A WIDE RANGE OF LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Williams & Gundlach defends clients on behalf of insurance companies in civil litigation of personal injury and property damage cases arising out of a variety of accidents including:
- Aerospace Operations involving the defense of the City of Chicago for suits arising out of incidents at O’Hare and Midway airports.
- Automobile, trucking accidents, and property damage
- Premises liability for alleged injuries caused by improper maintenance or construction of private or public properties
- Construction negligence on behalf of property owners, general contractors, and subcontractors
- Professional negligence on behalf of professional liability carriers
- Dram Shop Act defense
- Municipal liability
- Fitness and Recreation Centers
Williams & Gundlach also defends insurance companies directly in Declaratory Judgment actions in the Courts of Chancery.
Aerospace Operations Litigation
Williams & Gundlach has been retained to defend the City of Chicago for a wide variety of claims arising at O’Hare and Midway airports. The firm handles defense of premises liability cases arising from the operation of these commercial airports including defense of liability associated with incidents involving airport patrons, ground handlers, service providers, and other workers. This involves close work with, and on behalf of, the municipalities in which the airports are located. We participate in the investigation of a suit’s allegations through coordinated efforts with the municipality and other involved entities to ensure a strong and focused defense from the start of the litigation through its completion. Our goal is to effectively and efficiently represent and defend our insured through the course of the litigation, whether it is a modest slip and fall or a catastrophic injury.
Williams & Gundlach handles defense of personal injury cases arising out of statutory and common law negligence as a result of construction accidents. Such lawsuits often implicate issues of insurance coverage, negligence, contribution, indemnity, and multiple-party actions. A simple complaint for personal injuries can often become complex litigation involving cross-actions, derivative actions and affirmative defenses dealing with specialized statutory and common law provisions limiting liability. We have represented Owners, General Contractors, and various types of subcontractors in multimillion dollar suits.
Williams & Gundlach handles various types of commercial litigation defense including preliminary injunctions and temporary restraining orders. We have experience in litigating complex commercial cases, class action lawsuits, as well as various real estate issues. We have over twenty-five solid years of collective experience in handling these cases and pride ourselves on their outcomes and resolutions.
Williams & Gundlach handles defense of personal injury cases involving tractor-trailer and commercial vehicle accidents. Our firm works closely with investigators to obtain immediate investigation, accident photographs and video tapes if warranted. We take a very aggressive pro-active approach both to mitigate damages and to insure the veracity of witness statements and liability allegations.
Premises Liability Litigation
Williams & Gundlach handles defense of premises liability cases on behalf of one of the largest commercial property lessors in the United States. Additionally, our attorneys have over 25 years of experience defending various types of premises liability cases on behalf of municipalities, private businesses as well as private homeowners. We have a successful record of filing and winning dispositive motions in many of these cases.
Our firm provides a broad range of legal services to our business clients, including business entity formation (such as the organization of limited liability companies, partnerships and corporations) and the tax planning associated with these entities, and advice relating to employer/employee matters, buy-sell arrangements, lease negotiations, e-commerce, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, divestitures and other transactional matters.
Tax & Business Consulting
Our consulting service is designed to meet your business tax compliance and advisory needs. We possess a unique ability to draw on our diverse experiences and skills to provide our clients a seamless service through all the challenges of planning, financial accounting, tax compliance and maintaining effective relationships with the tax authorities. Offering a broad spectrum of services, including; Business Tax Compliance, Business Tax Advisory, Tax Accounting and Risk Advisory, Personal Financial Services we provide our clients with a holistic approach to their tax function to help them achieve their business ambitions.
Federal and State Tax Planning and Preparation
We provide sophisticated federal and state tax planning associated with the business and investment transactions entered into by our clients. Our firm has special expertise in the tax issues associated with the formation and operation of limited liability companies, partnerships and S corporations. This is a full service firm preparing returns for individuals, corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. We also represent entities and individual clients before the IRS in tax disputes.
Our firm creates and implements retirement plans for self-employed individuals as well as small businesses. Based on client needs we select the appropriate retirement vehicle for our clients, in order to maximize savings and minimize taxes. We also assist employers in correcting under-funded retirement plans and implementing procedures to help employers stay on track with future funding.
We provide a wide variety of accounting services to meet the needs of businesses such as Payroll Services, Payroll Tax, Sales & Use Tax, and general bookkeeping. Our accounting services are designed to make our client’s jobs easier and provide them with more time to focus on building their business. We offer setup services to help do-it-yourself business owners manage their day-to-day operations using accounting software packages like QuickBooks.
Part of our firm’s practice involves estate and gift tax planning and business succession planning. This area of practice ranges from drafting and implementing the “basic” estate plan, usually involving revocable trusts and “pour-over” wills, to the more sophisticated estate plans.