Cox, Oakes & Associates, Ltd.
1051 Perimeter Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone : 847 240 0022
Fax : 847 240 0042

 
Our Firm
Attorneys
Practice Areas
 
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Family Law
Taxation
Real Estate
Wealth Management,
Estate Planning
and Administration
Corporate Counseling and Transactions
Venture Capital/ Syndications
Employee Benefits
Client Resources
Practice Areas
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Family Law
Taxation
Real Estate
Wealth Management, Estate Planning and Administration
Corporate Counseling and Transactions
Venture Capital/Syndications
Employee Benefits
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
As part of our team approach, we work closely with clients to limit exposure and resolve disputes short of litigation.  As business lawyers with expertise in trial practice, we recognize that litigation is both a business strategy and investment decision.  Because every client has different needs and objectives, we believe in early case management and cost analysis to enhance our ability to achieve a favorable result.  Whether you are an individual or complex business, we can assist in resolving all types of litigation disputes.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Complex Commercial Disputes
  • Shareholder and Corporate Control Litigation
  • Trust and Probate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Family Law
The firm’s family law practice includes premarital agreements, representation in dissolution proceedings and post-decree controversies involving child custody and related disputes.  Cox attorneys bring their business and tax knowledge to the practice of family law to maximize favorable results.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Dissolution Proceedings
  • Post-Decree Disputes
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
  • Custody Disputes Mediation
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Taxation
Our tax attorneys provide a full range of counsel in all aspects of tax law.  We represent both individuals and business entities in federal and state income tax matters.  We work closely with clients to structure their transactions and provide strategies to minimize tax liability and maximize tax benefits.  We also counsel clients in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Compliance
  • Audits
  • Penalties
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Like-Kind Exchanges
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Tax
  • Tax Litigation
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Employment taxes
  • Tax liens
  • Offers in Compromise
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Real Estate
Cox attorneys practice in every area of real estate law.  Our real estate practice is sophisticated and diverse.  We regularly represent developers, owners, borrowers and investors in real estate transactions and in the management of their real estate assets.  Cox attorneys use their real estate business knowledge to meet the changing demands facing clients in the industry.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Development
  • Acquisitions/Sales
  • Financing and Conduit Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Leasing
  • Investments
  • Syndications
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Wealth Management/Estate Planning and Administration
Our estate planning practice provides comprehensive assistance to individuals in need of sophisticated services, with an emphasis in tax planning.  We assist clients in planning their estates, including consulting in family business succession planning.  We work closely with clients to preserve their wealth and advise individuals in all matters related to gift and tax planning and asset protection.

Cox attorneys also provide estate settlement services after death, including estate and trust administration.  When needed, our estate attorneys work closely with the firm’s litigators involving all aspects of fiduciary liability, will and trust disputes.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Wills
  • Irrevocable and Living Trusts
  • Insurance Trusts
  • Estate Taxation
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Probate and Trust Administration Litigation
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Corporate Counseling and Transactions
Cox attorneys are responsible for handling all types of corporate transactions and providing expert business advice to our corporate clients.  We bring an entrepreneurial and business approach to corporate representation that is focused on problem solving and creating practical solutions tailored to clients’ needs and strategies.  We have a depth of experience in advising corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies in meeting their complex legal challenges.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Closely Held Corporations
  • General Corporate Counseling
  • Acquisitions
  • Business Organizations
  • Financing
  • Contracts
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Joint Ventures
  • Shareholder Agreements
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Venture Capital/Syndications
Cox attorneys have substantial experience in representing venture capitalists and syndicators in their private placement transactions. We assist clients in developing investment entities to attract equity capital to the development and acquisition of real estate and in the investment of unique growth opportunities.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Securities Compliance
  • Private Placements
  • Investment Structures
  • Equity Capital
  • Acquisitions
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Employee Benefits
Cox attorneys assist clients in all aspects of employee benefits.  We work closely with clients and outside actuaries in the design, qualification and administration of retirement plans tailored to each client’s specific needs.  Our employee benefits practice includes counseling clients in employee stock option and incentive based compensation plans with an emphasis on company growth and the retention of key employees.
Areas of Expertise:
  • 401(k) Plans
  • Qualified Defined Benefit Plans
  • Stock Options Plans
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employment Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants
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