SERVING ILLINOIS SINCE 1923
The Granite City, Illinois law firm of Lueders, Robertson & Konzen, LLC has been recognized both by Chambers & Partners and by Martindale-Hubbell, which awarded us its coveted "AV" rating, signifying the highest levels of legal ability, ethics, and professionalism. Attorneys Eric Robertson and Leo Konzen are personally "AV"-rated, and Mr. Robertson has been recognized by Super Lawyers, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and Chambers Best Lawyers. In addition, both Mr. Robertson and Brian Konzen belong to the Leading Lawyers Network. More information on the background and qualifications of our team can be found on the attorney profiles page.
Lueders, Robertson & Konzen, LLC represents a number of large corporate clients, and has a long-standing relationship with U.S. Steel. We also regularly provide legal services for Granite City Works; Allied Waste Industries, Inc.; Illinois Industrial Energy Consumers, (IIEC) including Olin Corp.; Archer-Daniels-Midland Company; Ford Motor Company; Corn Products International Inc.; Abbott Laboratories, Inc.; Caterpillar Inc.; Tate & Lyle; PPG Industries, Inc.; Continental General Tire Company; Cargill, Inc.; Deere & Company; Air Products & Chemicals; Motorola, Inc.; University of Illinois; and ArcelorMittal Steel.
Our extensive knowledge and experience in public utility law has enabled us to save clients millions in electric, gas, and water rates, and we have a proven ability to handle large and complex cases. Past successes include representing a group of the state's largest industrial customers in a billion-dollar settlement with Commonwealth Edison, culminating in the largest consumer refund in the nation's history.
1939 Delmar Ave.
P.O. Box 735
Granite City IL 62040
Lueders, Robertson & Konzen LLC will represent your Business legal matters.
Business Entity Formation
Deciding upon the right corporate form under which to organize your business is an important initial step in starting any company. The state of Illinois recognizes a myriad of different entities, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and the new low-profit limited liability company (L3C). The choice of entity can have a profound impact on issues regarding taxes and profitability, protection from liability, management and control issues, and flexibility in operations.
Our experienced business attorneys can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of the various corporate forms. We prepare the necessary documents to form the entity that best meets your needs, and further assist with recordkeeping and reporting requirements to make sure your business stays in compliance with state and federal laws.
Transactions and Litigation
We regularly assist established companies in negotiating, preparing, and reviewing contracts, leases, employment agreements, and other necessary documents. Legal assistance at this early stage can help prevent problems from arising down the road; when problems do arise, whether in employment matters or contract disputes, our attorneys act to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible.
We also assist credit unions and other business creditors in asserting their rights in debt collections, enforcing judgments, executing mortgage and lien foreclosures, recovering property, attacking fraudulent transfers, and obtaining other remedies regarding the object of their secured or unsecured debt.
As the senior member of Lueders, Robertson & Konzen, LLC, Alton native Leo H. Konzen brings over 50 years of legal experience to the firm, focusing his practice on probate and real estate law.
Leo received both his Bachelor's (1951) and law (1953) degrees from the University of St. Louis, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. A former Special Assistant Illinois Attorney General (1969-1983) and City Attorney for Granite City (1993-1997), Leo has a venerable track record of active participation in the legal community. He served as President of Tri-City Bar Association from 1962 to 1964, and as Secretary (1958-59) and Chairman of the Grievance Committee (1971-73) of the Madison County Bar Association. From 1983 to 1990, Leo belonged to the Attorney Registration and Discipline Commission Inquiry Board of the Illinois State Bar Association, and since 1990 has been a member of the State Bar's Hearing Panel. He also served as Vice Chair for the Corporation, Banking, and Business Law Committee of the American Bar Association from 1987 to 1988.
Leo's history of community involvement includes serving as a member of the Board of Governors of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Granite City from 1972 to 2001, belonging to the Board of Directors of East-West Gateway Coordinating Counsel from 1977 to 1979, and acting as a member of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Illinois College from 1987 to 1988.
St. Louis University