Winning Business Lawyers & Consultants

Welcome to the Collateral Base Firm. We are experienced business lawyers, business consultants & business litigators.

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 Consultants & Lawyers for Litigation & transactions

Business Lawyers

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

Cannabis Consultants

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

Corporate Litigation​

Banking, Cannabis, Regulatory or commercial transactions – our business lawyers can handle the most sophisticated law suits that your business could face.​ While we have never done a class action, we have lots of breach of fiduciary duty and securities law experience.

Law Firm for Business

Collateral Base offers exceptional legal & business consulting services to the emerging agricultural industry and all 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 Practice & Consulting Services

Illinois & Massachusetts Business Lawyers & corporate consultants that 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 help our clients win and share in their victory. We believe in serving American entrepreneurs & businesses because they make our Country great.  We help business make the best decisions whether in a courtroom or boardroom, on an application for a license, or in the capital markets to help raise funds they need to grow. 

We are business lawyers, consultants and business owners, We 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 founding attorney, Thomas Howard, founded a digital company and uses his business law and litigation skills to help defend it from risks in Chicago, Illinois and beyond.  In Boston, Massachusetts, cannabis business Attorney David Leavitt has extensive experience in regulatory and cannabis industry matters. Our network of business consultants and corporate lawyers can help you organize your next capital raise with financial models and corporate documents.

Our business consulting & legal services

Businesses face regulatory risk, employee issues, contract liabilities, and even torts if they deal with hazardous industries. class action breach of fiduciary duty securities law disputes arising mergers and acquisitions corporation counsel business transactions intellectual property house counsel corporate lawyers work legal disputes commercial litigation alternative dispute resolution business litigation attorney

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.

Need A Business Advisor or Lawyer?

Business lawyers help companies navigate the complexities of business law, providing legal guidance and expertise to protect their clients’ interests.

From contracts and agreements to taxes and regulations, a qualified attorney can ensure that organizations are compliant with all applicable laws. Business lawyers also provide advice on dispute resolution and legal representation in court.

They can even help companies conduct market research or pursue mergers and acquisitions. By enlisting the services of an experienced business lawyer, your organization can get the legal protection it needs to succeed in today’s competitive environment.

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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