Naperville Business Lawyer on the Importance of an Employee Code of Conduct

Every business that has an image or reputation to uphold—which should be all businesses—stands to benefit from an employee code of conduct. Separate from your company code of ethics, an employee code of conduct is meant to clearly communicate your expectations of employees regarding how they should behave in the workplace or while representing the company. It […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses LLCs and Corporations

If you are thinking about starting your own business, one of the first steps you must take is figuring out which type of company your business will be. Both LLCs and corporations are viable options, and both have benefits and drawbacks. In my practice as a business law attorney, I have helped many business owners […]

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 […]

ESPN Promises a Full Lineup of Fringe Sports for Return of “The Ocho”

When you own and operate a business, it is important for you to understand your customer base. This sounds obvious from the perspective that you want to give them a product that they are willing to pay for, but understanding your customers goes deeper than that. As a business law attorney, I encourage my clients […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Downsizing of Uber’s Self-Driving Operations

In my practice as a business law attorney, I am often approached by clients who have concerns that the plans they have for their respective ventures are not working as well as they had hoped. When this happens, I help my clients review their business plans and look for places to make improvements so that […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Stamp That Cost the Postal Service $3.5 Million

Postage stamps are quickly becoming little more than a curious relic of the past for many people in today’s digital world. In fact, there is probably a large number of American adults who have not bought a stamp in several months, if not much longer. Despite this trend, the United States Postal Service (USPS), reported […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Common Hiring Mistakes

As business law attorney and a small business owner, I understand the importance of hiring the right people. A business can only be successful when its team of employees are all pulling in the same direction. Hiring employees, however, is a complex process, and it can be full of missteps and legal obstacles. Knowing how […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Importance of a Shared Vision in a Merger

Business mergers, when done right, can be mutually beneficial for all involved parties. However, there are some serious challenges that companies must overcome when dealing with mergers and acquisitions. Without the proper planning and preparation, these obstacles can lead to financial loss, a lack of shareholder returns, and possibly even complete financial devastation. As an […]

Small Business Owners Must Understand Sexual Harassment Laws

Harvey Weinstein, former film producer, has been formally charged with rape, criminal sex acts, sexual misconduct, and sex abuse. Since the allegations of long-term sexual harassment surfaced against him in 2017, many more victims of have reported their own abuse. If you own a business, it is imperative that you understand sexual harassment law and […]

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 […]