Illinois Startup Law Firm

Founded and led by Janice L. Gauthier, a Harvard-educated entrepreneur, The Gauthier Law Group is a boutique corporate law firm that represents Illinois startups from first idea to ultimate success. The Firm combines the top-quality legal services of a large firm with the personalized, attentive service that is the hallmark of a boutique practice.  In addition, the low overhead of our Milwaukee location allows us to provide legal representation to Illinois startups at more reasonable rates than those typically charged by Loop law firms.

As a boutique firm, we do not try to do everything. Instead, we focus on providing excellent legal representation in three areas that are critically important to startups — corporate law (including the formation, purchase and sale of businesses), commercial finance (including both debt and equity financing) and commercial real estate (including leasing, buying and selling real estate for your startup). We do not do any litigation for our clients; instead we focus on structuring, negotiating and closing transactions in a way that, we hope, will help them avoid a trip to the courthouse, now or in the future.

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