May Law Firm Ltd. is a Chicago area law firm concentrating in services for entrepreneurs and middle market businesses. Our expertise covers the full spectrum of legal issues faced by businesses and their owners. Clarity distinguishes everything we do. Clients experience no surprises about our work, legal strategies, or fees. We work closely with our clients to help them achieve their desired results.
Markus May is a client focused and service oriented business attorney with knowledge in a broad range of industries. Having once been a business manager, he understands business drivers, marketing, and financial statements, and helps clients with business as well as legal issues.
Markus advises corporations, limited liability companies, and other business entities on how to structure transactions, contracts, and leases to minimize risk and maximize future benefits. He helps clients maximize the value of their businesses for future sale and counsels with respect to succession planning. Markus often helps clients complete business transactions, including the purchase and sale of businesses. He also represents startup businesses on choice of entity decisions, ownership buy-sell agreements, forming entities, and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.
Markus speaks frequently at seminars on topics related to operating businesses, buying and selling businesses, piercing the corporate veil, and other business topics. He has been a guest speaker on Chicago radio and published numerous legal articles related to business law. See www.illinois-business-lawyer.com for articles and speeches.
Markus is a past Chair and member of the Corporations, Business & Securities Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association, past Chair and member of the Chicago Bar Association Business Law Committee, and the CBA Mergers & Acquisitions Committee. He is a member of the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries Association Board of Directors and has received a Collaboration Award in each of the prior five years. Markus is also a member of the Institute of Illinois Business Law. He is a prior Chair of the DuPage County Bar Association Business Law Committee and an Editor for the DuPage County Bar Association Brief.