The Importance of Public Image for Business Owners

As anyone who has ever had a job can confirm, when you work for a particular business, you represent that company. Your behavior while on the clock or uniform reflects not only on you personally but on the business and the brand at large. Some such actions are merely questionable, such as a Pepsi employee […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Downsizing of Uber’s Self-Driving Operations

In my practice as a business law attorney, I am often approached by clients who have concerns that the plans they have for their respective ventures are not working as well as they had hoped. When this happens, I help my clients review their business plans and look for places to make improvements so that […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Stamp That Cost the Postal Service $3.5 Million

Postage stamps are quickly becoming little more than a curious relic of the past for many people in today’s digital world. In fact, there is probably a large number of American adults who have not bought a stamp in several months, if not much longer. Despite this trend, the United States Postal Service (USPS), reported […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Common Hiring Mistakes

As business law attorney and a small business owner, I understand the importance of hiring the right people. A business can only be successful when its team of employees are all pulling in the same direction. Hiring employees, however, is a complex process, and it can be full of missteps and legal obstacles. Knowing how […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Importance of a Shared Vision in a Merger

Business mergers, when done right, can be mutually beneficial for all involved parties. However, there are some serious challenges that companies must overcome when dealing with mergers and acquisitions. Without the proper planning and preparation, these obstacles can lead to financial loss, a lack of shareholder returns, and possibly even complete financial devastation. As an […]

Choosing the Right Business Partner

When you have an idea for a new business, there are a couple of ways that you could go about putting your idea into action. You could begin your new venture completely on your own—which would mean assuming virtually of the risks and responsibilities. Alternatively, you could decide to work with a business partner. You […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Starting a Family Business

As a business law attorney and a business owner, I understand that opportunistic entrepreneurs always have their eyes open for the next “big thing.” They come across a business idea, invest a great deal of money and time into building the idea into a business, then sell the new venture to a larger company for […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Millennials Becoming Next Wave of Successful Entrepreneurs

Over the last decade or so, much has been said and written about the various ways that so-called “Millennials” are different from the generations that preceded them. Unfortunately, most of what is being said is not entirely complimentary, as Millennials have been called lazy and unmotivated, and they have been blamed for the decline of […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Dispute Over an Iconic Automobile and Royalties

For most people, creating an estate plan involves deciding what will be done with their assets after their death. The transfer of assets is often completed relatively quickly, and the estate is effectively closed forever. As an estate planning attorney, I realize that some estates are more complicated than others and may include longer-term considerations. […]

Small Business Owners Must Understand Sexual Harassment Laws

Harvey Weinstein, former film producer, has been formally charged with rape, criminal sex acts, sexual misconduct, and sex abuse. Since the allegations of long-term sexual harassment surfaced against him in 2017, many more victims of have reported their own abuse. If you own a business, it is imperative that you understand sexual harassment law and […]