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The Importance of Having Written Contracts

Posted on January 4, 2024

In the world of business, contracts play an essential role in establishing clear expectations and protecting the rights and interests of those involved. In Illinois business law, having written contracts is a best practice and a legal requirement in certain situations. If you are a businesswoman or businessman and are looking for legal guidance in the area of written contracts, a dedicated and qualified attorney will be happy to help you. The Two C’s Written contracts provide clarity and certainty by outlining the terms and conditions of a business agreement. […]

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Contracts 101: Essential Elements and Best Practices

Posted on July 12, 2023

While a contract might seem like a fairly simple, everyday legal concept, there is more to a contract than meets the eye. There are a few essential elements that must be present in order for your contract to be considered legal and enforceable. If you miss an important element, the contract you thought you could rely on may be deemed unenforceable. Each essential element must be present in every contract you rely on. There are also a few best practices, that while not always essential, can strengthen your business contracts. […]

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Why Working With the Right Attorney is Essential to Your Business

Posted on July 8, 2021

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Whether it is a startup, franchise, or an existing business, taking on a leadership role in any type of business is likely to be one of the most consequential decisions of your life. Business ownership can be extremely rewarding. At times, owning a business or managing a company can also be frustrating, stressful, and overwhelmingly complex. When you are taking on something as important as running a business, having the right support system is vital to your success. A key member of your support team is your business attorney. If […]

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How Your Employees Can Help You Avoid Legal Problems

Posted on June 17, 2021

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A business is only as strong as its employees. As a business leader it is crucial for you to ensure that employees understand what is expected of them. Failure to properly train your staff can lead to significant legal problems including allegations of discrimination and harassment. Preventing Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in Your Company Although more and more companies are making harassment and discrimination prevention a top priority, these issues are still at the forefront of many people’s minds. If you do not currently have an anti-discrimination policy and complaint procedure […]

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Top 3 Ways Outsourced General Counsel Helps Grow Your Business

Posted on June 10, 2021

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If your business revenue is in the $10 million or above range but your company is not large enough to justify an in-house attorney, consider utilizing outsourced general counsel (OCG). With OGC, you gain legal guidance and support from a business lawyer without needing to hire an attorney full time. The advantages associated with this approach are plentiful, which is why more and more small and medium-sized businesses are using outsourced general counsel to meet their needs. To effectively grow your business, you must ensure that sensitive legal concerns are […]

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Lessons Many Business Leaders Wish They Learned Sooner

Posted on June 8, 2021

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Managing a business is not for the faint of heart. A surprisingly large percentage of businesses do not make it past their one-year anniversary and even fewer see their five- or ten-year anniversary. To succeed as a small or medium-sized business leader, you must be continually vigilant for ways to improve and grow. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that each hardship you experience teaches you something. Read on to learn about some of the lessons that business owners and business leaders learned the hard […]

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Four Areas in Which a Manufacturing Lawyer Can Help Your Business

Posted on March 30, 2021

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When you think about small to medium-sized businesses, what comes to mind? Do you picture “mom-and-pop” clothing shops or maybe trendy, locally-owned restaurants? Perhaps you envision something more “white-collar,” such as tax preparation companies or insurance agencies. All of these, of course, are great examples of small and mid-sized businesses, but there is another type of company that many people tend to overlook: those that comprise the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and they are responsible for making many products and product components that we […]

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Should I Have My Employees Sign a Non-Compete Agreement?

Posted on August 24, 2020

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Building a successful business requires you to invest tremendous amounts of time, energy, and money, often at great personal sacrifice. It is understandable, and even admirable, that you would wish to protect those investments in every way possible. For this reason, you may be considering having some or all of your employees sign a non-compete agreement so they cannot take what they have learned from your company and use it in competition against you for a period of time following the end of their employment with you. I am asked […]

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Naperville Contract Attorney Discusses Lawsuit Over Concert Tickets, Start Time

Posted on November 11, 2019

When you buy a ticket to a concert, show, or sporting event, you begin making plans to attend. Your ticket gives you certain considerations—such as a guaranteed seat—and you give the ticket agent your money. In many ways, an event ticket is essentially a type of contract. In my practice as a business law and contract lawyer, I deal with various types of contracts virtually every day. An event ticket, however, is a rather unique type of contract—if you can even call it a contract. Whether or not an event […]

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