BUSINESS &
COMMERCIAL LAW

Our lawyers have first-hand experience in not only running businesses, but also managing the wide variety of legal issues that arise in the business world.

How We Help

Mergers & Acquisitions

Simple sales to complex mergers and acquisition, let us help your company grow and position your new or expanded business for success.

Risk Management

Let us uncover and clearly define key areas of risk, then build a customized solution that matches your business needs, goals and operations.

Litigation

From mediation to courtroom disputes, get timely, efficient, and cost-effective resolution that minimizes any additional risk for your company.

Contracts

Need help reviewing, drafting or enforcing a business contract? We give every contract, review, or negotiation we manage our meticulous attention.

Business Organizations

Allison & Mosby-Scott can help guide your business through the various legal challenges it faces and help you achieve your goals.

Employee Benefits/Employment Law

Get help navigating the complex and ever-changing rules and regulations surrounding employee benefits and ERISA law to attract the best employees.

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Business/Commercial Law Team

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derek j. luster

Derek J. Luster

Attorney at Law

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Derek J. Luster is an attorney at Allison & Mosby-Scott where he practices business law, as well as providing risk management consulting for the firm’s risk management consulting practice, Allison & Mosby-Scott Risk Management. Derek’s practice areas include business and commercial litigation; business organization and transactions; mergers and acquisitions; ERISA; agreements and contracts; captive insurance company taxation, formation, and regulation; real estate; and wills, trusts, and probate. Derek leverages his 13-plus years of legal experience and his broad knowledge-base to assist clients in resolving complex legal and business issues so they may reach their goals.

Prior to joining the firm, Derek was Senior Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions at Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), a publicly-traded, Fortune 50 company. While in this role, Derek was entrusted with handling extraordinary large and complex cross-border transactions, including a $3 billion acquisition of a European flavorings business, the $1.3 billion sale of ADM’s cocoa processing business to a sovereign wealth fund, the $400 million sale of ADM’s chocolate business to a direct competitor of ADM and the $120 million sale of ADM’s Crop Risk Services to a private buyer. Before taking on the role of Senior Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Derek served as Senior Counsel – Business Law at ADM, handling multiple sensitive and complex transactional and commercial issues.

A native of Central Illinois, Derek grew up in a small farming community prior to attending college at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. When enrolled there, he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with specializations in both Investments and Banking, and a minor in Accounting. Derek then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law while also working for ADM’s Insurance and Risk Management Department.

Derek and his wife, Alexandra, have two dogs. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting, outdoor activities, and travel.

Derek is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Vermont and Colorado.

Matthew E. Butler

Attorney at Law

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Matthew E. Butler is a seasoned attorney and litigator with Allison & Mosby-Scott who has been zealously representing clients for six years. Matthew concentrates his practice on DUI, traffic, family law, and juvenile abuse and neglect cases. His practice areas also include creditors rights and landlord tenant disputes.

Matthew was born and raised in Bloomington. He graduated from Illinois State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Matthew also received a Master’s of Arts degree in Spanish from Illinois State University in 2007. Matthew graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2012 with his law degree. While in law school, Matthew interned with the McLean County State’s Attorney’s office. He started his career as an attorney in McLean County litigating creditor’s rights and criminal defense matters. Matthew has also practiced as an assistant Public Defender in Macon County handling criminal defense cases as well as juvenile abuse and neglect cases.

In his free time he enjoys fishing, playing guitar and spending time with his wife.

Sandra Molinari

Attorney at Law

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Sandra Molinari is an experienced attorney at Allison & Mosby-Scott. Sandra focuses her practice primarily on Family Law and Immigration. Her practice also includes Expungement and Sealing of Civil Matters.

Sandra was originally born and raised in Brazil where she was first licensed to practice law and where she acquired experience in family, consumer, election, and administrative law. In December 2014 Sandra moved to the United States and brought with her the passion, determination, and dedication to start her law career in a new country. Sandra founded her own company where she provided legal services in family law and immigration and Brazilian civil litigation and negotiations. Acting as “a bridge” in legal matters between Brazil and the U.S./Illinois was also part of the services provided by her. Prior to joining Allison & Mosby-Scott, Sandra spent over 18 months at McLean County States Attorney’s Office in the Child Support Enforcement Unit where she proudly represented the Department of Healthcare and Family Service on behalf of the people of the State of Illinois. Sandra is fluent in English and Portuguese, and proficient in Spanish. Sandra was a member of the IFSEA’s Legislative Committee and is a Volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Bloomington.

In her free time Sandra loves spending time with her husband and her two adult daughters. Sandra also enjoys gardening, working out, riding her motorcycle and enjoying time on her paddleboard on the lake for exercise.

What They’re Saying

I hired Allison & Mosby-Scott attorney, Derek Luster, to help me transition my business to a Limited Liability Corporation. He was quick to respond to my questions and thorough in his knowledge of the many details that concerned me.

Brian