Scholastic CEO Billionaire Leaves Nothing for His Family

By |2021-08-06T14:20:57+00:00August 6th, 2021|Blog, Business Structure, Estate Planning, Estate Planning, Tips|

Leaving A Legacy You’ve heard the recent news that a billionaire died unexpectedly leaving a very surprising estate plan. Scholastic CEO M. Richard Robinson Jr. died unexpectedly in June 2021 and left behind a plan to leave control of the $1.2 billion company to its Chief Strategy Officer of the company, Iole Lucchese, whom [...]

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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 [...]

Success of Your Business Often Depends on Your Exit Strategy

By |2021-01-28T21:10:03+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 [...]


By |2021-01-28T21:15:28+00:00December 15th, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure|

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 [...]

New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance in Cook County

By |2021-01-28T21:14:23+00:00November 10th, 2016|Blog, Business Structure, Employment Law|

On October 5, 2016, Cook County, Illinois joined the growing list of jurisdictions across the country to pass a paid sick leave ordinance, following what’s becoming a popular trend across the country, not only in the Midwest, but nationwide.  Previously, the city of Chicago, located in Cook County, also passed a similar ordinance in [...]

How to Facilitate a Buy-Sell Agreement

By |2021-01-28T21:12:47+00:00September 15th, 2016|Blog, Business Structure|

Businesses usually start with best intentions and under the best of circumstances. However, down the road many life events and business challenges occur that change business owners, their relationships, and goals. It’s essential, therefore, for most new businesses to begin with a discussion of a buy-sell agreement. A typical buy-sell agreement functions in the same [...]

Is a Business Sale in Your Future? Six Steps to Take Now

By |2021-01-28T21:12:32+00:00September 14th, 2016|Business Law, Business Structure, Uncategorized|

The past few years have seen an increase in small to middle-sized business sales. The economic forecast suggests that this trend will continue.  If you are considering a business sale, it’s vital to understand the selling process and prepare your business for the contemplated sale well before you try to put your business on the [...]

Is Your Business Partner Stealing?

By |2021-01-28T21:11:42+00:00August 25th, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure, Uncategorized|

Everyday companies form and business partners come together with the best of intentions and hopes. Often things begin smoothly but trouble rears its ugly head down the road. If you have formed a company and have a business partner, it’s devastating to find your trusted partner stealing from you. If you find yourself in this [...]

10 Must-Know Steps for a Successful Business Sale or Business Purchase

By |2021-01-28T21:11:17+00:00August 18th, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure, Uncategorized|

The global business market has seen an increase in M&A deals in recent years. According to the Mergers and Acquisitions Condition Index, in July 2016 middle market business sale and business acquisition deals increased for the second consecutive month. Another noted trend is a decrease in deal closures - often the result of lack [...]

Three Action Steps to Take to Mitigate Legal Risks This Year

By |2021-01-28T21:09:59+00:00January 8th, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Business Structure|

First of all, we would like to wish you a happy, healthy, and productive new year.  As 2016 quickly gets underway, I'm sure you've been thinking of ways to become more efficient and successful this year. Yet, this year promises to be challenging in many respects.  Many consumers will continue to struggle to get their [...]

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