Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses New Uber Freight Rating System

When you hear the word “detention,” you probably think of a punishment for school students or perhaps the 1985 film The Breakfast Club. While this is the most common use of the word, any situation in which someone is detained is technically a type of detention. In the trucking industry, detention refers to the period […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Valentine’s Day Without Iconic Candy

As a business law attorney, I recognize that very few companies last forever. Even the most successful businesses with long and storied histories can reach a point where continuing operations might no longer be viable. Of course, when this happens to companies behind brands that are loved by the public, consumers are often left wondering […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Rejection of Medical Marijuana Super Bowl Ad

This Sunday, the New England Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. The game will kickoff around 6:40 p.m. EST at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Of course, the Super Bowl represents much more than just the National Football League (NFL) championship. It is also a media spectacle and arguably […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Impending Divorce of Amazon Founder

As a business law attorney, I understand that many factors can affect a company’s value, especially when the company has many shareholders or investors. Publicly-traded entities can be particularly prone to fluctuations. Any decisions or news that might impact the company in any way are likely to cause at least some changes in the company’s […]

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 […]

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 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 […]