Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Brand Partnerships and New Pizza Hut Menu Item

When you own a business, you need to find ways to set your company apart from your competitors. In some industries, you might be able to do so by offering the best products, while in others offering products or services at the lowest price might help you stand out from the crowd. In certain sectors, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Empowering Your Employees to Help the Company

While no two people are exactly the same, there is a characteristic that is commonly shared by those who start and own businesses. Business owners are generally motivated individuals who are willing to invest time, money, and energy into a concept or a commercial venture. Along with this willingness often comes a general desire to […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the New Female-Focused Monopoly Game

As a business owner and a business law attorney, I recognize that it is extremely important for successful companies to continue to look for ways in which they can connect with potential customers. I also believe that business owners should have a strong awareness of the current social and economic conditions of the areas where […]

Walmart Announces New Gun Policies, Stock Prices Hit All-Time High

By now, unfortunately, you are probably familiar with the typical responses to each new report of a mass shooting. On one side, there is a vocal contingent of politicians, concerned parents, and others pushing for stricter gun control laws while on the other side, there is an equally vocal group that insists that new laws […]

Naperville Business Attorney Talks About Developing an Effective Employee Handbook

If you own a company that employs just one or two people, there is a good chance that you are very familiar with your employees. With that familiarity comes the trust that they will usually act in the best interests of your business. As time goes by and your company expands, however, you will probably […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Succession and Planning for Small Business Owners

In my practice as a business law attorney, I have helped many clients realize their dreams of owning their own businesses—a large number of which are small businesses with just a few employees. While I certainly take a great deal of pride in assisting small business owners, I am troubled by what I see as […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Dispute of Taco Tuesday Trademark

I realize that it seems like I have been discussing quite a few trademark disputes over the last few months, and to be fair, I have done just that. First, it was the Tom Brady filing, then I mentioned trademarks when talking about choosing a good name for your business, and finally, I covered the […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Netflix

Depending upon the industry in which your company operates, you might need to be very careful to avoid violating existing trademarks and copyright protections. If you own a printing or publishing business, for example, you cannot sell or distribute any works without having the proper licensing rights in advance. In my practice as a business […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Announcement of Field of Dreams MLB Game

Whether you run a small, one-person business or you are on the board of a huge, multi-national commercial entity, it is important for you to be constantly thinking of ways to market your business. If your customer base begins to lose interest, your bottom line will inevitably suffer. This is even true for organizations that […]

How to Know When It Is Time to Sell Your Business

As a business owner myself, I understand that owning a business takes a tremendous amount of dedication and work. You probably put your blood, sweat, and tears into helping your business grow. It is understandable that you may be hesitant to sell the business. It can be hard to know exactly when the right time […]