Over 50 Years Of Experience

Getting Your Business Off To The Right Start

Kane County Courthouse | Geneva, Illinois

At Petti Murphy & Associates, we believe in helping people realize their dream of starting a business. Our attorneys have more than 100 combined years of experience advising prospective business owners on asset protection, tax structure, employment issues, partnership agreements, incorporations and business contracts. Our lawyers provide legal counsel for clients throughout the region and in the collar counties around metropolitan Chicago. If you are looking for a trusted, experienced lawyer, discuss your legal concerns with one of our attorneys today.

How Do You Turn Your Dream Into A Business Plan?

Let us start by discussing your business plan and your long-term objectives. We will help you choose the right type of incorporation by explaining the various differences between entities such as S corporations, C corporations and LLCs. We offer cost-effective, efficient corporate law services for business owners. Call us with any business law matter related to:

  • Entity formation such as S corporations, sole LLCs and partnerships
  • Shareholder agreements and LLC operating agreements
  • Confidential information and trade secret agreements
  • Invention/patent assignment agreements
  • Employment agreements and Non-compete agreements
  • Sales agent agreements
  • Distribution and licensing agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions and sales of business assets
  • Asset protection
  • Business succession planning and partnership dissolution

In addition to full-service business transaction advice, we can also help you if you find your business in a legal dispute. Our attorneys are practiced litigators. We can assist you with all types of commercial litigation, including sales and warranty disputes and minority ownership disputes.

Individualized Services Or Long-Term Outside Legal Counsel

We can offer you individualized services to handle a specific transaction, or we can serve as your outside general legal counsel. Senior partners Edgar Petti and Thomas Murphy each have experience working as staff attorneys for large corporations such as Motorola and Central Soya. We understand the delicate nature of contracts and agreements and can protect your financial interests and rights while your business grows and changes. Most new businesses cannot afford to hire a staff lawyer. With Petti Murphy & Associates on your side, you have us whenever you need us, at an affordable cost.

Call Us Today

Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, with weekends available by appointment. Please reach out to us online or call our Geneva office at 630-457-1691 for a free half-hour consultation.