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    - Downers Grove, IL Client

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Business Law, General Counsel, and Estate Planning Lawyers in DuPage and Cook County

Naperville Attorneys for Wills, Trusts, and Business Planning in Illinois

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Managing the day to day operations of a successful business is a complex task on its own, and business owners will need to address a wide variety of legal issues and other concerns. Extending these tasks into the future and making plans for continuing growth and success can be even more difficult. To make sure your business is prepared to meet new challenges, you need the assistance of a skilled attorney and business advisor who can help you handle issues such as regulatory concerns, contract disputes, succession planning, and more.

At the Gierach Law Firm, we provide comprehensive business law and estate planning services. Lead Attorney Denice Gierach has more than 30 years of legal experience, and she is also a Certified Public Accountant who has owned and operated multiple businesses, including a real estate development firm and a startup manufacturing business. We are prepared to work closely with you to understand your needs and build a plan that will provide for your future success. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today at 630-756-1160.

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ESTATE PLANNING

Every family is different, and everyone has unique concerns about how they can address their financial needs, accomplish their goals, and leave a legacy for their loved ones. Because of this, it is crucial to work with an experienced attorney when creating an estate plan. In addition to making decisions about how you would like matters to be handled after your death, you may want to take steps to protect your assets and ensure that they are used correctly to provide for your family members. You may also need to establish succession plans for a family business, leave a charitable legacy, or make plans for how to minimize your family’s tax burden. At the Gierach Law Firm, we will get to know your family, make sure we understand your goals, and help you tailor your estate plan to your family’s needs.

Wills and Trusts – In addition to creating a last will and testament, we can help you understand your options for using trusts to achieve your financial goals.
Probate and Estate Administration – We can assist executors in completing the probate process, and we can provide representation in probate litigation involving contested estates.
Tax Planning – We can help you understand your options for minimizing estate taxes through methods such as trusts, gifts, and charitable donations.
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YOUR WORRY-FREE LEGACY

Written by Denice Gierach

Most people have no idea where to begin when it comes to estate planning. “Can’t I just make a simple will?” they ask. There are, however, many complex aspects to putting together an effective estate plan, and often, people don’t even know what questions they should ask. In Your Worry-Free Legacy, attorney Denice Gierach compiles the most common issues people face when creating an estate plan into one comprehensive book.

BUSINESS LAW

BUSINESS LAW

There are a multitude of complex tasks, requirements, and ongoing concerns involved in building and operating a business, as well as a variety of legal issues that will need to be addressed. At the Gierach Law Firm, we work with business owners to address their concerns and meet their ongoing needs. If you are planning to start a new business, we can assist with business formation and entity selection, or we can help you complete the requirements for buying or selling a business. We can help draft and review business contracts, assist with commercial real estate matters, or provide representation in business litigation related to issues such as employment disputes, breach of contract, or partnership disputes. We will put our experience to work for you and help you resolve these matters as efficiently and effectively as possible.

GENERAL COUNSELING

GENERAL COUNSEL OUTSOURCING

Whether you are starting a new business or are planning to build and expand your existing company, you need a plan for how you will be able to work toward your goals. At the Gierach Law Firm, we can help you bring your vision for your business to life, helping you understand the best business strategies that will promote your company’s growth. We will perform a risk analysis and help you proactively address any threats your business may face, ensuring that you can continue to achieve your goals.

With our Outsourced General Counsel program, we can not only help you develop successful short-term and long-term business strategies, but we can manage legal concerns across multiple areas of your company. We will help you oversee the big picture, identifying and addressing any issues that arise as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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FROM OUR BLOGS

Should I Use Incentive Trusts in My Estate Plan?

October 29, 2020

As you approach the often-difficult topic of estate planning, it is understandable that you want what is best for your heirs—especially if they are your children or grandchildren. We would like to believe that our descendants will be responsible and mature enough to handle a sizeable inheritance, but deep down, we know that this is not always the case. Some people simply struggle to establish healthy spending habits, and for these people, money tends to burn a hole in their pocket. As an estate planning attorney, I am often asked […]

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What You Should Know About Incurring Startup Debt for Your Business

October 28, 2020

As a small business owner and a business law attorney, I understand that starting a new business venture requires money—or capital, as it is often called in the in the corporate world. Some new owners fund their fledgling business through investors or with money they have set aside for just that purpose while others take out loans. According to a new study, the type of loans that a business owner takes out may be linked to the future success of his or her company. Business vs. Personal Loans Unless a […]

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Southwest Airlines Announces Plans to Serve Chicago’s Largest Airport

October 22, 2020

There is no question that 2020 has been a year filled with unique challenges for everyone. Individuals and families have been forced to abide by stay-at-home orders, and many businesses were shut down for extended periods. As things begin to open back up, however, some companies are finding new ways to increase their revenues by seizing opportunities where they become available. One local example can be found in the plans recently announced by Southwest Airlines to expand operations to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport for the first time in the airline’s history. […]

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From our offices in Naperville, Illinois, we handle matters throughout Illinois including DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties and within towns such as Addison, Aurora, Barrington, Batavia, Burr Ridge, Carol Stream, Chicago, Darien, Downers Grove, Elgin, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Geneva, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Lisle, Lombard, Naperville, Oak Brook, Roselle, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Warrenville, Wheaton, and Winfield.
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