Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been directly affected by COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”). Leighton Legal Group will continue to serve new and existing Clients during this difficult time. Our new temporary business hours are 8:30am-4:00pm. For your safety and ours, we plan to conduct most appointments over the phone or via Zoom or Skype. The main exception is for executing trust/estate planning documents, which must be done in person. This policy will remain in place until at least September 30, 2020. We will continue to monitor developments and strive to serve Clients consistent with emerging directives from authorities, professional standards and best practices.
We ask that Clients who schedule appointments to come to our office ensure that they comply with applicable rules, such as wearing masks, and have no signs of the virus before coming. Those Clients should be aware that they will assume the risk of contracting the virus even if Attorney Leighton and our staff do not show any symptoms of the virus.
To express our appreciation and support for our Clients during this difficult time, we are offering a 10 percent discount on our professional services, including business formation, transactions and other business-related matters, trust/estate planning, tax-exempt/charitable organizations and mediation/arbitration. This offer remains valid for services through September 30, 2020. (Only one discount per Client matter.)
For more information, please contact us by leaving a message at 309/828-7600 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Illinois Business Owners and Not-For-Profit Corporations:
Illinois Secretary of State has posted on their website the following warning:
WARNING! A non-governmental firm called "IL Certificate Service" is contacting Illinois businesses in an attempt to collect an $87 fee for a form entitled a "Certificate of Status". Please be aware that corporations, LLC's and other business organizations in Illinois are NOT required by law to obtain said "Certificate of Status". THIS IS A SCAM! It is recommended that business organizations in Illinois ignore this solicitation and do NOT reply to the solicitation. If a business organization requires a certificate of status, also known as a certificate of good standing, it can be obtained from this website [www.cyberdriveillinois.com] for a fee of $25 for corporations and LLC's and $5 for not-for-profit corporations.
We urge you to abide by the Secretary of State’s advice regarding this scam.