Loyola University Chicago

CENTER FOR BUSINESS LAW

School of Law

Information for Clients

There are currently over 130 active BLC clients, both for-profit and not-for-profit.

  1. Approximately sixty-five percent (65%) of these clients are not-for-profit ventures involving child welfare, teen health, animal welfare, sports clubs, churches, museums, community welfare, religious organizations, aid to third world populations, etc. 
  2. The BLC’s for-profit clients include entrepreneurs, inventors, service providers and web-based business owners who are involved in a variety of industries.

All Chicago-area for-profit businesses and not-for-profit organizations in need of low-cost or pro bono legal services are welcome to apply.

The application can be found HERE.

Several factors are considering in accepting clients for representation, including whether such clients have taken the time to develop business goals and plans for the future of their organizations. 

Application Process

Once we have received your online application, a BLC staff member will review the application for acceptance. If we cannot assist you based on the description provided in your application, you will receive an email letting you know within a week of you submitting an application. If we can assist you, your name will automatically be added to our waitlist for services. When your name comes to the top of the list, a student clinician will contact you via email to schedule an in-personal initial interview.

  • Pre-Formation Counseling
    • Entity Selection
      • Not-For-Profit Organizations
        • C-Corporations
        • S-Corporations
        • Limited Liability Companies
        • Partnerships
        • Joint Ventures
        • Sole Proprietors
    • Entity Structure

  • Formation
    • Incorporations
    • 501(c)(3) Applications
    • Charitable Organization Registration
    • Zoning Applications
    • Business License Applications

  • Financing and Business Growth Counseling

  • Real Estate Counseling
    • Contracts
    • Zoning

  • Labor Related Matters
    • Employee contracts

  • Document Drafting and Reviewing
    • Organizational Documents
    • Operational Documents
    • Financial Documents

  • Intellectual Property Counseling

All filing fees are the client’s responsibility.