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 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 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 […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Corporate Responsibility

When you own and operate a business, you have a wide variety of obligations. Obviously, you owe it to your customers to provide quality products or services at competitive prices. You also owe a duty to your shareholders and financial backers to make responsible decisions designed to further your company’s profitability. But what about your […]

Naperville Lawyer on Questionable Lawsuits and the Importance of General Counsel

There is little question that we live in a very litigious society. With the exception of a few landmark pieces of legislation, many of the rules by which we live have evolved from years of lawsuits being filed by one party against another which force the courts to interpret various laws and their applicability under […]

Tips for Entrepreneurial Inventors From a Naperville Business Lawyer

Entrepreneurial inventors are part of a unique class of small business owners. Not only are they responsible for the creation of the product that they sell, but often they must take care of the front-end business management responsibilities and costs. Though an individual may have a brilliant idea, getting the idea turned into a tangible […]

Tips on Conducting an End of Year Review from a Naperville Business Attorney

By this time next week, 2016 will be gone—a recent memory that will continue to exist only in the minds of those who experienced it and, of course, in your company’s financial records. For many businesses, the months of November, December, and January represent a relatively slow period due to other social and economic factors—holiday […]

A Discussion on Giving Back to the Community From a Naperville Business Lawyer

When you own a business, you look to serve the needs of your customer base with relevant products and services in exchange for a reasonable amount of money. This is how free-market businesses work and represents the cornerstone of the American economic system. Many entrepreneurs, however, are also inclined to provide certain goods and services […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Latest Bond Rating for Illinois

A common refrain during most presidential election cycles is that the country should be run like a business. This argument, usually maintained by those in favor of decreasing government spending, has been especially prevalent this time around, due to the business background of the Republican front-runner. As a business law attorney, I understand why voters […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Summer Vacation for Your Company

While it seemed that winter would never release its icy grip on the Northern Illinois region, at long last, the weather has broken. In the next few weeks, spring will be giving way to summer, a season that is often a relatively slow period for many small and medium-sized businesses. Although teachers and school-age children […]