Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Rebranding of Weight Watchers

For more than 50 years, Weight Watchers has been a leading name for those looking to control their eating habits and to drop a few pounds. The company—thanks in large part to its alliterative name—is among the most recognizable in an industry that also includes brands like Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and Beachbody. This week, Weight […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Importance of an Employee Code of Conduct

Every business that has an image or reputation to uphold—which should be all businesses—stands to benefit from an employee code of conduct. Separate from your company code of ethics, an employee code of conduct is meant to clearly communicate your expectations of employees regarding how they should behave in the workplace or while representing the company. It […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses LLCs and Corporations

If you are thinking about starting your own business, one of the first steps you must take is figuring out which type of company your business will be. Both LLCs and corporations are viable options, and both have benefits and drawbacks. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have helped many business owners […]

Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer Discusses Leaving an Inheritance for Your Grandchildren

When you first thought about your estate plan, you probably gave a great deal of thought to leaving your assets to your children. As your children grow up and start their own families, you may start to think about making provisions in your estate plan for your grandchildren. Doing so, in fact, may be especially […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Overly Broad Non-Compete Agreements

Many employers require their workers to sign non-compete agreements (NCAs), especially when the employees have unique talents or abilities. Employers are within their rights to try and limit any damage that may be caused to their brand by an employee’s departure, but if they overstep legal bounds, the non-compete agreement may be declared invalid. As a […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses America’s Second Trillion-Dollar Company

Determining the true market value of a given company is among the most complex calculations in all of the business world. There are many different ways to value a company, but they all boil down to a simple premise: bigger is better—at least in terms of stability and productivity. As a business law attorney, I […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Oregon Lawsuit Over Mandatory Bible Study

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitutions promises that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” This sentence is the foundation of the freedom of religion that so many of our ancestors sought when they first came to America. While the First Amendment applies to Congress […]

Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the Passing of a Music Legend

She was larger than life on stage and on the silver screen, but Aretha Franklin was known for being intensely private in regard to personal matters. Unfortunately, when the Queen of Soul passed away from pancreatic cancer earlier this month, she apparently did so without any type of will or trust in place to protect […]

Naperville Business Attorney on Chick-fil-A Franchises Operating Mere Feet from Each Other

Nearly two decades ago, comedian Lewis Black recounted an experience in Houston, Texas when he left a comedy club and saw a Starbucks in front of him. “Across the street from that Starbucks,” he said, “there was—a Starbucks. There was a Starbucks across from a Starbucks.” While the incredulous observation was part of Black’s comedy […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Uber’s Second Quarter Earnings Report

For approximately the last decade, Uber has been on the leading edge of what has become known as the “gig economy.” In a gig economy, organizations and individuals tend to work more with independent workers for short-term engagements as opposed to longer-term arrangements. The gig economy mindset is growing so fast that a recent study […]