Join Us Aug. 2 for the Launch of The Excel Project

By |July 18th, 2016|

Please join us on Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Vertigo Sky Lounge for the launch of The Excel Project, a nonprofit that introduces children and teens from underserved communities to the legal field. A foundation of Jackson Corporate Law Offices, P.C., the event commemorates the firm’s three-year anniversary.

The Excel Project, a Chicago 501(c)(3) public […]

Taxation of Life Insurance: Protect Your Business With An Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (ILIT)

By |June 14th, 2016|

So you’ve decided to fund your business succession plan with a life insurance policy. Smart move. However, don’t make the mistake of leaving the insurance proceeds to Uncle Sam. In this article, I discuss the importance of Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts (“ILIT”).

Without proper planning, a departing owner may leave a business in […]

NEW LABOR REGULATIONS INCREASE EMPLOYERS’ BURDENS

By |June 14th, 2016|

On May 18, 2016 the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule regarding overtime payment qualifications under the Fair Labor and Standards Act (the “FLSA”). The rule is to be effective as of December 1, 2016 and it raises the required salary amount that an employee must be paid if that employee is […]

ACKNOWLEDING WHO WE ARE (A Tribute To Women’s History Month)

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Rosa Parks, Misty Copeland, Michelle Obama, Mae Carol Jemison, Sandra Day O’Connor, Margaret Thatcher, and Angela Merkel… what type of feelings do you have when you hear these names? I feel impressed, motivated, in-awe.

I recently, held a women’s roundtable networking event that was aimed at getting women together to discuss real issues that women face […]

Equity Crowdfunding: 6 Things To Know

By |February 23rd, 2016|

On October 30, 2015, the Securities & Exchange Commission released the long-anticipated final regulations for Equity Crowdfunding, which was a provision of Title III of the 2012 JOBS Act. The passing of these final rules set into motion what could possibly be the largest shift in capital access and investment in the private markets… ever.

These […]

5 Types of Exemptions in Debt Collection Actions

By |January 10th, 2016|

Have you been served with a Citation to Discover Assets from a creditor? Are you wondering which of your assets are subject to collection? Your attorney will know the specifics for defending your action, but this article describes a couple of exemptions that you can request to protect some of your assets. (Please note that these exemptions do […]

Licensing Your Ideas the Right Way

By |September 30th, 2015|

3 STEPS FOR COLLECTING UNPAID CONDOMINIUM ASSESSMENTS

By |September 15th, 2015|

 

Are you a Condo Board Member seeking to collect unpaid assessments from a Unit Owner? Your attorney will know the specifics for litigating these claims, but the steps below will give you an idea of what to expect from the process.

 

Choose an Avenue

First, you should choose an avenue to recover the delinquent amounts. There are […]

Are You Ready to Franchise Your Business?

By |September 15th, 2015|

A franchise is a business in which the business owners, or “franchisors” sell the rights to their business logo, name, and model to third party retail outlets, owned by independent, third party operators, called “franchisees.” Franchises are a common way of doing business because the franchisee is not just buying the right to sell the […]

3 Costs to be Mindful of when Purchasing Investment Properties

By |September 15th, 2015|

Investing in real estate can be a great way to generate secondary income. However, it’s important to know that there are costs that are associated with the purchase or sale of home other than the contracted price. Below is a brief discussion of some of these added costs:

Water/Sewer Full Payment Certificate: In the city of […]