Naperville Business Lawyer on Choosing Your Business Successor

Family businesses are a valuable part of the American economy and provide jobs for countless individuals. If you own a family business, you are probably well aware of the challenges and difficulties that go along with this unique and fulfilling lifestyle. One continued challenge that all business owners face is planning for the future of their […]

Naperville Business Law Attorney Warns Against Misclassifying Workers

In my experience as a business law attorney, I have seen many well-intentioned employers make mistakes that cost them dearly. One of the most common mistakes that employers fall victim to is misclassification of workers. There are major differences in the rights and responsibilities associated with employees versus independent contractors. If you classify a worker […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Costly Mistakes When Buying a Business

As you probably realize, buying a business offers an opportunity to be your own boss and build the entrepreneurial career of your dreams. However, buying a business also comes with significant risks. In my many years as a business law attorney, I have seen nearly every type of mistake a business owner can make. I […]

Naperville Business Attorney on Handling Negative Online Reviews

It was not all that long ago that when you would visit a restaurant, your server would hand you a customer satisfaction survey card and ask you to complete it. At the time, such cards were about the only way for the restaurant—or any other small business—to gauge how well the business was serving its […]

Former Musical Director Sues Chicago Musicians’ Union Following Termination

A prominent musical conductor has brought a lawsuit against the Chicago Federation of Musicians for violating the Illinois wage payment act, as well as for breach of contract. He claims that the trade union abandoned him in his most critical time of need. It is not yet known if Chicago Federation of Musicians failed to […]

What You Should Know About Non-Disclosure Agreements

In my practice as a business law attorney, I am regularly asked by my clients about ways that they can protect their businesses. While there are many different strategies that could be used to afford your company various levels of protection, one of the more common ways is the use of non-disclosure agreements or NDAs. […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Success of Spooky Seasonal Pop-Up Stores

We have officially made it to October. For many people, the month of October is seen as the transition from summer to autumn, complete with falling leaves, campfires, and pumpkin spice lattes. For others, however, the arrival of October means just one thing: Halloween is right around the corner. If you are already getting excited […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Brand Partnerships and New Pizza Hut Menu Item

When you own a business, you need to find ways to set your company apart from your competitors. In some industries, you might be able to do so by offering the best products, while in others offering products or services at the lowest price might help you stand out from the crowd. In certain sectors, […]

Walmart Announces New Gun Policies, Stock Prices Hit All-Time High

By now, unfortunately, you are probably familiar with the typical responses to each new report of a mass shooting. On one side, there is a vocal contingent of politicians, concerned parents, and others pushing for stricter gun control laws while on the other side, there is an equally vocal group that insists that new laws […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Dispute of Taco Tuesday Trademark

I realize that it seems like I have been discussing quite a few trademark disputes over the last few months, and to be fair, I have done just that. First, it was the Tom Brady filing, then I mentioned trademarks when talking about choosing a good name for your business, and finally, I covered the […]