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161 North Clark Street, Suite 4700
Chicago, Illinois 60601
(312) 523-2069
(312) 523-2001 - fax
chris@karstenlaw.net

Business & Commercial Law

Karsten Law Offices provides individual and organizational clients with legal counsel in a diverse range of business disputes and offers strategic advice to both emerging and established businesses with their legal business requirements. Our business litigation practice assists clients in the following areas:

  • Business counseling, litigation avoidance, and risk management
  • Contract Litigation: Breach of contract, Written Contracts, Oral Contracts, Service Agreements, Agency Agreements.
  • Business Torts: Defamation, Fraud, Deceptive Business Practices, Tortuous Interference with Contracts and Business Relationships.
  • Contract and lease drafting, negotiation, and litigation
  • Commercial collections matters
  • Mechanics liens
  • Employment law, employment contracts, and employment counseling
  • Business Owner Litigation: agency, employment, consulting, non-compete, distribution, manufacturing, outsourcing, leasing and other agreements
  • Insurance claims, coverage, indemnification, and litigation
  • Corporate/LLC/Partnership Formation: initial formation, structuring and drafting of shareholder, member, partnership, operating and other agreements defining the rights and relationships of its owners.

If you have questions or concerns about business and commercial litigation, or business organizations and entity formation, please contact us today.



Employment & Labor Law

Karsten Law Offices provides advice, counseling, and preventative strategies to small businesses and individual business professionals involving an array of employment law issues, including non-compete and confidentiality agreements, employment contracts, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes, employment contract claims and retaliatory termination involving the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

If you have questions or concerns about existing or potential employment law claims, or wish to discuss employer/employee duties, rights and effective legal strategies, please contact us today.



Estate Planning & Probate

Karsten Law Offices provides counsel in the areas of estate and financial planning, including the legal needs of the elderly and disabled. Our estate planning practice assists clients in the following areas:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Contested will and trust proceedings
  • Estate tax planning and protection
  • Charitable giving
  • Educational trusts
  • Life insurance and insurance planning
  • Probate and trust administration and litigation
  • Living wills and advanced health care directives
  • Conservatorships and guardianships
  • Medicaid and Medicare planning and eligibility
  • Durable power of attorney
  • Medical power of attorney

If you have questions or concerns about estate planning or probate, including the long-term care and needs of loved ones close to you, please contact us today.



Real Estate Transactions & Litigation

Karsten Law Offices provides counsel and assistance across a broad range of real estate transactions to buyers, sellers, developers, lenders, landlords, managers, homeowner associations, brokers, and others whose business involves real estate disputes, including mortgage foreclosure actions, title litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, evictions, real estate purchase-sale agreements and residential real estate closings.

If you have questions or concerns about real estate transactions or litigation, please contact us today.



Civil Litigation

Karsten Law Offices represents clients in civil litigation both state and federal courts in Illinois. We also recognize the value to use of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, to minimize time and expense related to civil litigation. We are equipped to handle the civil litigation needs of individuals, businesses, municipalities and insurance companies in a wide variety of areas including:

  • Appeals and appellate law - state and federal court
  • Automobile accidents and trucking litigation - coverage, liability, and damages
  • Business and commercial litigation - contract disputes and liability
  • Employment law - discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge
  • Insurance litigation - bad faith, coverage opinions, and declaratory judgment actions
  • Municipal law - liability involving cities, towns, counties, and municipal employees
  • Personal injury - medical malpractice, automobile accidents, premises liability and products liability claims
  • Premises liability - slip and fall claims, injury claims involving construction site accidents, industrial accidents, asbestos, toxic torts, and third party tort liability
  • Probate litigation - will and trust contests by beneficiaries, fiduciaries, and heirs
  • Products liability - toxic torts, design and manufacturing defects
  • Professional liability - professional malpractice by lawyers, doctors, and dentists
  • Transportation litigation - semi truck and eighteen wheeler accidents, liability, coverage, negligent hiring, maintenance, and supervision claims, railroad crossing claims, federal employers liability act (FELA) claims
  • Wrongful death litigation - lawsuits filed by surviving spouses and dependents
  • Mediations and arbitrations

For further information about civil litigation, including litigation avoidance strategies, please contact us today.


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