Being Prepared for a Pandemic: Why You Need to Have Your Will Ready

June 05, 2020

The pandemic has shown to millions of people how fragile that daily life can be. People no longer take their health and safety for granted. They also realize now that they need to lay safeguards to protect their families. One of the best ways to protect your family is by making up a will that… Read more »

Should I Make My Will Online?

May 29, 2020

There are several websites that offer to make you a will quickly and at a low cost. Making a will online can be tempting, but before making the decision to use these services rather than hire a lawyer, there are a few things to consider. 1. Lack of Guidance When you complete an online will,… Read more »

Business Financing Do’s And Don’ts

April 17, 2020

Whether you are in need of financing to begin your business or are looking for additional money to expand an already-existing company, knowing the best ways to approach this task will be crucial to having a successful outcome. However, even if you consider yourself to be a financial expert, there are likely many situations you… Read more »

Venture Capital Disputes: What to Expect From a Case

April 10, 2020

Anthony J. Madonia & Associates are quality business lawyers in Chicago IL who want to serve you. During a venture capital dispute, there is a lot of frustration about who gets what money. James Chen for Investopedia emphasizes how wealthy people are often involved in the financing details. This can cause major trouble if the… Read more »

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 »

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