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A Request for Leave of Two Months is “Too Much” to be Considered as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA in Illinois and Wisconsin.

By |2018-12-10T06:21:54+00:00December 10th, 2018|ADA, Blog, Employment Law|

In Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals provided clear guidance that a request for leave of two months or more is “too much” to be considered as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA under any circumstances. Employers often deal with situations in which an employee is temporarily unable to work as [...]


By |2018-06-19T05:26:20+00:00June 19th, 2018|Estate Planning, Small Business, Tips|

Our clients often ask us where to keep their important documents, such as estate planning documents (wills, trusts, and powers of appointment), insurance policies, contracts, and other important financial documents.  The answer to this question often depends on how quickly you need to gain access to such documents.  For instance, without the requisite power [...]

Illinois Reduces Its Limited Liability Companies’ Filing and Reporting Fees

By |2018-06-19T04:47:24+00:00December 22nd, 2017|Business Law, Small Business|

Good news!  On December 20th, the Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB 867 into law, reducing Illinois' excessive limited liability company's (LLCs) filing and maintenance fees. This law went into effect immediately upon signing, i.e. December 20, 2017. Although Illinois has a long way to go to make this state attractive for small businesses [...]

When was the last time you talked to your parents about their estate planning needs?

By |2020-06-17T18:56:13+00:00November 20th, 2017|Estate Planning, Small Business, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

How Well Are You Prepared to Manage Your Business Risks?

By |2020-06-17T18:57:22+00:00November 19th, 2017|Estate Planning, Small Business, Uncategorized|

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 [...]


By |2020-06-17T18:56:13+00:00September 8th, 2017|Blog, Estate Planning|

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 [...]

National Grandparents’ Day – September 10, 2017

By |2017-09-08T06:58:01+00:00September 8th, 2017|Blog, Business Structure, Estate Planning|

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 [...]

Illinois Unemployment Insurance – Database Breach

By |2017-06-25T16:52:10+00:00June 25th, 2017|Blog, Employment Law, Unemployment|

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 [...]

Estate Planning is Vital for Same-Sex Couples

By |2017-05-24T03:09:28+00:00May 24th, 2017|Estate Planning|

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, [...]

Success of Your Business Often Depends on Your Exit Strategy

By |2017-06-29T05:03:30+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Business Law, Business Structure|

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 [...]

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