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Practice Areas

  • Business formation and corporate maintenance: Our knowledgeable Naperville business law attorneys will handle all aspects of business formation and required maintenance for any size and type of business.
  • 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 litigation: Whether 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 services: Our 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.
  • Intellectual property licensing: In licensing intellectual property, you can profit from others’ use of your property in U.S. and overseas markets.
  • 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.
  • Terminating laundry room contracts: If you are a property owner or manager who wants to terminate a laundry room contract, we have the expertise to properly assist you.
  • Negotiating laundry Room Leases: We can assist you with negotiating a laundry room lease that is beneficial for you.
  • 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.
  • Homeowner Association and Common Interest Community Association Disputes
  • Legal Assistance to Multi-Property Residential Landlords and Property Management Companies
  • Legal Assistance for Antique Dealers and Collectors

Testimonials

Jackie is efficient, creative and very knowledgeable. She guided me through the process of incorporating my start up business and has continued to answer legal questions as they arise. 

Jody Ireland
Clarity Business Consultants

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