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 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 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 […]

Post-Interview Date Request Sparks Harassment Discussion

Mixing business and love can be a dangerous proposition. While we tend to take delight in fictional workplace romances—Jim and Pam from The Office, for example, are among the most popular television couples ever—real-word situations can become messy very quickly. Of course, we also live in a very opportunistic society, and some people will use […]

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 Attorney on Court’s Ruling to Allow Customer Safety Suit Against Popular Chicago Hot Dog Stand

When you own a business, you have a responsibility to ensure the safety of your customers, vendors, and anyone else who visits your establishment. Of course, exactly how far that responsibility extends is often relatively unclear until challenged by a formal claim that your company failed to provide adequate protection from harm. In my practice […]

Protecting Consumers: Naperville Business Attorney on the Blocked Office-Supply Merger

Once a company reaches a certain size and market share, its influence over the industry as whole is often substantial. In today’s business landscape, it is not uncommon for competition to such companies to erode over time, in many cases, leaving as a few as two major players to fight for dominance over a particular […]

Beating the Odds: Naperville Business Lawyer on the Long-Term Health of Family Businesses

Many entrepreneurs are constantly looking for “the next big thing.” They find an idea or startup opportunity, invest time and resources into the project, then sell the new company for a substantial profit relatively quickly. Other would-be business owners are in the market for something completely different. They would rather start with a business concept, […]

FTC Challenging Proposed Chicago Health Systems Merger

For many small and mid-size companies, a merger presents the opportunity to reach more customers with increased efficiency. In most cases, merging with another business is a profitable decision for both existing entities, their owners, their shareholders, and their client base. Sometimes, however, government regulators become concerned about a merger’s potential effect on the market […]