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STEVEN IVY P.C. Illinois law firm offering business law, real estate law, patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secrets, mediation, arbitration, contract law, immigration law, employment law, import law, export law, commercial real estate.

Small Businesses

Leasing, Contracts, Business Formation, Purchase & Sale
Our Clients

Business Formation

Our firm offers efficient business formation services. We help our clients select proper business structure, by helping them understand the pitfalls and the benefits of each business format. We make proper determination, discuss planned ownership, daily business operations, taxation and insurance issues. To prevent premature dissolution of your business structure, and to avert piercing of corporate veil in case of a lawsuit, our firm offers legal maintenance services. This service ensures proper documentation of shareholder meetings, completion of annual reports and timely payment of all state and municipal business fees. The available business structures include:


Affordable Legal Services

Our law firm understands the financial restrictions under which small businesses, and many start-up companies, operate. To better service our small business clients, and to make our services affordable, we have created a flexible pricing system. Depending on the requested services, our clients may choose from four payment structures: 1) one fixed lower early payment; 2) three fixed payments; 3) pay as you go; 4) contingency fee. For further information about our prices and services contact our office, we'll be glad to help.


Comprehensive Legal Practice

STEVEN IVY P.C. offers comprehensive legal services to small businesses and its owners. From new software and computer companies, to restaurant and dealership owners, down to landscape companies and retail store proprietors, our firm offers customized legal services to businesses of all types and variations. We provide all inclusive legal services addressing all aspects of business, employment, contract, real estate, patent, trademark, copyright, mediation and arbitration law. We take on cases of various sizes and complexities. Our legal practice is flexible and efficient, designed specifically to accommodate cost-conscious small business owners.



STEVEN IVY P.C. specializes in real estate development projects. The firm provides legal services to construction companies of all sizes and from various geographical areas. We can help builders with acquisition of land or existing properties. We can obtain municipal development approvals, permits and licenses. We assist in contract formation, negations and implementation. Depending on the circumstances, we can petition state and federal authorities. If necessary, we can appear on behalf of our clients at town hall meetings and provide legal representation in court litigation.

  1. S-Corporation                                   

  2. C-Corporation

  3. Sole Proprietor

  4. Doing Business As (DBA)

  5. Trade Name/Fictitious Name

  6. Assumed Name

  1. Limited Liability Company (LLC)                

  2. Professional LLC

  3. Professional Corporation (P.C)

  4. Non For Profit Organization

  5. Religious Corporation/Organization

  6. LLP (Limited Liability Partnership)

  1. LP (Limited Partnership)

  2. Partnership

  3. Freight Corporation

  4. Foreign LLC

  5. General Partnership

  6. Certificate of Authority


Small Business & Real Estate

Commercial real estate is a keystone of our legal practice. STEVEN IVY P.C. assists small businesses with expansion of existing business facilities, or acquisition and development of vacant properties suitable for business use. We have an in-depth understanding of all the applicable zoning laws, including state and municipal regulations affecting today's small businesses and their owners.


Small Business Purchase & Sale

The firm assists small business owners with the purchase and sale of various business assets. From complete businesses packaged as turnkey operations to large excavation machines and printing presses, down to kitchen equipment, our law firm helps clients negotiate the best price, documents transactions, prepares bills of sale and arranges for secure funds transfer.



STEVEN IVY P.C. represents landlords of both commercial and residential real estate, including real estate brokers and property management companies.. We help our clients with formation, review and implementation of leasing agreements. We counsel our clients on the applicable tenant and landlord rights including lease/contract violations. The firm has developed an expertise in leasing-related legal matters addressing apartments, condominiums, office, retail, warehousing and manufacturing facilities.


Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

Our firm can be especially helpful to small businesses and startup companies wanting to protect their intellectual property. STEVEN IVY P.C. assists companies with all their patent, trademark, service mark, copyright needs, including sale (assignment) and licensing process of inventions and business methods.


Global Outreach

STEVEN IVY P.C. can assist clients with their legal matters domestically and abroad. Our firm has developed professional relationships with attorneys, engineers, scientists and consultants in various foreign countries, allowing us to protect our clients interests internationally.       

Small Business Mediation & Arbitration

Today, many contractual agreements contain alternative dispute provisions (ADR). Which means that in case of contract-related conflict, parties to the agreement must substitute litigation in court of law, for mediation or arbitration. Generally, the ADR process is private and much less expensive than traditional court-supervised litigation. STEVEN IVY P.C. helps small business handle ADR proceedings. We conduct depositions, prepare documentation and provide direct assistance throughout the entire ADR process.

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