Own a business? Need a business license? Need representation in Court for your business? Michelle M. Truesdale can help.
Michelle has vast experience representing small and mid-sized businesses in the City of Chicago and throughout Cook County with licensing and litigation issues, including license applications, appeals, suspensions, revocations, administrative hearings, building code compliance, contract review, commercial litigation and debt collection matters. Michelle provides free consultations to evaluate the needs of your business and how to best serve your business’ legal needs.
You should be prepared to bring any paperwork or documentation related to your business and/or case, such as citations, notice(s) of hearing, complaint(s), letter(s) from the City, County or law firm, reports from investigators/law enforcement, application(s) or contract, if applicable. But don’t worry if you can’t locate or don’t have any documents to accompany you at your consultation. Michelle will gather as much information from you as possible that relates to your business’ issues/case. She will assess the issues/case with the information she has and honestly tell you the likely outcome and likelihood of success. Michelle will walk you through the process individualized for your business’ needs, keep you informed and aware through every step of the process.
It depends on your relationship to the business and the type of proceeding. For license applications, appeals, license suspension or revocations, Michelle will assess the need for a representative of the business to be present at such a proceeding and will inform you of when and where you need to be, if you need to be there. For administrative proceedings, if the proceeding doesn’t require a personal representative to appear, Michelle will ask you to be available for a consultation before any resolution can be reached on your business’ matter. For court litigation, if the Judge presiding over your matter requires your appearance, you will need to appear. However, if Michelle has filed her appearance in your case, you will likely not have to appear but are always welcome to and should be involved in the proceedings to the fullest extent you can be. With over 13 years of experience representing businesses before the City, County, and in civil court matters, you can be assured that Michelle knows how to fight for your business and determine how to best serve your business’ legal needs. She also ensures there is ample, effective communication with clients because staying informed means feeling secure in your representation. Contact Michelle today to discuss your business’ needs.