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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

Top 3 Ways Outsourced General Counsel Helps Grow Your Business

June 10, 2021

If your business revenue is in the $10 million or above range but your company is not large enough to justify an in-house attorney, consider utilizing outsourced general counsel (OCG). With OGC, you gain legal guidance and support from a business lawyer without needing to hire an attorney full time. The advantages associated with this approach are plentiful, which is why more and more small and medium-sized businesses are using outsourced general counsel to meet their needs. To effectively grow your business, you must ensure that sensitive legal concerns are […]

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Lessons Many Business Leaders Wish They Learned Sooner

June 8, 2021

Managing a business is not for the faint of heart. A surprisingly large percentage of businesses do not make it past their one-year anniversary and even fewer see their five- or ten-year anniversary. To succeed as a small or medium-sized business leader, you must be continually vigilant for ways to improve and grow. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that each hardship you experience teaches you something. Read on to learn about some of the lessons that business owners and business leaders learned the hard […]

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If You Have Complex Assets, Your Estate Plan Requires More Assistance

June 3, 2021

Estate planning is a crucial responsibility regardless of your net worth. However, individuals with large or complex estates must pay careful attention to how they structure their estate plans. The particular estate planning instruments and strategies you utilize can have profound financial implications and tax-related consequences. Failure to plan appropriately can also force your loved ones to hash out inheritance concerns on their own. The burdensome task of guessing how a deceased relative would have allocated his or her estate often leads to stress, confusion, and contentious family arguments. If […]

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