The Illinois Business Attorney: An Entrepreneurial Spirit

Among the many worries those starting a business in Illinois have, one is finding the right lawyer to help you succeed in the business venture you are undertaking. It doesn’t matter if you decide to start your business in Downtown Chicago, Aurora, Elgin, Naperville, Joliet, or Champaign– there is a good chance you will run

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Rethinking the Need for Juries

It happened. I got the notice to serve on a jury. If you ever received a jury summons, you probably had either of these two reactions: (1) yay, I get to do something other than my normal job and get paid, or (2) this is going to be extremely inconvenient and costly. As an attorney

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Collecting on a Judgment in Illinois: The Wage Deduction Proceeding

If you have a judgment and the judgment debtor is employed and earning wages, a wage deduction proceeding is a powerful tool for collecting on that judgment. In Illinois, collecting on a judgment via a wage garnishment is a statutory proceeding that allows for enforcement of a judgment via a wage deduction order and creates

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The Time Value of Money and Prejudgment Interest

Whether we are cognizant of it or not, money is worth more today and than it is tomorrow. This is the time value of money and is a method that Illinois lawyers can increase value on a breach of contract claim for their clients. Practically speaking, if you are owed $100,000 and you have to

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How do commercial leases differ from residential leases in Illinois?

How Commercial Leases Differ from Residential Leases. A commercial lease is defined as a contract created for renting business property from an individual or another business.  The lease contract gives the tenant the rights to use that business property for the purpose defined in the lease agreement.  The contract will have a term or time

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