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 […]

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 […]

The Importance of Developing an Exit Strategy from a Naperville Business Lawyer

Rationally, you know that you will not be able to continue running your business forever. Depending on your age, health, and passion for your work, you may be ready to step away from day-to-day operations sooner than later. As a business law attorney, I have helped hundreds of clients start new companies with the hopes […]

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 […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses FDA’s Accusations of Mislabeled Parmesan Cheese

When you are accused of any type of deception or wrongdoing as it relates to your business or business practices, the impact to your reputation and bottom line can be quite serious. In my practice, I have served as general counsel for many companies facing similar difficulties and understand the challenges such an accusation can […]

GE Healthcare Moving Headquarters to Chicago from United Kingdom

In recent years, the state of Illinois has come under fire as a relatively unfriendly environment for businesses. Surveys and rankings—which tend to focus on factors most relevant to small businesses—have repeatedly listed Illinois as a difficult location for small companies due to complex and expensive licensing procedures and less available support for would-be entrepreneurs. […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Preparing for 2016

Each year when the calendar flips over to January, you, as a business owner, are presented with an opportunity to make critical decisions about the future and success of your company. For many businesses, the new year is the ideal time to look ahead and to begin preparing to implement necessary changes and adjustments, especially […]

Tips on Creating a Winning Business Idea from a Naperville Business Attorney

Have you ever thought of a unique product or service that might provide the basis for a profitable business? Or maybe, you observed the manner in which an existing company offers a particular product or service and thought you could dramatically improve on it. No matter where the creative spark is born, an idea for […]

Developing and Protecting Your Company’s Visual Identity

When you build a business from the ground up, you probably have no illusions about becoming an international icon in your industry. That would be nice, but, more than likely, you went into it with idea of serving your community or region, while providing a comfortable lifestyle for yourself and for your family. However, just […]

The Possible Impact of Medical Marijuana Laws on Your Business

After more than a year and a half of delays, the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program is just about to get fully underway. Cultivation centers have announced that the harvesting of legally-grown marijuana plants has begun, and licensed dispensaries are expected to have products available within a few weeks. As a business owner and employer, […]