Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Gillette’s Controversial Advertisement

You have probably heard the maxim “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”—a saying that has long been attributed to 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum. While there is no definitive proof that Barnum ever said those words, the idea has certainly been echoed countless times over the years. As it applies to business, the basis […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Effect of the Government Shutdown on Federal Contractors

The shutdown of the federal government is now in its third week. While President Donald Trump continues to fight with Congress over funding for a physical barrier along the border between the United States and Mexico, an estimated 800,000 federal employees have either been furloughed or forced to work without pay. Most of these employees […]

Is It Time to Choose a New Executor?

In a recent post, I outlined the importance of reviewing your estate plan regularly. The primary goal of such a review is to determine if your estate plan still matches your life’s circumstances well enough to give you and your family the peace of mind you deserve. As an estate planning lawyer, I realize that […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Some of the Legal Issues Small Businesses Face Everyday

For many small business owners, the threat of business litigation is always in the back of their mind. Studies show that as many as half of all small businesses become involved in business litigation at least once in any given year. Legal disputes which seem like only minor headaches can quickly snowball into extensive proceedings […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Coming Up With a Business Idea in 2019

New Year’s resolutions have long been a way for people to motivate themselves into doing something positive. Many people, for example, make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or start going to the gym. Others commit to going back to school or spending more time with family. It is also common for would-be entrepreneurs […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Sidecar’s Lawsuit Against Uber

It is common for people to associate certain brand names with the services they offer—to the point where the brand name essentially becomes a generic term. For example, when you want to search the internet to learn about a particular person or idea, you will probably “Google” the person or idea, even if your default […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer on Estate Planning With a Spouse Who Refuses to Participate

In my practice as an estate planning attorney, I have helped many married couples create wills, trusts, and other estate planning instruments designed to offer long-term security and peace of mind. On occasion, however, I am approached by individuals who recognize the importance of estate planning but who cannot get their spouses to participate in […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Signature Dance Moves as Copyrighted Works

If you were to write a book or record an original piece of music, you would be able to file for copyright protection of your work. Copyright protection, at its most basic, means that you would be able to control whether others were allowed to use your work for profit. Licensing rights and similar arrangements […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Your End-of-the-Year Business Review

As a business owner, you must constantly be looking for ways to improve and grow your business. One way to stay organized and focused on your goals is to take time every year to do a review of your business and the areas that may need development. Through my experience as a business law attorney […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Knowing When to Sell Your Business

Owning a small or medium-sized business is, for many, the embodiment of the American Dream. Of course, dreams like this do not come true without hard work, intense research, and a strong commitment to perseverance. Considering how much time, energy, and money you have invested in your business, it is understandable that you might be […]