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 […]

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 Owner Talks About Negative Online Reviews

It is important to be clear on one point right away: it is virtually impossible to completely satisfy every client that walks through your door. That is simply a fact. Of course, you and your team will certainly try and, maybe, by your own standards, you will succeed nearly 100 percent of the time. Your […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Importance of an Employee Code of Conduct

Every business that has an image or reputation to uphold—which should be all businesses—stands to benefit from an employee code of conduct. Separate from your company code of ethics, an employee code of conduct is meant to clearly communicate your expectations of employees regarding how they should behave in the workplace or while representing the company. It […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses LLCs and Corporations

If you are thinking about starting your own business, one of the first steps you must take is figuring out which type of company your business will be. Both LLCs and corporations are viable options, and both have benefits and drawbacks. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have helped many business owners […]

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 Attorney Talks About Handling Sensitive Issues

We live in very interesting times. In some ways, people are more connected to each other than ever before, but in others, our differences have never been more pronounced. Issues related to gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation seem to have polarized Americans to the point where it is difficult to have civil, constructive conversations […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Starting a Family Business

As a business law attorney and a business owner, I understand that opportunistic entrepreneurs always have their eyes open for the next “big thing.” They come across a business idea, invest a great deal of money and time into building the idea into a business, then sell the new venture to a larger company for […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Millennials Becoming Next Wave of Successful Entrepreneurs

Over the last decade or so, much has been said and written about the various ways that so-called “Millennials” are different from the generations that preceded them. Unfortunately, most of what is being said is not entirely complimentary, as Millennials have been called lazy and unmotivated, and they have been blamed for the decline of […]