- Nov 20 2015
- Nov 18 2015Real Estate Broker Law — Legal Update: Change in the Law on Marketing New Construction Condominiums in Chicago
- Nov 12 2015
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- Oct 16 2015Firm selected as Chicago representative in International Legal Network
- Oct 15 2015
Businesses that have outsourced non-core functions (such as janitorial services) or entered into contracts to assume non-core functions of other businesses (such as supply chain management) could find themselves as “joint employers” with their “business partners” under the National Labor Relations Act.
- Oct 14 2015New leading sports protection and performance company, United Sports Brands
- Oct 10 2015
- Oct 02 2015
Your lease should thoughtfully anticipate potential problems and equitably allocate risks, so that you can focus on conducting your business.
- Oct 01 2015
- Sep 01 2015Lawyers Associated Worldwide
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- Jul 28 2015
You are fortunate enough to have a family vacation home and want your family to enjoy it after you die. Your good intentions, without proper planning, may lead to disputes that could frustrate, if not extinguish, your hope for continued family fun...
- Jul 13 2015
One day, you discover that key employees from one regional office have formed a company with a name deceptively similar to your trade or business name (even though it’s subject to state or federal trademark protection), and have begun actively diverting your company’s business to their new company.
- Jul 01 2015
Courts generally view non-solicitation agreements more favorably, as they do not impose limitations on an employee’s right to work. When balanced against the company’s legitimate interests — to preserve and to protect its client base — non-compete agreements have been found to greatly restrict an employee’s ability to seek other employment. Non-solicitation agreements, on the other hand, are generally viewed by the courts as imposing reasonable conditions as the employee is free to continue working in his or her area of expertise.
- Jun 24 2015
Firm client LG Construction + Development, a Chicago-based real estate development and construction firm, recently announced its plan to bring luxury condominiums to the River North neighborhood in the summer of 2016. The development, located at 676 N. Kingsbury and being marketed as “The Ronsley,” will offer spacious, modern layouts with sensible green touches, as well as other high-end building amenities.
- Jun 12 2015
The firm was honored to host Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, for a discussion on Integral Human Development on a Global Stage.
- May 10 2015
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- Dec 03 2014
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- Nov 11 2014
Same Sex Couples Can Receive All Tax, Estate Planning Benefits of Marriage
- Sep 15 2014
While the Nature Conservancy, the United Way, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Girl Scouts of America, Doctors Without Borders, the American Heart Association, the US Olympic Committee, the Smithsonian and Habitat for Humanity meet a broad...
- Aug 01 2014Supreme Court Extends Religious Exemption from H.H.S. Contraception Mandate to Closely Held For-Profit Corporations
The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires employers above a certain size to provide health insurance coverage to employees, and requires all such plans to include “preventative care.” The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has...
- Jul 28 2014
Employers commonly inquire regarding a criminal background history on prospective job applicants, a practice that will see increased restrictions in Illinois when the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (the “Act”) takes effect on January 1...
- Jul 18 2014
The Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance (CRLTO) may be the most tenant friendly legislation of its kind in the United States. CRLTO imposes an absolute duty to comply with the law — it is the landlord’s responsibility to know the rules — eve...
- Jul 07 2014
Firm client ML Realty Partners is launching the construction of two speculative buildings, 121,800 SF, and 512,265 SF respectively, at Heritage Crossing Corporate Center, a new business park located in Lockport, Illinois....
- Jun 27 2014
The case, Clark v. Rameker, involved petitioners Brandon Clark and Heidi Heffron-Clark who declared bankruptcy in 2010 after their pizza restaurant closed in their hometown of Stoughton, Wisconsin....
- May 01 2014
Karen K. MacKay was quoted in the May 2014 issue of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report, one of the nation’s leading estate planning publications....
- Mar 26 2014
Jay Dobrutsky was pleased when the opportunity recently arose to join the Board of the Chicago Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance. PCA is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that youth sports fulfills its potential of devel...
- Mar 13 2014
While Illinois' enactment of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, 430 ILCS §66/1, et seq. (the "FCCA" or "Act") has serious implications for business owners, it fails to address whether business owners are permitted to prohibit the carrying of firearms i...
- Mar 05 2014
Most of us are familiar with the National Do-Not-Call List and appreciate the resulting decline in the frequency of robo-calls interrupting family dinner. What you may not realize is that the same federal laws that implemented these protections have...
- Jan 31 2014
Indemnification provisions are common in a variety of contracts, but often their full impact may not be understood. Knowing how indemnification works and becoming familiar with techniques for negotiating indemnification provisions are vital to any bu...
- Jan 08 2014
The Firm recently promoted Jessica A. Cox to partner. She serves clients in the Religious & Not-For-Profit Organizations and Litigation Practices....
- Jan 08 2014
The firm’s Craig McCrohon was recently appointed to serve as Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Illinois SURS, the retirement fund responsible for all Illinois institutions of higher education and state hospitals....
- Jan 06 2014
Companies of all sizes in all industries often find themselves confronted with burdensome allegations of corporate fraud, inquiries from government and regulatory entities, allegations of whistleblowers, and incidences of employee misconduct. ...
- Dec 06 2013
The firm’s John Stephens was named Man of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of the Buoniconti Fund at their 2013 dinner...
- Nov 22 2013
Harlan Loeb presented at the Guiding Institutions in the Age of Crisis event sponsored by the firm’s Religious and Not-for-Profit practice. Loeb, head of Edelman’s Global Crisis & Risk Practice...
- Nov 18 2013
Many businesses are owned “50-50,” for a multitude of reasons — perhaps the entity was initially formed or inherited by two parties, or perhaps the entity’s ownership structure changed during the life of the business leaving two partners. ...
- Nov 13 2013
Associates Adam Rick, Krista Smith, Ricki Alva, Blake Roter, and Joan Ahn volunteered in a classroom at Budlong Elementary School (2701 W. Foster, Chicago) as part of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Chicago’s Lawyer in the Classroom Program ...
- Nov 08 2013
Doug Wambach recently received the Making a Difference Award for 2013. This award honors the contributions of an individual in the legal profession or corporate world for making a difference through his/her contributions to a mentoring program...
- Oct 11 2013
The firm assisted Ryan Companies US in a mixed use development in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin....
- Oct 01 2013
Firm Welcomes New Associates...
- Aug 07 2013
On July 5th Chicago’s own OddLot Entertainment successfully released the film The Way Way Back. The film stars Steve Carell, AnnaSophia Robb and Sam Rockwell, and has been receiving rave reviews, with the Los Angeles Times describing it as ...
- Aug 01 2013Bruks' Contract Circle: A Universal Process for Analyzing Any Contract Using Ten and Only Ten Basic Questions
Over the course of his career, the Firm’s Patrick Bruks has developed an innovative and groundbreaking process for analyzing any contract by asking and answering Ten and Only Ten Basic Questions....
- Jul 25 2013To Compete or Not to Compete: Appellate Court Ruling Could Mean Changes for Employers and Non-Compete Restrictions
Non-competition restrictions in employment agreements may be difficult to enforce after a recent Illinois Appellate Court ruling. The court ruled that post-employment non-competition restrictions for new employees are not enforceable if the employmen...
- Jun 04 2013
Arbitration clauses and the process of arbitration are not always what businesses expect them to be – private, speedy, and less expensive than litigation. A recent case involving firm attorney Fred Mendelsohn, however, demonstrated how in some circum...
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