Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Reading the Fine Print of Your Contracts

Think about the last app you downloaded for your tablet or smartphone. When you installed the app, did your device tell you that the app needed certain permissions to run properly? It is not uncommon for mobile apps to ask for access to your device’s camera, microphone, call status, and more. While you might have […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Importance of Wording in Business Contracts

If you are like most people, you were probably told at a fairly young age that you should carefully read everything you sign, especially contracts. If you are a business owner, it is likely that you now understand why: the wording of a contract matters. More than that, the way in which a contract is […]

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 Discusses the Basics of Non-Compete Agreements

If you are a business owner, you have probably poured a great deal of time, money, and effort into your business. You may be considering using a non-compete agreement to protect the tremendous personal and financial investments you have made through your business. As a business law attorney, I am often asked about non-compete or […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Cubs Championship Ring Caveat

Last November, the Chicago Cubs made history and broke the longest championship drought in professional sports. “There’s always next year” became “This is our year” as the Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 to win their first World Series title in 108 years. This week, as is the tradition in the sports world—and […]

Naperville Lawyer Discusses White House’s Statement on Non-Compete Agreements

Just a few days ago, in a previous post on this blog, I talked a little bit about the enforceability of non-compete agreements that some employers ask their employees to sign. Specifically, I discussed how non-compete agreement needs to be appropriately limited in its scope and should only be used when an employee going to […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Raises Questions About the Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements

When you own and operate your own business, you want to protect your investment to the fullest extent possible. You purchase insurance policies to guard against physical damages as well as certain potential lawsuits. You develop workplace safety protocols to prevent on-the-job injuries to your employees. Finally, you may look to protect your company’s interests […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Recommends Preparing Winter Contracts Now

The signs of autumn are beginning to spread around Northern Illinois. The leaves are starting their annual explosion into deep reds and fiery oranges, the temperatures are dropping, and pumpkin spice-flavored, well, everything, can be found on coffeehouse and restaurant menus again. Before long, winter will be knocking on the door, and when it does, […]

Naperville Business Attorney Highlights the Importance of Strong Service Contracts

When you founded or purchased your business, you probably did so with the expectation of providing specific goods and services to your customers in a manner that proved to be profitable and satisfying. In my Naperville business law practice, virtually every one of my business-owner clients began with that same mindset. There are some aspects […]

Non-Compete Agreements and Enforcement in Illinois

Across the country, more and more employers are requiring their employees to sign non-compete agreements. These documents, or clauses within an employment contract, are typically designed to keep employees—along with former owners and investors—from going to work for a competitor within a certain time frame. Many of my business-owner clients have come to me with […]