Naperville Business Lawyer on Starbucks Roastery Coming to the Magnificent Mile

As technology continues to change the face of the retail industry, a number of iconic brands have begun implementing plans to close brick-and-mortar stores. With millions of consumers turning to Amazon and other online retailers, even high-end department stores like Macy’s have been forced to reevaluate their sales strategies. In fact, recent reports suggest that […]

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 […]

Chicago-Based Kraft Heinz Takes New Approach to Super Bowl Marketing

Every business owner understands the importance of increasing visibility and helping potential customers build a relationship with the company. For some businesses—including a number of the most recognizable brands in the world—Super Bowl Sunday provides the perfect opportunity to do just that. With millions of people watching the National Football League’s championship game, the Super […]

Hometown Cubs Announce Major Changes to Ticket Policies

When you are a business owner, you have a responsibility to protect the interests of your clients and customers. How you do so, of course, depends a great deal on the type of business you operate and your chosen industry. A few months ago, I wrote a post on this blog that talked about how […]

University of Chicago Faces Discrimination Lawsuit

For many employers, the idea of intentionally discriminating against an employee may feel like something that could never occur in their company. Conscientious business owners understand the importance of providing equal opportunities to workers of any race, gender, age, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. There are, of course, federal labor laws that protect the […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About the Cubs’ Playoff Ticket Warnings

The Chicago Cubs represent one of Major League Baseball’s most historic franchises. However, much of that time has been spent the sport’s poster child for heartbreak and disappointment. The Cubs have not won a World Series championship since 1908—more than 100 years ago—and have not even returned to the World Series since 1945. “There’s always […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Chicago Area Food Deserts

As the third-largest city in the country, Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. With 77 officially designated community areas and some 200 neighborhoods, many Chicagoans identify closely with their geographic roots and often pride themselves based on the neighborhood in which they reside. Unfortunately, however, a disturbingly large number of Chicago neighborhoods have very little […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses New Chicago Sick Day Mandate

No matter where you choose to start your company or run a business, you will be forced to put up with a certain level of government oversight. The number of regulations and amount of bureaucracy certainly depends on the specific jurisdiction, but may include considerations for licensing, inspections, taxes, fees, and much more. As a […]

Chicago Bears Practice Field Is Infringing on Patent, Suit Alleges

As a business planning and litigation attorney, I see cases every day in which both fledgling companies and well-established businesses use the patented ideas of another without properly securing the rights to them. In many industries, being innovative is a major key to success, which means that stolen technology is not only unethical but could […]