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Octavia P. on ContractsCounsel
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January 30, 2021

Octavia P.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Chicago, IL
17 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
The John Marshall Law School

I am a business law attorney with over 10 years’ experience and a strong background in information technology. I am a graduate of the University of California Berkeley, a member of the Illinois bar and a licensed lawyer (Solicitor) of England and Wales. I actively partner directly with my clients or indirectly, as Of Counsel, to boutique law firms to streamline business practices and manage legal risks by focusing on essentials such as - business contracts, corporate structure, employment/independent contractor agreements, website terms and policies, IP, technology, and commercial related agreements as well as business risk and compliance guidance.

Talin H. on ContractsCounsel
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Talin H.

Owner
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Chicago
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
DePaul College of Law

Talin has over a decade of focused experience in business and international law. She is fiercely dedicated to her clients, thorough, detail-oriented, and gets the job done.

Melissa G. on ContractsCounsel
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Melissa G.

Managing Attorney
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Chicago
20 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, IL, MI, OH
University of Michigan

My name is Melissa “Mel” Green and I provide legal counsel to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses that is clear, concise, and focused on the practical impact of decisions. As trusted legal counsel, I proactively identify risks, and develop effective, practical solutions that protect my clients businesses, create positive outcomes, and help mitigate legal exposure. My areas of expertise include business formation, contract law/commercial transactions, healthcare law, and intellectual property. I also provide services as an outside general counsel or “fractional general counsel”. Prior to starting my own law firm, I spent the majority of my career in-house at large and small corporations, both for profit and not-for-profit, working with senior and executive management, in addition to other stakeholders at a variety of management levels. to proactively identify and address risks, mitigate legal exposure, streamline processes, lead persuasive negotiations that are integral to ensuring positive outcomes for the organization, and deliver hands-on, spectacular client service. There came a time when I realized that individuals and smaller entities were not receiving the same level of legal support and guidance as mid-size to large companies and as a result, individuals and small businesses were not growing and sustaining on the same level. I wanted to use my expertise to provide those that were underserved by the legal market with competent counsel at an affordable price. With the increasing number of new businesses, I knew that I could make a difference to those that needed legal guidance but were putting it off in fear of “Big Law” prices. I love to “partner” with my clients, get a deep understanding of their business, develop lasting professional relationships and watch them prosper. I want to find a way to help my clients maximize the reach, value and impact of their business. Services that I have provided over the course of my career: (i) reviewing, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements (leases, MSAs and SOWs, consulting services agreements, confidentiality agreements, SaaS agreements, coaching agreements, independent contractor agreements, coaching agreements, photographer agreements, waivers and releases, licensing agreements, etc.), (ii) business formation (operating agreements, written consents, bylaws, etc.), (iii) preparing policies and procedures for businesses in highly regulated industries, (iv) conducting federal trademark searches and filing trademark applications/preparing trademark opinion letters after conducting appropriate legal research, and (v) general business counsel.

Daliah S. on ContractsCounsel
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Daliah S.

Principal Attorney
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Chicago, IL
20 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
University of Illinois College of Law

Daliah Saper operates a cutting-edge internet and social media law practice that regularly leads local and national media outlets to solicit her commentary on emerging internet law issues involving cyberbullying, sexting, catfishing, revenge porn, anonymous online defamation, domain name and user-name squatting, privacy, and the latest business decisions made by social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. As a litigator Daliah represents companies bringing or defending business and intellectual property disputes. (She has argued cases in a number of jurisdictions including taking a case all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court.) As a transactional lawyer she helps clients choose the right business entity, drafts contracts and licensing agreements, advises on sweepstakes and contest rules, and ensures website terms of use and privacy policies are compliant, and provides comprehensive trademark and copyright counseling. Since founding Saper Law Offices in 2005, Daliah has been named a 40 Under 40 by Law Bulletin Publishing Co., a top Media & Advertising attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine 14 years in a row, and has been repeatedly recognized as a leading media and entertainment lawyer by Chambers and Partners. For the past eleven years, she also has taught entertainment and social media law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Michael B. on ContractsCounsel
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Michael B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Illinois
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL, MN, WI
University of the Pacific

Michael has extensive experience advising companies from start-ups to established publicly-traded companies . He has represented businesses in a wide array of fields IT consulting, software solutions, web design/ development, financial services, SaaS, data storage, and others. Areas of expertise include contract drafting and negotiation, terms of use, business structuring and funding, company and employee policies, general transactional issues as well as licensing and regulatory compliance. His prior experience before entering private practice includes negotiating sales contracts for a Fortune 500 healthcare company, as well as regulatory compliance contracts for a publicly traded dental manufacturer. Mr. Brennan firmly believes that every business deserves a lawyer that is both responsive and dependable, and he strives to provide that type of service to every client.

Dillon N. on ContractsCounsel
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July 13, 2020

Dillon N.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Chicago, IL
9 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL, KY
University of Kentucky College of Law

My practice has involved a wide range of legal matters from commercial real estate, finance and international business transactions to litigation matters including commercial disputes, real estate, employment, and medical malpractice. Proficient in Spanish, I graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law, the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, and the University of Southern California. Prior to my legal career, I sought diverse professional experiences. After graduating from college, I orchestrated my own volunteering experience in southern Peru with a small non-profit organization. Later I gained valuable professional experience as part of a U.S. Senate campaign, and after that I joined the public policy team at Greater Louisville, Inc., Louisville's Chamber of Commerce affiliate. Prior to law school, I embarked on a month long excursion with the Northern Outdoor Leadership School in Alaska, which gave me a new found appreciation for sustainability.

Stephen F. on ContractsCounsel
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July 29, 2020

Stephen F.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Chicago
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
Western Michigan

Stephen began practicing law in 2009 working as an associate documenting construction loans for local banks. Since the beginning of his career Stephen has expanded his practice to serve individuals and companies by performing commercial and residential real estate transactions, aiding in business organization and general corporate matters. While representing businesses Stephen has supports his clients by providing counsel on leasing, business succession, stock purchase agreements, mergers and acquisitions, constructions loans, as well as contract litigation. Stephen works to ensure that all matters are handled in a timely manner and to keep open communication with his clients.

Samantha B. on ContractsCounsel
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April 15, 2021

Samantha B.

Principal and Founder
Free Consultation
Chicago
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL, IL
Ave Maria School of Law

Samantha has focused her career on developing and implementing customized compliance programs for SEC, CFTC, and FINRA regulated organizations. She has worked with over 100 investment advisers, alternative asset managers (private equity funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, venture capital funds, etc.), and broker-dealers, with assets under management ranging from several hundred million to several billion dollars. Samantha has held roles such as Chief Compliance Officer and Interim Chief Compliance Officer for SEC-registered investment advisory firms, “Of Counsel” for law firms, and has worked for various securities compliance consulting firms. Samantha founded Coast to Coast Compliance to make a meaningful impact on clients’ businesses overall, by enhancing or otherwise creating an exceptional and customized compliance program and cultivating a strong culture of compliance. Coast to Coast Compliance provides proactive, comprehensive, and independent compliance solutions, focusing primarily on project-based deliverables and various ongoing compliance pain points for investment advisers, broker-dealers, and other financial services firms.

Pritesh P. on ContractsCounsel
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April 19, 2021
Daniel R. on ContractsCounsel
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July 1, 2021

Daniel R.

Managing Attorney
Free Consultation
Chicago
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
Gonzaga School of Law

Daniel is an experienced corporate attorney and works closely with corporations, privately held companies, high-net worth individuals, family offices, start-ups and entrepreneurs. Daniel graduated from the Gonzaga University School of Law and is licensed to practice law in Illinois.

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Non-Competition Agreement

Illinois

Asked on Oct 5, 2022

Can an independent contractor have a non compete agreement?

A company has included non-compete language in my independent contractor agreement. Is this legal?

Domonick G.

Answered Oct 25, 2022

Yes. For duration of contract

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Independent Contractor Agreement

Illinois

Asked on Nov 12, 2023

How to ensure fairness in a contractor agreement?

I am an independent contractor that is about to enter into an agreement with a company. I am looking to ensure that the agreement is fair and beneficial for both parties. I want to make sure that my rights and responsibilities are clearly outlined in the agreement and that I am not being taken advantage of. I am looking for advice on how to ensure that the agreement is fair and equitable.

Jeffrey A.

Answered Nov 14, 2023

You're correct that your agreement should be fair and beneficial to both parties involved. Often, however, when an independent contractor receives an agreement from a company, that proposed agreement has been drafted to be favorable to the company, because that's the company's primary interest. In order to ensure the agreement is fair and equitable, you'd need to identify the business and legal provisions that are drafted in a way that protects the company but not you, and either strike those provisions entirely (if the terms are unreasonable), or suggest they be written in a mutual form. Some common examples of these provisions are warranty disclaimers, indemnity, limitation of liability, and exclusivity.

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Sublease

Illinois

Asked on Feb 10, 2022

Going to sublease within a auto shop to do transmission work

I need a lawyer to review and explain the full extent of what i am signing for the sublease. I believe ingot the idea of it all, but would like it reviewed by a bussiness attorney.

Tina R.

Answered Feb 25, 2022

I am an Illinois barred attorney who has over 14 years of experience and specific contract experience. Please contact me as i can assist.

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Construction Contract

Illinois

Asked on Apr 22, 2022

Breach of contracts

I was a I dependent contractor

Mathew K.

Answered Apr 26, 2022

You may want to start with having an attorney contact the breaching party to cure the default or pay you for the breach. If this cannot be resolved via negotiations, then litigation may be necessary. Please resubmit as a project on this platform so attorneys can bid on it.

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Consulting Agreement

Illinois

Asked on Nov 4, 2023

Can I modify a consulting agreement later?

I am a small business owner who recently hired an independent contractor to provide consulting services. We have drafted a consulting agreement that includes the terms of our arrangement, but I am now considering making modifications to the agreement. I am seeking advice from a lawyer to understand the legal implications of modifying the agreement.

Jeffrey A.

Answered Nov 14, 2023

Hi there, Yes, you can modify a consulting agreement by preparing an amendment, and having both you and the independent contractor sign it. The key is having the contractor first agree to any changes in principle, and then making sure the amendment (1) accurately reflects those changes, and (2) includes other standard language ensuring the continued integrity and enforceability of the original agreement.

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