How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part Two: Making It Work for You

In a recent post on this blog, I talked about how social media marketing has exploded in popularity recently. As business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that many people have come to expect businesses to have a social media presence. Although the universe of social networking can be daunting, there are many […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part One: The Basics

Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have revolutionized the way small business owners brand and market their businesses. Many business owners who do not use social media to further their message know that the platforms are beneficial but are unsure as to how to implement social media marketing. Social media can be tricky […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Warns About Online DIY Estate Planning

If you are reading this, you are probably someone who has at least considered the importance of estate planning. Perhaps you have a vague feeling that you should be planning for your and your family’s future, but you are unsure where to start. The world of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and beneficiary designations can […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Age Discrimination in Employment

As a business law attorney, I know that it is important for business owners to hire the right people to help meet their company’s goals. In doing so, however, they must be sure to follow all of the applicable local, state, and federal laws that define and prohibit employment-discrimination. While the most talked-about forms of […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Warning Labels on Coffee

Did you know that about two-thirds of American adults drink at least one cup of coffee in an average day? The average U.S. coffee drinker consumes just under three cups per day—with the average cup being nine ounces. All told, this works about to be 400 million cups per day and 140 billion cups annually, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Facebook Privacy Concerns

As a business law attorney, I am acutely aware of one of the most valuable protections that an attorney has: attorney-client privilege. The United States Supreme Court has indicated that by guaranteeing confidentiality, clients are free to make “full and frank” disclosures to their attorneys, who can then provide sincere, applicable advice and effective representation. […]

How a Living Will Could Protect Your Healthcare Wishes

Studies show that only 40 percent of American adults have even a will or living trust. Not having legally binding documents which determine how your property will be divided upon your death or who should be the guardian of your children should you pass away is risky. You are risking the possibility that the courts […]

Tips for Terminating an Employee From a Naperville Business Lawyer

In a recent post, I talked a little about some questions that business owners and hiring managers should avoid when conducting employment interviews. Most of the questions I discussed have the potential to open an employer to claims of employment discrimination. If you own a business, it is crucial to have legally sound hiring practices […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Questions Employers Should Never Ask During an Interview

One of the responsibilities I have had as a business law attorney and a small business owner is hiring new employees. There are many things one must be aware of during the interview process. Interviewers must simultaneously ask questions and actively listen to answers all the while making internal assessments about the candidate’s fit for […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Toy Retailer’s Decision to Close

“I don’t wanna grow up, ‘cause if I did, I couldn’t be a Toys ‘R’ Us kid!” Most of us can remember at least part of the Toys “R” Us jingle that was part of the advertising campaign for decades. Sure enough, however, consumers did grow up, and it seems that they have largely left […]