Legal services for small business owners!

A good friend of ours at Diversity Direct, Steven Kyriazes has offered his legal services at a discounted rate to our Diversity Direct Network. The best way to support the expansion of small business – is to use services from small businesses like yourselves!

Steven is a small business owner, and understands the difficulty of owning, operating, and funding a small business – even before the ever skyrocketing price of legal fees! Because of this, he is offering his services and goodwill to our network. Please feel free to reach out to him at

We have opened up our blog to allow Steve to share some of his core capabilities:

Business owners in today’s economy are faced with many difficult decisions every day just to keep their business going, such as : “Should I add employees?”, “Do I need to let go of some employees?”, “How do I properly discipline employees or change the benefits I offer to them?, “What amounts to discrimination or harassment?”, “How do I properly investigate employee charges of discrimination or harassment”, “Should I have an employee handbook and, if so, what should it include?”, “Should I have my employees sign written employment agreements?”, “Should I include covenants not to compete?”, “Are the workers that assist me employees or independent contractors?”, “Should I expand my business by buying another business?”, “Should I sell my business or sell a stake in my business to other investors?” and “Am I handling risk management the right way?”

The “A to Z Business Representation” available at Steven C. Kyriazes, P.C., can help you with all of these questions and more. Steve can assist you in forming a new business as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation or LLC and can help you plan for some of the tax and other consequences of doing business in those forms. Steve received his Master of Laws in Taxation degree in 1989 to add to his Juris Doctor degree and to provide him with the educational basis to assist business owners with business formation, compliance issues (like, compliance with the American’s With Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Civil Rights Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and similar federal and state laws and regulations), training of staff in all these areas, wage and hour disputes, employee charges of discrimination or harassment, and “merger and acquisition” matters involved in the acquisition, sale or merger of businesses.

Additionally, Steve is offering the following services to Diversity Direct Partners:
1. Business Formation and Transactions:
a. Incorporation or formation of Corporations, LLC’s and Partnerships
b. Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures of businesses
c. Contract drafting and negotiation
2. Employment Law, including:
a. Compliance with requirements of FLSA, ADA, FMLA, ADEA and HIPAA
b. Compliance with COBRA
c. Training of staff on compliance; sexual harassment investigation procedures
d. Defense of EEOC discrimination and harassment complaints
3. State Unemployment Insurance (“SUI”) compliance and disputes
4. Drafting / Negotiation of office leases and subleases

For a skilled business attorney in Arlington Heights, Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, call Steve at (847) 788-1500 or e-mail him at


About Diversity Direct

The Diversity Direct program is an extensive and scalable minority / women owned network that connects clients to diversity suppliers. Our network gives clients the best resources across multiple skill-set disciplines, in all diversity classifications and in all industry segments.
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