Small Business Law

This area of law deals with small business matters that are not adversarial. In the legal world, these are called “transactional” matters. Starting and maintaining a small business can involve drafting of documents and navigation of the legal and regulatory framework—JEP attorneys are able to help with effective, affordable counsel.

JEP lawyers working on Small Business Law provide services that may include:

  • Business entity formation
  • Drafting contracts, including loan agreements
  • Corporate bylaws
  • LLC operating agreements
  • Employment agreements and handbooks
  • Adella Deacon

    Sable Law Group, LLC

    www.sablelawgroup.com

    Adella Deacon is an alumni member of the JEP and a partner at the Sable Law Group, LLC. Adella is a forward-thinking, energetic attorney. Adella practices in the areas of small business, real estate, estate planning, and general civil litigation. She has an extensive, interdisciplinary-focused educational background having earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. She is a board member of Integra Rehab Solutions and the Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center. She takes a hands-on approach and is committed to providing her clients with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their legal needs. An empathetic advocate for equity and justice, she will find innovative solutions for your legal problems. Adella can be reached at (312) 469-0622 or at adella@sablelawgroup.com.


  • Darren Perconte

    Perconte Law

    www.percontelaw.com

    Darren Perconte is an alumni member of the JEP. Darren provides affordable and tailored legal services to business owners, professionals, and creatives. His practice areas include business transactions, business litigation and dispute resolution, employment law, administrative and professional hearings, copyright and trademark, estate planning, and real estate. Darren draws upon his legal and business experience to pursue specific, client-focused solutions to legal issues. For more complex or specialized matters, he utilizes a wide network of attorneys and other professionals to meet the unique needs of each client. Darren understands that every client faces a different situation, so he offers a range of payment plans and representation options, including limited scope, unbundled services, and coaching. Darren earned his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School and his B.A. from Boston College. Darren can be reached at (773)242-9909 or darren@percontelaw.com.


  • Shymane Robinson

    Shymane S. Robinson, a Chicago native, and entrepreneur is very passionate about helping her clients create wealth through real estate and small business law. Shymane is the founder of Robinson Law LLC and serves as General Counsel to Cyprus Investments, LLC., a privately held investment company in Chicago. As a real estate investor and small business owner herself, Shymane understands the importance of purchasing real estate or starting a business as a first step to establishing wealth. Turn to Shymane for smooth and stress-free legal services. Home buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords, and small business owners from a variety of industries trust Shymane with their legal matters. Shymane looks forward to working with real estate professionals, hip-hop recording artists, stylists, salon owners, restaurant owners, fashion designers, artist managers, music producers, photographers, videographers and many more. Shymane offers affordable flat rate pricing and can be reached 24 hours 7 days a week by calling 312-442-0057 or emailing us at info@realestatebusinesslawyer.com.


  • Lauren Cichowski

    3BL Law, LLC

    www.3bllaw.com

    Lauren Cichowski started 3BL Law to provide affordable transactional legal services to individuals and organizations. Lauren practices small business, nonprofit, and real estate law. Whether it’s starting a new business, buying a new home, or experiencing growth in your organization, 3BL Law can help tackle your legal needs. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and earned a dual JD/MBA from Loyola University Chicago with certifications in business ethics, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. 3BL law provides transparent fees, client customizable solutions, and a range of pricing options, including flat fees and subscription rates for both limited scope and comprehensive legal representation. Lauren can be reached by phone at (312) 279-8818 or by e-mail at lauren@3bllaw.com.


  • Andrea Karle

    Karle Law, LLC

    https://karlelegal.com/

    Andrea provides economical, tailored, business solutions to small business owners. She has a background in accounting and taxation, and a passion for food science. While she grew up in the Chicago area she pursued her bachelor’s in the mountainous west at Colorado State University and her law degree from Indiana University. (Go Hoosiers!) She worked with startups in the San Francisco Bay area and has experience with tax consultation for state sales tax issues, mergers and acquisitions, and general family tax planning. She focuses on regular folks by offering flat rate fees and limited scope solutions. When not volunteering at Prairie State Legal Services Tax Clinic, CARPLS, and the Olive Mary Stitt Science Club, Andrea stays involved in the community by giving seminars for small business owners. Andrea’s exuberance for both consuming and researching food bubbles over into brewing. Andrea can be reached at (847)-773-0900 or andreakarle@karlelegal.com. Online appointments can be made on her website.


  • Agostino Filippone

    Filippone Law, LLC

    www.filippone-law.com

    Augie Filippone started Chokshi-Filippone Law, LLC so that he could provide the focused, experienced, and dedicated counseling his clients deserve. His practice area includes business, consumer, and injury law. Augie received a Bachelor of Arts from Knox College, Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, and a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas School of Engineering. During law school, he was News Editor for the Consumer Law Review and was a member of its Executive Board. Augie is licensed to practice law in Illinois and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Augie is a strong supporter of community service and a proud member of several Chicagoland area programs, including Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, CARPLS, and Junior Achievement. He is also a Commissioner with the Village of Mount Prospect, serving on the Planning and Zoning Board. Augie can be reached via email at afilippone@law-cf.com or by phone at (847)346-5565.


  • Michael Reed

    The Law Office of Michael Reed

    www.chireedlegal.com

    Michael Reed is an advocate, consultant, and art enthusiast. He is motivated to use his law degree to help others achieve their goals and reach their potential. Michael entered law school because of the potential he saw in the legal profession to promote positive social change and protect creative enterprises. He puts his license to use every day to advise entrepreneurs and small business owners on their legal rights while teaching them how to protect their intellectual property. While Michael is often mistaken for a native Chicagoan due to his love of beer and sub-zero temperatures, he is originally from Wisconsin, where he also went to college for philosophy and moonlit as a band promoter. He doesn’t want to go a day without hearing a great new idea, a unique solution to an old problem, or experiencing something that inspires him. If this also sounds like you, then he would like to be your attorney. Michael can be reached at mreed.lawfirm@gmail.com or on the phone at 312-620-3852.