Areas of Practice

Agricultural Law

Agriculture touches on almost every part of our lives here in the Midwest.  From protecting the small family farm, to organizing complex agricultural food processing and marketing ventures, SBS’s attorneys provide clients with experienced, practical counsel in all areas of agriculture.

Business, Corporate & Commercial Law

At SBS, we represent a broad variety of business and corporate clients. Our attorneys are focused on fulfilling the clients’ objectives and promoting the success of their businesses in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Creditor’s Rights

SBS represents clients in complex cases involving business and financial relationships, as well as collection matters.  We are dedicated to meeting our clients’ needs by helping to mitigate what could otherwise be devastating financial losses.

Criminal Law

Our attorneys provide experienced counsel in defending clients in a broad range of criminal matters in State and Federal Courts.  We also provide consultation and representation of clients during the investigatory phase, before criminal charges are filed.

Employment Law

SBS provides legal planning and preparation for individuals, businesses, and their insurers in the growing and complex area of employment law. Our attorneys provide strategic and tactical advice, along with litigation services in administrative and judicial forums in which workplace disputes are addressed.

Family Law

At SBS, our attorneys are objective, compassionate, and strong advocates on every type of issue involving family law, yet remain sensitive to the non-legal considerations and issues that emerge in cases that impact a family.  Our goal is to develop strategies that fulfill short-term needs while accommodating and promoting long-term objectives.


Civil and criminal litigation has always been a cornerstone of SBS’s practice. Our attorneys are able to take complex cases and break them down to understandable facts and sound legal arguments.  We bring the knowledge and experience of one of the most talented litigation teams in the State.  Although we are prepared to act as vigorous advocates, we also take pride in our ability to avoid unnecessary litigation through settlement, arbitration, and mediation.

Mediation Services

SBS mediators have decades of experience litigating in many areas of the law. Our vast litigation experience coupled with decades of experience as mediators, make SBS the perfect choice to resolve your disputes outside of the courtroom. In addition, our office features three separate conference rooms to facilitate mediations, large or small. This is also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Medical, Hospital & Health Care Law

SBS provides advice and counsel to hospitals, clinics, physicians, and other health care professionals throughout the State on a broad range of medical, hospital, and health care issues. Our experience in defending medical liability cases gives us unique insight and knowledge of the business and regulatory matters facing health care providers. When litigation is necessary, we are aggressive and proactive, yet also skilled at gauging exposure, managing risk, and litigating in a cost-effective manner.