Business & Corporate Law

Buikema & Keune, LLC serves as counsel to a number of businesses primarily in the Chicagoland area and throughout the midwest. Our clients range from sole proprietorships to large corporations, many of which are family businesses that have experienced significant growth over the years.

Our firm serves these businesses in an advisory and transactional capacity, but we do not think of our work for any client as simply a series of transactions. Instead, we create relationships with clients based on a real desire to understand their business and everything that affects it: their product or service, the market, the competition, their employees, even their family. We know that a deeper understanding of our clients and their needs helps us to complete not only the immediate project, but allows us to help our clients plan for the future.

Buikema & Keune, LLC works with businesses in all industries, including manufacturing, environmental response service and remediation, waste hauling and recycling, moving and storage, transportation, and real estate development. We also provide counsel for nonprofit organizations, such as churches, schools, and assisted living facilities.

We work with clients at every step of their business’s life cycle. For those just starting out, we analyze their needs and help them select the business structure that will best meet those needs. We advise growing businesses in all aspects of day to day business operations. We also provide succession planning for businesses that are transitioning ownership from one generation to the next.

The work with which we help our clients includes:

  • Formation of business entities and analysis of tax considerations
  • Owner agreements
  • Capital and financing matters
  • Ongoing corporate governance
  • Negotiation, drafting and review of contracts
  • Company acquisitions and dispositions
  • Restructuring of businesses
  • Redemption of ownership interests
  • Business succession planning
  • Entity dissolution and winding up

We understand that while every business requires legal services and advice, many businesses find the cost of in-house counsel prohibitive. Buikema & Keune, LLC is able to provide those businesses with high-quality legal services tailored to their needs at a reasonable cost. Buikema & Keune, LLC also works with companies that have in-house counsel but require additional legal support.

To learn more about our practice and how we can help you, contact Buikema & Keune, LLC to schedule a consultation.