Business Law

Beermann’s business law group provides clients sensible and realistic business solutions and advice to help clients better navigate the obstacles they face. We support our clients with timely and practical advice regarding the day-to-day issues that affect their businesses. Our attorneys serve mid-size businesses of matters including general legal counsel, commercial litigation, contract disputes and other legal matters. Take a look at our offerings and feel free to reach out to one of our corporate lawyers.

In our experience, the breakup or demise of a business is not dissimilar from the dissolution of a marriage. Both require an understanding of the personalities of the parties and the tax and financial consequences that may arise. Whether the disputes are solely internal or involve third parties, our business lawyers take a practical and measured approach to resolving them.  We balance the projected costs of pursuing litigation against the potential benefits, to determine a set of realistic goals for our clients.  If those goals require immediate action, we stand ready to take aggressive and immediate action to preserve our clients’ rights, while always trying to minimize any negative consequences to the good will and preservation of the business itself.

Throughout its history, Beermann’s business attorneys have focused a considerable part of their practice on insurance-related matters and the insurance industry. Insurance is a key component to allocating risk in any business transaction. It is an issue on which we take pride in providing clients guidance and counsel.

Beermann’s business attorneys represent insurers, insurance producers and insureds in multiple business, regulatory, coverage and litigation matters. At Beermann, we form Chicago insurance companies and agencies. We also advise Chicago companies and producers on a wide range of regulatory matters. In addition, we represent insurers and insurance producers before the Illinois Department of Insurance Actions. Our attorneys advise on and litigate disputes involving myriad insurance related issues.

Beermann’s business attorneys have represented owners, developers and managers of properties ranging from large shopping centers to single buildings and condominium/townhouse units. Our attorneys regularly litigate and provide transactional services, including:

  • Negotiating and drafting Commercial Leases
  • Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant Litigation
  • Purchase/Sale of Commercial Properties
  • Construction Agreements
  • Mechanics’ liens and other Construction disputes and litigation
  • Easements, encroachments, nuisance and other disputes

In today’s business environment, an understanding of the role played by “Alternative Dispute Resolution” ( “ADR”) including either (or both) mediation and arbitration proceedings – is crucial to the successful resolution of many disputes. Many of our attorneys are trained as mediators and collaborative lawyers and have themselves served as arbitrators and mediators in business disputes. We regularly handle commercial ADR proceedings for our clients in all areas of business and regularly advise our clients whether, given the nature and particulars of the dispute, pursuing ADR is likely to arrive at a faster and cheaper resolution.

The attorneys at Beermann provide clients with expert representation in the following areas:

  • Insurance Company Formation
  • Illinois Department of Insurance Actions
  • Regulatory Matters
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Casualty Defense
  • Bad Faith Claims
  • Broker Litigation and Negligence Claims
  • Interpretation of Policies
  • Commercial General Liability Coverage and Defense
  • Errors and Omissions Coverage and Defense
  • Commercial Transportation Auto Policy Coverage and Defense

Beermann is here for you when you encounter a death in the family, a will or trust dispute, or an adult disabled person or minor in need of guardianship. Advance planning can limit or eliminate the many potential delays and expenses that are so often associated with probate and estate and trust administration. Unfortunately, even the best planning cannot always avoid trust and estate litigation including, but not limited to, contested guardianships, will and trust contests, contested claims, and various other types of litigation involving decedent estates and trusts. If and when necessary, our firm can provide clients with experience and assistance in getting through the litigation process. Our attorneys are able to provide expert and compassionate representation in the following areas:

Trust And Estate Administration And Litigation
Even when parties do not dispute the administration of a trust or estate, trustees and estate administrators can find themselves overwhelmed by the process. Our attorneys are here to help navigate that process with an eye toward keeping costs to a minimum.

Trust And Probate Disputes And Litigation
When a dispute arises in the administration of a trust or probate estate, our clients rely on Beermann’s experienced litigators to protect their legal rights. Our attorneys represent trustees, estate administrators, beneficiaries, and heirs to ensure the fair and transparent distribution of trust or estate property.

Adult And Minors Guardians
Guardianships can become necessary to protect and manage the finances of minors and adults alike. A guardian may also be necessary to look after the health and well-being of disabled minors and adults. When those needs arise, Beermann’s attorneys have the experience to establish and manage all types of guardianships.