Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Getting Your Successor Ready for the Job

If you are a business owner, you probably have an idea of what your company will look like in five years. But, what about in 10 years or 20 years? Will you still be in charge of the day-to-day operations or will you have handed the reins over to a successor—possibly even your own child […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Importance of Wording in Business Contracts

If you are like most people, you were probably told at a fairly young age that you should carefully read everything you sign, especially contracts. If you are a business owner, it is likely that you now understand why: the wording of a contract matters. More than that, the way in which a contract is […]

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 Business Lawyer Discusses a New Trend in Impulse Buying

When you hear the phrase “impulse buying,” what do you think of? Do you picture the checkout line at the grocery store packed with candy bars, tabloid magazines, and a random assortment of other items? Or, maybe you think about an eye-catching display of high-end home accessories that you did not realize you needed until […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses the Closure of For-Profit College

Government regulations regarding recruiting and educational standards are being blamed for the second major closing in the for-profit education sector in recent years. ITT Technical Institute—one of the largest for-profit chain of colleges in the country—suddenly closed nearly all of its 130-plus campuses in 38 states, leaving some 40,000 students without a way to continue […]

Beating the Odds: Naperville Business Lawyer on the Long-Term Health of Family Businesses

Many entrepreneurs are constantly looking for “the next big thing.” They find an idea or startup opportunity, invest time and resources into the project, then sell the new company for a substantial profit relatively quickly. Other would-be business owners are in the market for something completely different. They would rather start with a business concept, […]

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 […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Non-Compete Agreements

Building a successful business requires you to invest tremendous amounts of time, energy, and money, often at great personal sacrifice. It is understandable, and even admirable, that you would wish to protect those investments in every way possible. For this reason, you may be considering having some or all of your employees sign a non-compete […]

End of the Year Tips from a Naperville Business Attorney

As 2015 draws to a close, you have probably begun the process of looking ahead toward next year. If you are like many business owners, the end of the year can be a stressful time, but with a little planning and organization, it does not need to be. As a business law attorney, I enjoy […]

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 […]