Naperville Business Attorney on Burger King Sending Customers to McDonald’s

When you own a business, one of your primary goals is to draw customers or clients to your company instead of allowing them to go to your competitors. In fact, beating your competitors is a basic tenet of a free market system. I have been practicing business law for more than 30 years, and in […]

Payless Shoesource Uses Fake Luxury Brand Prank as Creative Marketing Tool

One of the most challenging parts of owning a business is marketing your product or service in a way which captures consumers’ very limited attention. Most experts estimate that the average American sees an astonishing 4000 to 10,000 advertisements a day. Making your brand or company stand out among the sea of other brands is […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Common Types of Business Lawsuits

When you own and operate a small business, it can be the realization of a lifelong dream. Many business owners are drawn to the freedom and financial opportunities offered by owning and running a successful company. As a business law attorney and a small business owner, I also realize the risks that come with business […]

Facebook and Google to End Controversial Forced Arbitration Policies

Two of the biggest names in technology have recently decided to change a long-standing policy called forced arbitration or mandatory arbitration in matters related to sexual harassment. The policy prevented employees from pursuing sexual harassment claims through the court and instead required them to settle the cases through arbitration. After Google and Facebook announced the […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Brewing Beer Battle

It is a simple but sad reality of the business world: some brands stand the test of time while others go extinct and fade into the past. For every Coca-Cola, there is a Blockbuster Video, and for every Apple, there is a Compaq. Even brands with storied histories like Woolworth and Oldsmobile have eventually fallen […]

Naperville Business Attorney on Mistakes to Avoid While Building Your Company’s Online Presence: Part Two

As an experienced business law attorney, I realize that the majority of Americans now use the internet to search for businesses and services. When you are building your company’s website and social media presence, it is important to do so in a way that will entice customers to do business with you. In a previous […]

Naperville Business Attorney on Mistakes to Avoid While Building Your Company’s Online Presence: Part One

Most small business owners realize that they need to have at least some type of online presence in order to be successful. The days of searching for a particular service in the phone book are nearly over and more and more people are looking to the internet to find local businesses. In fact, one survey […]

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 Famous Author’s Dollar Babies

Over the last few years, there has been an impressive resurgence of interest in television and film adaptations of the works of Stephen King. To call King simply a horror writer does not do the man justice, as his books and short stories are just as often examinations of the human experience rather than scary […]

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 […]