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 […]

Pastry Chef Offers Marijuana-Infused Products in Revolutionary New Venture

As a business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that one of the hardest parts of being a small business owner is finding new niche markets through which to expand your business. One such emerging market in Illinois has been created by the legalization of medical cannabis. Once considered a dangerous gateway drug, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Ways Your Small Business Can Make Additional Money

If you are an entrepreneur or small business owner, you know how important the bottom line is. Small businesses must constantly find new ways to cut unnecessary costs and increase profits. As a business law attorney and small business owner myself, I am constantly aware of how each decision can affect the profitability sustainability of […]

How Social Media Can Benefit Your Small Business, Part Two: Making It Work for You

In a recent post on this blog, I talked about how social media marketing has exploded in popularity recently. As business law attorney and small business owner, I realize that many people have come to expect businesses to have a social media presence. Although the universe of social networking can be daunting, there are many […]

Artificial Intelligence Bests Business Lawyers in Contract Review Contest

For many businesses, automation is one of the keys to increased efficiency and productivity. A machine that can accomplish the same task as a human worker is will usually be more cost-effective—at least in the long term. Most of us can easily imagine ways in which automation might be used in industries that involve manufacturing […]