Winning Business Attorneys

Welcome to the Collateral Base Firm. We are experienced business lawyers that help you protect your collateral base – the bank of your business.

We help companies start up and operate in very complex and capital intensive industries. 

If that’s you, click the button below and let’s start helping you protect the business you’re building. 

Business Lawyers for Litigation & transactions

Corporate Contracts

We have extensive experience with even the most complex contracts that business use every day. Form Formation of corporate organizations, to tax and litigation avoidance tactics .

Cannabis Real Estate​

Real estate legal issues are almost always big deals that require attention to details and deadlines – put our attorneys to work for you. We’ve help cannabis companies with real estate, and secured lenders.​

Corporate Litigation​

Banking, Cannabis, Regulatory and straight up commercial transactions that have gone bust – our lawyers can handle the most sophisticated litigation that your business could face.​

Law Firm for Business

Collateral Base offers exceptional legal & business consulting services to the emerging agricultural industry to entrepreneurs that rely on the best quality information to gain competitive advantage in court or the board room.

Organizations & Publications

Our founding attorney, Tom Howard, has been recognized by both Leading Lawyers & Super Lawyers, quoted in the Wall Street Journal & Marijuana Business Magazine. We support the NORML Legal Committee & the NCIA.

Atttorneys & Consultants for Emerging Markets

Corporate Attorneys & Litigators

Practicing all over Illinois and serving businesses from coast-to-coast.

Recognized by Super Lawyers & experienced in :

  1. Cannabis licenses
  2. Real estate contract litigation
  3. Health care contracts
  4. Loan workouts
  5. Agri-business

Our Business Law & Consulting Practice

Our Illinois & Massachusetts Business Lawyers offer effective and experienced legal solutions for cannabis companies, startups, businesses and people with contract or real estate issues in all over Illinois and nationwide.

Collateral Base’s mission is to serve American entrepreneurs & businesses so that our clients win – whether in court, on an application, or the marketplace. 

 Our business lawyers are business owners themselves and understand the ever evolving competitive landscape companies face in the 21st century, including the data privacy and cybersecurity issues that have arisen since the dawn of the internet age.

Our lead attorney, Thomas Howard, owns his own digital company and uses his business law and litigation skills to help defend it from risks.  Our Boston Attorney David Leavitt has extensive experience in regulatory and cannabis industry matters. Our New York lawyer is currently getting set up, stay tuned for more developments. 

Businesses face regulatory risk, employee issues, contract liabilities, and even torts if they deal with hazardous industries.

Your business may need capital restructuring, contract drafting or enforcement, or litigation management, or any number of issues that our attorneys with our home office in Peoria, Illinois have experience in – so call us today at (309) 306-1095.

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Need A Business Lawyer?

Call our law offices with your legal questions for help on:

  1. Real estate contracts
  2. Business contract disputes
  3. Shareholder litigation
  4. Cannabis business
  5. Fraud actions
  6. Mechanic’s liens


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