Our Services In Business Formation And Transactions
Cross Law Firm, S.C., includes the CLF Business Law Center, which focuses on serving the legal needs of small businesses throughout Wisconsin.
We represent small business startups; established small businesses, nonprofit organizations; and worker, consumer and housing cooperatives. Our lawyers can help from the initial election of the appropriate corporate form, through long-term planning, day-to-day operations and crisis intervention. We will help guide your business through the challenging times so you can focus on your business operations success.
How We Can Help
CLF Business Law Center offers an in-house counsel program where for a monthly retainer, small-business clients can call one of our lawyers to receive advice on questions about personnel, vendors, collections, regulatory compliance and prelitigation concerns. It is the goal of this program to offer our clients a proactive approach and a means to possibly avoid legal problems in the future.
Contact our lawyers for guidance involving:
The corporate form chosen for a business entity potentially affects every aspect of its operations. If you own a small business in Illinois or are a small-business startup in Wisconsin, our attorneys can help you decide whether you want to operate as a closely held business, limited liability company, partnership, cooperative, S-corporation, C-corporation, standard stock corporation or sole proprietorship.
Our attorneys help our clients set up personnel policies and procedures and advise our clients about directors’ and officers’ liability, franchising, reorganization, trade association membership and activity, joint ventures, mergers, dissolutions/startups, business successions and shareholders’ rights. Our firm provides assistance with drafting and enforcing contracts, representation with governmental agencies, interfacing with financial institutions, collections, defense of lawsuits, training for members of boards of directors (profit and nonprofit) and day-to-day legal matters that arise.
Sound employment contracts are critical whether your business is hiring its first employees or has hired and employed workers for years. Similarly, understanding your employment contract from a previous place of employment is important should you choose to start your own business venture. Employment contracts house non-compete agreements, which can dictate the actions employees take after leaving their place of work. As longtime business and employment law attorneys, we can offer a unique perspective on understanding and analyzing employment contracts and non-compete agreements.
Contact Our Law Firm
We have offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Chicago: call 414-616-3229.