Naperville Business Attorney Discusses a Christmas Classic and Copyright Protection

The winter holiday season is filled with a variety of customs and traditions. Some of them are similar from one family to the next while others may be quite different. In many households, certain holiday films are held in particularly high regard and can be watched and re-watched a number of times each year. One […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Hiring Seasonal Employees

Thanksgiving has come and gone which means that the Christmas shopping season has officially begun. For many companies—especially those in the retail sector—it is nearly impossible to keep up with customer demands without hiring additional staff. As a business law attorney and a business owner, I know how difficult it can be to find and […]

General Motors Plans Ride-Hailing Service Featuring Self-Driving Cars

Pleasant small talk with your Uber driver could be a thing of the past if General Motors has its way. The American automaker says it wants to introduce its own ride-hailing service in big cities in 2019—complete with a fleet of autonomous vehicles. If GM is successful, it would be two years ahead of rival […]

Talking to Your Family About Your Estate Plan

In my practice as an estate planning lawyer, I meet with clients almost every day who are at least a little bit intimidated by the process. For many, it is not the logistics that bother them; it is the difficult subject matter. It can be quite uncomfortable to face the reality that we will not […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on How a Chain Went From Bar Food to Billions

The company that owns Arby’s, Jimmy John’s, and several other fast-food and quick-service dining brands has announced that it will pay $2.9 billion to acquire the nation’s best-known chicken wing chain. The deal comes in the wake of several other restaurant industry mergers, including Burger King’s acquisition of Popeyes Chicken. As a business law attorney, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Plans to Raze McDonald’s Historic Replica

There are only certain brands that ever achieve true iconic status. Walt Disney, Nike, and Coca-Cola come to mind quickly to mind for many people, often accompanied by a brand that has become synonymous with fast food in the United States. In the span of just 77 years, McDonald’s has gone from a single location […]

Update: Papa John’s Issues Apology Regarding Anthem Protest Controversy

As a business law attorney and a small business owner, I understand how easily statements by a company official can be twisted, skewed, or taken out of context to the detriment of the company. Sometimes, however, a business owner may make a comment or statement that in and of itself creates division among the company’s […]

Naperville Lawyer Explains Why You Are Rich Enough for an Estate Plan

It is an often-cited number, but it bears repeating: about 60 percent of American adults do not have any type of estate plan in place. Some of those adults, of course, include young men and women fresh out of high school or college, so their lack of an estate plan is somewhat understandable, but why […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discuss Pizza Company’s Claim Regarding NFL Anthem Protest

It is virtually impossible right now to open a newspaper or an internet browser without seeing a news story that addresses the controversy over protests during the national anthem at NFL games. As you might expect, such stories are not just limited to the sports section; they are front-page pieces that attempt to cover a […]

Websites Shuttered After Employees Vote to Unionize

When you run a business, you have a number of priorities, including providing quality products and services to your customers. Of course, profitability and sustainability are also important because operating a business at a net loss does not make sense for the average business owner. As a business law attorney, I understand that the quest […]