Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Closure of For-Profit College

Government regulations regarding recruiting and educational standards are being blamed for the second major closing in the for-profit education sector in recent years. ITT Technical Institute—one of the largest for-profit chain of colleges in the country—suddenly closed nearly all of its 130-plus campuses in 38 states, leaving some 40,000 students without a way to continue […]

Beating the Odds: Naperville Business Lawyer on the Long-Term Health of Family Businesses

Many entrepreneurs are constantly looking for “the next big thing.” They find an idea or startup opportunity, invest time and resources into the project, then sell the new company for a substantial profit relatively quickly. Other would-be business owners are in the market for something completely different. They would rather start with a business concept, […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses FDA’s Accusations of Mislabeled Parmesan Cheese

When you are accused of any type of deception or wrongdoing as it relates to your business or business practices, the impact to your reputation and bottom line can be quite serious. In my practice, I have served as general counsel for many companies facing similar difficulties and understand the challenges such an accusation can […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Non-Compete Agreements

Building a successful business requires you to invest tremendous amounts of time, energy, and money, often at great personal sacrifice. It is understandable, and even admirable, that you would wish to protect those investments in every way possible. For this reason, you may be considering having some or all of your employees sign a non-compete […]

End of the Year Tips from a Naperville Business Attorney

As 2015 draws to a close, you have probably begun the process of looking ahead toward next year. If you are like many business owners, the end of the year can be a stressful time, but with a little planning and organization, it does not need to be. As a business law attorney, I enjoy […]

Tips on Creating a Winning Business Idea from a Naperville Business Attorney

Have you ever thought of a unique product or service that might provide the basis for a profitable business? Or maybe, you observed the manner in which an existing company offers a particular product or service and thought you could dramatically improve on it. No matter where the creative spark is born, an idea for […]

The Potential Dangers of Social Media for Your Business

In the 21st century world of online connectivity, you want your business and your brand to be highly visible and accessible to web-based consumers. For an increasing number of business owners, this means embarking on a journey through the wilderness of social media. Social networking outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be a […]

Naperville Business Attorney Highlights the Importance of Strong Service Contracts

When you founded or purchased your business, you probably did so with the expectation of providing specific goods and services to your customers in a manner that proved to be profitable and satisfying. In my Naperville business law practice, virtually every one of my business-owner clients began with that same mindset. There are some aspects […]

Non-Compete Agreements and Enforcement in Illinois

Across the country, more and more employers are requiring their employees to sign non-compete agreements. These documents, or clauses within an employment contract, are typically designed to keep employees—along with former owners and investors—from going to work for a competitor within a certain time frame. Many of my business-owner clients have come to me with […]