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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Tariff Engineering

In the popular Marvel movie franchise, the “X-Men” are a group of superheroes whose powers are the result of genetic mutations. A large part of the films’ storyline focuses on the debate over whether these mutants have the same rights as regular, “non-mutant” people, leading many to view the theme as an allegory for discrimination […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Chicago’s Bid for Amazon “HQ2”

Over the last two months, there has been talk about Seattle-based Amazon looking for a second headquarters in North America to facilitate its wide range of business ventures. Amazon has indicated that it would like to set up its “HQ2” in a major metropolitan area with a population of at least one million. This week, […]

Network Sued for Using Boxing Legend’s Identity

When you sit down to watch a professional sports contest on television, you expect to see advertisements and promotional pieces that include images of some of the players and coaches apart from the game itself. The broadcast may go to and from commercial breaks with dramatic studio shots of the athletes in an effort to […]