John McCracken has earned a reputation as among the most respected, capable, and trusted business and real estate attorneys in southwestern Illinois. McCracken Law Firm focuses primarily on legal matters related to owning and running a business, and the buying, selling, and developing of real estate.
Having litigated cases throughout southwestern Illinois, John is able to quickly advise clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their cases, and expectations of litigation. John combines years of courtroom litigation and business transaction experience to provide clear and realistic advice for clients seeking to protect and enforce their rights.
Whether you are starting or buying a business, expanding, selling, or simply running your business, we have the legal experience and knowledge to assist you. We emphasize a focused approach, and work closely with you and your other business advisors to provide solutions for your legal needs.
John has assisted countless clients buy and sell their businesses, through both asset purchases and sales, and through the purchase or sale of the underlying business ownership. Each type of sale or purchase has unique advantages and disadvantages depending on whether you are the seller or the buyer.
Businesses are often forced into litigation, either to protect or enforce their rights, or to defend against a claim. A business law litigator must be able to quickly understand and assess the legal rights and claims of a party, and develop an appropriate litigation strategy.
Disagreements among business owners are not uncommon. Business objectives, goals, and personal aspirations change. Sometimes, financial hardship creates different needs among the owners. However, disagreements can quickly turn into larger disputes, causing serious harm to the business and its operations.
Running a business is hard enough without having to manage and oversee legal issues. Bringing on a new attorney or firm for each new legal matter your face is expensive and inefficient.
How you set up your business can have long-lasting implications. John McCracken can explain the advantages and disadvantages of different business entity options so you can make an informed and confident decision.
With over 20 years of experience, John McCracken provides focused experience, with a depth of knowledge to handle complex business and real estate matters. Johns’ comprehensive knowledge of business and real estate law is an added benefit when faced with litigation. John is able to provide guidance and insight as to how contracts are often interpreted, litigated, and judged in court. John’s experience and reputation has led to client referrals from existing clients, from other lawyers, and from Judges.