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 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 […]

Cubs’ Healing Gesture Helps Create Goodwill With Fans

In case you have been living off the grid for the last year or so, the long-suffering Chicago Cubs won the World Series last fall. The win marked the first time in 108 years that the club sat atop the baseball world—the longest championship drought of any team in American professional sports. A few months […]

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 […]