Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Potential Impact of a Divorce on Your Company

Family-owned businesses are, for many, embodiment of the “American Dream.” Opening a company with the intention of passing it down for generations to come can be both exhilarating and highly profitable. There are, however, certain events that could throw the proverbial wrench into the gears of your long-term plans, and some are not even business- […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Opening Your Own Company

Are you tired of working hard so that someone else can earn a few extra dollars in profit? Would it not be more gratifying if your extra hard work resulted in more money in your own pocket instead? Almost everyone who has ever punched a clock has dreamed of opening his or her own business one day, […]

Resume Red Flags and Green Flags for Choosing the Right Employee

A well-crafted resume offers an employer a glimpse into the professional life of a potential new hire. A small business is only as good as the individuals it employs, and all small business owners must be careful to choose the right new employee. Our small business law attorneys at the The Gierach Law Firm have […]

New Small Business Administrator Appointed to United States Senate

Earlier this week the year-long search for a new Small Business Administration (“SBA”) leader ended with the appointment of Maria Contreras-Sweet. Contreras-Sweet was nominated by President Obama, and was confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate. Many believe that Contreras-Sweet’s appointment will breathe a breath of fresh air into the SBA, while also encouraging the […]

Changes in the Tax Code For Businesses in 2014

The end of the year is always a time that business owners find themselves scrambling to make sure everything is in order. There are year-end bonuses to consider, new laws to plan for, and, of course, taxes to think about. 2013 was a big year for business owners when it came to tax considerations. One […]

Investing in Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate deals aren’t just for business owners. In fact, many Americans are turning to commercial real estate AS the business in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008. Not only do commercial real estate deals ensure that the work is autonomous, they also guarantee a certain degree of return on the investment […]

Selling Your Small Business

In the years following the market crash, several small business owners decided that entrepreneurship wasn’t for them and began the arduous process of selling their business. If you’re ready to sell your small business, there are several things to keep in mind—the most important of which is to seek the counsel of a qualified business attorney. He will […]

Setting Up Your Business: Which Type of Organization is Right for You?

So you have decided to start your own small business. You will certainly have your work cut out for you, but before you get to work implementing your business plan, you will need to register your business with the state. The official state of Illinois business registration, licenses, and permits website offers some helpful details […]

Protecting Your Ownership of Employee-Created Intellectual Property

An employer might assume that any intellectual property created by an employee in connection with the employee’s job duties will automatically become the exclusive property of the employer. However, without taking the necessary measures to ensure this, that assumption could prove incorrect. Employee Inventions Where There Is NO Enforceable Assignment-of-Inventions Agreement. Often, in the absence […]

A Plan for your Digital Assets

These days, mostly everyone lives part of their life online.  Whether you pay bills online, manage your bank account, or just email or other social connections.  The unfortunate reality is that most people forget to consider online aspects of estate planning.  And most states do not have clear laws about inheriting virtual effects. When you […]