Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Cubs Championship Ring Caveat

Last November, the Chicago Cubs made history and broke the longest championship drought in professional sports. “There’s always next year” became “This is our year” as the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 to win their first World Series title in 108 years. This week, as is the tradition in the sports world—and […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Common Airline Practice That Led to an Unusual Incident

By now, you have probably seen—or at least heard about—the troubling situation that occurred at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport this past weekend. Law enforcement officers were summoned onto an airplane sitting at the gate to forcibly remove a passenger—a doctor from Elizabethtown, Kentucky—from an express flight headed to Louisville. The confrontation became heated and ended with […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Wells Fargo and the Importance of Consumer Trust

Over the last few months, much has been published by news outlets and other sources—including here on this blog—about the unauthorized opening of customer accounts by employees at Wells Fargo, the nation’s third-largest bank. Since September of last year, two separate settlements have been announced to put the matter to rest, each of which included […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses “Cool” Brands

Is your brand considered “cool?” Are you “cooler” than your competitors are? Do people even use the word “cool” anymore? Running a successful business requires you to have your finger on the pulse of your target demographic. You need to understand your intended customer base and deliver products and services that are in line with […]

Naperville Business Attorneys Discusses the Continuing Wells Fargo Saga

Last September, news outlets were abuzz with reports that one of the world’s most recognizable financial institutions had admitted that its employees had fraudulently opened millions of unauthorized accounts on behalf of the bank’s customers. At the time, Wells Fargo & Company agreed to a settlement under which it would pay nearly $190 million to […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Oral Contracts

As you are probably aware, most businesses rely on a number of contracts of contracts and agreements. These typically include partnership agreements, employment contracts, purchase agreements and a variety of others that have been carefully drafted and reviewed before they are signed. Most such agreements are formalized in writing, as doing so creates a permanent […]

Protecting Your Trademark From Dilution

Brand development and recognition are crucial components of any successful business. For many business owners, building a recognizable brand involves creating visually appealing logos, insignias, or other images that current and prospective customers can associate with you and your products. These images can legally be linked to your brand by securing trademark protections afforded by […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Relocating Your Company

When you have established a successful business in a particular location, the idea of moving your operations may never cross your mind in a serious way. Sometimes, however, changing market conditions in your current location and in other areas could prompt you to wonder if relocating would help you control costs and improve your bottom […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses When to Consider Selling Your Business

When you own and operate a business, you must make many important decisions. Some effect the day-to-day operations of the company, while others are focused on the long-term health of the company. While you may not be comfortable with the idea, you may also need to decide if and when the time is right to […]

Super Bowl Ads Show How the Business World Is Changing

Apart from the worst international tragedies, very few events capture the attention of a global audience the way that the Super Bowl does. For about five hours early last month, the eyes of virtually the whole world were focused on Houston, Texas, as the New England Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in the 51st edition […]