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  • SCHAUMBURG – Dennis Kerrigan, chief legal officer for Zurich North America, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2014 Attorneys Who Matter in the Best General Counsel Category. 
  • A covered entity or business associate that implements safeguards under the HIPAA Security Rule to protect patient information without first performing a risk analysis puts the cart before the horse. 
  • A game changer in the Delaware courts
    On May 8, a ruling was issued from the Delaware Supreme Court upholding corporate bylaws that require a losing party in litigation against a company to pay the winner’s legal fees. 
  • SPRINGFIELD  – Chantelle A. Porter of Wheaton, a senior associate attorney at A. Traub & Associates with offices in Arlington Heights and Lombard, has been elected a member-at-large, and Mark L. Karno, principal of Law Offices of Mark L. Karno & Associates with offices in Aurora and Chicago, has been elected a member to the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association for a three-year term. 
  • LISLE – NAI Hiffman of Oakbrook Terrace represented Clingen Callow & McLean in its new lease with Piedmont Office Realty Trust for 10,466 square feet of office space at 2300 Cabot Drive in Lisle. 
  • Cook County judge named Illinois Bar Association third vice president
    SPRINGFIELD – Russell W. Hartigan of Western Springs, a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, has been elected third vice president of the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • CHICAGO — Information released by an Illinois regulatory agency indicates lawyers aren't in short supply in the state.

  •  Attorney Kingsley acquires Lake County Appeal
    LAKE FOREST -- Lake County Appeal in Lake Forest has been acquired by attorney Ron Kingsley. 
  • WARRENVILLE -- The Law Office of RSB, an immigration office in Chicago, will expand its services in the western suburbs starting on May 1. 
  • Keeping pace with customer needs: Growth options for the tech sector
    Growing a company in today’s business environment is a formidable task.  Expanding quickly in the fast-paced technology industry, however, adds additional complexities that require a comprehensive approach with targeted outcomes.  That being said, how does a small, growing enterprise in the tech sector formulate a strategy to keep growing and stay competitive in such a fast-paced industry? 
  • Preparing for the Affordable Care Act -- again
    Has your business prepared for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), only to find that it was delayed? Get ready to prepare again. Compliance with final regulations released last month could save your business time and money. 
  • The prevalence of social media prompted changes in Illinois law regarding the ability of employers to access and monitor their employees’ social media accounts. Governor Quinn signed legislation on Aug. 1, 2012, which amended the Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act (the “Privacy Act”). 
  • What happens to your business after you’re gone?
    Once in a while, a business owner will wonder what will happen to their business if they are no longer able to operate it themselves, due to an illness, or an accident. What is the plan to get their money out of the business so that it can be used for their care or that of their family?  
  • What Illinois’ ban on  concealed carry could mean for businesses
    As a result of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Moore v. Lisa Madigan, Illinois has enacted a comprehensive concealed carry law (Firearm Concealed Carry Act or Act). 
  • Series LLCs offer many advantages for businesses
    Did you know that Illinois is one of only eight states where businesses can establish series under limited liability companies (LLCs)? Series LLCs offer a unique structure that combines the flexibility of a partnership with the liability limitation of an LLC.  
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