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Profit From Your Intellect: How To Protect & Profit From Your Intellectual Property by Demitrus Evans


The Evans International Law Firms, LLC presents Legal Structure: How to Choose The Correct Structure For Your Business



about us


The Evans International Law Firms, founded by Attorney Demitrus Evans in 2009 was established to make an impact in the lives of business owners, and individuals with just cause. The office practices both domestic and international law in the interest of business entities. With experience spanning 4 countries, and a combined 40 years of experience our guarantees are backed with expertise. It is our prerogative to provide legal services with unmatched professionalism and excellence.

Whether you're a new business or an established entity, we'll help to ensure that your legal contracts and agreements are airtight and legally sound. Our expertise in business law domestically, and internationally enables us to eliminate known and potential risks to your business. From the creation of the proper legal structure for optimal growth, to trademarks, contract review, letters of credit, negotiation and litigation, we ensure your business is protected, and properly structured.

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Demitrus Evans

From relocating to Chicago to work with Amnesty International in 1995, to opening her own practice in 2008, Demitrus has represented domestic and intentional clients large and small for over 20 years. She practiced in Federal, State and Appellate court, in both civil and criminal matters. Her business expertise includes the careful review and rewriting of business contracts, filing of trademarks, and real estate acquisition, as well as formation of for-profit and non-for profit Corporations.  Her work includes board training and management training both nationally and internationally; business development and strategic legal planning for distributors and transporters seeking to relocate.

In her two decades, Attorney Evans has developed time-tested innovative legal strategies to prevent litigation and manage legal risks to allow your company to focus on its bottom line, and continues to implement new structures to rethink the way we do business. She brings a tremendous amount of integrity, dedication, and nuanced perspective that makes their firm the holistic solution for business clients. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is her sixth sense.

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois;

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America;

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit;

  • District Court of the Northern District of Illinois;

  • United States Court of International Trade



Juris Doctor, 1992

LLM, International Business & Trade, 2009

Activities & Affiliations

  • The Evans Exoneration Project (TEEP), Founder

  • Central Asia Productivity Resource Center, Board Member

  • Westchester Public Library, Board Member





Attorney Winnie Hugot Gabriel will be focusing on the Intellectual Property Division of The Evans International Law Firms. She received her Juris Doctorate at the State University of Haiti School of Law and of Economic Sciences in Port-au-Prince and her LL.M. at University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where thanks to the Fulbright Scholarship, she received her Master of Laws degree in Intellectual Property law and Cybersecurity. At home, in Haiti, she is a very active member of the Bar of Port-au-Prince for which she hosts pro-bono a legal advice TV show program. She is also known as a journalist as she writes for Le Nouvelliste and Ticket Magazine very high-profile magazines in Haiti.

Attorney Gabriel is also a writer and has published the following: “Femmes Haïtiennes: 60 parcours d’exception”, a book of portraits of different successful Haitian women working in various fields. In addition to her many articles, this well-known media personality, has participated in the writing of the study “Relations between political parties and parliamentarians in Haiti, Perspectives of 18 political figures", published in 2015 by IDEA International. In 2016, she released the document "Women in the media in Haiti: Small advances, big challenges" on behalf of Panos Caraibes.

She has received several awards including the Dean's Award for excellence in the LL.M. program of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in May 2019.

TEIL Firms is very excited to welcome Attorney Gabriel and will very shortly be releasing her current projects in the US to the public. In the meantime, if you have Intellectual Property questions regarding trademarks copyrights, Cybersecurity or Patents we welcome your inquiries.




Yan Zong

Attorney Zong relocated to the United States from China, and studied in Chicago before coming to work with The Evans International Law Firms, LLC in 2016. When she was in law school, she was the recipient of CALI Award in the IP Clinic class. She was also the recipient of the Robert and Clytia Chambers Award in Patent Law, which denoted strongest performance in that course.

Since then, she’s done excellent work as an attorney working with various domestic and international clients. She represents and advises clients on the matters of IP, business, contract and litigation.


Juris Doctor

Bachelor of Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

  • District Court of the Northern District of Illinois


Activities & Affiliations

  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

  • Chinese American Bar Association Chicago Chapter, Board of Directors

  • Chinese Trading and Investment Association Chicago Chapter, Board Member



ATTORNEY of counsel

theresa Johnson

Broad and in-depth law practice experience in multiple legal disciplines: intellectual property (copyrights, trademarks, and patents), contract law, immigration, employment termination, Title VII discrimination, mechanics liens, defamation law, contested probate, and general litigation.

Extensive corporate management experience in technology training and instructional design, teaching, coaching mid and upper level managers, and public speaking

Activities & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee, member

  • Continuing Legal Education Programs, speaker/presenter

  • Strong Suit: Providing to individuals and corporate clients, legal counseling, settlement negotiations strategies and representation in litigation.

  • Development, implementation and deployment of large scale corporate projects. Self starter and able to direct and coach teams for product delivery with "out of the box" solutions.

  • Teaching English as a second language.



ATTORNEY of counsel

Hiram peacock

Attorney, advisor and counselor for small to mid-size companies for general business issues as well as intellectual property protection and monetization.

Specialties: Intellectual Property management, patent drafting, invention licensing, contract negotiations, and business startups.





Te’Arie is currently in her FINAL year of law school and has been a part of the TEIL team since August 2017. She is a valuable asset to the office and assists with trial preparation, legal research , drafting motions and all anything else needed of her in the office. She also has experience in the children welfare background. She also interns with the Cook County Public Guardian’s office.


Juris Doctor Candidiate



Activities & Affiliations

• TEEP, Member














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10330 W. Roosevelt Rd., Ste #204

Westchester, IL 60154


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Our Services



TEIL works with inbound companies to structure agreements for partnerships and scaling.

With consistent introduction of varying revenue streams and distribution channels, the opportunity for profit grows, as so does the complexity. 

That’s where we come in.

It’s so nice to know that I have the correct legal structure, and I’m thankful to my TEIL family for the work, and encouragement
— A Satisfied Client


Business is a little like life. Much of the difficulties you encounter can be avoided with careful planning, and preparation - but some issues cannot be avoided. Protecting a brand or even a single design involves intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, and patents. Don’t find yourself unprotected, arm yourself with legal expertise and get ahead of the curve.


Maintaining the integrity of your public image is an inseparable part of your business, whether you’re a creative individual or a small company. Protecting your privacy and your public image from slander and libel is only one side of the coin; negotiating sponsorships, public appearances, and endorsements is the other. TEIL advises on both, offering litigation and dispute resolution, defamation (pre and post publication), and other image protection mechanisms—all so you can amplify and control the way you want the world to see you.


The internet, software, and technology are so pervasive that we can’t remember having ever lived without them. They make our lives simpler, but behind the curtain are fluctuating challenges in protection and monetization—challenges that our firm stays two steps ahead of.

Demitrus truly demonstrates her firm’s motto, “WHEN EXCELLENCE MATTERS!”
Attorney Demitrus Evans’ counsel was not only excellent, it was very caring. For this cause, I recommend Demitrus to the world and to the nations.
— Claudette Gunter


The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply familiar with the ins and outs of new business. We offer a competitive advantage that can help you save money and make more of it in the long run. Our holistic approach is essential to any company looking to grow.


Handling the difficult situations when things go wrong can be stressful . When that turns into a lawsuit, either you initiating or defending you need counsel. Our goal is to research the laws and statutes and make sure that our clients voice is heard and you win. Our trained litigation attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and personality to handle the toughest of litigation cases. We have represented clients internationally, arbitration, Illinois, DC, Michigan and in the federal Circuit.


Demystifying mergers is one of the things TEIL does best. 

M&A is not just for publicly traded companies. 

Companies of all sizes find occasion to acquire, or merge to expand,  restructure, or even downsize. Talk to us today about how your company can sell, or acquire new assets while  safely evaluating risk.

She brings a high level of integrity to any project she is involved in. She is very detail-oriented and focused on results. I look forward to working with her again.
— Lee Werner


Ideas, tangible or not, are the most important things to protect in today’s competitive creative market. With so many channels and instantly replenishing feeds to watch out for, tracing the ownership and originality of a design, brand name, or invention needs the laser-focused eye of a trained attorney. We’ll handle the search, application, and filing process of trademarks, copyrights, and patents. If your idea has been infringed upon, our litigation team will negotiate the best possible licensing and settlement agreements.

I have been very satisfied with the work that Demitrus Evans has done for our Non-Profit. She has provided us with expert legal advice and has been instrumental in assisting us in achieving the goals that we have set for our organization. She generally cares about her clients and is a person of good integrity and quality. She receives my highest recommendation.
— Raymond Frost


Whether you run a theater, recording studio, or an eCommerce website, all businesses need to minimize their legal liability and risk. Our lawyers will assess the structure of your operation, such as its physical or digital space, the types of products you sell, who your consumers are, what type of company you have filed under (LLC, Inc, etc.), and so on. From there, we will tailor the right risk plan, complete with permit applications, contract review, insurance policies, and more, so you can worry less about liabilities and concentrate on growing your business.

Everything was handled quickly, timely, and in a professional manner. This is just a small indication of the level of excellence in service you can expect to receive from TEIL Firms, LLC. I highly recommended them.
— Reginald


Know that your market may not be in your local geographical area. Clients come to us on both sides of international business. With companies that import into the countries they are structuring business locally and hiring locally. Those who and export locally, nationally and internationally are expanding their business and marketing reach. Our experienced attorneys will review the contracts look at the risks and compliance and advise on business strategy in specific countries.



full suite business services

For the Innovators & Way Makers

TEIL Firms, LLC is a full-suite Law Firm for both startup companies looking to begin their business ventures, and established businesses looking to grow, scale, and import and export.



For Startup Owners

We believe in independent business. That’s because we are an independent business. Woman and minority owned, and determined to uplift small business owners with excellent legal representation, flawless corporate books, properly filed trademarks and copyrights to protect your Intellectual Property, and stress-free business filing.

No matter what you need, we’re here to make your business security a reality.

You make the business, we’ll make it secure.


The Evans International Law Firms, LLC

10330 W. Roosevelt Rd.,

Westchester IL 60154

+ 1 708 531 1740

+1 708 531 1741

For Established business owners

Your business is in it’s 3rd, 4th, or even 20th year, and you’re looking to expand, scale, trade internationally, or acquire new property and merge.

You’re busy building a business, and you need perfect contracts, competent legal representation, seamless property acquisition, thorough business contracts, prompt and researched copyrights, and trademarks, and even corporate books.

If your team is 10, 20 or 200, we’re here to keep your business running smoother than ever.

We provide full-suite business consulting to meet your corporate growth needs.






Our Standard Rate for Attorney billing begins at $450 per hour. Below are the standard packages for both startup and established businesses.


*Please Call For Pricing

Business Startup Package

  • Corporate books

  • Brand Mark Copyright Filing

  • Business Plan Write-Up

  • Product Trademark Filing

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Intellectual property package

  • Trademark Filing

  • Copyright Filing

  • or Patent Filing



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Merger & Acquisition package

  • Merger Contract

  • 3 Hours of Acquisition Research

  • State & Federal Filing

  • Contract Review

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Importing Package

  • Importing Contract

  • Contract Review

  • 3 Hours of Litigation

  • 6 Month review



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corporate expansion package

  • Real Estate Contract

  • Acquisition

  • Contract Review

  • Corporate Filing

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1 Hour Private business consultation

1 Hour Private Business Consultation with Attorney Demitrus Evans, Attorney Yan Zong, or Attorney Winnie Hugot to discuss business law, package purchase or any other legal concern.


** Payment is to be paid in full at the time of services rendered. Phone calls are billed at $250 Per hour after your complimentary 15 Minute phone consultation. Payment methods accepted are all major credit cards, personal and business checks, Square, Paypal, CashApp and Venmo.













our rates

Depending on the case, we offer an hourly or flat rate. Our lawyers and paralegals keep detailed logs of the time they spend on your case. We count in ten minute increments and round down when in-between them. Work logs will be disclosed to all clients upon the closing of a case. We only work for as long as a case requires, so you’ll never be over-billed for unproductive time. Final bills will include costs for copy, filing, messengers, and third-party research tools. Partner rates fall between $500 and $600 per hour while Associate rates are between $300 and $400 per hour. Our paralegals charge between $100 and $200 per hour. Retainers must be paid upfront.

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Use the form below to tell us about your legal inquiry, and we’ll call you back to schedule an appointment. Please be as detailed as possible. Include what industry you need service for along with any specific document requests. To help us best serve your inquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us to make an appointment.

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 The Evans International Law Firms, LLC

“Where Excellence Matters”