Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and one of the true pioneers of the modern information era, died on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56. He left a tremendous legacy, the full magnitude of which will only be properly viewed through the long lens of history. Clearly, he will take his place alongside the likes of Edison, Bell and Ford. Yet for all the great ideas and slick new products, Apple began with a business model, probably several different investment proposals, and a modest incorporation in Cupertino, California in 1976. Before Apple could become an economic engine of the 21st century and the number one “brand” in the world (according to Fortune), it had to entice investors, incorporate, and comply with California state laws for setting up new enterprises.
The same is true of your future business. While you, as an entrepreneur, may have no limit on the size of your dreams, there are certain basic laws that one has to follow, certain hoops that need jumping through, and that is where Fuksa Khorshid, LLC can help. Our attorneys have experience in handling the ins and outs of Illinois and Chicago business licensing requirements, and are well-connected and well-informed enough to carry your business model from the idea stage to an opening, and beyond.
One area of specialization at FK Law is providing assistance and advice to our clients in the restaurant and hospitality industry, especially within the city of Chicago. Chicago, true to its reputation for bureaucratic machinery as a revenue generator, requires several steps in the always-complicated process of getting a restaurant, bar or other hospitality enterprise into compliance with the laws. Whether you need to navigate both the city and state processes for getting a liquor license (they are separate) , change the officers on your recently-acquired business, or ensure that the offices you purchased are compliant with local zoning law, Fuksa Khorshid has the wherewithal and experience to keep your business compliant, allowing you to worry about profit margins and product marketing, instead of city inspectors and licensing fines. We offer a full suite of municipal and state business services and individualized attention to our new and existing clients.
So, if you have a great idea for a new business but don’t know where to start, give us a call or check out our website. We can tell you what licenses you’ll need, provide you with experienced insight into the Chicago hospitality industry, and make sure that on day one, when the doors are set to open, paying customers, rather than Chicago city inspectors, will be the only ones marching in to take a look around.