Naperville Business Lawyer on Starbucks Roastery Coming to the Magnificent Mile

As technology continues to change the face of the retail industry, a number of iconic brands have begun implementing plans to close brick-and-mortar stores. With millions of consumers turning to Amazon and other online retailers, even high-end department stores like Macy’s have been forced to reevaluate their sales strategies. In fact, recent reports suggest that […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Cubs Championship Ring Caveat

Last November, the Chicago Cubs made history and broke the longest championship drought in professional sports. “There’s always next year” became “This is our year” as the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 to win their first World Series title in 108 years. This week, as is the tradition in the sports world—and […]

Study Suggests Estate Planning Is Still Not a High Priority for Americans

For the last 70 years or so, famous actors, musicians, athletes, and other larger than life personalities have dominated American popular culture. Our obsession with celebrities, it seems, knows no bounds, and with the advent of the internet and now drone technology, things are only getting worse. Celebrities have always maintained a level of influence […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Common Airline Practice That Led to an Unusual Incident

By now, you have probably seen—or at least heard about—the troubling situation that occurred at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport this past weekend. Law enforcement officers were summoned onto an airplane sitting at the gate to forcibly remove a passenger—a doctor from Elizabethtown, Kentucky—from an express flight headed to Louisville. The confrontation became heated and ended with […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Wells Fargo and the Importance of Consumer Trust

Over the last few months, much has been published by news outlets and other sources—including here on this blog—about the unauthorized opening of customer accounts by employees at Wells Fargo, the nation’s third-largest bank. Since September of last year, two separate settlements have been announced to put the matter to rest, each of which included […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses “Cool” Brands

Is your brand considered “cool?” Are you “cooler” than your competitors are? Do people even use the word “cool” anymore? Running a successful business requires you to have your finger on the pulse of your target demographic. You need to understand your intended customer base and deliver products and services that are in line with […]

Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Talks About Your Living Will

If I were to ask you to talk about your estate plan, what would you describe? For many people, their first thoughts turn to documents such as wills and trusts that allow for the transfer of assets to heirs and beneficiaries. Of course, wills, trusts, and similar instruments represent a large part of estate planning, […]

Naperville Business Attorneys Discusses the Continuing Wells Fargo Saga

Last September, news outlets were abuzz with reports that one of the world’s most recognizable financial institutions had admitted that its employees had fraudulently opened millions of unauthorized accounts on behalf of the bank’s customers. At the time, Wells Fargo & Company agreed to a settlement under which it would pay nearly $190 million to […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Oral Contracts

As you are probably aware, most businesses rely on a number of contracts of contracts and agreements. These typically include partnership agreements, employment contracts, purchase agreements and a variety of others that have been carefully drafted and reviewed before they are signed. Most such agreements are formalized in writing, as doing so creates a permanent […]

Protecting Your Trademark From Dilution

Brand development and recognition are crucial components of any successful business. For many business owners, building a recognizable brand involves creating visually appealing logos, insignias, or other images that current and prospective customers can associate with you and your products. These images can legally be linked to your brand by securing trademark protections afforded by […]