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How do you get back personal property in Illinois?

Replevin is a statutory remedy in Illinois and is an action in which the owner or person entitled to the possession of goods or personal property (i.e. chattels) from one who has wrongfully detained or wrongfully takes property that belongs to another.

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Recovering Attorney Fees in Illinois

Bad news first.  In Illinois, attorneys' fees are not always recoverable, even if you "win" your lawsuit.  Illinois is an "American Rule" jurisdiction which means that each party to litigation pays for her or her own attorneys' fees.  As with ever

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How to Form an Illinois LLC

Pick a name. The name needs to be recognizably different from the names of other business already on file with the Secretary of State. In addition, Illinois law requires that the last part of the business name indicate what type of business

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Five Beneficial Reasons to Hire a Debt Collection Attorney

If you have someone that owes you money and that person has fallen behind on payment, it is time to consider hiring a debt collection attorney. Here is why:   Easy Paperwork Your attorney is able to help you gather and organize your

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Unpaid Invoices, Collection and Client Retention - Illinois Business Law

If you run a small business, it is inevitable that you will eventually run into a client or customer who owes you money. Often, this is one of the most dreaded duties of any business owner. Past due invoices and past due payments are going to vary

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The Letter of Intent and Commercial Leasing

If you are a lawyer who is retained by a commercial tenant, it is imperative to remember that most leases are drafted by the landlord (or their attorney) and will be drafted in favor of the landlord.  Making sure that your client doesn’t skip ov

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What does an Illinois Creditors Rights Attorney do?

  Whether you are a traditional lender, like a bank, or you have a judgment or need to collect money owed, our law firm can help you enforce your rights to payment of a debt.  Our firm handles all aspects of collecting a debt from individuals

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Illinois Small Claims - When Should you Sue?

We have a lot of people who ask us for help with a case that is for a relatively small dollar amount.   Do not get us wrong, if someone owes you $2,000 that is real money.  However, we feel its unethical to have the attorneys fees and costs possibl

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Chicago Tenant Rights with Respect to Security Deposits

The five violations under the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance ("RLTO" or "CRLTO") for which statutory damages may be awarded under 5-12-080 of the Chicago Municipal Code are detailed below and apply to Chicago renters who have given

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How to Form an Illinois LLC

A Limited Liability Company ("LLC") is a excellent vehicle to incorporate your Illinois business due to its hybrid business structure.   The members are insulated from person liability for the debts of the LLC, much like a corporation, but share

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