Been there.
Done that.

Business lawyers that are businesspeople too.

We understand what you want from an attorney because we are businesspeople too. Learn how we leverage our real-world experience to provide world-class service to clients.

Wegner Law PLLC

Built for your business

Based in Southwest Florida, Wegner Law PLLC works exclusively with businesses, entrepreneurs and other business clients. With extensive real-world experience, we provide practical, effective legal solutions.

We pride ourselves on being approachable and easy to work with, making sure you feel confident and comfortable in our partnership. Our clients include startups, small to mid-sized businesses, publicly traded multi-national corporations and entrepreneurs who want the services of a large firm while enjoying the attention, expertise and flexibility of a boutique. While we may be small, we are fully equipped to handle all your business legal needs.

Our people

South Florida business attorney and his dog Caliegh.

P. Christopher "Chris" Wegner

Founding & Managing Attorney

Chris Wegner is not your typical attorney. As head of the corporate practice at a national law firm, a serial entrepreneur, and a former COO of a public company, he combines real-world experience with legal expertise to deliver exceptional service to his clients.

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By the numbers

Matters handled
Satisfied clients
$ 1.154 Billion
Value of deals handled
Contracts drafted
Capital raises
Businesses formed

Our practices

Everything a business needs.

Wegner Law PLLC's focus on business law allows the firm to offer the same ranges of services to companies, entrepreneurs, investment fund and investor clients with the personal service and flexibility of a boutique law firm.

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Asset Protection

Our Asset Protection practice focuses on safeguarding your hard-earned wealth from potential creditors and legal claims. We employ strategic planning and legal structures to help individuals and businesses preserve their assets while reducing taxes along the way.

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Business Law

Our Business Law practice provides comprehensive legal services to businesses of all sizes, from startups to established corporations. We offer guidance on entity formation, contracts, compliance, and day-to-day operational matters to help your business thrive in today's competitive landscape.

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Corporate Law

Our Corporate Law practice specializes in addressing the complex legal needs of corporations. We provide expert advice on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, shareholder matters, and strategic transactions to ensure your company's legal framework supports its growth and success.

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Franchise Law

Our Franchise Law practice offers specialized legal services for both franchisors and franchisees. We assist with franchise agreement negotiations, compliance with franchise regulations, and dispute resolution to help you navigate the unique challenges of the franchise business model.

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Our Healthcare Law practice is dedicated to serving the legal needs of healthcare providers, facilities, and organizations. We offer guidance on regulatory compliance, licensing, patient privacy, and healthcare transactions to help you navigate the complex and ever-changing healthcare landscape.

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Intellectual Property

Our Intellectual Property practice focuses on protecting and leveraging your valuable intangible assets. We offer comprehensive services in patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law to help you secure, defend, and monetize your intellectual property rights.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice guides clients through complex corporate transactions. We provide strategic advice and expert legal services for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures to help you achieve your business objectives and maximize value.

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Private Equity

Raising capital is a critical step for businesses seeking growth, expansion, or even stability. We specialize in assisting clients through the intricate process of capital raising via Private Placement Memorandums (PPMs) and other offerings. Our experienced legal team ensures compliance, transparency, and strategic advantage in your capital raising endeavors.

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Real Estate

Our Real Estate practice provides expert legal services for all aspects of real estate transactions and development. We assist with property acquisitions, leasing, financing, zoning, and land use matters to help you achieve your real estate goals and minimize risks.

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Securities Law

Our Securities Law practice offers comprehensive legal services related to securities offerings, compliance, and regulatory matters. We guide clients through public and private offerings, SEC reporting requirements, and securities litigation to help you navigate the complex world of securities regulation.

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Tax & Tax Planning

Our Tax & Tax Planning practice provides strategic advice to individuals and businesses on tax matters. We offer comprehensive tax planning, compliance, and controversy services to help you minimize tax liabilities, ensure compliance, and achieve your financial objectives.

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Our firm offers additional specialized legal services beyond those listed here. We are committed to providing comprehensive legal support across a wide range of practice areas to meet all of your legal needs.

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Our industries

Family Offices
Small Businesses
Investment Funds
Real Estate
Family Businesses

News & insights

New Laws, Bigger Deductions: Changes For The 2024 Tax Season
IRS Rules And Laws Change For The 2024 Tax Season
The 2024 tax season brings several significant changes that taxpayers need to be aware of. Among the most notable changes are higher standard deduction amounts, expanded income tax brackets, and changes to business deductions. The IRS has increased the standard deduction amounts for all filing statuses, resulting in lower taxes for many taxpayers. For example, the standard deduction for married couples filing jointly for tax year 2024 rises to $29,200, an increase of $1,500 from tax year 2023. Additionally, the income tax brackets have been adjusted, which means that taxpayers can expect to see a slightly smaller tax bill. For instance, a single taxpayer with taxable income of $44,000 for 2023 will be taxed at a marginal tax rate of 12%, compared to a top rate of 22% in 2022.

#Tax #Legislative
New Laws & Regulations for Business Owners in 2024
Significant laws affecting certain businesses came into effect at the start of 2024.
At the start of 2024, several new laws and regulations affecting businesses came into effect. Among the most impactful changes are the Data Broker Registration Laws and California's Delete Act, which impact data privacy and consumer rights. The Data Broker Registration Laws require companies that act as data brokers to register with the state they do business in. California's Delete Act requires data brokers to implement mechanisms that allow consumers to request the deletion of their personal information. Additionally, there are increased documentation and reporting requirements for small business loans, aimed at identifying potential discrimination in lending practices. The National Labor Relations Board's Joint-Employer Rule also came into effect, expanding liability for unfair labor practices.

#Business #Legislative
Wegner aids client in $2 million purchase of professional services firm
A New York based services company relied on Wegner Law PLLC to advise in asset purchase.
When a New York professional firm was looking to expand into Southwest Florida, they contacted Wegner Law PLLC. Wegner helped the client from drafting the Letter of Intent through post-closing transition. The firm's expertise ensured a smooth transaction, allowing the client to successfully acquire the professional services firm for $2 million.

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Wegner selected as lead counsel for $50 million merger
Wegner Law PLLC was selected to act as lead counsel in a merger of two computer companies with the resulting company valued at over $50 million.
A New York based technology company engaged Wegner Law PLLC to oversee a planned merger with a California based firm. Wegner's team provided comprehensive legal support, ensuring that all regulatory requirements were met and that the merger proceeded smoothly. The resulting company is now valued at over $50 million.

#Firm #Wegner
Gulfshore Business interviews Wegner
Popular publication Gulfshore Business interviewed Chris Wegner for a series on new overtime rules.
Gulfshore Business interviewed Chris Wegner twice about the changes in overtime pay rules that went into effect earlier this month. In the first interview, Chris explains the impact of the new rules on Southwest Florida business and, in the second interview, Chris discusses the case from Texas staying the new rule in that state. Chris's insights provided valuable guidance to local businesses navigating these changes.

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Wegner secures major contract for local tech startup
Wegner Law PLLC secures major contract for local tech startup
Recently, the firm secured a major contract for a local tech startup, enabling the company to expand its operations and attract new investors. Wegner's legal expertise was instrumental in negotiating favorable terms for the startup.

Wegner navigates recent changes in employment law for clients
Wegner Law PLLC navigates recent changes in employment law for clients
The firm has been actively helping clients navigate recent changes in employment law, ensuring that they remain compliant with new regulations. Wegner's proactive approach has helped clients avoid potential legal pitfalls and maintain smooth business operations.

Wegner orchestrates merger for two leading consulting firms
Wegner Law PLLC orchestrates merger for two leading consulting firms
The firm recently orchestrated a successful merger between two leading consulting firms, resulting in a stronger, more competitive entity. Wegner's strategic guidance and legal expertise were key factors in the merger's success.

Wegner aids in securing funding for innovative health company
Wegner Law PLLC aids in securing funding for innovative health company
The firm recently assisted an innovative health company in securing significant funding to support its growth and development. Wegner's legal team worked diligently to negotiate favorable terms and ensure the company's financial stability.

Wegner leads $21 million purchase of Washington construction firm
Wegner worked as lead counsel for a client purchasing a construction firm in Washington State for $21 million in cash and stock.
Wegner Law PLLC played a crucial role in a $21 million purchase of a Washington construction firm. Acting as lead counsel, Wegner's team provided comprehensive legal support throughout the transaction, ensuring that all aspects were handled efficiently and effectively. The purchase included a combination of cash and stock, and Wegner's expertise was instrumental in securing favorable terms for the client.

Wegner opens Estero Florida office
Wegner Law PLLC opens new office in Estero, Florida, to better serve the firm's clients from across the country.
Starting on April 1, 2024, Wegner Law PLLC has a new address: 26130 Fashion Drive, Suite 217, Estero, FL 33928. The new office will allow the firm to better serve its clients from across the country, providing a convenient location for meetings and consultations. Wegner Law PLLC is committed to offering exceptional legal services and looks forward to welcoming clients to the new office.

Scammers going after new businesses
Wegner is warning clients about a new scam that takes the form of a letter purporting to be from a division of the IRS and demanding money to fix some error with the business owner's EIN.
Wegner Law PLLC advises clients to be vigilant and report any suspicious communications to the authorities. The firm has recently become aware of a new scam targeting new businesses, where scammers send letters purporting to be from a division of the IRS and demanding money to fix an error with the business owner's EIN. Wegner Law PLLC is committed to protecting its clients and providing guidance on how to avoid falling victim to such scams.

#Client Alert #News
Wegner negotiates successful acquisition for regional retailer
Wegner Law PLLC negotiates successful acquisition for regional retailer
The firm recently negotiated a successful acquisition for a regional retailer, helping the client expand its market presence and achieve its business goals. Wegner's legal expertise and strategic guidance were key factors in the acquisition's success.

Wegner provides guidance on new small business tax incentives
Wegner Law PLLC provides guidance on new small business tax incentives
The firm has been actively providing guidance on new small business tax incentives, helping clients take advantage of these opportunities to reduce their tax burden and invest in their growth. Wegner's proactive approach ensures that clients are well-informed and able to make the most of available incentives.

Wegner is back!
After a little over a year with a national firm, Chris Wegner has decided to leave the Chicago based firm and re-open Wegner Law PLLC.
Chris Wegner is excited to announce the re-opening of Wegner Law PLLC. After spending a little over a year with a national firm, Chris has decided to return to his roots and re-establish his own practice. Wegner Law PLLC is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients and looks forward to continuing to serve the community.

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Our clients

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David Cooper of Bartlett International Ltd. recomends Wegner Law PLLC.

Working with Chris is an absolute pleasure; his expertise and efficiency makes my job much easier. He has been invaluable to us as we expand in the U.S. market.

--David Cooper
General Counsel
Bartlett International Ltd.

Paul Hickman of McAnly Citrus & Livestock LLC recomends Wegner Law PLLC.

Chris is the only attorney that I have ever met that truly understands our industry and our needs. I cannot recomend him enough.

--Paul Hickman
Managing Member
McAnly Citrus & Livestock LLC

George Calvin, M.D. of Specialty Concierge PA recomends Wegner Law PLLC.

We knew we needed a good attorney to do what we were looking to do. In Chris, we found the best and I am not sure we would be where we are today without him.

--George Calvin, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Specialty Concierge PA

Elizabeth Wayne of Allen + Wayne Investments recomends Wegner Law PLLC.

Chris is the best attorney that I have ever worked with. Over the years, he has become an integral part of our team and I do not know what we would do without him.

--Elizabeth Wayne
Cheif Investment Officer
Allen + Wayne Investments

James Whitaker, M.D. of Refresh Physicians Group recomends Wegner Law PLLC.

Chris is simply amazing. He has been invaluable to the success of Refresh and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a top notch and responsive attorney.

--James Whitaker, M.D.
Refresh Physicians Group

Contact us


Estero office (main)

Wegner Law PLLC
23160 Fashion Drive
Suite 217
Estero, FL 33928

Naples office

Wegner Law PLLC
875 109th Ave. N.
Suite 302
Naples, FL 34108

Mailing Address

Wegner Law PLLC
P.O. Box 1353
Estero, FL 33929-1353
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