General Counsel Packages

General Counsel Packages

Business owners often think twice about contacting their attorneys, because they know they will be charged for every phone call, email or other communication, in addition to any substantive legal services.  This concern can frustrate business owners and other key decision makers, leading to them not getting the legal advice they need when they need it.

Another common concern for business owners when deciding whether to engage legal counsel is knowing that they will eventually receive an invoice for an unpredictable amount, which sometimes doesn’t arrive for several months after the services were performed.  That type of billing makes it nearly impossible to accurately plan for the expense, as well as its impact on cash flow and monthly/quarterly/annual bottom lines.  This concern also leads to business owners and other key decision makers not getting the legal advice they need when they need it.

Through our substantial experience in assisting clients with dispute resolution, we frequently encounter businesses that are in very poor legal positions because they failed to obtain legal advice prior to making a key decision.  If these businesses had got the legal advice they needed, when they needed it, they would have been in a much stronger legal position and possibly would have been able to avoid the dispute altogether.  Accordingly, their failure to obtain the legal advice they needed, prior to making the key decision, ultimately led to a much more costly legal expense and a poor legal position, both of which could have been avoided.

The Business Law Group offers unique, customized General Counsel Packages to our business clients, which provide a solution for each of the above-referenced concerns.  Our General Counsel Packages include a robust suite of legal services for a flat monthly fee, allowing business owners and other key decision-makers to get the legal advice they need, when they need it, while not having to worry about an unknown expense for the legal services rendered each month.

There are different levels of the General Counsel Package that we offer, depending on the specific needs of the business.  Prior to offering our General Counsel Package to clients, we conduct an initial consultation and detailed analysis of the business.  We use the specific details of each business to tailor a General Counsel Package that will meet its specific needs.

If you want to assure that your business is making and implementing informed legal decisions on a regular basis but don’t want to worry about being charged extra for every communication or unknown invoices arriving on an unknown basis, then contact the Business Law Group for a free consultation and let us build a General Counsel Package for your business.

The Business Law Group was founded by Ryan Van Osdol, an attorney with more than a decade of experience in commercial litigation and advising businesses on key legal decisions. Mr. Van Osdol has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers for 8 years in a row and holds Martindale-Hubbel's Preeminent ranking for the highest level of professional excellence. Mr. Van Osdol formed the Business Law Group for the purpose of providing general counsel to small and medium sized businesses.


“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.