Practice Areas

  • Contracts: Contracts are one of the most significant areas of legal concern for many business owners.  Skillfully crafting and negotiating contracts which protect your business is paramount in keeping your business successful.
  • Business transactions: From business formations and acquisitions to employee disputes, our business attorneys can provide astute legal assistance to protect your rights and grow your business.
  • Franchise agreements: If you are considering buying or selling a franchise business, an experienced franchise attorney can provide invaluable advice.
  • Commercial litigationWhether you need assistance in resolving a dispute or strong advocacy in court to assert or protect your rights, we can provide aggressive representation in contentious business matters.
  • Commercial leases: Whether you need assistance in reviewing, drafting, or negotiating a commercial lease, or with resolving a lease dispute, our experienced attorneys can assist you in all matters involving business leases.
  • Commercial real estate: Our business attorneys can assist in all matters of leasing, buying, or selling real estate for business purposes.
  • Residential real estate: Our attorneys have guided hundreds of buyers and sellers to successful real estate closings in Naperville and beyond. Whether as owner, renter or investor, our local focus gives us the expertise to handle deeds, lease agreements, zoning issues and more — any legal matter related to residential property in DuPage or Kane counties.
  • Trademarks and service marks: Establishing or protecting trademarks and service marks is an essential part of many businesses, and we can help you create your marks and prevent others from infringing on their usage.
  • Copyright servicesOur business lawyers can help you protect copyrighted materials and/or obtain copyrights for written works and other intellectual property.
  • Estate planning, wills, and trusts: Planning ahead to protect your assets and provide for heirs is always prudent – particularly when it involves business assets in addition to your personal property.
  • Probate Practice: Passing on without an estate plan that addresses business matters can leave remaining partners and heirs with a lengthy and expensive probate process.
  • Assistance with Removing On-Line Defamation: A problem increasingly faced by businesses and their owners is the appearance of false and defamatory postings by typically anonymous sources on Internet websites, review services, or blogs.
  • Laundry service industry law: Our attorneys represent companies in the laundry service “route” business throughout the United States.  Our lawyers have handled over 5,000 laundry room matters, including over 500 lawsuits.
  • Vending machine industry: Our attorneys have many years of experience in assisting clients with food and other vending service contracts and disputes.
  • Restaurant industry:  Our business attorneys’ practices include representing many restaurants and other food industry clients with everything from day-to-day issues and contracts to problems and disputes.
  • Legal Assistance to Multi-Property Residential Landlords and Property Management Companies


Winick & Gallaher has been a pleasure to work with.  Their expertise and insights have been of remarkable value to our company.  And they’re a pleasure to work with.  Highly recommend this firm.

Stephan Perrault
Wellspring Creative Communications

As a new small business owner, I came to Joseph with many questions regarding protecting both myself and my business. Joseph exceeded my expectations in answering my questions thoroughly and swiftly. He certainly has put my mind at ease! From creating a client waiver to filing my LLC and trademarks, he has made me feel supported along this journey of growing my business. I highly recommend Joseph for any of your small business needs!

Michelle Stratton
Strive Performance, LLC