Business Formation


Business Law Attorneys Serving Northbrook, Arlington Heights, and Throughout the Area

When you are considering starting your own business, there is a seemingly unending list of decisions that you will need to make. You must decide what products or services you are going to offer, whether to buy or lease space for your company and how big of a staff to hire. One of the most important choices you must make, however, is how you will structure your business. Choosing the right business entity for your company can have a significant long-term effect on your bottom line, and Haffner & Mulhern, will work with you in deciding what structure best suits your needs.

Business Formation and Tax Planning in the Chicago Area

The business structure you choose when starting your company dictates your level of personal financial exposure, as well as your tax implications, both personal and commercial. Determining the right balance of risk and tax advantages can be challenging, and is best done with the help of an experienced legal professional.

For more than 30 years, Haffner & Mulhern has been helping clients recognize their dreams of owning their own business. We will work closely with you from the earliest planning stages to ensure that you have the information you need to make informed decisions along the way. Whether you are a first-time business owner or a seasoned entrepreneur looking for your next major opportunity, we can help decide whether your company should be structured as one of the following:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Corporations
  • S-corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)

Regardless of the direction you choose for your business, we will provide the guidance and representation you need at every stage of the business formation process.

State and Federal Regulatory Compliance Attorneys in Illinois

In addition to choosing the right business entity, you will also to be sure that your new company is fully compliant with all applicable state and federal regulations. Depending on your industry, such regulations could include licensing and certification requirements, code inspections, taxes, fees, and workplace safety protocols. Haffner Law will help you meet all of the necessary requirements so that you can operate your business under the full protection of the law.

Speak to a Qualified Lawyer Today

If you would like to learn more about starting your own business in Illinois, contact Haffner Law. Call 847-729-6900 today for a confidential consultation in which you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals and get the answers to your most pressing questions. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Glenview, Evanston, Niles, Skokie, Des Plaines, Morton Grove, Wheeling, Buffalo Grove, and all of Cook, Lake, Will, and DuPage Counties.

Haffner & Mulhern is Here For You

At Haffner & Mulhern, we are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.


If you would like to learn more about our firm and how we can assist with your legal matter, contact our office. Call 847-729-6900 for your free initial consultation today. Haffner & Mulhern is proud to serve clients in Glenview, Niles, Skokie, Des Plaines, Wheeling, Evanston, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, and throughout all of Cook County, Lake County, Will County, and DuPage County.