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 […]

How Does Getting Remarried Affect My Estate Planning?

The legal practice area known as “estate planning” is an umbrella term to cover what you want to have happen upon your death. The paperwork that outlines your wishes can include a number of tools, such as paperwork designating who receives what, information on which medical treatments you do or do not want to be […]

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 […]

What Happens If I Die Without a Will in Illinois?

The creation of a will can be one of the most important legal decisions you will ever make; however, many people put this critical document on the backburner. Life circumstances can get in the way, as your first job may quickly lead you to marriage and children, and before you know it, your kids are […]

Naperville Estate Planning Attorney Discusses the Importance of Estate Planning for Snowbirds

As a resident of Northern Illinois, I am all too familiar with the harsh weather we often experience during the winter. In fact, I know many people—many of them retirees—who maintain a separate home in a warmer climate to be used during the coldest months of the year. Affectionately, but ironically, known as a “snowbirds,” […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses Rebranding of Weight Watchers

For more than 50 years, Weight Watchers has been a leading name for those looking to control their eating habits and to drop a few pounds. The company—thanks in large part to its alliterative name—is among the most recognizable in an industry that also includes brands like Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and Beachbody. This week, Weight […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Meeting Customers’ Changing Needs

When you own and operate a business, you have many priorities, but your customers’ satisfaction should be at that top of that list. Without customers, there is no business. Over time, the needs and desires of your customer base may evolve—sometimes quite dramatically—and it is crucial for your company to change to meet their developing […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Discusses the Aloe Vera Controversy at Major Retailers

When your company manufactures, distributes, and/or sells a product, you enter into a relationship with your customers. Such a relationship is based on trust—trust that is often dependent on the quality of your products and the level of service you provide. If, for some reason, the integrity of the goods that you offer is ever […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Family-Owned Hot Dog Stands in Chicago

Every year, thousands of new businesses are started by entrepreneurs and investors with the hope that they will endure for years to come. Unfortunately, many startups never reach a sustainable level of success, often closing their doors within a relatively short amount of time. Some, on the other hand, are passed down from one generation […]