournier Law Firm can help you form the business that will best serve your needs.

Our business formation and governance services include helping you draft:

  • Articles of incorporation

  • Corporation bylaws

  • Corporate resolutions

  • Operating agreements

  • Shareholder agreements


We can also assure that you comply with all of the regulatory requirements of Illinois law, including the preparation of required annual reports and corporate minutes.

Not sure which business structure is best for your company?
We can help you explore your options. Complete our contact form or
call us at 630-792-1000 for a free, no-hassle consultation.

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