Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Plans for Unique Former Headquarters of Multi-Level Marketing Basket Company

In the age of social media, multi-level marketing companies seem to be more prevalent than ever before. For people of a certain age, it is nearly impossible to scroll through Facebook without seeing at least one friend or acquaintance posting about the cosmetics, essential oils, kitchen gadgets, or dietary supplements that changed their life—and they […]

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 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 […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the SEC Lawsuit Against Tesla and Elon Musk

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a government agency that is tasked with protecting investors, maintaining “fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitating the formation of capital. According the SEC itself, it “strivers to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public’s trust.” As a business law attorney, I make […]

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 […]