Rezoning Threat Prompts Federal Lawsuit

When the Double Door music venue was evicted from its Wicker Park location in February, the fight had already been going on for more than a year. Now, a related lawsuit has been filed in federal court and the issue shows no signs of being resolved anytime soon. As a business law attorney, I have […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About the Cubs’ Playoff Ticket Warnings

The Chicago Cubs represent one of Major League Baseball’s most historic franchises. However, much of that time has been spent the sport’s poster child for heartbreak and disappointment. The Cubs have not won a World Series championship since 1908—more than 100 years ago—and have not even returned to the World Series since 1945. “There’s always […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney on the Class-Action Antitrust Suit Filed Against Poultry Producers

From the moment a student begins learning about the subject of economics, he or she is taught that one of the most basic elements of business is the balance between supply and demand. Supply and demand are driving factors in everything from production, market strength, and, of course, prices. Since prices directly affect a company’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Naperville Business Attorney Talks About Charitable Giving for Your Company

As a business owner, you assume a number of obligations to your staff, your creditors, and your customers. In many ways, you also have a responsibility to yourself, ensuring that your efforts are properly directed and aimed at increasing efficiency, success, and profitability. In addition to all of these concerns, you also probably recognize the […]

The Pros and Cons of Buying a Franchise, Part 1: Franchise Pros

What do McDonald’s, GNC Live Well, Tim Hortons, and Meineke Car Care Centers all have in common, besides being nationally recognized brands? They are all among the most successful franchises in the world. A franchise is a business structure that permits private owners to buy the rights to open and run locations of a much […]

Naperville Employment Attorney Discusses How to Contest an Unemployment Claim

When you hire a staff to help your company meet your customers’ needs, you are primarily focused on the ability of your employees to get the job done. You expect them to be punctual, efficient, and productive while contributing to your company’s continued success. From time to time, you will likely see employees leave to […]

Know the Risks of a Personal Guarantee for Your Business Loan

For many small business owners, especially those who are just starting out, avenues for raising operating capital may be rather limited. If you are in such situation, you may have no choice but to apply for loan that requires you to offer a personal guarantee of its repayment. Over the years, many of my clients […]