Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Whole Foods and Amazon

Known for a wide selection of health foods and organic items not found in many “regular” grocery stores, Whole Foods has not always been synonymous with “inexpensive.” In fact, the less-than-flattering moniker “Whole Paycheck” has been used by many to describe the high-end chain. Even Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has heard the nickname, calling […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Looks at the Success Story of Netflix

Today, the name “Netflix” is synonymous with streaming entertainment as a viable alternative to cable, satellite, or over-the-air broadcast programming. When the company first started nearly 20 years ago, however, there was little indication that it would quickly become global entertainment leader. As a business law attorney, I recognize the importance of evolving with the […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Fast Food Chain’s Creative Marketing

If you own or operate a business in a competitive industry, you need a way to show prospective customers that you are different from your competitors. Thus, creative marketing can play a major part in generating business. As with most elements of running a business, attempts at creative marketing do not always go as planned, […]

Observations on Cook County’s Soda Tax From a Naperville Business Law Attorney

Last month, a controversial new policy went into effect in Cook County, and consumers throughout the region are a bit unsure what to make of it. The new policy introduced a countywide tax on sweetened beverages in the amount of $0.01 per ounce sold, making the cost of soda in Cook County among the highest […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Importance of Vetting Your Business Idea

If you are like most people, you have probably had an idea or two that made you stop and wonder if it could provide the foundation for a profitable business. Of course, only a small percentage people ever put their ideas into action. Those who build successful companies, however, do not take action until they […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Bank’s Promise to Help Chicago

Over the last two years or so, national headlines and news reports have questioned the reasons behind the uptick in gun violence and other crimes throughout the greater Chicago region. Even President Donald Trump himself has taken notice of the severity of the problem. Many believe that the city’s crime concerns are tied very closely […]

Rezoning Threat Prompts Federal Lawsuit

When the Double Door music venue was evicted from its Wicker Park location in February, the fight had already been going on for more than a year. Now, a related lawsuit has been filed in federal court and the issue shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon. As a business law attorney, I have […]

Four Signs That It Might Be Time to Sell Your Company

For many individuals, owning a business is the realization of a lifelong dream. You may have worked for many years doing the necessary research and building the knowledge base on which your company operates. Thus, the decision to sell your business is often extremely difficult, even when it is the right choice. In my practice […]

Naperville Business Attorney Talks About Empowering Your Employees

Those who own and operate businesses are rarely passive personalities. They are, instead, typically go-getters with an entrepreneurial spirit and the ambition to make a difference in the industries in which they operate. Some business owners take a somewhat directorial approach, telling employees what should be done and how to do it. Other owners are […]

Naperville Business Attorney on the Role of Personal Values in Business Decisions

When you own and operate a business, you are faced with many decisions on a daily basis. Some of them may be relatively minor in the overall big picture—such as what font to use in your print advertising—while others will have a significant impact on the direction of your company and your career. As business […]