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Mon November 20, 2017

When Last Time Did You Talk to Your Parents About Their Estate Planning Needs?

By | November 20th, 2017|Estate Planning, Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The holidays are quickly approaching and many of you will have a chance to see your parents and, for some of you, your grandparents.  This would be an excellent opportunity to discuss your parents’ future and estate planning needs among the loved ones.  Yet, discussing the retirement plans and estate planning needs with your [...]

Sun November 19, 2017

How Well Are You Prepared to Manage Your Business Risks?

By | November 19th, 2017|Estate Planning, Small Business, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Every small business owner is faced with various business risks, whether related to an injury, theft, damage to property, employee discrimination claims, or liability suits.  As much as you plan for success, as a business owner, you must have these risks on your radar.  You should be prepared if and when they materialize. What [...]

Fri September 8, 2017

FOUR EASY STEPS TO PRESERVE YOUR LEGACY

By | September 8th, 2017|Blog, Estate Planning|0 Comments

When was the last time you asked yourself - “what would happen if I die or become incapacitated”?  Have you asked yourself - “will my children be protected or will my family be able to easily take over my financial affairs?”  “Will my ex-husband or wife be awarded the sole custody of my children [...]

Fri September 8, 2017

National Grandparents’ Day – September 10, 2017

By | September 8th, 2017|Blog, Business Structure, Estate Planning|0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking of my grandparents.  Life after retirement could be hard I thought.  Being alone and old isn’t so much fun.  What if we create a day dedicated to celebrating our grandparents?  A national holiday for everyone to visit their grandparents and make them feel special – a [...]

Sun June 25, 2017

Illinois Unemployment Insurance – Database Breach

By | June 25th, 2017|Blog, Employment Law, Unemployment|0 Comments

Another day - another notice of a data breach.  This time, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (the “IDES”) database has been breached. It means that anyone who filed for Illinois unemployment insurance benefits prior to March 2017 is at risk of an identity theft. According to the notice of data breach, “a malicious third [...]

Wed May 24, 2017

Estate Planning is Vital for Same-Sex Couples

By | May 24th, 2017|Estate Planning|0 Comments

Same sex couples often face unique challenges when it comes to an estate planning.  Since the states’ intestacy laws have been historically focused on traditional families, same-sex couples may face challenges if one of them passes without an estate plan. Since the United States Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriages in June 2015, [...]

Mon April 3, 2017

Success of Your Business Often Depends on Your Exit Strategy

By | April 3rd, 2017|Business Law, Business Structure|0 Comments

Recently, I received a phone call from a good friend of mine, telling me that he is going through a divorce. Although he was expecting an amicable split of his liquid assets and share custody of his minor children, he could not say the same about his business ownership. My client’s divorce is now at risk [...]

Thu January 5, 2017

Protecting Main Street America-The Brokaw Act

By | January 5th, 2017|Blog, Employment Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hedge funds have been around for decades, but recently they have seen a sharp increase in popularity. This popularity is due, in part, to the Wall Street’s focus on the investors’ short-term benefits (or “short-termism”) and the lack of oversight over the hedge fund industry. Now, the question is whether the newly proposed Brokaw [...]

Thu December 15, 2016

AN ANTICIPATED IMPACT OF A TRUMP PRESIDENCY ON M & As

By | December 15th, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure|0 Comments

How will a Trump presidency impact M & As. Donald Trump is set to become the nation’s 45th president when he is inaugurated on January 20, 2017. A Trump presidency promises to bring big changes - for better or worse. He has vowed to bring jobs and businesses back to the United [...]

Fri December 9, 2016

Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction for New Overtime Rule

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog, Employment Law|0 Comments

Procrastinators won… at least this time! Less than two weeks before the new Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule was scheduled to go into effect, a Federal judge from Texas granted an emergency injunction putting the new overtime rule on hold indefinitely. The new overtime rule, impacting millions of workers nationwide, was set to [...]