The Business Law practice group at Brown, Hay + Stephens provides full-service business transaction and contract law services, providing knowledgeable outside legal counsel and effective representation for businesses throughout Central Illinois.

Our firm got its start in business law in the early 1800s when a young Abraham Lincoln joined the firm's founder, John Stuart, in a law practice focused on business transactions and litigation for railroads.

Since then, our business litigation practice has expanded and diversified, and now includes business transaction and contract matters of all complexities. Individuals, private businesses, and Fortune-listed enterprises trust the attorneys at Brown, Hay + Stephens to advise and represent them across a number of business law needs, including:

  • Business law and contracts
  • Tax structure and organization formation
  • Family business law, including business succession planning
  • Agreements and contracts: drafted and reviewed
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial real estate law
  • Finance law
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Government regulations and compliance
  • Insurance, pensions, and profit sharing law
  • Labor and employment issues


Business Law Attorneys

William A. Davis

William A. Davis

Associate Attorney

Hugh F. Drake

Hugh F. Drake

Partner

Eric L. Grenzebach

Eric L. Grenzebach

Senior Counsel

David P. Hennessy

David P. Hennessy

Associate Attorney

Roger W. Holmes

Roger W. Holmes

Of Counsel

Harvey B. Stephens

Harvey B. Stephens

Senior Counsel

Donald R. Tracy

Donald R. Tracy

Partner

Elizabeth A. Tracy

Elizabeth A. Tracy

Associate Attorney

Jeffery M. Wilday

Jeffery M. Wilday

Managing Partner