What kind of law do you do?

The focus of our practice is small business law. This includes work for small businesses that are just starting out and those that are already established. For those just starting out, we can help you decide what kind of entity best suits the business (whether an LLC, corporation, partnership, not-for-profit, etc.) and then process the paperwork necessary for forming whatever entity you choose. We can also help with business plans and strategy, operating agreements, drafting contracts, employee or independent contractor hiring, licensing, real estate, and evaluating potential risks or liabilities and reducing those risks. It is important for small businesses just starting out to partner with a lawyer from the get-go, so the business can take off with all its legal ducks in a row. Read more about how we can assist small businesses just starting out here.

We also work with established businesses. We can help you decide if the entity type is still the best fit for your business and change it if needed. We also can review existing contracts or draft new contracts with independent contractors, vendors, clients, etc. Additionally, we assist with employment or independent contractor issues, including hiring and termination, discipline, employee handbooks, unemployment issues, benefits, etc. And we can help you manage the wealth from your business. This includes asset protection and estate planning. Established businesses need to ensure that the success they are building is protected from liability as much as possible. The lawyers at G & G Law can help you do that, so you can focus on growing your business further. Read more about how G & G Law can help your established business here.

In addition to small business law, we can also help you with your general legal needs. This includes estate planning needs, such as wills and trusts. We can help you prepare for any end of life needs, such as disability, power of attorney, guardianship, and advance directives spelling out your preferences for medical care. If you have children, we can help you ensure that they are taken care of if you are no longer around. We can also draft and/or review contracts you are entering into. If you are purchasing a house or condo, we can do the real estate closing. We can assist with a variety of other legal needs, such as filing for disability or social security, immigration, school law, adoption, divorce, disputes with insurance or bill collectors, litigation, etc. If we can’t help with your specific legal issue, we will point you to a legal specialist who can. You will have a number of legal needs throughout your lifetime – G & G Law can help you prepare for a more secure future. Read more about the general legal issues we can help you with here.

How do I talk to an attorney at G & G Law?

We would love to hear from you about your business’s legal needs. You can reach out to us by clicking on the “Contact” section in the upper right hand corner of the website and filling out the contact form, or by sending us an email at info@gglawoffices.com.

Do I have to go into Chicago to meet with an attorney?

We are happy to announce that we have recently expanded to a new Naperville location! We can meet with you in Chicago or Naperville, or at your office in the West Chicago suburbs, to discuss your business’s legal needs.

Why did you start G & G Law?

Michelle started G & G Law because she wants to practice law in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Her goal is to provide G & G Law’s small business and general practice clients with excellent legal services that are personal and customized at prices that are transparent and fair.

Michelle attended law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law. When it was time to think about what to do after law school, Michelle found the job market to be unsatisfactory. It was not that she was unable to get jobs – she graduated near the top of her class and gained valuable experience as a law clerk during law school. Plus, she had work experience in the legal, business, and education fields prior to attending law school.

Rather, the jobs available did not appeal to Michelle. From speaking to her friends at large law firms, she knew that “big law” jobs required you to bill a large number of hours, and the work involved mostly large document reviews rather than the client interaction and problem solving that Michelle was interested in. She knew she wouldn’t be happy doing such work, and she would not feel like she was providing the best value to their clients.

So Michelle decided to take a risk and she opened the doors to G & G Law, LLC. She decided to specialize in small business law because her skill sets aligned perfectly to provide great service to small business clients. Michelle was a small business owner even before starting G & G Law. Her experience as a partial owner of a successful tutoring company, Next Step Test Preparation LLC, provided her with great insight into the needs and legal concerns of small business owners. Additionally, Michelle gained expertise in employment law from her experience working in law firms and the Michigan Supreme Court and by focusing her curriculum at Chicago-Kent on labor and employment classes.

Now, G & G Law is a successful law firm providing excellent legal services to its small business clients and general practice clients in Chicago’s neighborhoods. Over the years G & G Law has gained new associates Katie and Rebecca, who love working in the friendly and collaborative environment that G & G Law offers. G & G Law’s clients are happy to receive great legal services without the pomp and hassle of a downtown law firm, and Michelle, Katie, and Rebecca are satisfied in knowing they are providing a great value to their clients while being able to do work that is interesting and fulfilling.