Matthew A. Sidor

Attorney At Law

General Business / Corporate Law

Matthew A. Sidor has clients in many different areas of business including advertising consultation, currency exchange and money transmittal, gelato wholesale and retail (, window and glass installation (, record production and distribution, popular musical artists’ personal management, wholesale automotive parts sales, cell phone service provision, convenience store operation, social networking website development and maintenance, photobooth business (, and otherwise. Mr. Sidor represents clients in nearly all aspects of business representation and counseling, routinely working in the following areas:

Administrative Proceedings,
Licensure and Compliance:

Representing businesses in proceedings before state, county and municipal administrative entities, including:

  • Successfully negotiating back taxes, including “payroll” taxes, before the United States Internal Revenue Service. Representation before the IRS.
  • Successfully registering trademarked materials before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.Representing corporate entities before the Illinois Human Rights Commission, including obtaining dismissal of action sounding in violation of the Illinois Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/1-101, et. seq.
  • Representing clients before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in relation to Distributor, Importing Distributor and Distributor/Importing Distributor/Foreign Importer Liquor Licensing, resulting in licensure.
  • Successfully obtaining label certification before the United States Department of the Treasury, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Business Contracting:

Drafting and negotiating all types of business contracts, including: stock option, stock purchase and membership agreements; employment and consulting agreements; confidentiality, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements; employee handbooks; severance agreements; sales representative agreements; manufacturing and service agreements; license agreements; and equipment and real estate leases.

Business Formation
and Capitalization

Formation of various business entities considering the ideal business structure for liability prevention purposes in conjunction with qualified tax advice, including limited partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies and joint ventures; establishment of initial record books; and advisement regarding the structure of investment (offerings) for businesses and start-up ventures. Performing on-going maintenance and corporate legislative record keeping functions as needed.

Business Transfers:

Acquiring and selling businesses, in whole or in part, structured as asset or stock sales, or mergers, including the drafting and negotiation of letters of intent and stock/asset purchase and sale agreements.

Dispute Resolution:

Resolving and avoiding shareholder, partner and other business related disputes.

and Labor Issues:

Representing businesses and employees in regards to labor management, issues and disputes, including pertaining to the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, concerning  minimum wage and overtime regulatory compliance under the Fair Labor Standards Act, and addressing employee versus independent contractor status considerations.


Representing borrowers in financing new ventures, refinancing established businesses, financing acquisitions, terminating financing relationships and in other types of asset-based and cash flow-based financing transactions with banks, venture capital funds, insurance companies and other institutional and private lenders.

and Employment Contracting:

Representing business entities and employees in drafting and complying with employee handbooks, employment contracts, non-compete and no solicitation agreements.

Protection of
Intellectual Property:

Searching, registering and protecting trademark and copyright material (often a client’s most valuable asset).

Member and
Partner Matters:

Representing business owners in structuring, drafting and negotiating corporate and partnership documents, such as shareholder, membership, partnership and operating agreements, and continued operation under such structured management, including associated with individual fiduciary duties.


Representation before the IRS.