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Business lawyers are on the front lines of every business contract negotiation that happens every day. While they aren’t in courtrooms keeping alleged criminals out of jail, they are instead handling business deals, asset purchases, real estate, and company acquisitions and sales. However, while there definitely are differences between a business lawyer and a criminal lawyer, for example, they’re actually more similar than you might think. For example, both a criminal lawyer and an asset lawyer need to have an encyclopedic knowledge of laws and regulations. In addition, a real estate lawyer and a defense attorney both need to have excellent negotiation skills. Finally, a property dispute lawyer and a criminal law attorney both need to be able to think on their feet and have analytical minds. As a result, a defense attorney can also make a great business lawyer. And at Villalobos and Associates, we provide both to the Cook County, IL area.

Villalobos and Associates has served the local area for more than four decades. In fact, our founder, attorney Raul Villalobos, still runs the firm along with his son Mark. As a result, the two make a dynamic team. Attorney Mark Villalobos has assumed the role of the firm’s primary asset lawyer and real estate lawyer. Additionally, he focuses on helping resolve issues as a property dispute lawyer. He’s followed in his father’s footsteps to become a respected and sought-after attorney in the Chicagoland area, especially among the Hispanic community.

We represent clients in the courthouses in Cook, Dupage, Lake, Will, and Kane counties. Our lawyers help clients from all over Chicagoland, including the following neighborhoods:

  • Little Village

  • Heart of Chicago

  • Lower West Side

  • Pilsen

  • Wicker Park

  • Lincoln Park

  • Humboldt Park

  • Ukrainian Village

  • Logan Square

  • Lake View

  • Roscoe Village

  • Bucktown

Asset Lawyer

An asset lawyer is a specific kind of business lawyer. They focus on an area of law called asset protection. Their main job is to find ways to protect your assets from possible lawsuits or other legal pitfalls. As a result, they need to be extremely knowledgeable about trade rules and banking regulations. In addition, they need to be able to get creative in a way that most lawyers don’t. They need to think outside the box to help their clients protect their property. An asset lawyer can do this by forming shell companies to own property. Additionally, they’re also good at forming trusts and other forms of squirreling assets away.

Real Estate Lawyer

Whenever you buy or sell real estate, it’s important to consult a business lawyer. The value of a property is so high that you want an expert to look over your paperwork and make sure everything is in order. In addition, a real estate lawyer can help you avoid common pitfalls when buying a property. A real estate lawyer can also help you transfer a property’s title and draft a contract to buy or sell real estate. As a result, you should never purchase or sell real estate without consulting a trusted attorney.

Property Dispute Lawyer

Unfortunately, property disputes are more common than you might think. They can arise from anywhere. And usually, when they rear their ugly head, they’re expensive and require a business lawyer to solve them. For example, a property dispute lawyer can help you handle an eminent domain case. These cases involve claiming a piece of land that you’ve paid taxes on for years, but may not technically own. This can also go in reverse. For example, a landowner that has property next to yours may try to take your land with eminent domain laws. And you can’t take that sitting down. You need to act. You need to hire a property dispute lawyer.

Eminent domain lawsuits are just one of the ways a business lawyer can help you solve your business law issues. If you need an attorney, we can help.