Business Law

“When you own the business, there’s no such thing as ‘not personal; just business.’  It’s all personal and it’s all business.  That’s my clients’ perspective and it’s mine, too. In founding this firm and putting my name on the door, I’m making a personal commitment to the standard of excellence I have for my work.  We’re building a new kind of team and a new way of doing business – flexible, creative, results-driven – and it’s delivering tremendous value to our clients. ”

A. Thomas Skallas


Representing businesses, key executives and high net worth individuals, the DSWKLOGO team offers sound counsel and innovative strategies on all types of business, transactional and corporate governance matters, including negotiating financing for expansion, executing a strategic divestiture, planning for succession, implementing an effective tax strategy, contracting with key suppliers and customers, and developing an efficient supply chain.

CORPORATE COUNSEL

We work with new and growing businesses to help their leaders anticipate the issues that they may face in the years ahead and mitigate those risks before they happen. For example, we work closely with litigators when drafting shareholder and operating agreements so that the firm’s clients are protected by a comprehensive “prenup.” Likewise, litigators work with our corporate, tax and estate planning colleagues to ensure that clients obtain maximum value and appropriate tax benefits for business succession when resolving disputes through litigation or other dispute resolution avenues.
We pride ourselves on giving our clients the freedom to focus on their business while we address potential or actual disputes that otherwise would require them to divert time and resources better spent on growing their companies.

LITIGATION

From a privately negotiated settlement to complex, headline-making trials that define what litigation is all about, we help our clients protect their businesses and assets. We are experienced litigators who… Read more…

ESTATE PLANNING

Estate planning encompasses much more than avoiding probate. We provide a wide range of services to help clients meet their personal and financial goals: business planning, multi-generational.  Read more…

TAX SERVICES

We work with clients to provide a customized tax plan that addresses their unique personal needs and business goals. We provide gift tax, generation-skipping transfer tax, estate tax and income tax… Read more…

REAL ESTATE AND LAND USE

We serve clients with real estate holdings from the east coast to the west coast, with a regional emphasis on the Midwest. In addition to handling the issues common to every transaction—land use regulations, Read more…

BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

For an industry undergoing unprecedented change, we continue to offer effective representation, practical advice and guidance. Read more…

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

We are a leading adviser to private companies and firms on all types of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including, private company transactions, Read more…

SHAREHOLDER DISPUTES

The breakup of a business is a tragedy that can often destroy a life’s work. DSWKLOGO counsels owners, shareholders, partners, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other organizations Read more…