Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Downsizing of Uber’s Self-Driving Operations

In my practice as a business law attorney, I am often approached by clients who have concerns that the plans they have for their respective ventures are not working as well as they had hoped. When this happens, I help my clients review their business plans and look for places to make improvements so that […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Stamp That Cost the Postal Service $3.5 Million

Postage stamps are quickly becoming little more than a curious relic of the past for many people in today’s digital world. In fact, there is probably a large number of American adults who have not bought a stamp in several months, if not much longer. Despite this trend, the United States Postal Service (USPS), reported […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Common Hiring Mistakes

As business law attorney and a small business owner, I understand the importance of hiring the right people. A business can only be successful when its team of employees are all pulling in the same direction. Hiring employees, however, is a complex process, and it can be full of missteps and legal obstacles. Knowing how […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Importance of a Shared Vision in a Merger

Business mergers, when done right, can be mutually beneficial for all involved parties. However, there are some serious challenges that companies must overcome when dealing with mergers and acquisitions. Without the proper planning and preparation, these obstacles can lead to financial loss, a lack of shareholder returns, and possibly even complete financial devastation. As an […]

Small Business Owners Must Understand Sexual Harassment Laws

Harvey Weinstein, former film producer, has been formally charged with rape, criminal sex acts, sexual misconduct, and sex abuse. Since the allegations of long-term sexual harassment surfaced against him in 2017, many more victims of have reported their own abuse. If you own a business, it is imperative that you understand sexual harassment law and […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Basics of Non-Compete Agreements

If you are a business owner, you have probably poured a great deal of time, money, and effort into your business. You may be considering using a non-compete agreement to protect the tremendous personal and financial investments you have made through your business. As a business law attorney, I am often asked about non-compete or […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Missing Comma That Cost a Dairy $5 Million

As a business law attorney, I understand that language must be precise and accurate when one is writing legally-binding agreements or contracts. Vague and Imprecise phrasing can sometimes cause a contract or other legal document to be unenforceable or useless. Sometimes, ambiguity in the laws themselves can cause confusion and problems. One dairy company from […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses McDonald’s Being Sued Over Unwanted Cheese

Business owners have to be ready for anything. Sometimes, lawsuits spring up for the most unexpected reason. For example, McDonald’s was probably not expecting to need to defend itself against allegations of “unwanted and undelivered cheese,” but that is the current situation. In this somewhat bizarre lawsuit, McDonald’s customers have accused the restaurant of overcharging […]

Pastry Chef Offers Marijuana-Infused Products in Revolutionary New Venture

As a business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that one of the hardest parts of being a small business owner is finding new niche markets through which to expand your business. One such emerging market in Illinois has been created by the legalization of medical cannabis. Once considered a dangerous gateway drug, […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Against Mexican Food Chain

When you own a business that employs a staff, it is extremely important to make all personnel-related decisions carefully. Hiring and maintaining the right people are essential to the success of your company, but terminating those who are not pulling their weight is equally critical. As a business law attorney, I recognize that virtually all […]