Naperville Business Lawyer on How a Chain Went From Bar Food to Billions

The company that owns Arby’s, Jimmy John’s, and several other fast-food and quick-service dining brands has announced that it will pay $2.9 billion to acquire the nation’s best-known chicken wing chain. The deal comes in the wake of several other restaurant industry mergers, including Burger King’s acquisition of Popeyes Chicken. As a business law attorney, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Whole Foods and Amazon

Known for a wide selection of health foods and organic items not found in many “regular” grocery stores, Whole Foods has not always been synonymous with “inexpensive.” In fact, the less-than-flattering moniker “Whole Paycheck” has been used by many to describe the high-end chain. Even Whole Foods CEO John Mackey has heard the nickname, calling […]

Naperville Business Attorney on the Accidental Millionaire in Startup Sale

When another business owner or entrepreneur is fortunate enough to enjoy a major success, it is tempting to ascribe the event to good luck or being in the right place at the right time. Of course, there is little question that timing has a great deal to with commercial profitability, but, in many cases, the […]

Knowing When to Sell: Tips from a Naperville Business Attorney

There are many reasons that may lead a person to start a business. Some individuals feel that they are best suited to work for themselves rather than for someone else. Others have a passion for their particular field or industry and are happy to dedicate their professional—and often personal—lives to their craft. Still others are […]

Justice Department Will Move to Block Two Health Insurance Mergers

Shares of four large health insurers fell this week when it was suggested that the United States Department of Justice is planning to file lawsuits intended to block two separate mergers. Over the last several years, the Justice Department’s antitrust division has been taking a stronger stand against business deals that it believes could inappropriately […]

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 […]

Non-Disclosure Agreements: NDAs in Business Negotiations

The success of many business owners is dependent on the manner in which they approach relationships with other businesses and entrepreneurs. While a business professional should be as good as his or her word, and a handshake should still carry significant meaning, it is more important than ever that most agreed-upon details should be formalized […]

Apple Cuts Deal to Purchase Fingerprint Reader AuthenTec Inc.

A recent Chicago Sun-Times article announced that I-Phone / I-Pad powerhouse Apple has brokered a deal to acquire Florida-based AuthenTec Inc. in order to shore up its capabilities in terms of digital security. As smartphones become more and more a part of daily life for many consumers, including for online purchases, consumers are likely to expect heightened […]