Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is a legal process; it doesn’t have to be a disaster. To that end, our attorneys and other attorneys with whom we work closely, can help individuals to avoid bankruptcy, form a plan to dealing with bankruptcy and rebuild after bankruptcy. Whatever your circumstances, we can help you arrive at the best legal result.

  • Chapter 7 (Discharge all eligible debt)
  • Chapter 13 (Create repayment plan for those who can afford to pay some of their debt)
  • Creditor Harassment / Garnishment Defense

Business

In addition to litigation, Blaise & Nitschke, P.C. provides both domestic and international business and legal transactional services. Whether you’re forming a start-up, run an established business or work independently, we can help with:

  • General counseling and transactions
  • Business formation / organization (LLC, corporation, partnership)
  • Capital financing
  • Online business transactions and compliance
  • Buy/Sell agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Licensing and distribution
  • Government compliance

Civil Litigation

While we do everything possible to help clients avoid the expense of a lawsuit, Blaise & Nitschke, P.C. can represent you with confidence should it prove necessary to take a case to trial. Whereas some firms avoid litigation due to a lack of courtroom experience, we have a proven track record arguing cases in front of judges and juries. In court or out of court, we are committed to achieving optimal outcome for our clients.

We represent both plantiffs and defendants in all of our practice areas.

  • General Litigation
  • Labor / Employment
  • Divorce / Custody
  • Class Actions (with associated co-counsel)
  • Breach of contract
  • Consumer / Product Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Copyright / Trademark Infringement
  • Business Disputes
  • Torts

Employment

We represent employees, job seekers, and employers of all sizes to help resolve employment-related issues quickly and effectively.

A few examples of our services in this area:

  • Wage, Hour and Overtime Claims
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Workplace Safety and Privacy
  • Whistleblower
  • Trade Secrets
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Discrimination based on:
    • Race
    • Gender
    • Age
    • Sexual Orientation
    • Disability
    • National Origin

Entertainment

We offer comprehensive legal services for entertainers of all kinds, from musicians to filmmakers, authors, visual artists, theater and dance companies and more.

Whatever legal issues you’re facing or whatever stage your current project is in, Blaise & Nitschke, P.C. can help with contracts, copyrights, licensing and distribution agreements, and any other legal services you may require. Plus, the fact that we are licensed in both Illinois and California makes us an ideal match for Chicago artists looking to do business on the West Coast.

Our entertainment-related services include:

  • Contract drafting and negotiation support
  • Rights acquisitions
  • Financing and distribution agreements
  • Music publishing and licensing agreements
  • Production legal services for films
  • Agreements with talent representatives
  • Endorsement deals
  • Internet, wireless and mobile distribution agreements
  • Copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues

Family

Whether you’re looking to start a family, grow your family, or transition out of a marriage, Blaise & Nitschke, P.C. can help guide you through the process quickly and effectively.

Our areas of practice include:

  • Divorce and Separation Agreements
  • Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Civil Unions
  • Mediation
  • Maintenance and Child Support
  • Paternity

Foreclosure

The recent economic downturn has left many responsible homeowners facing foreclosure. Whatever stage of the process you’re currently in, Blaise & Nitschke, P.C. can help you evaluate all available options for preventing foreclosure or minimizing your losses should should foreclosure prove unavoidable.

Intellectual Property

Blaise & Nitschke, P.C. offers affordable legal services to protect our clients’ copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property assets. Whether you’re a business, a content creator, or seeking to license another party’s material, we can guide you through all stages of the process, from registration through licensing and, if necessary, litigation.

Our IP services include:

  • Counseling re: trademark selection
  • Applications for trademark and copyright
  • Cease and Desist Letters
  • Maintenance filings
  • Acquisitions, distribution, financing, franchising, assignment and licensing
  • Rights administration
  • Privacy issues

Real Estate

If you’re buying or selling property as a home, place of business or an investment, Blaise & Nitschke, P.C. can help you navigate all of the legal issues involved.