Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Wells Fargo and the Importance of Consumer Trust

Over the last few months, much has been published by news outlets and other sources—including here on this blog—about the unauthorized opening of customer accounts by employees at Wells Fargo, the nation’s third-largest bank. Since September of last year, two separate settlements have been announced to put the matter to rest, each of which included […]

Lawmakers Unanimously Approve Crowdfunding Investment Bill

Owners of smaller businesses who are looking for working capital will have more options beginning in 2016, thanks to a bipartisan measure that flew through the Illinois legislature earlier this year. In a rare display of total cross-party agreement, the House and Senate both unanimously approved a bill approving the practice known as equity crowdfunding […]

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 […]

How to Approach Investors for Your New Company

The landscape of new start-up companies is more crowded than ever, which means greater competition for investors’ money. Most venture capitalists receive dozens of pitches each day. They’re also becoming more selective in where they invest their money. Recently, Forbes Magazine offered suggestions to help pitch your idea to potential investors. Know who your potential […]

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. […]