Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Bank’s Promise to Help Chicago

Over the last two years or so, national headlines and news reports have questioned the reasons behind the uptick in gun violence and other crimes throughout the greater Chicago region. Even President Donald Trump himself has taken notice of the severity of the problem. Many believe that the city’s crime concerns are tied very closely […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Starbucks Roastery Coming to the Magnificent Mile

As technology continues to change the face of the retail industry, a number of iconic brands have begun implementing plans to close brick-and-mortar stores. With millions of consumers turning to Amazon and other online retailers, even high-end department stores like Macy’s have been forced to reevaluate their sales strategies. In fact, recent reports suggest that […]

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 […]

Planning in Advance: Express Your End of Life Wishes in a Living Will

Death can be an uncomfortable subject of conversation. But it is also a universal fact of life. It is far better to plan for that eventuality in advance and do everything possible to prepare our loved ones, than to force emotional decisions when the moment finally arrives.  Bud Hammes agrees with that. He works as […]

How to Write a Last Will and Testament in Illinois

When an older man or woman passes away, usually he or she has a last will and testament, usually or just a “will.” All people above the age of 18, though, should have a will that can be updated when necessary. It is important for everyone to know how to write a will and what […]

Careful Risk Taking to Boost Economy

Since the recession of 2008, consumers and businesses alike are more conservative than ever with their investments. The threat of losing money has caused many to be extra cautious with their finances. According to Federal Chairman Ben Bernanke and Vice Chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, risk taking is healthy and can boost economy. […]

Illinois and climate change

President Barack Obama emphasizes advancing climate change and clean energy solutions as a second-term priority. Chicago and the rest of Illinois are ahead of the game with great progress on positive climate change solutions with clean technologies that are great for job creation and economic growth. Energy efficiency is the best, fastest and cheapest solution […]

Restitution for 17 Conned Out Of Their Estate Planning Funds

We all plan on a future of retirement and enjoying our lives. Some even go so far as to plan out their estate for the younger generations to be secure financially. Much planning and investing has to happen in order for that to occur. Finding the right person to assist you in that process is […]

High Percentage of Pastors Found To Have No Estate Planning Documents

A recent study conducted on behalf of Southern Baptist Convention shows that nearly 40 percent of pastors do not have a trust, will, living will, electronic will, legacy story, or durable power of attorney with health care directives. The survey also shows that the younger generation—aged 18 to 44—is the biggest group without any estate documentation. […]