Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Gillette’s Controversial Advertisement

You have probably heard the maxim “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”—a saying that has long been attributed to 19th Century showman P.T. Barnum. While there is no definitive proof that Barnum ever said those words, the idea has certainly been echoed countless times over the years. As it applies to business, the basis […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses the Effect of the Government Shutdown on Federal Contractors

The shutdown of the federal government is now in its third week. While President Donald Trump continues to fight with Congress over funding for a physical barrier along the border between the United States and Mexico, an estimated 800,000 federal employees have either been furloughed or forced to work without pay. Most of these employees […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Coming Up With a Business Idea in 2019

New Year’s resolutions have long been a way for people to motivate themselves into doing something positive. Many people, for example, make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or start going to the gym. Others commit to going back to school or spending more time with family. It is also common for would-be entrepreneurs […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Sidecar’s Lawsuit Against Uber

It is common for people to associate certain brand names with the services they offer—to the point where the brand name essentially becomes a generic term. For example, when you want to search the internet to learn about a particular person or idea, you will probably “Google” the person or idea, even if your default […]

Naperville Business Attorney Discusses Your End-of-the-Year Business Review

As a business owner, you must constantly be looking for ways to improve and grow your business. One way to stay organized and focused on your goals is to take time every year to do a review of your business and the areas that may need development. Through my experience as a business law attorney […]

Naperville Business Attorney on Burger King Sending Customers to McDonald’s

When you own a business, one of your primary goals is to draw customers or clients to your company instead of allowing them to go to your competitors. In fact, beating your competitors is a basic tenet of a free market system. I have been practicing business law for more than 30 years, and in […]

Facebook and Google to End Controversial Forced Arbitration Policies

Two of the biggest names in technology have recently decided to change a long-standing policy called forced arbitration or mandatory arbitration in matters related to sexual harassment. The policy prevented employees from pursuing sexual harassment claims through the court and instead required them to settle the cases through arbitration. After Google and Facebook announced the […]

Naperville Business Attorney on Mistakes to Avoid While Building Your Company’s Online Presence: Part Two

As an experienced business law attorney, I realize that the majority of Americans now use the internet to search for businesses and services. When you are building your company’s website and social media presence, it is important to do so in a way that will entice customers to do business with you. In a previous […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses Getting Your Successor Ready for the Job

If you are a business owner, you probably have an idea of what your company will look like in five years. But, what about in 10 years or 20 years? Will you still be in charge of the day-to-day operations or will you have handed the reins over to a successor—possibly even your own child […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses FAA Reauthorization Bill

The air travel industry is an important part of the American economy at large. While digital technology has made it easier for companies to conduct business with one another over large distances, there is still a great need for in-person interactions. “Traveling for business” will continue to be a necessity long into the foreseeable future. […]