When You Need a Lawyer Who Will Fight for You

Business Transactions

A successful business transaction requires careful planning and trusted counsel from a legal advisor who has the skill and experience to navigate the legal, financial and practical business considerations involved. This is where The Collins Law Firm can help you. Our experienced business transactional lawyers provide legal counsel for all types of businesses ranging from start-ups to billion dollar companies. Our services cover a wide range of transactions that a business may encounter during all stages of a business life cycle, such as business structuring, purchase sale agreements, financing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, or exit strategies and succession planning. The Collins Law Firm prides itself in developing and maintaining long-term relationships with its business clients by working closely together to understand the client’s business needs and objectives.

The Collins Law Firm has experience serving as outside general counsel to companies in various industries ranging from banking, manufacturing, services, and healthcare. The Firm provides full-service representation to its clients for any issues that may arise in the ordinary course of business, whether advising on HR issues, representing the business in a dispute with a vendor, overseeing intellectual property matters, or guiding the client through a multi-million dollar merger. Our lawyers guide the Firm's clients through the transactions that drive their bottom line. For established businesses, we provide a full range of services to meet the legal challenges of doing business locally and in the global economy.

Business transactions that the Firm handles include:

  • General Corporate Representation
  • General Contract Drafting and Negotiations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Finance and Lending
  • Licensing and Franchising
  • Securities
  • Employment / Human Resources
  • Asset Sales and Purchases
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Commercial Leases
  • Real Estate Development, Zoning, and Land Use
  • Regulatory Compliance

Our lawyers pride themselves on being responsive, efficient and cost effective. We recommend that you engage us early in a business transaction to maximize the benefits to your business.

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Client Reviews
★★★★★
Shawn Collins is a very talented lawyer, as are all the attorneys on his team. I've known and worked with Shawn for more that 30 years. Not only is he a top notch technical litigator but his communication skills are second to none. If anyone I know is ever in need of an attorney, Shawn is my very first recommendation. He gives very solid advice that goes beyond the law. He is someone you can trust to tell you the truth so you are not lead astray in the complex legal world. You really can't find a better advocate. E.M.
★★★★★
We were incredibly satisfied with our experience with The Collins Law Firm. We worked closely with Ed Manzke and found that he had a personal touch and truly got to know us in addition to being knowledgeable and effective in his field. The caring and individual attitude helped us tremendously throughout the entire process and we always felt like our case was in safe hands. We would highly recommend The Collins Law Firm for both its stellar work and dedicated employees. M.A.
★★★★★
My father recommended The Collins Law Firm to me after watching Shawn Collins and Ed Manzke at trial representing Lisle residents against Lockformer. For years, he told us courtroom tales about Shawn and Ed, citing their incredible skill as trial lawyers and how they put the huge Lockformer legal team to shame. So when my son was the victim of a wrongful death, they were my first and only choice. I can't say enough to truly express how grateful I am to The Collin's Law Firm for all that they did for me and my family. This amazing team advocated for me in my darkest moments, surpassing my expectations in every way. I will be forever grateful to Shawn and Ed. K.D.
★★★★★
I have worked with Rob, Shawn and The Collins Law Firm team in connection with both complex business transactions and litigation over the past several years. Shawn is far and away the best business litigation attorney I have worked with. Rob has been our lead attorney on M&A and corporate restructures, and he has delivered each time, and on time. I would highly recommend Rob to get the deal done! W.D.
★★★★★
Rob has been our out-side General Counsel for ten years. As a business with a global presence, it is important that we have the very best legal representation. Rob and the team have guided us through litigation battles, negotiating and drafting our important business contracts, and advising us in our business strategies. He has a great team of lawyers working with him. M.F.