Naperville Business Lawyer Discusses At-Will Employment Laws

As a business law attorney, I am well aware that Illinois is an “at-will employment” state. This means that an employer-employee relationship can be terminated by either the employer or the employee at any time and for any reason—including no reason at all. However, there are some important limitations and exclusions that employers should know […]

Naperville Business Lawyer Talks About Personal Injury Liability

As a business owner, you are probably no stranger to having guests on your property. You probably have employees, vendors, contractors, and customers coming and going all the time. As you know, it is your responsibility to keep your staff and guests safe, but accidents can and will happen from time to time. When they […]

Naperville Business Attorney on Mistakes to Avoid When Terminating an Employee, Part 1

If you are a business owner, you probably spend a lot of time managing employees. Hiring and firing employees can be one of the most challenging tasks you encounter as a business owner. Letting an employee go is a stressful ordeal for everyone involved, not just the employee. Many employers procrastinate terminating an underperforming employee […]

Naperville Business Lawyer on Valentine’s Day Without Iconic Candy

As a business law attorney, I recognize that very few companies last forever. Even the most successful businesses with long and storied histories can reach a point where continuing operations might no longer be viable. Of course, when this happens to companies behind brands that are loved by the public, consumers are often left wondering […]

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 […]