Business Law

Business Law

Navigate Business Law’s Challenges with the Help of Legal Professionals

Running your own business can be a challenge. From initial start-up to a company’s organizational structure, you must make numerous legal decisions when operating a business. As such, Rochford and Associates can provide outside general counsel for legal matters involving business law in Peoria IL. Furthermore, we can help protect your business from litigation and ensure you stay compliant with local and federal rules and regulations.

What is Business Law?

Business law encompasses the regulations and standards set through legislation that establishes how businesses engage with clients, customers, government agencies and other businesses. Business law is crucial to fair and balanced business practices. Additionally, business law helps protect the individuals and entities that regularly deal with commercial organizations. Rochford and Associates’ team has extensive experience with business law throughout Illinois. We’ve assisted hundreds of businesses in navigating the legal challenges presented when operating an organization. Areas of business law in Peoria IL we focus on include:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Incorporation
  • Tax Planning
  • Contract Drafting
  • Settling Partner and Shareholder Disputes
  • General Business Consultation
  • Litigation
  • Negotiating Contracts and Settlement Agreements
  • Collections
  • Intellectual Property
  • And More

What Can Rochford and Associates Do?

As trusted business attorneys for the Greater Peoria area, we strive to help our clients succeed in their business endeavors. Corporate laws can be complicated, and making mistakes is easy without a legal representative providing counsel. Thus, Rochford & Associates assists with matters of business law by assisting with:

  • New Business Planning – Starting a business is no simple task. Besides having the services, products and location, you must consider licensing requirements, permits, sales tax licensing and much more. Thankfully, Rochford and Associates has helped hundreds of businesses prepare for successful launches.
  • Business Formation/Organization – How fast is your business growing? Is your organizational structure serving your needs, employees, and clients? Has your business outgrown its present organization? Rochford and Associates can help your company transition into a corporate entity that protects owners from liability and best suits your organization’s needs.
  • Contract Drafting – Whether establishing an agreement with a client or negotiating with a new business partner, some documents and contracts must be written and completed. Our law firm helps develop legally sound agreements, free of errors, without loopholes, and meets the needs of all involved parties.
  • Litigation – Rochford and Associates assists with preventing litigation and protecting from it. Through corporate governance, we ensure your business is up to date with the latest rules and regulations, so legal action cannot be taken against you. However, if litigation does arise from outside parties, we are quick to help protect your interests in court.
Attorneys meeting to discuss the legal aspects of a contract with a company, part of Business Law in Peoria IL

Give Rochford and Associates a Call

Regardless of what stage your business is at, ensuring you abide by Illinois business law is crucial to your organization’s growth and success. Talk with the team at Rochford and Associates today for experienced legal counsel on the latest rules and regulations that affect your business. You can contact us at 309-637-5322 to request a consultation. We are located at 101 SW Adams St, No 700, Peoria, IL 61602.

Trusted in Illinois for Over 35 Years

“The Jim Rochford & Associates law firm was extremely helpful in resolving a very difficult and sensitive situation in a federal lawsuit against a school. Tim Cushing served as the lead attorney, and worked closely with Jim Rochford. Attorney Nick Rochford also provided very valuable counsel. On a personal level, they were responsive and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. They were also patient, always available to answer questions, and provided objective legal advice that I knew I could trust. Their attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. In addition, the firm has highly professional and helpful support staff, including Deb Rochford and Mary Thomas, and a network of specialized experts that they collaborate with to provide comprehensive legal solutions. After working with this law firm, I strongly recommend them to anyone needing an extremely responsive law firm that will work tirelessly to protect their clients’ interests. They are highly respected in the legal community, and I would trust them with any legal situation – personal or business.”

Appreciative Client

“Could not have asked for a better experience! Both the attorneys and staff were extremely professional in the handling of my case. They represented me on my worker’s compensation case that was from a summer job in another state. They helped me get a great settlement and it did not take very long either. I would highly recommend Jim Rochford as an attorney for anyone. One thing that stood out about him was I truly believe he always had my best interest at heart.”

Allie Caruso

“I am somewhat late in writing this but team Rochford went above and beyond my expectations while assisting me with my fathers estate after his passing. We unfortunately had a squatter in his home during covid which we were able to successfully remove with the assistance of Tim Cushing’s letters and the PCPD. They really made us feel like family and at no point did I ever feel they were seeking to take advantage of the situation for profit. I would gladly give 6 stars!”


“I have dealt with this attorney for years and they always take care of me and my family. I highly recommend this company for all injury cases. They go above and beyond. 5 stars.”

Skytece Armstrong

“Jim, Time and Nick are great at what they do. They work well as a team, using each persons strengths to solve your problems. They represent us in all types of business law matters. Highly recommended!!!”

Joseph Walters

“Tim Cushing is an incredible family law attorney. He has worked effortlessly for my children. Jim Rochford and his lovely wife, Deb, have been supportive and are as invested in my children as I am. Even the paralegal, Mary, puts her heart and soul into everything. I cannot stress to you how amazing this Law Firm has been to my little family. If you are in need of an attorney, don’t hesitate to give them a call. They specialize in many different aspects of the law and will put you with an attorney who is a great fit!”

Kate Elliott

“I highly recommend! Nick and Jim were amazing attorney to work with. They kept an open line of communication and I was involved with the case the whole time. They were always available to answer any questions or when I needed an update on where we were at in the process.”

Chad Baker