Should I Open My Own Business?

Are you tired of working hard so that someone else can earn a few extra dollars in profit? Would it not be more gratifying if your extra hard work resulted in more money in your own pocket instead? Almost everyone who has ever punched a clock has dreamed of opening his or her own business one day, […]

Which Business Entity Is Best for My Illinois Company?

If you are an entrepreneur, you are considering building your own startup, or you would like to change your business’s structure, you should know the options available to you. There are a number of different business structures from which you can choose, but they may not all be the right fit. You should select your […]

Can I Evict a Commercial Tenant Who Fails to Pay Rent in Illinois?

There is often the false assumption that landlords are unreasonable and unforgiving, kicking their tenants out at the first sign of a late rent payment. These businessmen and businesswomen get a bad rap for taking legal action against their tenants, yet many forget that landlords are dependent upon their tenants’ rent money to make ends […]

Does My Family Business Need a Succession Plan?

Mom-and-pop stores and restaurants have been the foundation of the United States since the country’s origin. Many Americans pride themselves on their work and ability to support their families, with additional fulfillment given to those who do this by running their own business. In the best-case scenarios, family businesses will be passed down from generation […]

The Basics of Market Research from a Naperville Business Attorney

Your path to success in a business venture begins long before your ever open your doors to the public. For most entrepreneurs and would-be business owners, the journey begins with an idea for a new product or service, or a variation of an existing one. A raw concept, however, is rarely a sufficient foundation upon […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Navigating Sexual Harassment Concerns as a Small Business Owner

In fall of 2017, media tycoon Harvey Weinstein was accused of horrific abuses of his power and wealth in the form of sexual harassment and rape. The news made international headlines and sparked outrage from actors, celebrities, and the public in general. Individuals all over the world began sharing their own stories of sexual harassment […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Facebook Privacy Concerns

As a business law attorney, I am acutely aware of one of the most valuable protections that an attorney has: attorney-client privilege. The United States Supreme Court has indicated that by guaranteeing confidentiality, clients are free to make “full and frank” disclosures to their attorneys, who can then provide sincere, applicable advice and effective representation. […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Start-Up Debt

As a small business owner and a business law attorney, I understand that starting a new business venture requires money—or capital, as it is often called in the in the corporate world. Some new owners fund their fledgling business through investors or with money they have set aside for just that purpose while others take […]

Naperville Lawyer on Growing Your Small Business

Being a small business owner is hard work. In my 30 years as a business law attorney and as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), I have learned many lessons. One of these is that an entrepreneur must always be thinking of new and creative ways to find success. If you are a small business owner […]

Choosing a Successor for Your Family Business

Maintaining and operating a family-owned business is a dream shared by tens of thousands, if not millions of would-be owners around the country. Many, of course, have already started such businesses as family-owned or family-controlled companies represent about 90 percent of all American businesses and employ 60 percent or more of the labor force. In […]