Business Lawyers in Chicago, IL

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Our experienced team of business lawyers is skilled at identifying potential bombs before they blow and pinpointing overlooked cost-saving strategies. Don’t wait until a problem lands on your doorstep—preventative legal counsel can save you money, time, and a lot of headaches!

We help businesses in Chicago and beyond. Contact us online or call (847) 580-1279 to get started.

When you decide to start your own business, it can be one of the most exciting times in your life. However, taking steps to protect your interests from the start is vital. Having a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney by your side can help you ensure a successful business. With 10 years of experience helping businesses grow, Gordon Law Group will stand by your side and provide essential guidance every step of the way!

Regardless of your company’s size, you can rely on the Chicago business lawyers at Gordon Law Group to help with all your business law needs in the Windy City, or anywhere you do business. When you’re ready to get started, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation!

Michael Brandwein, Head of Corporate Law

Why Trust the Business Lawyers at Gordon Law Group?

  • Our law firm is a one-stop shop for your legal and tax needs
  • We’re committed to 5-star customer service. You’ll never be sitting around waiting for your lawyer to get back to you, and no question is too small!
  • We have years of industry-specific experience in areas like cryptocurrency, esports, affiliate marketing, and ecommerce
  • We embrace modern, convenient solutions like virtual meetings, e-signatures, and easy online payments. We even accept BTC and ETH!

Contact us for a free assessment.

When Do You Need a Lawyer for Your Chicago Business?

There are many reasons you may require a business lawyer in Chicago. When you go with Gordon Law Group, you can rely on our team. Here are some of the top areas of business law we handle:

Business Formation

Business formation is the first step to entrepreneurial success! Although registering your business is fairly straightforward, choosing the right type of entity and creating custom partnership agreements are not. These decisions affect your taxes, take home pay, future fundraising opportunities, and much more.

We’ll help you choose the right entity to ensure you’re saving money and staying aligned with your goals. We’re always available to answer your questions!

Contract Law

Your business will likely require a contract lawyer no matter what industry you’re in. Whether you’re dealing with partnership agreements, equity compensation, investor contracts, terms of service, or contractual disputes, our business law attorneys in Chicago are here to help. We pride ourselves on working efficiently, with a meticulous eye for detail.

General Counsel

Do you simply need a trusted lawyer you can call for any questions or issues that arise? Outside general counsel is the most cost-effective option for small businesses. With a wide range of services, Gordon Law Group is a one-stop shop for your legal and tax needs! Contact us to learn about affordable outside general counsel.

Marketing Compliance

Ensuring your business follows marketing and advertising laws is critical. Any claims you make through marketing or advertising must be evidence-based and truthful—and a simple disclaimer isn’t always enough to protect you. In no way can your marketing be deceptive. If so, you may find yourself in need of defense against an FTC lawsuit.

Our advertising compliance review services ensure you’re covered!

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions come in many forms. You might be using your business to purchase a competitor’s assets, or maybe you’re combining two separate businesses into a single legal entity. Our business attorneys are highly experienced with private M&A deals of all shapes and sizes.

Business Taxes

You need to be prepared for a wide array of tax requirements as a business. Luckily, Gordon Law Group’s attorneys are highly knowledgeable about Tax Law as well as Business Law!

Your attorney will be by your side every step of the way to ensure you comply and only pay the amount of business taxes you are required to. The taxes you will need to pay and the forms you must file will be based on your business structure. You might be expected to:

  • Pay income tax if your taxes are not paid through withholding
  • Make estimated tax payments throughout the year
  • Pay self-employment taxes to ensure you are paying your Medicare and Social Security taxes
  • Cover employment taxes, including taking money out of your employees’ wages for federal unemployment, federal income tax withholding, Medicare, and Social Security
  • Pay income tax or sales tax to multiple states based on the location of your employees and customers
  • Pay excise taxes if you use certain types of equipment or facilities, receive payment for certain types of services, sell or manufacture certain types of products, or use certain types of products
  • File offshore disclosures if you have business interests overseas

A Chicago business lawyer who also understands tax law can not only keep the IRS off your back, but also unlock significant tax savings!

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property refers to property that is not physical but comes from an individual’s ideas and intellect. Some of the areas of law your business lawyer should be able to handle surrounding intellectual property include:

  • Intellectual property theft
  • Trademarking
  • Trade secrets
  • Copyright
  • Copyright infringement

Contact Gordon Law Group today for a free assessment!

Securities Law

The Securities Exchange Commission has been taking harsh actions against companies that sell unregistered securities in the cryptocurrency industry. If you’re creating a new exchange, wallet, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), or blockchain-based games, you’ll need to comply with securities law or risk serious persecution. We can help you and your company operate safely in the securities marketplace.

Asset Protection

Your business lawyer can help to ensure your individual and business assets are protected from potential creditors. With our asset protection techniques, creditors will have limited access to your most valuable assets while you remain in compliance with state and federal laws.

International Business Law

When operating your business globally, you need a business attorney with extensive experience and knowledge of international business laws. Our Chicago business attorneys are here to help with many types of international business matters, including:

  • Drafting and implementation of employee contracts
  • Drafting and implementation of non-compete agreements or non-disclosures
  • Trade secret protections
  • Ensuring your business complies with state, local, federal, and international laws
  • Handling the negotiations surrounding your business contracts
  • Establishing the correct business entity and structure
  • Ensuring compliance with US tax laws

Contact our business lawyers to learn more.

Business Litigation

If you find yourself dealing with a business dispute, having a business lawyer step in and handle the litigation matters could help give you the peace of mind you deserve. In many cases, we can resolve the issue independently and avoid expensive court proceedings.

Examples of business litigation issues our firm is prepared to handle at Gordon Law Group include:

  • Disputes between business partners
  • Contract disputes or breach of contract
  • FTC lawsuits and accusations of false advertising
  • SEC subpoenas and lawsuits
  • DMCA takedown notices, cease and desist letters, or demand letters
  • Intentional torts

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“We’ve been working with Gordon Law Group for 3 years… super easy to work with, professional and prompt. Move forward with confidence.

-Faique M.

Joseph Esses, Esq.
Associate Attorney 

Industries We Serve

Gordon Law Group can meet all your business law needs no matter which industry you’re tackling, but we have a special passion for emerging and tech-focused industries. These include:

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Gordon Law Group has focused on cryptocurrency law since 2014, and we’ve helped countless crypto and blockchain startups get off the ground! We understand the unique legal challenges of this field, from SEC law to AML concerns to intellectual property.

Whether you’re forming an LLC for your mining operation, launching an NFT collection, or processing cryptocurrency payments, Gordon Law Group is the firm for you.

We can accept payments in BTC and ETH.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing can be immensely profitable, but it’s also rife with legal risk if you don’t have an experienced affiliate marketing attorney by your side. Gordon Law Group has more than 10 years of experience advising affiliate marketers, advertisers, and affiliate networks.

Our advertising compliance review ensures your website, social media content, email and SMS marketing, and more are above-board.

In addition, we can help negotiate affiliate marketing contracts, craft secure data policies, prepare tax returns, and even set you up with asset protection to keep your funds secure.


Whether you are an esports sponsor, investor, athlete, or team, you may need an esports lawyer to help with business formation, tax planning, negotiating esports contracts, protecting your intellectual property, and going through mediation when esports disputes arise. Our firm has worked with top-level players and esports teams to meet their legal needs!


When operating an online business, it’s crucial to ensure that you follow traditional small business laws, state and federal advertising laws, and laws that apply specifically to ecommerce. An ecommerce lawyer can help you with the formation of your ecommerce business or help you with any legal matters associated with your existing ecommerce business.


Software as a Service (SaaS) companies have unique needs, including contract drafting and negotiation, industry-specific tax concerns, marketing law, and airtight data and privacy practices. Our attorneys are experienced with the SaaS industry and are here to help! Contact us for a free consultation.


You will need an experienced startup attorney to help you launch and grow a solid business. Our business lawyers are here to help you with all the legal details! These include proper business formation, drafting contracts, working on partnership agreements, trademarking, copyright, and shareholder agreements.

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