Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Whole Foods and Amazon

Known for a wide selection of health foods and organic items not found in many “regular” grocery stores, Whole Foods has not always been synonymous with “inexpensive.” In fact, the less-than-flattering moniker “Whole Paycheck” has been used by many to describe the high-end chain. Even Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has heard the nickname, calling […]

Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Offers Five Ways Your Will Can Become Obsolete

As you probably realize, a will often provides the foundation for a comprehensive estate plan. In some cases, a person’s will is the only instrument used to transfer his or her assets to heirs and beneficiaries. This is not uncommon, particularly among individuals with modest estates and few complex holdings. In my practice as an […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Looks at the Success Story of Netflix

Today, the name “Netflix” is synonymous with streaming entertainment as a viable alternative to cable, satellite, or over-the-air broadcast programming. When the company first started nearly 20 years ago, however, there was little indication that it would quickly become global entertainment leader. As a business law attorney, I recognize the importance of evolving with the […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Fast Food Chain’s Creative Marketing

If you own or operate a business in a competitive industry, you need a way to show prospective customers that you are different from your competitors. Thus, creative marketing can play a major part in generating business. As with most elements of running a business, attempts at creative marketing do not always go as planned, […]

Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Discusses Incentive Trusts

It would be nice if every person was financially responsible and capable of making good decisions regarding money, but the reality is that many people struggle with establishing good spending habits. For such individuals, money in hand does not last long, often being spent on frivolous things—at least in the opinion of their friends and […]

Observations on Cook County’s Soda Tax From a Naperville Business Law Attorney

Last month, a controversial new policy went into effect in Cook County, and consumers throughout the region are a bit unsure what to make of it. The new policy introduced a countywide tax on sweetened beverages in the amount of $0.01 per ounce sold, making the cost of soda in Cook County among the highest […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Importance of Vetting Your Business Idea

If you are like most people, you have probably had an idea or two that made you stop and wonder if it could provide the foundation for a profitable business. Of course, only a small percentage people ever put their ideas into action. Those who build successful companies, however, do not take action until they […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Bank’s Promise to Help Chicago

Over the last two years or so, national headlines and news reports have questioned the reasons behind the uptick in gun violence and other crimes throughout the greater Chicago region. Even President Donald Trump himself has taken notice of the severity of the problem. Many believe that the city’s crime concerns are tied very closely […]

Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Discusses Online Estate Planning

Over the last 25 years or so, the internet has grown to become an important part of everyday life in the United States. Online connectivity has woven itself into everything from education and industry to home electronics and even our automobiles. In my practice, I have also seen the impact of the internet on how […]

Rezoning Threat Prompts Federal Lawsuit

When the Double Door music venue was evicted from its Wicker Park location in February, the fight had already been going on for more than a year. Now, a related lawsuit has been filed in federal court and the issue shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon. As a business law attorney, I have […]