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Shaw Legal Services Ltd. Is A Full-Service Law Firm Serving You And Your Business

Our clientele includes start-ups, small to medium businesses, franchises, and Fortune 500 companies. We have represented businesses and persons of various backgrounds and needs, including, professionals, construction companies, suppliers, restaurateurs, real estate companies, yoga studios, spas, hair salons, accountants, lawyers, doctors, parking companies, internet and technology companies, manufacturers, international shipment companies, and others.

Shaw Legal Services Ltd. is a full-service law firm for you and your business. We have over 20 years of litigation expertise in a variety of legal issues.

Our expertise includes complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court both locally and nationally, debt collection, 1031 exchanges, zoning issues, employment issues, commercial leases, business negotiations, licensing, shipping and admiralty law, and more.  We also are able to help you create a business entity that best serves your business and asset protection needs.

Practice Areas

Commercial And Business:

  • Incorporation and LLC formation
  • Contracts
  • Employment agreements – both drafting and review
  • Operational agreements
  • Leases
  • Employment handbooks
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Purchase and sale of businesses

Estate Planning:

  • Living wills and health care power of attorney
  • Power of attorney
  • Will preparation
  • Living trusts
  • Estate administration

Estate Administration:

Administering estates in probate court including intestate estates (no will). We assist administrators in the final accounting and all other court filings required to properly close an estate. We are also able to defend the estate from outstanding creditors.

Real Estate And Property:

  • Residential and commercial closings
  • 1031 exchanges
  • Lease review and drafting for both commercial and residential
  • Short sales and mortgage foreclosures
  • Zoning violations
  • High volume mechanic’s lien filings for both general contractor’s and subcontractors available
  • Foreclosures and defending a foreclosure of lien

Zoning And Land Use:

Compliance with City of Chicago Ordinances is crucial to your new development. The process begins with determining zoning requirements including whether you need a zoning amendment, zoning variance, and/or special use permit. To obtain the necessary amendment, variance or permit, you must submit the appropriate application to the Zoning Ordinance Administration. Once your application is accepted your case will be presented in a formal hearing before the zoning board or city council.

This process is time consuming and can be complicated. Allow the experienced attorneys and staff at Shaw Legal Services Ltd. to assist you with this undertaking, so you can focus on your business and future development.

Condominium Law:

Create required legal instruments (Articles of Incorporation, Declarations, and Bylaws), management, and all related litigation including collections and defense.

City of Chicago Administrative Law:

City of Chicago zoning and code violations against business and property owners.

Commercial Landlord Tenant Law:

Create and negotiate lease agreements, mediate landlord tenant disputes, and all related litigation including breach or enforcement of lease.

Debt Solutions:

  • Chapter 7 and 13 Bankruptcy
  • Debt negotiations
  • Short sales
  • Mortgage foreclosures

Employment And Wage Claims And Civil Rights:

We are experienced civil rights litigators before the Illinois State, Federal, and Administrative courts (IDHR and EEOC).

Please Contact Us For More Details

The skilled and experienced team of attorneys at Shaw Legal Services Ltd. are poised and ready to answer any and all of your questions. If you would like us to evaluate your case and help you understand your rights and next steps, please call our Chicago office at 773-453-4861 or send us an email.

We offer free consultations in the areas of bankruptcy law, employment law and civil rights law.

We are a debt relief agency. We help people and businesses file for protection under the Bankruptcy Act.