Naperville Estate Planning Lawyer on Living Wills and Death-Delaying Procedures

The law in Illinois expressly recognizes the rights of its citizens to make their own decisions regarding the medical care they wish to receive, even after the diagnosis or acquisition of a terminal condition. According to the law, a person may choose to have death-delaying procedures withheld or withdrawn in accordance with his or own […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Chicago’s Bid for Amazon “HQ2”

Over the last two months, there has been talk about Seattle-based Amazon looking for a second headquarters in North America to facilitate its wide range of business ventures. Amazon has indicated that it would like to set up its “HQ2” in a major metropolitan area with a population of at least one million. This week, […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on the Latest Bond Rating for Illinois

A common refrain during most presidential election cycles is that the country should be run like a business. This argument, usually maintained by those in favor of decreasing government spending, has been especially prevalent this time around, due to the business background of the Republican front-runner. As a business law attorney, I understand why voters […]

Resume Red Flags and Green Flags for Choosing the Right Employee

A well-crafted resume offers an employer a glimpse into the professional life of a potential new hire. A small business is only as good as the individuals it employs, and all small business owners must be careful to choose the right new employee. Our small business law attorneys at the The Gierach Law Firm have […]

Options for Selling Your Small Business Online

Has your profitable business become too much for you to manage on your own? Are you interested in early retirement, or in making a sharp career change? Are you ready to become a small business owner, but would prefer to purchase a business that’s already up and running? If you answered yes to any of […]

New Small Business Administrator Appointed to United States Senate

Earlier this week the year-long search for a new Small Business Administration (“SBA”) leader ended with the appointment of Maria Contreras-Sweet. Contreras-Sweet was nominated by President Obama, and was confirmed this week by the U.S. Senate. Many believe that Contreras-Sweet’s appointment will breathe a breath of fresh air into the SBA, while also encouraging the […]

Understanding the Illinois Small Business Set Aside Program

Illinois’ Small Business Set-Aside Program (SBSP) exists to help small businesses in Illinois build their credibility and achieve higher revenues. Operated by the Chief Procurement Office, the program awards millions of dollars to small businesses in the supply and service industries each year. The state of Illinois has identified 120 procurement categories that have been […]

Planning in Advance: Express Your End of Life Wishes in a Living Will

Death can be an uncomfortable subject of conversation. But it is also a universal fact of life. It is far better to plan for that eventuality in advance and do everything possible to prepare our loved ones, than to force emotional decisions when the moment finally arrives.  Bud Hammes agrees with that. He works as […]

Providing for Children Born After Your Will Has Been Executed

Philip Seymour Hoffman will be remembered as a talented actor and, sadly, for the tragic way that he died. But his sudden death shines a light on more than the dangers of illegal drug use. It also reminds us of the importance of planning ahead to provide for our families. In 2004, Hoffman executed a […]

Same-Sex Marriage Law Affects Estate Planning

On June 1st, 2014, marriage in Illinois will no longer be defined as an act between one man and one woman. Rather, the law will define marriage as an act between two people. Illinois is the sixteenth state to allow same-sex marriage, which is more than a symbolic gesture. The laws applicable to marriage will […]