Practice Areas

At the Business Law Group, we provide a wide variety of Litigation Services. We have successfully represented clients in trial court proceedings and appellate court proceedings in both state and federal court. In addition, we also routinely represent clients in alternative dispute resolution forums, including both mediation and arbitration with the American Arbitration Association, ADR, and JAMS. We have experience representing clients with respect to almost every type of claim filed in commercial litigation proceedings, including: 1.) Business Disputes, 2.) Civil Rights Violations, 3.) Collection Matters, 4.) Contract Actions, 5.) Employment Disputes, 6.) Creditors’/Debtors’ Rights, 7.) Construction Disputes, 8.) Probate Litigation, 9.) Personal Injury, and 10.) Defamation Claims. Our expertise in these areas will provide you with the highest quality legal representation during the resolution of your dispute. In addition, the Business Law Group makes sure that its billing rates are very reasonable, providing our clients with both competent representation and the best value for their litigation needs.

In addition to litigation, we also perform a wide variety of Business Services for our clients. We have substantial experience representing clients with most corporate matters and other legal issues facing their businesses, including: 1.) Entity Formation, 2.) Governance Documents, 3.) Corporate Compliance, 4.) Employment Issues, 5.) Contract Issues, and 6.) General Counsel. Our expertise in these areas will provide you with the highest quality legal representation for your business. If you are a business owner or other key decision maker, and your business is in need of regular legal advice, but you don’t like being charged for every communication with your attorneys or the experience of fluctuating invoices for legal services, then you should also consider our General Counsel Packages.

One of the most unique features about the Business Law Group is our General Counsel Packages. We appreciate that business clients don’t want to be concerned about how much they are going to be charged every time they call their attorneys. We also appreciate that it can be difficult to plan for financial decisions when legal bills fluctuate on a month-to-month basis. We want our business clients to get the legal advice they need when they need it. In that vein, we build custom General Counsel Packages for our business clients, in which we provide a robust suite of legal services for a flat monthly rate. That way, our clients don’t have to worry about the unknown cost of communicating with their attorneys and they can plan for a known expense, as opposed to waiting and worrying about an unknown bill.

Click on the detailed tabs to learn more about each of the specific services we perform for our clients and please call us with any questions regarding the legal issues you are facing.


“Ryan Van Osdol has been exceptional to work with. The combination of his analytical and communication skills has made him a perfect fit to help our expanding company. Ryan’s youthful energy and strong legal background has been a huge asset to our company’s growth and well-being. I highly recommend the Business Law Group!”

-Matthew Pray, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Beckatt Solutions, LLC

“While modern networking & social media platforms have made referrals as easy as a left mouse click, the average integrity of the modern service provider has left me reluctant to recommend many professionals. I count on a single hand those who I would recommend without reservation, and Ryan Van Osdol is one referral that I am proud to make. My experience with Ryan Van Osdol’s representation is above and beyond.”

-Joseph McClure, Chief Financial Officer, The Custom Companies, Inc.

“Ryan Van Osdol represented us in a sophisticated and complicated business dispute. Ryan’s vast knowledge of business law and ability to explain multiple outcomes and scenarios made all the difference. We started with an attorney and ended up with a friend. Highly recommended!”

-Michael Pawula, Co-Owner and Director of Operations, B-Bam Logistics, Inc.

“Ryan Van Osdol has represented me in various personal and business legal matters. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable about the law, and I would be confident in referring Ryan to any individual or business that is need of a competent and professional attorney.”

-John Buchmiller, Owner, Founder, and Managing Member, John Buchmiller & Associates, LLC

“I have 35 years’ experience practicing law and training young lawyers. During this time, I found Ryan to be one of the most talented, conscientious, and successful litigators that I have had the privilege of mentoring. Together with me and alone by himself, Ryan achieved fantastic and successful results at DiMonte and Lizak with numerous difficult and complex litigation cases. I would highly recommend Ryan for any difficult legal problem/litigation dispute.”

-Riccardo DiMonte, Co-Owner and Managing Member, DiMonte & Lizak, LLC

“As a fellow member of the Chicago legal community, I have had the opportunity to witness first-hand Ryan's commitment to his clients. Ryan always seeks to deliver cost effective and solution-oriented results and engages in the practice of law with the highest integrity. He maintains a strong depth of knowledge on a wide variety of legal issues, and I have found him to be a skilled practitioner in both the court room and the board room.”

-Daniel Bryer, Insurance Operations Legal Counsel, Allstate Insurance

“Ryan is incredible. He is extremely responsive, thorough in his communication and is willing to explain any concern at length. His experience and extensive knowledge provides our Company with the utmost protection and security. Ryan is our biggest champion and truly has our Company’s best interest at heart. We are able to do what we do because we have Ryan in our corner. We are grateful for all he does and anyone would be lucky to have his representation.”

-Sara Moss, Director of Finance, Female Quotient, LLC

"We hired Ryan Van Osdol at the Business Law Group to create contracts for our monthly marketing services.  He was incredibly prompt, professional and he took care of exactly what we needed.  We were able to focus on our business which is selling and creating marketing products for businesses while he handled the legal end.  It's a huge weight off of our shoulders to have a trusted attorney backing up our business."


-Richard Christakes, Managing Partner and Co-Owner, True Mtn, LLC

“Ryan Van Osdol has competently represented my business in the difficult collection of a substantial judgment.  His legal knowledge and ability to execute a well-planned strategy has forced the hands of multiple judgment debtors that were actively attempting to avoid our collection efforts.  Ryan has also done an excellent job in representing my other businesses regarding insurance disputes and corporate matters.  It has been a pleasure working with him and I look forward to being represented by the Business Law Group for years to come.  In addition to his legal counsel, Ryan has also become a friend, who I enjoy spending time with socially.”


-Joe Leahy, President and Owner, Catmet Company, Inc. and Recovered Asset Management, Inc.