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Legal Services for Start-Ups

Sentient Law is not just another business or start-up focused law firm. Bringing in the right attorney in the start-up process is one of the best things you can do for your new business. We believe in a forming long-term strategic partnership for your venture so your business can expand.  Attorney Matt Rossetti has helped construct the right agreements, customized for thousands of businesses. 

While most business law firms are thinking about their bottom-line and billable hours, we believe in creating value for your start-up business. At Sentient, we’re conscious of how crucial start-up legal services can be on the success, or quite frankly the failure, of any business. We’re sensitive to how precious capital can be to early-stage companies and we don’t bill for simple phone calls and correspondence. Sentient Law is the perfect solution for companies of all stages. Our affordable fee-structures include contingency, hourly, flat-fee, equity, and any combination thereof.

There are no surprises with Sentient Law.

Flat-Fee / Project Based

Instead, we take a collaborative approach with our clients. We craft a legal plan in flat-fee, project-based steps to ensure that you only pay when we contribute value to your venture. 

Areas of Practice

  • Entity Planning, Selection, and Formation
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Deferred Compensation Plans (Employee Stock Ownership Plans, Stock Appreciation Rights, etc.)
  • Dynamic Equity Agreements
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration & Mediation)
  • Labor and Employment
  • Executive Estate Planning
  • Slicing Pie Lawyer
Matthew M. Rossetti
Rated by Super Lawyers

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Chicago Start-Up Lawyer

Our mission is to provide affordable, intelligent, and responsive legal services to your business venture. At Sentient Law, we know that it is hard to trust attorneys for many reasons: poor advice, unreasonable fees, suspicious actions, etc. Sentient Law understands those concerns; we have developed our entire model upon building client trust. For us, trust is built upon mutually open and honest communication. As attorneys, we try to impress the importance of the attorney-client relationship as we put together legal roadmaps during client consultations. We consistently demonstrate our ability to resolve the problems that stand between our clients and their business goals and objectives. We think a lot about effective representation and our ability to get deals done, especially the hard ones.

Sentient Law is a firm with a mentality found on meeting client interests through creative problem-solving and transparency. As with any business, Sentient Law’s success is directly attributable to the ability for its members to collaborate effectively toward team goals. We know that businesses expect us to deliver and we strive to exceed expectations every day. Our passion for law makes being accessible to clients something we embrace. In fact, one of Sentient Law’s main principles is to deliver timely legal services to stay ahead of clients’ strenuous time schedules. We provide counsel in a timely manner because we are always sensitive to the reality of our clients’ business.

At Sentient Law, effectiveness works hand-in-hand with timeliness. Within the notion of effectiveness, we include efficiency as well. Quality work product means providing clients with legal documents and services that they can depend on. Sentient Law works with co-founders and other entrepreneurs to create cogent, cost-effective legal roadmaps which we can then implement for the company. Each member of Sentient Law has the capability and desire to step in at a moment’s notice and save a business from taking costly missteps. We pride ourselves on using our collective talents to establish strong business connections and positively impact each of our clients.

In the end, Sentient Law takes the role of outside general counsel very seriously. We look for ways to educate our attorney team members about a variety of business and legal matters, including tax and alternative dispute resolution. We do not waver on our rule to provide only cost-effective legal services. We consistently demonstrate that we are focused on maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and prospective clients. We look forward to working with the next great venture.

We believe that legal services should be a catalyst for your growth and success, not another start-up expense. Schedule your free consultation today by contacting us at [email protected] or (312) 650-9087.

53 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 1424
Chicago, IL 60604

Chicago Start-Up Business Attorney
Monday-Thursday 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm