Top Startup Lawyers serving Champaign, Illinois on UpCounsel | 2019

Champaign Startup Attorneys & Lawyers

Where are you located?
Zip Code
FIND A LAWYER

How it Works

Request Proposals
Tell us about your legal need so attorneys can prepare custom proposals. It only takes a minute and your information is strictly confidential.
Review Quotes
Our algorithm matches you with attorneys qualified to handle your legal work. You can review their proposals and schedule consultations with no obligation.
Hire Your Lawyers
When you’re ready, hire the attorney that’s right for you. Use our platform to easily collaborate online and ensure your information stays safe and secure.
Steven S.

Steven Stark

391 reviews
For over 30 years, Steven Stark has offered counsel to non-profit organizations and private companies. He has a passion for helping small businesses in particular since he himself started several businesses of his own in New York and Florida. He understands the importance of small businesses having a reliable attorney to advise them about legal matters from their inception.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Richard G.

Richard Gora

190 reviews
Looking for an attorney with experience? Richard Gora is the exact attorney you want. Having defended over 100 cases both in state and federal courts and working with clients from around the globe, Richard has an array of different experiences. His services are wide-ranging and include business litigation, securities litigations, employment litigation, and business counsel. Prior to founding Gora LLC, he worked for Finn, Dixon & Herling LLP for eight years.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Joshua G.

Joshua Garber

255 reviews
Representing notable clients like Tesla and the City of Los Angeles, Josh Garber excels at helping clients with employment and labor laws. Many of his past clients have had great success using Josh for employment agreements and Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) hearings. With his practical advice, he has even helped clients avoid going to court.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Kevin K.

Kevin Keener

2 reviews
Kevin Keener is an intellectual property attorney with almost a decade of experience. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and he is also a member of the Illinois Patent Bar. Kevin holds a Juris Doctor in law, which he obtained after graduating from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He specializes in commercial contracts, labor and employment law, and general IP-related matters. Keener is currently a partner attorney at Keener and Associates, P.C.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
John F.

John Fox

2 reviews
John graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law and has a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Illinois. His practice areas include business law, commercial ... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Michael G.

Michael Gilmartin

2 reviews
At Gilmartin Legal, our mission is to provide the best legal results at the most reasonable cost, and to effectively communicate with clients through every stage of their r... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Jeffrey H.

Jeffrey Hood

2 reviews
Experienced corporate and commercial attorney with history of providing exceptional service for all types of clients. I will work with you to resolve your legal problems an... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Ashley  K.

Ashley Kirkwood

2 reviews
After graduating from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with honors, she started her career at one of the largest law firms in the world, Kirkland & Ellis ... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Kyle S.

Kyle Smith

Kyle is a solo attorney with a practice that specializes in helping entrepreneurs, early-stage, and growing businesses. He prides himself on being agile, accessible, and innovative with his solutions. In addition to working with new companies from formation to fundraising, he enjoys taking the time to educate his clients about the legal issues involved in their business.
|
Get Proposal View Profile
Shanna P.

Shanna Palmersheim

5 reviews
I am the Managing Member of the firm and have been advising families, businesses and non-profits for over 10 years. I also consult as an attorney for various investment adv... read more
|
Get Proposal View Profile
View All NEXT

Why use UpCounsel to hire a Champaign Startup Attorney?

14 years

Average experience

You always get experienced professionals and high caliber work.

3x

Faster

Your work gets done quickly because professionals are always available.

60%

More cost effective

We use technology to cut traditional overhead and save you thousands.

UpCounsel has been talked about in:

Money-Back Guarantee on All of Your Legal Work

Applies to all transactions with verified attorneys on UpCounsel

In the event that you are unsatisfied with the work of an attorney you hired on UpCounsel, just let us know. We’ll take care of it and refund your money up to $5,000 so you can hire another attorney to help you.

Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Champaign Startup Attorneys

On UpCounsel, you can find and connect with top-rated Champaign startup attorneys & lawyers that provide a range of startup law services for startups and entrepreneurs that are starting a business. Any of the top-rated Champaign startup lawyers you connect with will be available to help with a variety of your startup law related legal needs on-demand or on an ongoing basis in the city of Champaign, IL.

From primarily dealing with things like business formation, contracts, leases, equity financing, securities, and intellectual property protection, the Champaign startup lawyers on UpCounsel can help you with a variety of specialized and general startup law related legal matters. No matter what type of startup law needs you have, you can easily hire an experienced Champaign startup lawyer on UpCounsel to help you today.

If You Need Ongoing Legal Counsel or Ad-hoc Legal Work – We Can Help!

Improve Your Legal ROI with Affordable Startup Attorneys that service Champaign, IL.

Want to Connect with Top Champaign Startup Attorneys & Lawyers?

What Our Customers Have to Say

"UpCounsel gives me access to big-firm lawyers minus the big-firm price tag. I work with several attorneys on the platform and there are never surprises...I always receive quality legal work at competitive rates that larger firms simply cannot match."

Scott Woods
SVP & General Counsel

"Every startup needs to know about UpCounsel. We found great attorneys at great prices and were able to focus our resources on improving our business instead of paying legal bills."

Sean Conway
Co-founder & CEO

"Before UpCounsel it was hard for us to find the right lawyer with the right expertise for our business. UpCounsel solves those problems by being more affordable and helping us find the right lawyer in no time."

Tristan Pollock
Co-founder & COO

Related Articles


LLC vs Corporation

  • 7 min read

LLCs and Corporations: What are They?

Corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) are two legal entity structures available in the U.S.  If you're involved in a startup, these are two of the entity structures you can choose from.  They operate differently and are taxed differently, but both provide protection for your personal assets if the company faces financial difficulty and both can add increased credibility with customers.

Other company entity options include forming as a

...

Read More

Staggered Board

  • 5 min read

Staggered Board: What are They?

A staggered board is a board made up of different classes of directors that serve different term lengths and are elected at different times of the year. A staggered board is an effective defense against a hostile takeoverdue to the staggered style of the elections.

A staggered board, also known as a classified board, is comprised of directors placed into different classes. They play an important role in the modern corporate landscape by preventing takeover by a hostile bidder. It's been found that companies that have a staggered board remain independent of undue influence. They also help guide the company towards profitability and prevent activist shareholders from overreach. While it

...

Read More

Class B Shares

  • 10 min read

What are Class B Shares?

Class B shares are:

  • Common stocks
  • Preferred stocks offering fewer advantages than Class A

Mutual funds can be divided into more than one type, and each type reveals the interest, portfolio, fees, and costs, in addition to the commission the sales representative of those stocks will receive in turn. Generally, class B shares are a kind of stock that offers a variable amount of voting shares when compared to class A.

What is the Difference Between Common and Preferred Stock?

Preferred stock is a type of security that gives people priority dividend amounts. This helps the owner's priority dividend payments and boosts the company in cases of liquidation or bankruptcy.

On the other hand, common

...

Read More

Equity Financing

  • 6 min read

What is Equity?

Equity can mean a variety of things, but it generally means how much of something you own after you have paid off any money that you owe to others (debt). In accounting terms, equity is represented with the equation:

Equity = Assets - Liabilities

However, in the startup world, equity usually refers to two specific things:

  1. Venture Capital Financing – giving a company a piece of your company in exchange for getting money from them today.

  2. Equity compensation – to get better workers, a startup may offer

...

Read More

Cumulative Dividends

  • 5 min read

What Are Cumulative Dividends?

If a dividend is sharing company profits to shareholders, then a cumulative dividend is a distribution made to the holders of special "preferred" shares regularly. It is unrelated to company profits.

Regular or "noncumulative" dividends are voluntary. This means the Board of Directors has the option of awarding them. This usually depends on how the company has performed each year.

However, paying cumulative dividends is mandatory. If the company can't pay out a cumulative dividend in any given fiscal year, the amount for that year is carried forward. It must always be paid out before any payments to common shareholders.

Not all "preferred shares" have the right to receive cumulative dividends. Some cumulative preferred shares carry limitations. For example, the company may only have to pay cumulative d

...

Read More

Find the best lawyer for your legal needs

Find a lawyer