Loyola’s Business Law Clinic provides pro bono legal representation to Illinois for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Types of matters the Business Law Clinic handles include:

  • Entity formation counseling (i.e., choosing between C corporations, S corporations, benefit corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, joint ventures, and sole proprietorships)
  • Business formation instruction (i.e., incorporating, applying for federal tax-exemption 501(c)(3), registering as a charitable organization, submitting zoning applications, and applying for business licenses)
  • Financial and business growth counseling
  • Real estate matters (i.e., contracts and zoning)
  • Labor-related matters (i.e., employee contracts)
  • Document drafting and review (i.e., organizational, operational, and financial documents related to the business or organization)

While the legal services offered by the Business Law Clinic are at no cost, any filing fees are the responsibility of the client.

Becoming a Client

Individuals and entities interested in becoming a client of the Business Law Clinic must submit the application below for consideration. Once a client application is submitted, the Business Law Clinic will review the application and if it is determined that we cannot assist you based on the information provided, you will be contacted within one week of your submission. Otherwise, your name will be added to our client waitlist. When your application comes to the top of the waitlist, you will be contacted via email by a student clinician to schedule an initial in-person meeting.

Due to the current length of our waitlist, it will likely be several months before someone from the Business Law Clinic contacts you.

Use the form below to submit an application.