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Business Formation and Transactions

Many aspects of starting, maintaining, and dissolving a business or legal entity may require the help of a legal professional. Bodwin & Associates, P.C. assists business entities and individual shareholders, members, and partners in a wide variety of business transactions across many different industries. Our attorneys can help represent clients with the following issues:

• Breach of contract
• Contract drafting and negotiation
• Contracts with other entities
• Corporate/limited liability issues
• Dissolution of business entities
• Employment-related matters
• Forming and selecting the correct business entity (e.g., partnership, LLC, S Corp.)
• Internal agreements (e.g., buy-sell agreements, employment contracts, and non-compete agreements)
• Partnership/limited-liability partnership issues
• Tax planning
• Understanding the legal dimensions of establishing a business in a foreign country

For a free consultation regarding our business law services, please contact Bodwin & Associates, P.C. at 312.207.2008.

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Insurance Defense

Since 1986, Bodwin & Associates, P.C. has had a large insurance defense practice, representing a large number of insurance carriers and a larger number of their insureds in a wide variety of litigated insurance defense cases including automobile negligence, errors and omissions, premises liability, construction accident/defect, personal injury, declaratory actions, subrogation, coverage disputes, etc. Bodwin & Associates, P.C., provides a vigorous defense to its clients and is, at the same time, sensitive to the litigation philosophies and guidelines of its insurance carriers.

For a free consultation regarding our insurance defense services, please contact Bodwin & Associates, P.C. at 312.207.2008.

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Estate Planning

Estate planning allows you to specify where each of your assets goes upon your death, so that your financial and philanthropic goals are met even after you've passed on. Bodwin & Associates, P.C. helps clients with their estate planning needs. Building on the foundation of a Last Will and Testament, our attorneys utilize many different estate planning tools to transfer clients' wealth to their beneficiaries with minimum tax consequences, while making sure that clients' estates have enough liquidity to meet any remaining debt obligations. Our attorneys also assist clients with issues concerning estate and trust administration, charitable gift planning, and any litigation arising from these issues.

For a free consultation regarding our estate planning services, please contact Bodwin & Associates, P.C. at 312.207.2008.

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Family Law


Bodwin & Associates, P.C. has been representing clients in divorces and family law cases since 1986. Our attorneys have worked with many people to obtain a divorce and helped many people resolve post-judgment difficulties. In particular, Attorney Randolph Bodwin has considerable experience handling the legal issues that arise during a divorce. He and the other attorneys at Bodwin & Associates, P.C. are ready and willing to help clients in their time of need and will do everything in their power to achieve the results that clients seek. Among the many family law issues with which our attorneys can assist you are:

• Annulments
• Child custody, including joint custody and sole custody
• Child support
• Child visitation
• Dissolution of marriage and legal separation
• Divorce
• Domestic relations
• Maintenance, formerly known as alimony
• Marital Settlement Agreements
• Negotiated settlements
• Paternity
• Premarital Agreements
• Post-nuptial Agreements
• Post-decree and Post-judgment issues and modifications
• Property division
• Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
• Restraining Orders
• Retirement benefits
• Separation Agreements
• Spousal support

For a free consultation regarding your family law case, please contact Bodwin & Associates, P.C. at 312.207.2008.

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Personal Injury


"Personal injury" is a legal term for an injury to a person's body, mind, or emotions that results from another person's intentional or negligent act (or failure to act). Bodwin & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience litigating personal injury cases. Due to our attorneys' extensive experience, the firm is exceptionally good at evaluating clients' cases, advising them on their options, and taking their cases to trial if necessary to achieve the results clients seek. While no guarantees can be made regarding the outcome of a case, Bodwin & Associates, P.C. can guarantee that our attorneys will do their very best to represent your interests and to bring your case to a successful resolution.

Bodwin & Associates, P.C. typically (though not always) takes cases on a contingency basis—i.e., the firm's fee is a percentage of the award clients receive to compensate them for their personal injury, plus any out-of-pocket expenses the firm incurred in litigating a client's case (e.g. filing fees, deposition transcript orders). If the firm is unable to recover an award to compensate a client for his or her personal injury, then the client will be asked to pay for no more than the firm's out-of-pocket expenses.

Among the personal injury law claims with which our attorneys can assist clients are claims arising out of:

• Auto accidents
• Airplane accidents
• Assault and Battery
• Bicycle accidents
• Construction accidents
• Accidents arising from failure to maintain safe premises
• Accidents caused by negligently designed or manufactured products
• Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
• Medical malpractice
• Railroad accidents
• Slip-and-fall cases

When an employee is injured on the job by the negligence of another individual or company, that employee may have both a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury claim. For a free consultation regarding your personal injury claim, please contact Bodwin & Associates, P.C. at 312.207.2008.

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Condominium Law


Bodwin & Associates, P.C. represents both Condominium Associations and Condominium Owners in all aspects of Condominium Law including disputes pertaining to By-Laws, Rules and Regulations, as well as the numerous issues that arise in a condominium setting.

For a free consultation regarding our condominium law services, please contact Bodwin & Associates, P.C. at 312.207.2008.

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Workers' Compensation


A serious workplace injury can saddle you with steep medical bills and rob you of your ability to work. But the law offers remedies that can help you get back on track and look forward to a stable financial future.

An employee has a workers' compensation claim when he or she has sustained an injury arising out of and in the course of his or her employment. A workers' compensation claim is not a lawsuit filed against the employer: It is an application filed at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission for benefits available to the injured worker under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act, including, but not limited to: payment of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses, choice of treating physicians, temporary total disability payments while the injured worker is unable to work, and permanent partial disability or wage differential benefits based on the injured worker's ability to work in the future.

Bodwin & Associates, P.C. helps injured workers with workers' compensation claims and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims. When an employee is injured on the job by the negligence of another individual or company, that employee may have both a workers' compensation claim and a personal injury claim. For a free consultation regarding your workers' compensation claim, please contact Bodwin & Associates, P.C. at 312.207.2008.

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Landlord-Tenant/Eviction


Landlords who lease residential real estate face a variety of challenges in their business. Careful planning and anticipation of problems in the landlord-tenant relationship can make all the difference. Bodwin & Associates helps landlords through all stages of the leasing process: from drafting leases for tenants to litigating evictions cases and collecting unpaid rent or other fees. We are available every step of the way to help make your resident leasing business a success.

For a free consultation to fully explain our residential leasing services, please contact Bodwin & Associates, P.C. at 312.207.2008.

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