Small Business Services
Villalobos and Associates belives in building communities by helping small businesses. As a former managing partner at Rodriguez and Villalobos, Raul Villalobos worked with large corporate clients such as the CTA, the Chicago Park District, and Kraft Foods. He brings that extensive experience to the table when dealing with small and medium sized businesses.

Business Entity Selection and Formation
Choice of business entity is a very important for new or existing businesses. Engaging in business puts the owner of the business at risk so it is very important to consider the benefits and drawbacks of each business type before actually engaging in business. Villalobos & Associates can explain the differences between each business type including tax implications, protection from liability, suitability for investors, and other legal and practical considerations.

Corporations
Villalobos & Associates has extensive experience forming C-corporations. Once formed, Villalobos & Associates can act as the registered agent to rceive service of process and to maintain the corporate books, and file the annual filing so that your business remains in good standing.

LLCs
LLCs are one of the newest and most popular business entities due to reduced corporate formalities and strong protection from liability. Because they are relatively new, there are some legal aspects that are not as clearly settled as they are with C-corporations. Villalobos & Associates can help business owners understand the fundamental differences between LLCs and corporations that may affect your business. Villalobos & Associates can explain the benefits and drawbacks of choosing member-managed versus manager-managed LLCs as well as series LLCs versus non-series.

Operating Agreement
The operating agreement is the most important document for an LLC. It is similar to a partnership agreement for partnerships and the corporate bylaws of a corporation. The operating agreement spells out who owns the company and how the owners will run the company. It can be extremely complex and involve many or few people.

Whether you are just starting a new business, expanding your current one, or selling your a business, Villalobos and Associates can help you with:

Checking or reviewing business plan for legality and potential issues;
Performing name checks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and Illinois Secretary of State;
Complying with Requirements/Obtaining Tax Credits from the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care);
Filing your Business's Annual Report;
Registering Villalobos and Associates with the Secretary of State as your Business's Authorized Agent;
Applying for Zoning Changes on a Property;
Reviewing, Preparing, or Negotiating Commercial Contracts and Leases;
Bulk Sales (sales of businesses); and
Researching Property Records (title, building code violations, liens, etc).