Practice Areas

 

Family

Leone & Kosyla offers compassionate and attentive legal representation for our family law clients. Partner, Ann Leone, began her career with the Office of the Public Guardian, and uses her experience and insight to achieve the best results for our clients. Leone & Kosyla Law can help with matters that include divorce, joint parenting agreements, custody disputes, and mediation. We understand that these issues can be emotionally charged and delicate, which is why we make the needs of our family law clients and their children our top priority.


Mediation

Mediation is an effective means of dispute resolution that provides parties a forum talk about any issues that may end up in court, in order to explore alternative options for a resolution. By resolving disputes through a mediator, as opposed to the court system, parties may ultimately determine the outcome of their case by identifying the needs and interests of all parties involved in order to find the best solution. Mediation is significantly faster and cheaper than pursuing cases through the court system, and settlement agreements may also be confidential. Studies have shown that parties who enter into voluntary agreements are more likely to abide by that agreement than judicially imposed resolutions. Alex and Ann have been certified as mediators by the Center for Conflict Resolution in Chicago, and can offer bilingual mediation services. We are committed to providing the highest quality conflict resolution services, by helping to provide clients with an avenue of agreement that they may have otherwise gone unexplored without the presence of a mediator.


Landlord-Tenant

Leone & Kosyla Law is experienced at representing both landlords and tenants, and is committed to giving our clients the best advice possible in order to comply with the legal requirements imposed by Chicago law.

Leone & Kosyla offers full service representation in housing matters at reasonable prices, including drafting of leases and notices, service of notices, negotiations and litigation. We are committed to offering diligent, efficient and effective representation to get the best possible results for our clients. We understand that the eviction process can seem long and daunting for landlords, which is why we listen to our clients’ needs and concerns to get the results they want.


Real Estate Closings

Let Leone & Kosyla Law walk you through any real estate closing, as Buyers or as Sellers. We understand that purchasing and selling property can be a long, confusing and annoying process. As such, we work to understand the nuances of each deal to make the buying or selling process as easy and stress free for our clients as possible. We offer the following services to buyers and sellers:

·      Contract drafting and review
·      Move out agreements for existing tenant post-close
·      Compliance with all state and local ordinances
·      Title Examination
·      Short sales
·      Reviewing documents prior to closing, and
·      Solving any other problems that arise throughout the process


Wills Trust and Power of Attorney – Estate Planning

Wills, trusts, and powers of attorney are common necessities in any estate given that they offer peace of mind and simplicity to our clients in the event of injury, change in circumstances, or death. A comprehensive estate plan can manage a client’s assets, identify who will care for their children, empower a designated and trusted individual to handle the client’s affairs and medical care, minimize taxes upon the transfer of property, and outline any and all funeral arrangements, including the costs and how they will be paid. Let us guide you through this confusing and daunting practice so as to ensure that your wishes are carried out. Leone & Kosyla will work with our clients throughout their lives to ensure that their estate plan stays current, or to account for any change in living circumstances.


Leone & Kosyla Law helps large and small businesses in all legal matters, including startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs, established businesses, investor groups, foreign and domestic corporations, for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and business owners in a variety of industries. We efficiently and thoroughly assist our clients with addressing legal issues that may arise from time to time.

We pride ourselves on counseling businesses during all stages: from formation to operation, to expansion via merger or acquisition, to dissolution. We also advise startups in an advisory board member capacity. 

For entities of all sizes, we handle the following as your business lawyer, corporate lawyer, or small business lawyer:

•    Choosing the right structure of operation (e.g., limited liability company (LLC), corporation, DBA, partnership)
•    Business formation and dissolution
•    Employer Identification Number (EIN Number)
•    Bylaws
•    Articles of Incorporation
•    Annual Shareholder meetings
•    Annual Officer meetings
•    Operating Agreements
•    Franchising your company from start to finish in every state
•    Federal Disclosure Document
•    Franchise Agreement
•    Operating Agreement
•    Buying or selling a Franchise
•    Mergers and acquisitions
•    Real estate matters, including leases
•    Partnership agreements, joint venture agreements and strategic alliance agreements
•    Commercial leasing, financing and closings
•    NDAs and confidentiality agreements (non-disclosure agreements or confidential business information agreements), non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
•    Formation of tax-exempt not-for-profit companies (e.g. 501(c)(3));
•    Contractual disputes (including collections and enforcement of obligations)
•    Legal representation for all matters

And much more!

Small Business/Nonprofit