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 […]

The Importance of Public Image for Business Owners

As anyone who has ever had a job can confirm, when you work for a particular business, you represent that company. Your behavior while on the clock or uniform reflects not only on you personally but on the business and the brand at large. Some such actions are merely questionable, such as a Pepsi employee […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Warning Labels on Coffee

Did you know that about two-thirds of American adults drink at least one cup of coffee in an average day? The average U.S. coffee drinker consumes just under three cups per day—with the average cup being nine ounces. All told, this works about to be 400 million cups per day and 140 billion cups annually, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses an Interesting Incident at a Well-Known Film Festival

In a recent post on this blog, I talked a little about the growing percentage of American households who are eschewing standard cable television packages in favor of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Appropriately dubbed as “cable cutters,” these households have forced networks and officials throughout the television industry to rethink their strategies […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Right to Refuse Service

As a business owner, you are probably familiar with the maxim “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.” In fact, you may have a sign or poster displayed prominently in your place of business with those exact words or a similar approximation of them. But, does the law really give you the right […]

Chicago Bears Practice Field Is Infringing on Patent, Suit Alleges

As a business planning and litigation attorney, I see cases every day in which both fledgling companies and well-established businesses use the patented ideas of another without properly securing the rights to them. In many industries, being innovative is a major key to success, which means that stolen technology is not only unethical but could […]

Lawmaker Calls for Federal Probe of High Airline Fares

If you to make business-related travel arrangements for yourself or your employees, be prepared to take a hit to your bottom line, especially when you require airline tickets. Depending on the nature of your business and your travel needs, you may struggle to find reliable, inexpensive flights that allow you to conveniently reach your needed […]

Creator of “Illinoyed” Ad Campaign Ready to Work for Illinois

In late 2013, Illinois residents began seeing billboards and advertisements asking if they were “Illinoyed” at the current state of the government and high corporate taxes in The Land of Lincoln. The ad campaign was an effort by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to draw existing companies and startups to the Hoosier State by suggesting […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Lawsuit Filed by DraftKings Against Attorney General

In many small businesses and corporate offices—including a large number of my business clients—this week marks the beginning of a month-long, friendly competition linked to the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. Diehard fans and casual spectators alike tend to participate in the so-called “March Madness” festivities by filling out a bracket—predicting winners in all of […]