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Illinois Personal Injury and Corporate Lawyers

Legal Assistance for Illinois Businesses and Individuals

Whether you’re an average Illinois resident or the owner of a large corporation, odds are, you’ll have to face some form of legal difficulty at some point. Often, these types of entanglements aren’t at all your fault—in fact, they are often simply matters of reducing risk. Other scenarios may involve more adversity, but still by no fault of yours.

As a full service law firm based in Chicago, we provide Illinois residents and businesses with the legal counsel and representation they need when any of these types of difficulties arise. Whether you have a personal injury suit to pursue, a business dispute to resolve with the assistance of a Chicago corporate lawyer, or a simple need to prepare for the future, we at Hart David Carson LLP provide you with the astute guidance and vigorous representation you need to get through it.

No case is too large or too small for us to tackle, and we offer free consultations with zero obligation to you. To get the legal assistance you need for your situation, contact us at 630.395.9496 to assess your case.

Business Law & Corporate Governance

Running a business involves various risks, and you need to plan for any eventuality. From negotiating contracts and protecting your IP to the very structure of your company’s leadership, a wide range of rules, regulations, and best practices should guide your every move. Legal counsel is an absolute necessity, regardless of the size or scope of your operations.

We guide Illinois businesses through every stage of developing their organization, from initial structure and strategic planning to licensing and trademark negotiations. Our business lawyers can help you navigate the numerous laws and regulations that are at play throughout every facet of running a business, allowing you to mitigate risk and maintain profitability.

Among our corporate law practice areas are the following services:

  • Strategic business planning and corporate structure
  • Intellectual property and licensing
  • Corporate governance and securities regulation
  • Private funds and investment management
  • Proprietary trading firms
  • Tax planning
  • Technological, entrepreneurial, and other ventures
  • Venture capital management

Our Chicago corporate attorneys stand ready to assist you on any legal matters you might be currently facing, and we can help you prepare for future events as well. Contact us at 630.395.9496 to schedule an obligation-free consultation.

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation

Injuries can occur anywhere, and they sometimes result from the negligent actions of another. Whether you’re involved in a vehicle accident on your way to work or simply slip and fall due to hazards on someone else’s property, you have the right to seek compensation to cover the costs of your injuries.

Personal injury damages cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In especially egregious cases, punitive damages may also be awarded in order to punish those responsible for especially negligent or willful actions. These cases are most often resolved as settlements between you and the other party’s insurance company, and it’s important to be able to negotiate with these companies to get what you deserve. We can help you recover damages for any of the following types of accidents:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Medical injuries and mistakes
  • Property liability, such as slip and fall accidents
  • Product liability
  • Wrongful death

In the event that you suffer an injury while at work, you typically cannot sue your employer for damages. Illinois workers compensation law prevents that.

Instead of suing, you can receive compensation for any injuries you suffer while fulfilling work-related duties, regardless of fault. While it is a no-fault system, your employer may still attempt to reduce the amount you’re owed for your workplace injury, or even deny you benefits entirely. In these instances, you’ll want an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney at your side.

Whether you’ve been hurt in a personal injury accident or in the course of employment, we’ll evaluate your case and negotiate on your behalf. Call us at 630.395.9496 to set up a consultation.

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

When operating a business, you’ll inevitably run into some kind of conflict. Often, that conflict occurs with your business partners, licensees, or other contracted parties, and resolving those conflicts in a healthy way is central to helping your business continue forward.

Sometimes, these disputes are handled through direct litigation, but alternative forms of dispute resolution (or ADR) are becoming more and more popular. These forms of dispute resolution, such as arbitration, mediation, and conciliation, are often less time consuming and more cost-effective than litigation in court, and they allow greater potential to preserve valuable business relationships in many cases.

Our practice areas cover many facets of business conflicts, such as:

  • Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Commodities, futures, and derivatives litigation
  • Intellectual property litigation and dispute resolution
  • Healthcare litigation
  • Labor and employment disputes

Handling these types of conflicts requires an acute knowledge of the regulations and rules involved in the dispute. Our Chicago corporate lawyers are well equipped to help you through each of these conflicts, and we can help you achieve favorable results. To schedule a consultation with our commercial litigation and arbitration attorneys, contact us at 630.395.9496.

Estate Planning & Asset Protection

For individuals and businesses striving to protect their wealth, planning is essential. You might need to protect your assets from creditors, reduce your tax liability, or simply make sure your legacy is passed on according to your wishes rather than those of a probate court.

Our estate planning lawyers can help you navigate the process of safeguarding your assets and wealth, whether you have a small personal estate or significant corporate holdings. Among our asset protection services are the following:

  • Domestic trust planning and structuring
  • Family limited partnerships, or FLPs
  • Healthcare professional asset protection
  • Real estate owner asset protection
  • Foreign trusts and corporate structures

We also offer estate planning and private client services, such as:

  • Executive succession planning
  • Charitable foundations, trusts, and tax-free structures
  • Marital agreements
  • Revocable and irrevocable trust planning
  • Retirement benefit planning
  • Wills and power of attorney

Our legal services are designed to help you maintain as much control over your own wealth as possible while also mitigating its exposure to seizure, taxation, and other liabilities. For more on how we can help you prepare for the future, contact us at 630.395.9496 to schedule a free consultation.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
We have been working closely with HDC for about 4 years now, we trust them for our own legal work and for all of our clients. They have proven themselves to be dependable and hardworking. They have yet to let us down in any capacity. We are looking forward to growing this relationship for us and our clients. Azmi S. (Elmhurst, IL)
★★★★★
I have known the people and Hart David Carson for quite some time now and I can say, with a particularly high degree of confidence, that they are some of the most professional, courteous, and competent lawyers I have ever had the privilege to know. They are attentive, knowledgable, and really take the time to provide a very personal experience. I would highly recommend anyone to avail themselves of their truly amazing legal services!! Brian N. (Chicago, IL)
★★★★★
These attorneys are the best! They are professional and driven individuals that are passionate about what they do. They listened and worked with me from beginning to end. I strongly encourage using them! You will not be disappointed! Shannon D. (Arlington Heights, IL)
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