Elmosa Law

Business licensing

Buying and selling a licensed business is not like buying or selling other businesses. In addition to the "normal" considerations, there is an added layer of regulation from the city and state. How you navigate those regulations can make or break the sale — and ultimately the business itself.Additionally we offer a full-service business legal assistance, from stock purchase agreements to corporate mergers and acquisitions and thanks to our over 19 years of experience we have the skills and knowledge to protect your business to keep the City of Chicago and other villages on their toes.

Food and Tobacco Licenses

Opening up a new restaurant,  cafe, convenience store, Gas Station, tobacco store,  bakery, food truck, or other business can be a huge undertaking. Getting a proper retail license is something you just can not ignore in Chicago. Each new Chicago food and tobacco license applicant faces zoning issues, permits, inspections, and a list of forms to deal with. The licensing process in Chicago can be overwhelming and can distract you from what you do best. Here at Elmosa & Associates we handle everything from getting the corporation incorporated to applying and obtaining all necessary business licenses to open your dream business. 

 If you are pursuing a tobacco licenses, know that it is one of the most regulated licenses in the City of Chicago. The City scrutinizes the funding and personal background of all applicants. Like food licenses, making sure you go about licensing the correct way is important.


Summons and Tickets to 400 W. Superior and City Hall

The reality is that most businesses will get some type of ticket that requires a visit to 400 W. Superior.  Our goal in these cases is to negotiate the best deal possible to ensure you stay in business. Even after you are licensed, non-compliance with intricate and confusing laws can mean that your license can be revoked and your business ruined.In addition, if you receive notice to appear at City Hall for a City ticket, the stakes are usually a lot higher. A summons to City Hall could mean the City wants to revoke your business license, and if that is the case, it is imperative that you are confident in your legal representation. We have defended and been victorious in hundreds of business in the City of Chicago in making sure they stay in business and their rights are defended.


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