Client Information

Client Information

The Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center provides legal services to start-up companies and social entrepreneurs in Illinois and California. Under the supervision of clinical faculty and staff, law students represent clients in a range of transactional matters, including entity selection, protection of intellectual property, operational contracts including customer contracts, drafting privacy policies and website terms and conditions, licensing matters, worker contracts, and exit transactions.

Clients are selected according to several criteria: businesses that can provide students with important and versatile transactional law experience, companies likely to create new jobs for the community, and nonprofit organizations providing a unique service. The DPELC charges fees for services which vary based on the time and complexity of work involved. Except in the case of nonprofits with limited budgets, a $500 fee is charged for the initial client meeting. If the client requests additional services from the Center, the initial fee will be credited toward additional fees. The Center bills on a project basis, rather than on an hourly basis. All incidental related expenses (e.g. filing fees, etc.) are the responsibility of the client.

Information for Potential Clients

Due to the volume of requests, it is impossible for the Center to provide service for all client applicants. To be considered as a DPELC client, please complete the Prospective Client Application Form. We generally consider client requests at the beginning of new semesters in June, August, and December.

Location

The Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center is located in the Rubloff building at 750 N Lake Shore Drive. Please sign in at the reception desk in the lobby, then proceed to the Bluhm Legal Clinic offices on the eighth floor. Public transportation is recommended or street parking (on Superior or Chicago), when available. A number of parking garages are also available, but can be costly.