U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans

March 30, 2020

Included in the recent legislation for economic relief due to COVID-19 is an expansion of the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Loan Program. The SBA’s Disaster Assistance Loans are low interest loans designed to help small businesses keep up and get up and running again.  Federal disaster assistance as a result of COVID-19 is requested by… Read more »

Executive Order Re Virtual Witnesses

March 30, 2020

On March 26, 2020, Governor Pritzker issued Executive Order 2020-14, allowing notaries and witnesses to carry out their duties through video-conference, in response to COVID-19. Typically, witnesses and notaries have to be physically present during a signing. The Executive Order is taking away the requirement of physical presence. During this time of limited physical contact,… Read more »

Covid-19 Update

March 26, 2020

We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy as we all embrace the changes that COVID-19 has brought. As of today, our office is closed, there are no staff members there. This is in keeping with Governor Pritzker’s “shelter in place” order that was made last Friday. We want to keep our staff safe,… Read more »

Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Some businesses carry “business interruption” insurance, which is designed to provide protection in the event that the company can stay in business even if its business operations are interrupted. When it comes to business interruption insurance and coverage for losses as a result of the impact of COVID-19, policy language is critical, both as stated… Read more »

Overview of Emergency Coronavirus Stimulus Packages I and II

March 24, 2020

On March 6, 2020, President Trump signed an emergency spending bill to aid in the United State’s response to COVID-19. This law is known as the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act.  This spending bill allocates approximately $8.3 billion dollars to assist various governmental agencies. Specifically, this money is being allocated in various ways… Read more »

How Can You Determine Your Next Move in a Business Plan?

March 20, 2020

Taking steps in a business plan does not just happen without forethought. Those who approach a new move in their small business without consideration as to what it might mean for the future of that business have no business being an entrepreneur. Those who wish to move on to the next stage in their business… Read more »

How a Merger and Acquisition Lawyer Can Help Our Business

March 06, 2020

Taking your company through a merger or acquisition process is difficult and demanding. If there is to be a deal that works to your benefit and is in accordance with the law, then you must enlist the help of highly experienced and competent professionals. You must hire a top legal team to help you with… Read more »

Issues To Consider In Estate Planning

February 21, 2020

If there is one area of their lives that many people overlook, it is estate planning. However, since this involves how your property and assets will be distributed upon your death, who will inherit your property, and who will be in charge of managing your estate, the planning process ensures your final wishes are carried… Read more »

Illinois State Taxes: What You Need to Know

February 07, 2020

Illinois is well-known for the state tax rate and complications within the code for both standard employed workers and those who operate a company or a corporation. Not only are the federal laws intensive and strict, Illinois laws are too when it comes to taxing money movement. Subsequently, it can be easy to pay too… Read more »

Understanding Elder Law

January 11, 2020

As thousands of baby boomers become senior citizens on a daily basis, the concepts of skilled nursing, assisted living, DNR, living will, healthcare proxy are not just ideas, but a reality many will face. Thousands will need help with some degree of care. How the future pans out depend upon one’s preparation in the present…. Read more »

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