Independent Sales Representatives

SFBBG has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation for providing the highest level of legal services to independent sales representatives. Representatives from across the country turn to SFBBG for legal counsel related to commission disputes or other conflicts with their principals, organizational or succession strategies, and to discuss other business issues.Our attorneys offer the broad perspective of a business-oriented law firm, combined with a deep knowledge of the unique issues facing sales representatives. SFBBG has decades of experience representing independent

sales representatives and many of their trade associations, which allows us to quickly focus on the issues at hand and achieve an expedient, successful and cost-effective result. We provide our Expert Access program to members of any rep association that is a sponsor of the Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational and Research Foundation (MRERF). Expert Access provides a complimentary 20-minute telephone consultation to answer legal questions related to rep issues.

Client Services

Rep-Principal Contracts

Draft, review and negotiate rep-principal contracts designed to benefit the independent sales representative


Sales, mergers and acquisitions of representative organizations


Counseling on non-compete provisions, and litigating such claims when necessary

Tax Planning

Comprehensive tax planning (state and federal)

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits, including pension and insurance programs


Litigation (or alternative dispute resolution means) to enforce sales representative contracts and pursue commission claims

Exit Strategies

Exit strategies, including succession planning and documentation


Contracting or resolving disputes with sub-reps or employees

Manuals and Handbooks

Prepare state-of-the-art employee manuals and handbooks

Counsel Representatives

Counsel representatives on general corporate and strategic matters

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We have a few staff members who specialize in this service. To learn more about them, click their profiles below!

Our Practice Areas


Our team will give efficient counsel for your business and the various things that affect businesses like employment, sales reps, intellectual property, etc.

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SFBBG is leading the industry in providing excellent counsel for financial services such as banking & creditor rights, estate planning, probate, and trust.

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We zealously litigate, arbitrate and mediate. Nothing drives a favorable outcome more than readiness for a smooth and successful trial. We're here to help!

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Real Estate

Our attorneys are trusted counsel and business advisors with a broad range of real estate expertise to serve the firm’s sophisticated clientele.

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“SFBBG has assisted us in collecting substantial past due commissions that we never thought could be recovered.  We then had SFBBG review our contracts, and they provided excellent business advice for our rep firm.  They are prompt, experienced in rep law and have a flexible fee structure.”

Al Scutte, Sr.

Sales & Marketing Specialists, Co.

News & Updates

Danielle Pearlman Presents at JUF Event

SFBBG real estate tax reduction attorney, Danielle L. Pearlman, presented at JUF Professionals Network Nightcaps & Noshes on September 14th at the Bryn Mawr Country Club in Lincolnwood.

SFBBG Prevails in Illinois Appellate Court

SFBBG Prevails in Illinois Appellate Court

On August 9, 2022, SFBBG attorneys, Phil Zisook and Bill Klein, prevailed in an Illinois Appellate Court case where our clients were sued concerning a failed real estate transaction. The proposed transaction involved the transfer of three parcels of real estate consisting of a golf course in Michigan, a Chicago office building, and a River North condominium.