How We Help Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

Smart business owners recognize that sound legal advice is critical to future success. We work with start-ups, entrepreneurs, partnerships, and family-owned companies passed down through generations. We advise owners on matters large and small throughout the lifecycle of their enterprise. From choosing the right organization structure to advising on contracts and employee matters, we can help your business thrive.

Formation of Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships

Matching our clients’ goals with the laws governing corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, taxation and fiduciary duties is our strength. By offering targeted legal advice, our lawyers can help clients find the right business structure for their personal goals.

Buying and Selling

Strategic deal structuring is the key to maximizing bottom-line results when negotiating the sale or purchase of a business. Our attorneys go beyond just negotiating a good price. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC attorneys will review all the fundamental components of a deal such as what is being sold, when and how payment will be made, taxation, allocation of liabilities, ongoing consulting and employment arrangements, and other business factors that can have a very significant impact. The Corporate Practice Group at Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can help maximize bottom-line results by balancing these complex components between the buyer and seller.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Many business entities, even closely held family businesses, become involved in a merger or acquisition (M & A) at some stage. Completing the process effectively minimizes disruption to the business and guards against the loss of profitability. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC helps clients manage every phase of the process, including post-closing matters such as merging employee groups, determining liability risks, and establishing business succession plans for the newly merged or acquired business.

Buy-Sell Agreements

Developing a buy-sell agreement is like writing a will – it allows business partners and stakeholders to lay out their plans and goals for the business after they have passed. Our attorneys have the professional knowledge and experience to assist you in this proactive planning to protect the business from any avoidable and potential decrease in value.

Non-Compete & Confidentiality Agreements

There is always a risk when hiring an employee or developing a business relationship with another party that they may use your business information to begin a competing business or work for a competitor once the relationship comes to an end. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can help you develop or enforce a non-compete or confidentiality agreement to protect your company and prevent this from happening. Most importantly, we want to provide you with some peace of mind.

Employment Agreements

As an employee or an employer, it’s essential to document the terms of the employee/employer agreement. You need a detailed employment contract summarizing all specifics in a distinct manner, allowing for clarity for all involved parties. Our attorneys know the devil is in the details. They take the time to review every detail, no matter how small.

Severance Agreements

The formation or dispute of these important documents specifying the terms of an employee’s departure from a company can benefit greatly from the counsel of a skilled employment law attorney. When tensions are high, clients can rely on our experienced attorneys to be a reassuring ally in their corner.

Commercial Litigation

When company reputations are at stake, our commercial litigation attorneys can solve even the most complex matters by integrating substantive procedural knowledge, real courtroom experience and an understanding of how legal consequences can impact businesses’ bottom lines. From contract disputes and business tort, to employment-related matters and copyright infringement, you can trust Kelleher & Buckley, LLC to deliver the legal protection you need.

Commercial Real Estate

Kelleher & Buckley, LLC’s real estate and finance attorneys represent local and national buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions. Because our attorneys work with both borrowers and lenders, Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can handle all aspects of real estate transactions, from initial negotiations to closings. No matter how complex the transaction, our team is dedicated to communicating with you in a clear and precise manner to keep you informed.

Businesses can face many obstacles on the road to success. Paying too much in property taxes should not be one of them. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can review your assessments, analyze valuations, file for tax appeals and help lower your tax bill, putting money back in your pocket. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC has a retired judge on staff with several years of experience appealing property taxes. For a free, no-obligation review of your property taxes, simply fill out our online tax analysis form and we will evaluate your current assessment. You can also email us directly at appeals@kelleherbuckley.com or call 847-382-9130 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.

Meet Our Team of Experienced Attorneys

After a tremendous 22 years together, David Buckley and Andrew Kelleher, founding members of Kelleher & Buckley, LLC, have decided to amicably split into two distinct law firms. The creation of these new firms will allow each company to follow their individual roadmap to success and maximize their clients’ experience.

We are excited to announce both partnerships: K&B equity member Robert Holland will partner with Andrew Kelleher to form Kelleher + Holland, LLC. Similarly, equity member Linda Fine will join David Buckley to create Buckley Fine, LLC. All of our current attorneys, paralegals and staff will be taking this journey with us.

The separation is effective September 1, 2020, at which point Kelleher & Buckley will no longer be providing legal services. During this transition, you can continue to expect the high quality of service you have always received from us as we shift to our new partnerships. Current and past clients, please check your email for additional details.

In the meantime, we have developed an FAQ to address any general questions you may have. As always, please feel free to contact us with any specific questions or concerns.

Thank you for your loyalty over the last 20+ years; we appreciate your support during this transition and look forward to advising you in the future.