Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses the Resurgence of Classic Beer Brands

Over the last few weeks, we have talked about the importance of businesses remaining at the cutting edge of their industry. High-tech fast-food restaurants and self-driving cars have provided just a few examples of how today’s companies are constantly trying to outpace their competition. In many cases, incorporating new technologies and offering innovative products are […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Introduction of Self-Driving Uber Cars

For the last several years, the ridesharing company Uber has been at the center of controversy on several fronts. There have been countless questions about how the company classifies its drivers as independent contractors, as well as concerns over the screening processes used to keep riders safe. Uber also made waves more than two years […]

Choosing a Successor for Your Family Business

Maintaining and operating a family-owned business is a dream shared by tens of thousands, if not millions of would-be owners around the country. Many, of course, have already started such businesses as family-owned or family-controlled companies represent about 90 percent of all American businesses and employ 60 percent or more of the labor force. In […]

Naperville Business Attorney on the Accidental Millionaire in Startup Sale

When another business owner or entrepreneur is fortunate enough to enjoy a major success, it is tempting to ascribe the event to good luck or being in the right place at the right time. Of course, there is little question that timing has a great deal to with commercial profitability, but, in many cases, the […]

Calculated Risks: The Future of Fast-Food Debuts at Missouri McDonald’s

For many business owners, “good enough” is a phrase that means nothing. This type of owner is always looking for new ways to grow the business, attract new customers, and increase the satisfaction of existing customers. Depending on an individual’s ambition and willingness to take risks, even a franchise owner—who often have less room for […]

Knowing When to Sell: Tips from a Naperville Business Attorney

There are many reasons that may lead a person to start a business. Some individuals feel that they are best suited to work for themselves rather than for someone else. Others have a passion for their particular field or industry and are happy to dedicate their professional—and often personal—lives to their craft. Still others are […]

Tips from a Naperville Business Lawyer for Abiding by the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

As a business owner, you probably realize the importance of remaining in full compliance with federal and state laws. Those that apply to wages and compensation are especially crucial, as they are often the basis for claims and lawsuits filed by underpaid or disgruntled employees. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have […]

Justice Department Will Move to Block Two Health Insurance Mergers

Shares of four large health insurers fell this week when it was suggested that the United States Department of Justice is planning to file lawsuits intended to block two separate mergers. Over the last several years, the Justice Department’s antitrust division has been taking a stronger stand against business deals that it believes could inappropriately […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Starbucks’ Plans to Raise Wages, Prices

For many business owners, it can be very difficult to keep employee morale high while providing products and services at an affordable price for customers. As a business law attorney, I have helped hundreds of clients deal with this exact concern. Customers need a product they can rely on at a price they are willing to […]

A Look at the IRS Tax Probe into Facebook From a Naperville Business Lawyer

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin penned a letter to a French scientist named Jean-Baptiste Le Roy in which he observed, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but nothing in this world can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While Ben Franklin was not the first person […]