Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Basics of Non-Compete Agreements

If you are a business owner, you have probably poured a great deal of time, money, and effort into your business. You may be considering using a non-compete agreement to protect the tremendous personal and financial investments you have made through your business. As a business law attorney, I am often asked about non-compete or […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Missing Comma That Cost a Dairy $5 Million

As a business law attorney, I understand that language must be precise and accurate when one is writing legally-binding agreements or contracts. Vague and Imprecise phrasing can sometimes cause a contract or other legal document to be unenforceable or useless. Sometimes, ambiguity in the laws themselves can cause confusion and problems. One dairy company from […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses McDonald’s Being Sued Over Unwanted Cheese

Business owners have to be ready for anything. Sometimes, lawsuits spring up for the most unexpected reason. For example, McDonald’s was probably not expecting to need to defend itself against allegations of “unwanted and undelivered cheese,” but that is the current situation. In this somewhat bizarre lawsuit, McDonald’s customers have accused the restaurant of overcharging […]

Pastry Chef Offers Marijuana-Infused Products in Revolutionary New Venture

As a business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that one of the hardest parts of being a small business owner is finding new niche markets through which to expand your business. One such emerging market in Illinois has been created by the legalization of medical cannabis. Once considered a dangerous gateway drug, […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Mexican Food Chain

When you own a business that employs a staff, it is extremely important to make all personnel-related decisions carefully. Hiring and maintaining the right people are essential to the success of your company, but terminating those who are not pulling their weight is equally critical. As a business law attorney, I recognize that virtually all […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses JetBlue’s Coast-to-Coast Pizza Delivery

April was a rough month for the airline industry, as a catastrophic midair engine failure claimed the life of a Southwest Airlines passenger—the first accident-related death on an American-based airline since 2009. In a separate incident, an unruly passenger on a delayed American Airlines flight from Miami to Chicago had to be forcibly restrained and […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Apple’s $100 Billion Share Buyback

Just about the only thing that remains constant in American politics is change. Change is always being made on a variety of fronts, including health care, law enforcement, social issues, and of course, taxation. At the end of 2017, President Donald Trump signed a tax-reform measure that was largely championed by Republicans. Many of the […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Offers Tips on Hiring Teens for Summer Help

In a few short weeks, another school year will be in the books. For young children, this means that the freedom of summer will be waiting. For high school and college students, the next step may be a summer job. While it is certainly true that fewer teens and young adults are interested in or […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Ways Your Small Business Can Make Additional Money

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you know how important the bottom line is. Small businesses must constantly find new ways to cut unnecessary costs and increase profits. As a business law attorney and small business owner myself, I am constantly aware of how each decision can affect the profitability sustainability of […]

How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part Two: Making It Work for You

In a recent post on this blog, I talked about how social media marketing has exploded in popularity recently. As business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that many people have come to expect businesses to have a social media presence. Although the universe of social networking can be daunting, there are many […]