Brian McCollam and Associates provide a wide range of crucial legal services for businesses and individuals.


Brian's firm is skilled in drafting (writing) and negotiating all forms of contracts. Some examples include:

  • Documents to establish new companies, including Subscription Agreements, Links of Incorporation or Organization, Operating Agreements, resolutions, and offering memoranda
  • Interlocking contracts to purchase, program, and maintain computer equipment and services
  • Equipment acquisition contracts, including, brewery equipment and other machinery
  • Real estate sale contracts
  • Contracts to acquire all of a business' assets or shares of stock, and protecting against unintended liability using notices, searches, security, and indemnifications
  • Employment agreements

Governmental Actions

Some examples of Brian's work in governmental or administrative actions:

  • Representing clients on employment discrimination, harassment, and wage claims before the appropriate administrative body
  • Representing clients in Social Security disabilities claims
  • Representing clients before the IRS or Illinois Department of Revenue
  • Issuance of securities in compliance with federal and state regulations
  • Representing clients before Boards of Appeals in tax enforcement and collections actions
  • Clearing architectural plans through building departments and building boards of appeals
  • Defending building code violation cases


Brian's firm is experienced in litigation (lawsuits). Some examples include:

  • Mortgage foreclosure and debt restructuring
  • All chapters of voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy on behalf of the debtor or the creditors
  • Breach of contract actions
  • Actions involving nursing home abuse
  • Harassment and wage claims
  • Employment discrimination
  • Disputes between landlords and tenants
  • Easement claims
  • Franchise agreements and disputes
  • Building or construction disputes
  • Dissolving contested real estate and service corporations or partnerships

Real Estate

Brian's experience in real estate is extensive and covers, among other things:

  • Negotiating with lenders to change the terms and repayment schedule of mortgages
  • Defending on mortgage foreclosures
  • Negotiating or suing in landlord/tenant disputes
  • Drafting real estate contracts, including sale agreements and complex commercial leases
  • Preparing sale documents and handling closings
  • Enforcing or defending on mechanic's liens
  • Writing Links of Agreement for installment purchases with (or without) protections for the buyer