Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Questions Employers Should Never Ask During an Interview

One of the responsibilities I have had as a business law attorney and a small business owner is hiring new employees. There are many things one must be aware of during the interview process. Interviewers must simultaneously ask questions and actively listen to answers all the while making internal assessments about the candidate’s fit for […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Toy Retailer’s Decision to Close

“I don’t wanna grow up, ‘cause if I did, I couldn’t be a Toys ‘R’ Us kid!” Most of us can remember at least part of the Toys “R” Us jingle that was part of the advertising campaign for decades. Sure enough, however, consumers did grow up, and it seems that they have largely left […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses a New Trend in Impulse Buying

When you hear the phrase “impulse buying,” what do you think of? Do you picture the checkout line at the grocery store packed with candy bars, tabloid magazines, and a random assortment of other items? Or, maybe you think about an eye-catching display of high-end home accessories that you did not realize you needed until […]

Naperville Business Lawyers Discusses Retailers’ Reaction to Gun Violence Tragedies

As a business law attorney, it is important for me to be extremely careful when discussing topics that are considered political or controversial. I have a professional responsibility to serve my clients regardless of my personal opinions on particular issues. With that said, I am also a private citizen and human being who was shocked […]

Artificial Intelligence Bests Business Lawyers in Contract Review Contest

For many businesses, automation is one of the keys to increased efficiency and productivity. A machine that can accomplish the same task as a human worker is will usually be more cost-effective—at least in the long term. Most of us can easily imagine ways in which automation might be used in industries that involve manufacturing […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Start-Up Debt

As a small business owner and a business law attorney, I understand that starting a new business venture requires money—or capital, as it is often called in the in the corporate world. Some new owners fund their fledgling business through investors or with money they have set aside for just that purpose while others take […]

Author of Infamous Google Memo Files Class Action Suit

When you own a business, it is understandable and responsible to ask your employees for feedback from time to time. This is especially true following the implementation of major changes to company policies and practices. In my practice as a business law attorney, I regularly encourage clients to maintain open communication between management and employees. […]

Tide Uses Creative Super Bowl Ads to Draw Attention Away from Dangerous Social Media Stunt

As a small business owner, I know I have to be ready for anything. Sometimes, a business is put in a situation unlike anything they have ever experienced or gets swept up in something which they did not intend to be involved in. In my practice as a business law attorney, I am often tasked […]

Naperville Lawyer on Growing Your Small Business

Being a small business owner is hard work. In my 30 years as a business law attorney and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), I have learned many lessons. One of these is that an entrepreneur must always be thinking of new and creative ways to find success. If you are a small business owner […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Dangers of Corporate Arrogance

When you are the owner of a business, you must always be aware of your brand and its reputation. Every business should have a good relationship with its customers, and owners should be always looking for ways to make that relationship stronger. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have seen some egregious […]