Business Law


Our clients are dynamic privately held companies competing in an increasingly competitive business environment.  With an ever-evolving global economy and the various challenges Chicago business owners face,

Today more than ever business owners need a dependable and reliable partner to assist them in minimizing risk and maximizing value.  

Beermann’s Chicago Business Law Group is that partner. We provide to our clients sensible and realistic business solutions and advice to help them better navigate the obstacles they face. 

We support our clients with timely and practical advice regarding the day-to-day issues that affect their businesses. The Beermann Chicago Business Law Group delivers comprehensive and fully integrated business law services including the following: 

Starting a Business
The Beermann Chicago Business Law Group is a large supporter of entrepreneurs and new businesses.  The success of a new business in Chicago is built upon a solid legal foundation. The Beermann Business Law Group is here to protect our business clients from the expected and unexpected obstacles they will face and maximize chances of success profitability.  The Beermann Chicago Business Law Group handles the following for start-up companies:

  • Setting up corporations
  • Setting up limited liability companies
  • Setting up partnerships or limited partnerships
  • Setting up joint ventures
  • Commercial agreements.

Chicago Business and Commercial Agreements 
It is important in business to understand your risks and plan to protect yourself from those risks.  Our legal team have drafted, negotiated, and reviewed contracts of every type and for many diverse industries. 

At Beermann, we strive to get to know your business and commercial issues

and then deliver a clearly drafted document covering all issues that you require, along with issues that will reduce your legal exposure to risk.  Our business law group is ready to work with you to ensure that your business is protected.  In our practice, we have experience in preparing and providing advice and direction in the negotiation of the following agreements:

  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Operating Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Franchise Agreements
  • Consulting and Employment Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Outsourcing Agreements
  • Sales and Manufacturing Agreements
  • Software Licensing Agreements
  • Supply and Service Contracts.

Corporate Governance
In an effort to protect our clients’ businesses, the Beermann Chicago Business Law Group assists clients in providing guidance necessary to maintain a legally compliant and effective corporate structure, policies and procedures.  We assist our clients in developing their internal policies and structure with eye on developing procedures that increase board and corporate effectiveness, minimize directors’ and officers’ liability and meet shareholders’ obligations.  We provide assistance to our clients in advising directors’ and officers’ on liability matters; structuring appropriate insurance indemnification programs; reviewing board practices, procedures; and assistance in developing information packages and orientation programs for new directors. We further provide direction on the following:

  • Board Structures and Composition
  • Code of Conduct Policies
  • Conflict of Interests
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Employee Arrangements.

Shareholder and Partnership Duties
Often shareholder disputes arise out of misunderstanding or poorly developed shareholder agreements. We work with clients at the outset of their business venture to ensure disputes do not happen, however, when they do, we have the skills to work through the dispute.

Not-For-Profit Organizations
The Beermann Chicago Business Law Group has established and worked with many different types of not-for-profit organizations, including charitable organizations, community groups, service clubs, religious organizations and trade organizations. We also advise charitable organizations on a variety of legal matters.