Businesses and farm owners should invest in experienced legal counsel to help secure their best interests when business disputes occur. The right legal team will take time to understand the business's goals and priorities in order to develop a strategic plan targeted at protecting business clients' long-term interests.
"The business law attorneys at our firm don't tell clients what they want to hear. We tell them what they need to hear. We are candid with our clients, and they respect us for that."
Experienced Team of Business Law Attorneys
The Decatur business law lawyers at Featherstun, Gaumer, Postlewait, Stocks, Flynn & Hubbard take professional pride in providing sharply focused legal advice and strong advocacy for business and agricultural clients throughout Central Illinois.
Since 1929, we have developed comprehensive contract agreements targeted at protecting our clients from the risk of financial or legal implications. Our extensive experience in transactional law helps us effectively secure our clients' best interests when disputes erupt through negotiations, mediation, arbitration and litigation, when appropriate. Contact our law firm today to meet with a highly skilled Decatur business law attorney.
A Full-Service Law Firm for Our Business Clients
We provide A to Z legal services for our business clients, from startup through succession planning. Our legal team is committed to providing small and medium-sized companies an economic and efficient alternative to hiring in-house counsel for their business law needs. At Featherstun, Gaumer, Postlewait, Stocks, Flynn & Hubbard, we provide a variety of business law services, including:
Business formation services: If you are starting a business, work with experienced legal counsel to help choose the best type of business to form. Our Illinois business law attorneys are available to provide advice on the type of business entity best suited to your goals such as a partnership, corporation, limited liability corporation (LLC) or nonprofit organization. When you select our law firm, we will draw up incorporation documents and help with business plans and financing decisions.
Labor relations and employment law: Our business law attorneys stand ready to help if conflicts arise between business owners or management and the workforce, whether the workforce is unionized or not. We defend our business clients against lawsuits by their employees, and we also write policy manuals and employee handbooks to help prevent such conflicts from arising in the first place.
Commercial transactions: Our business clients often consult with us before undertaking complex commercial transactions. We write and review contracts and serve as negotiators on behalf of our business clients.
Contract disputes: Every business owner wants contractual relationships to run smoothly and without conflict. But it is almost inevitable for contract disputes to arise between suppliers, purchasers, vendors and competitors. When conflicts arise, we apply our negotiation and trial skills focused on reaching a speedy and fair resolution.
Farm businesses: Many of our business clients are farm owners. We are well versed in all aspects of agricultural law, including farm leases, farm partitions, drainage law, 1031 exchanges, property rights and defense against claims of agricultural patent violations.
Commercial real estate: When our business clients need to buy, lease or sell commercial real estate, we provide feasibility studies, lease analysis and contract negotiation services.
Business and farm succession planning: Any small or medium-sized business and farm must undertake succession planning to ensure that the business continues to operate smoothly after an owner passes away. We provide business succession planning services as part of our estate planning practice.
Contact Our Illinois Business Formation Lawyers
Our AV-rated* law firm is home to experienced attorneys focused on addressing clients' business needs with strong advocacy and legal counsel. We have the skills and legal resources to handle a wide range of legal issues in business law from business formation to contract disputes and business succession planning.
Contact our law firm online or call 217-429-4453 to schedule a consultation with a highly experienced business law attorney at our law firm in Decatur, Illinois, located near Central Park.
Our law firm is proud to be AV rated under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.*
FEATHERSTUN, GAUMER, POSTLEWAIT, STOCKS, FLYNN & HUBBARD
225 N. Water St., Suite 200
Decatur, IL 62523
P.O. Box 1760
Decatur, IL 62525-1760
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Near Central Park
Featherstun, Gaumer, Postlewait, Stocks, Flynn & Hubbard proudly serves business and individual clients throughout central Illinois, including Decatur, Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, Monticello, Charleston, Peoria, Tuscola, Clinton, Sullivan, Shelbyville, Taylorville, Lincoln, Danville, Effingham, Vandalia, Paris, Marshall, Toledo, Salem, Newton, Paxton, Galesburg; and Macon, Champaign, Moultrie, Sangamon, McLean, Peoria, Logan, DeWitt, Piatt, Christian, Shelby, Douglas, Coles, Vermillion, Fayette, Effingham, Tazewell, Edgar, Cumberland, Clark, Crawford, Jasper, Marion, Knox and Livingston counties.
* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.