3 Surprising Times a Business Attorney can Come to the Rescue

April 30, 2024

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Ensure Medical Wishes are Obeyed: A Living Will Provides Essential Protection

April 16, 2024

A living will provides direction to your healthcare providers and loved ones during challenging times, ensuring that your desires are honored regarding important medical decisions.
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4 Ways a Skilled Attorney Can Protect Home Buyers & Sellers This Season

April 1, 2024

Whether you're a buyer eager to find a new place or a seller navigating the process for the first time, having a qualified real estate attorney on your side is essential.
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Employment Law Essentials: 6 Compliance Tips for Small Business Owners

March 18, 2024

Staying compliant with employment regulations is crucial to avoid legal complications. The following are some essential compliance tips that small business owners need to keep in mind to ensure a smooth and lawful employment environment.
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6 Potential Legal Pitfalls of Commercial Real Estate Transactions

March 2, 2024

Navigating the legal intricacies of a commercial real estate transaction can be quite complex. An experienced attorney can help ensure a smooth, secure, and successful journey.
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Civil Litigation: a Go-To Guide for Resolving Legal Disputes

February 15, 2024

If you find yourself involved in a legal conflict, understanding the basics of civil litigation and securing competent legal representation can significantly influence the outcome of your case.
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4 Common Questions about Insurance Claim Denials

February 1, 2024

When an insurance claim gets denied it can be very frustrating and confusing to the policyholder. Here are answers to some of the most common questions people have when their claim has been declined.
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4 Newly Enacted Illinois Laws Employers Must Know for 2024

January 16, 2024

Employers take note - There are several new Illinois laws that went into effect on January 1, 2024 that relate to employment. Make sure to stay compliant!
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Expert Advice on the Important First Step in Starting a New Business

January 2, 2024

In our continuing interview series, attorney Bob Churchill discusses important issues to consider when choosing a business structure as well as successfully starting a new business.
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Practical Steps to Take Following the Death of a Loved One

December 15, 2023

Mary Lee Berresheim is experienced in estate and probate law and has helped many clients navigate the difficult issues surrounding the death of a loved one. Here, she shares her practical advice on the best ways to proceed during this time.
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Estate Plan Basics Everyone Should Understand: An Expert Explains

December 1, 2023

Amber Desselles specializes in helping her clients develop the right individual estate plan for their specific needs. Here is what she would like people to understand when it comes to preparing an effective estate plan.
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8 Crucial Legal Considerations for Landlords in Illinois

November 15, 2023

Landlords must adhere to specific laws and regulations in order to remain legally compliant. Therefore, understanding these legal obligations is crucial in order to maintain a successful landlord-tenant relationship and avoid potential legal disputes.
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4 Unfortunate Consequences of Failing to Prepare a Will Before Passing

November 1, 2023

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Small Business Owners Need Expert Guidance for these 5 Common Legal Issues

October 18, 2023

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Avoid These 4 Common Fraud Claims During a Real Estate Transaction

October 3, 2023

Real estate transactions do not always go smoothly, and when fraud is involved, it is essential to have the right attorney representing you. Here are some examples of common types of fraud claims that can arise during a transaction.
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Real Estate Development: 6 Legal Considerations for Developers in Illinois

September 18, 2023

The path to success in real estate development requires careful navigation of many legal complexities. Explore these essential legal considerations that Illinois developers should be aware of, to ensure a smooth and legally compliant development process.
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Cheers! The Grayslake Craft Beer Festival is Back for 2023

August 31, 2023

The annual Grayslake Craft Beer Festival is returning for 2023 and we are proud sponsors! Get the event details here.
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Epic Movie Fun Under the Stars in Grayslake

August 18, 2023

We are happy to sponsor a fun-filled outdoor movie event featuring the beloved film, “A League of Their Own”. Get the details here!
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Grayslake Summer Days 2023: A Celebration of Community

August 4, 2023

Churchill, Quinn, Hamilton & Van Donselaar, Ltd is once again a proud sponsor of Grayslake Summer Days. Find important event details here!
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The 2023 Grayslake Chamber Golf Outing is Great Fun for All Skill Levels!

July 18, 2023

Prepare for a day filled with laughter, friendly competition, and great memories at the 2023 Grayslake Chamber Golf Outing. Get the details here!
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2023 Grayslake 5K Fun Run & Walk: Fun for the Whole Family!

July 5, 2023

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Zoning Dispute: Helpful Information to Protect Your Property

June 19, 2023

If you are facing a zoning dispute, it is important to understand your rights and options. Our experienced real estate attorneys can help you navigate the zoning process and protect your interests.
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2023 Grayslake Arts Festival & Wine Tasting

May 30, 2023

Churchill, Quinn, Hamilton & Van Donselaar, Ltd are once again proudly sponsoring the Grayslake Arts Festival & Wine Tasting. Find details about the 2023 event here!
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8 Ways a Probate Attorney can Save you Time and Money

May 23, 2023

Probate can be a complex and time-consuming process. For this reason, it is important to have an experienced probate attorney on your side to help you navigate the system and avoid costly litigation.
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4 Essential Ways your M&A Attorney Protects your Company’s Interests

May 3, 2023

Enlisting the services of an experienced M&A attorney can help protect the interests of your company throughout these complex transactions
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Helpful Estate Planning Tips for Every Family at this FREE Community Event

April 3, 2023

Come see our own Amber Desselles offer important advice about estate planning for every family at this free community event
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4 Basic Consumer Credit Laws Everyone Must Know About

March 22, 2023

When applying for credit and loans, it is essential to understand your rights as a consumer. Protect yourself and your credit by familiarizing yourself with these laws.
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4 Ways to Establish an Effective B2B Collections Strategy

March 3, 2023

An effective B2B collections strategy can help maintain strong business relationships. But if disputes arise, we can help you find a successful resolution.
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3 Partnership Disputes that can Jeopardize a Business

February 16, 2023

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An Estate Plan is Essential to Achieve these 4 Important Goals

February 1, 2023

Families of all ages need to understand the important security that a good estate plan will provide. Attorney Amber Desselles shares essential information here.
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Surprising New Illinois Laws Employers Need to Know for 2023

January 14, 2023

As 2023 begins, Illinois employers must be aware of the new employment laws that have gone into effect in order to stay compliant
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Grayslake “Skate in the Park” is Skating Fun for the Whole Family

January 5, 2023

Find important details and schedule information about Grayslake's Skate in the Park. Churchill, Quinn, Hamilton & Van Donselaar, Ltd are proud sponsors of this fun community event.
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Keep Company Information Secure with These 3 Essential Tactics

December 21, 2022

The success of a business can often depend on proprietary company information remaining protected. In order to accomplish this, a company can implement the following strategic policies and procedures.
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Older Family Members May Need Assistance with these 5 Estate Topics

December 5, 2022

Here are some of the most essential estate planning topics you should discuss with older family members in order to make sure they have the legal protection they need.
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The Annual Report: 4 Key Facts Every Business Owner Should Know

November 21, 2022

Filing an annual report can have a big impact on business operations, so it is essential to complete it accurately and on time. Our extensive experience in business law can help keep your company legally protected as you achieve your business goals.
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An Estate Executor Should Prepare for These 4 Surprises

November 5, 2022

Accepting the role of an estate executor is an honor but the job can also have some unexpected drawbacks. Without question, you should consider these carefully before accepting the responsibility.
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3 Essential Ways an Attorney can Assist with a Job Injury Claim

October 22, 2022

Filing a workers’ compensation claim for a job injury does not always guarantee a proper settlement. Working with the right attorney can help.
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4 Strategies to Overcome the Challenges of Obtaining a Business Loan

October 8, 2022

A business loan can be an important resource but they are not always easy to obtain. Here are some common reasons for getting denied for a business loan, along with ways to overcome these challenges
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4 Crucial Benefits of Working with an Estate Planning Attorney

September 23, 2022

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4 Ways to Protect Your Property in an Eminent Domain Case

September 7, 2022

An eminent domain case can leave a homeowner feeling powerless, but you do have rights. Here’s what you can do if the state wants to claim your property
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4 Major Legal Concerns for Those in the Construction Industry

August 22, 2022

Disputes that arise in the construction industry can be time-consuming, expensive and can affect the reputation of those involved. Working with an experienced attorney who is well-versed in construction law can help successfully resolve these disputes.
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3 Crucial Ways your Business Structure Matters: Choose Wisely!

August 5, 2022

Choosing the right business structure is a crucial part of establishing the future path of your business. So do your research, consult with an experienced attorney and choose wisely!
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A Real Estate Attorney is Essential in these 10 Situations

July 22, 2022

While it is always a good idea to enlist the help of a qualified attorney for your real estate transaction, there are certain times when it is essential to protect your interests and investment.
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Practical Estate Planning Tips for Every Age

July 6, 2022

Smart estate planning starts when you are young and continues throughout life. Here are practical tips for getting your estate in order, no matter what your age may be.
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3 Surprising Reasons a Church Might Face Legal Issues

June 21, 2022

A church is not immune from lawsuits or other legal concerns. Here are a few that can definitely require the help of an attorney to settle.
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3 Proven Ways to Simplify the Probate Process

June 3, 2022

While probate is common, it can be daunting for someone who’s never been through it before. There are, however, a few things you can do to make the probate process easier.
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Prepare Employees for a Merger by Answering These 10 Questions

May 20, 2022

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Guardian Fact Sheet for Assuming Legal Responsibility of an Adult

May 6, 2022

The decision to become a legal guardian to an adult should be done with careful consideration. The following information can be used as a starting point in your research. As a next step, our experienced attorneys can help you understand how to navigate the legal process of obtaining guardianship in the state of Illinois.
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4 Proven Strategies to Win a Court Appeal

April 21, 2022

A court appeal is a complex process, so keep in mind the following strategies to improve your odds of a favorable outcome.
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Homebuyers: 4 Quick Tips to Ensure an Effortless Closing

April 7, 2022

Once you’ve negotiated the contract, passed the home inspection and been approved for the mortgage, it’s time to get to the closing! Here are some easy ways to prepare for that final step.
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3 Strategies for Gifting Money Now to Kids or Grandkids

March 11, 2022

For those looking to gift some of their assets while they are still living, here are some practical strategies to consider
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5 Practical Tips for Securing an SBA Loan for your Small Business

February 25, 2022

The most important thing to remember before applying for an SBA loan is to be extremely well-prepared ahead of time. Pay attention to the following details in order to increase your chances of obtaining that approval on your application.
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4 Practical Tips for a Smooth Transfer of the Family Business

February 11, 2022

The decision to pass on the family business takes careful consideration, and these practical tips will help to ensure that the transition goes smoothly
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3 Common Property Disputes that an Attorney Should Help Solve

January 28, 2022

Working with an attorney who is experienced in real estate litigation can help a current or potential property owner protect their legal rights to their real estate. Here are a few of the most common situations for an attorney to get involved.
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Exciting Announcement of our Firm’s New Name!

January 12, 2022

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4 Essential Elements to Include in your Employee Handbook

January 7, 2022

It is a good policy to provide an official employee handbook to each employee to set expectations right from the start. Here are some items that should definitely be included.
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5 Expert Tips for Launching a Business in the New Year

December 14, 2021

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3 Smart Estate Planning Conversations for Upcoming Family Gatherings

November 30, 2021

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4 Essential Legal Documents When Your Child Turns 18

November 18, 2021

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Relief for Landlords: Eviction Moratorium Lifted in IL

October 23, 2021

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5 Truly Important Reasons to Prepare a Will Now

October 8, 2021

When it comes to preparing a will, there is seriously no better time than right now. Here are some important reasons why you should not put it off any longer.
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8 Possible Reasons Your Insurance Claim Got Denied

September 25, 2021

Although it might be a difficult road, it is possible to get an insurance claim denial reversed. A qualified attorney, like those at Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd, can make a difference in whether you emerge victorious in your insurance claim dispute.
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Raise a Toast for the Return of the Grayslake Craft Beer Festival

September 8, 2021

Over 150 varieties of craft beer, food, music and more. Find information about the 2021 Grayslake Craft Beer Festival plus a link to purchase tickets here
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3 Important Factors to Consider When Choosing an Attorney

August 30, 2021

Working with a qualified attorney can make all the difference in your legal success so it’s good to be prepared ahead of time. The following factors can help you determine which attorney is right for you.
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Awesome Family Fun Awaits at Grayslake Summer Days 2021

August 13, 2021

The Grayslake Summer Days Festival is back for 2021. Find important event details, a band and entertainment schedule and more here!
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5 Crucial Ways a Mechanic’s Lien Helps Contractors Get Paid

August 6, 2021

Filing a mechanic’s lien is a great way to recover debt, and will usually get a quick response – BUT ONLY if it is executed properly! From residential claims to large commercial projects, our experienced team knows how to properly perfect and enforce a mechanic’s lien to achieve a successful settlement.
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51ST Annual Grayslake Chamber Golf Outing

July 13, 2021

Grayslake area golf enthusiasts – this event is for you! The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 51st annual Golf Outing, and Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd is a proud sponsor. Get the details and a link to register here.
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4 Ways to Successfully Appeal Your Property Taxes

July 9, 2021

Property values seem to be rapidly increasing, and that usually means a higher tax bill. But don’t lose hope – there are ways to appeal to get your property taxes lowered. Here is what you need to know to successfully appeal your bill and pay less moving forward.
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5K Family Fun Run in Downtown Grayslake

July 1, 2021

The Grayslake 5K Family Fun Run is back for 2021 and it’s sure to be a fun, family-friendly activity for those of all ages and abilities! Get the details and a link to register here!
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Seller Disclosure Requirements: Home Sellers Can’t Afford to Get This Wrong

June 19, 2021

Selling a home in IL is an exciting process, but you need to be fully prepared! Home sellers must be aware of and comply with their legal disclosure obligations in order to avoid legal issues down the line.
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Grayslake Arts Festival & Wine Tasting 2021

June 11, 2021

The Grayslake Arts Festival and Wine Tasting event is back for 2021, and Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd is a proud sponsor. Find the details of the event along with a link for advance tickets here!
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Explore Some Fascinating Grayslake History with Us!

May 20, 2021

As Grayslake celebrates 125 (+1) years, we invite you to explore a little about the history of our firm, as well as some interesting facts about Grayslake throughout the years.
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5 Financing Strategies to Launch or Expand Your Business

May 14, 2021

Small businesses have a range of options when it comes to financing. The best choice for your business depends on your specific needs, so it’s important to do as much research as you can. Find some great ideas here.
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DIY Legal Forms Vs an Actual Lawyer: Is it Worth the Risk?

April 27, 2021

An internet-based world makes it easy to cut out personal interactions, but some DIY tasks are not always a good idea. In fact, typical “fill-in-the-blank” legal forms may appear to be easy, but they can often cause more trouble in the long run.
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5 Important Probate Questions Answered

April 12, 2021

At some point in your life you will probably be faced with the issue of probate – and you will likely have a lot of questions. Luckily, we are here to help. Here are answers to some of the more common questions people have when it comes to probate.
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5 Things You Must Do Before Hiring Your Next Employee

March 26, 2021

The minute you hire anyone to work for you, you subject your business to the potential risk of an employment-related lawsuit. Before you hire your first, your tenth or your one hundredth employee, following these guidelines will help to keep your business protected from legal action.
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Estate Planning Strategies Young Families Never Knew They Needed

March 12, 2021

The best way to plan for the future security of your family is to start as early as possible. When it comes to estate planning, here are some things that a growing family needs to think about.
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4 Pressing Legal Issues Facing the Small Business Owner Right Now

February 26, 2021

Small business owners are responsible for the success of the company and are continually faced with changing legal requirements that they must understand and adhere to. Here are some of the top legal issues that they are dealing with in these changing times.
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Hire a Real Estate Attorney to Avoid These 5 Costly Mistakes

February 12, 2021

Buying a home is a strategic process, so buyers need to be ready to act quickly to secure their dream home. But real estate buyers and sellers should not be in such a hurry that they lose sight of important details in the process. One way to avoid costly mistakes along the way is to hire an experienced real estate attorney.
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You’ve Been a Target for IL Unemployment Fraud – Now What??

January 29, 2021

If you’ve received a letter stating you filed for unemployment when you did not, you are one of the hundreds of thousands of people that are caught up in the IDES (Illinois Department of Unemployment Security) unemployment fraud happening right now. Here's what to do.
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5 Serious Legal Issues Seniors Can Face

January 15, 2021

Legal issues can arise at any time, for anyone, at any age. And while a good lawyer is important throughout all stages of your life, seniors can be especially vulnerable. Here are some common situations a senior could be faced with in which they could benefit from the help of an experienced, trusted attorney.
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Savvy Small Business Collections Tactics in Troubling Times

December 30, 2020

Small businesses have been hit hard in these times of COVID-19. So many are trying to stay afloat, but are facing big challenges due to clients that cannot pay their bills on time. Here are a few practical suggestions for maximizing your collections efforts.
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4 Legal Issues Every Pet Owner Should Be Aware Of

December 16, 2020

With all of the positive benefits of owning a pet, there can also be some drawbacks. Here are some legal issues that every pet owner should take note of.
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Avoid These 4 Costly Mistakes When Selling Your Small Business

November 30, 2020

Selling a small business is never an easy decision. As a business owner, you put a lot of time and effort into building the business. Therefore, it is often not just a financial decision, but an emotional one as well. For this reason, it is important to have as much information as possible before moving forward. If you do come to the conclusion that selling is the best route, be sure to avoid these common mistakes.
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Choose the Right Estate Executor Now to Protect Your Heirs Later

November 13, 2020

One of the most important things you can do to make the probate process easier is to select a trustworthy executor to make sure your wishes are carried out as you intended.
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That Insurance Policy Does Not Guarantee Protection in All Cases

October 29, 2020

Having a good insurance policy in place should provide the protection you need when it comes time to file a claim. But unfortunately, it’s not always as straightforward as it should be. See how some insurance companies avoid paying on claims, and what you can do about it.
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Medical Malpractice Warning Signs to Watch Out For

October 14, 2020

Medical malpractice can occur in any number of situations and it is something every patient needs to be aware of. Here's what to watch out for.
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Practical Legal Guidance for Landlords During COVID-19

September 30, 2020

Our legal team provides practical legal guidance for both residential and commercial landlords dealing with missing or delayed rent payments due to COVID-19 challenges
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Retire Confidently with these 4 Savvy Estate Planning Strategies

September 16, 2020

Discover what estate planning steps you can take before you retire to ensure that your personal and financial affairs are in order
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Commercial Litigation: A Powerful Example of How we Succeed for our Clients

August 31, 2020

Our commercial litigation experts support our business clients and allow us to obtain the best possible results for a wide range of legal disputes. Here’s a great example of one of our client success stories.
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3 Things Employers Can Do Right Now to Ensure Employee Safety

August 14, 2020

In these uncertain times, “business as usual” just doesn’t exist. Here are some tips for employers who are trying their best to keep their businesses open while also focusing on employee safety during a pandemic.
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A Power of Attorney is a Powerful Way to Protect Your College Student

July 21, 2020

Once a child turns 18, a parent may not have the legal authority to step in and make decisions if necessary. One way to provide some much-needed protection is to have a power of attorney (POA) prepared before they head off on their own.
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Should You Use a Non-Compete Clause in Your Business?

July 8, 2020

In some cases an employer may want to ensure an employee does not compete against them after termination. In this case, a non-compete clause can be beneficial.
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Bankruptcy Basics: 3 Things You Need to Know Before Filing

June 23, 2020

If times have been especially hard financially, and you are wondering how to find relief, know that you are not alone. If you believe a bankruptcy is the way out, read on for important information you’ll need to get started.
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You got your Lake County Real Estate Tax Bill. Now What?!

May 27, 2020

Once you receive your tax bill in the mail there isn’t anything that can be done to challenge the bill. But there are things that can be done so that next year’s real estate tax experience is less painful.
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3 Common Myths About Adoption That You Should Know

May 5, 2020

From selecting which type of adoption is best for you, to understanding the laws that vary from state to state, the adoption process itself can be challenging even for the most prepared adopters. It’s a good idea to hire an adoption attorney as step #1 in the process.
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Get to Know the Law Firm of Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd.

April 25, 2020

The lawyers of the law firm of Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd. are not only trustworthy and dependable, they are members of the Grayslake community themselves. Get to know your local lawyers - we are here when you need us!
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Estate Planning & Wills – Here’s What You Need To Know During the COVID-19 Crisis

April 6, 2020

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Means Relief for Small Businesses

April 3, 2020

The recently passed CARES Act includes provisions designed to help the small business community continue operations through this time of economic uncertainty. Find important details of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) here.
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Hitting “Pause” to Protect Your Family & Friends From COVID-19

March 18, 2020

COVID-19 has caused us all to hit the “pause” button on normal daily life. We have hope that it will pass quickly and will have minimal impact on your family and friends.
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3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney When Refinancing Your Mortgage

March 11, 2020

As with many legal and financial transactions, refinancing a mortgage can be a daunting task. While not required, it’s important to protect your interests by hiring an experienced mortgage refinancing attorney.
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Essential Information About Filing a Work Injury Claim

February 20, 2020

When you’re injured on the job, you may be entitled by law to get compensation from your employer. Filing an injury claim can be complicated, so it is recommended that you file with the guidance of one of our experienced attorneys
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When You Need a Power of Attorney

February 7, 2020

Knowing that it is inevitable that a POA will benefit you at some point, it is important to understand what a power of attorney is and when you will need one.
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Essential Information Every Landlord Needs to Know Before Eviction

January 23, 2020

Not following proper procedures when terminating a lease agreement can cost a landlord a lot of time and money, and with one simple mistake, force them to start the process over from the beginning. Before starting the lease termination process, consider these guidelines.
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Simple Steps To Find The RIGHT Contractor

January 6, 2020

When you’re ready to hire a contractor for that big home improvement project, you want to have the right person for the job. The process of finding a contractor doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Consider these tips as you start your search.
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Avoid These 5 Critical Mistakes When Starting a Small Business

December 10, 2019

Starting a new small business can be challenging and is often overwhelming. But the best way to ensure success is to be prepared right from the start. Don’t jump into anything without doing your homework first - and avoid these common mistakes at all costs.
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Attorney Jencie Richtman Exemplifies Compassion by Helping Veterans for Free

November 27, 2019

For everything that veterans sacrifice for our country, it is an honor to be able to find a way to make their lives easier when they are in need. Jencie Richtman is committed to accomplishing that goal, and has been recognized as a standout volunteer for Public Interest Law Initiative’s veteran’s pro bono program.
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Practical Estate Planning Advice for Blended Families

November 14, 2019

Being part of a blended family where people have been widowed, divorced or remarried can present its share of challenges, with estate planning being one of them. Read on for some tips to navigate these unique hurdles.
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Reliable Assistance With Employment Disputes

October 30, 2019

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd effectively represents workers who feel that they have been treated unfairly as well as employers who need to defend their actions. Here are some examples of employment disputes for both employers and employees that we can help resolve.
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Keeping Families Protected for Generations - Video

October 24, 2019

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Know Your Legal Rights: 7 Basic Facts About Personal Injury Claims

September 25, 2019

You may be wondering what types of injuries are typically involved in a personal injury case, and what type of compensation you may be entitled to if you do file a lawsuit. Here is an overview of the types of cases we can assist with and what you might expect from a personal injury lawsuit.
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Avoid These Unexpected Loan Closing Nightmares

September 5, 2019

There are a number of problems that can pop up before or during a loan closing that you may not be prepared for. Working with an experienced attorney is the best way to avoid unplanned obstacles like the following, or to help deal with them if they do arise.
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Replevin: Use This Proven Legal Strategy to Get Personal Property Back

August 20, 2019

When someone else has possession of property that rightfully belongs to you, a law known as replevin can help you get it back. Read more about this law here.
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4 Seriously Inaccurate Estate Planning Myths

August 5, 2019

The sooner you get your estate in order the better, and it is best to start with accurate information. Here are some common misconceptions about the estate planning process and the realities behind them.
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What to do After the Death of a Loved One

July 22, 2019

The death of a loved one is one of the most stressful times in life, and the question of “What do we do now?” can be overwhelming. Hopefully, these suggestions will help provide a roadmap for the days that follow.
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Lake County IL Amnesty Week

July 2, 2019

The Lake County Circuit Clerk's Office has announced its 2019 Amnesty Week, during which all collection fees and accrued interest will be waived on any past due fines owed on criminal and traffic matters in Lake County.
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28th Annual Grayslake 5K Run & Walk

July 2, 2019

Don’t miss the chance to take part in the 28th Annual Grayslake 5K Run & Walk taking place on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 8:00am. People of all ages and athletic abilities can participate in this day of healthy togetherness, so runners, walkers, strollers and wheelchair athletes are encouraged to participate in this race through historic Grayslake.
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Antioch Run for Freedom 2019

June 26, 2019

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd proudly sponsors the 25th Annual Antioch Run for Freedom, a favorite tradition among local participants. Good luck to all the runners!
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June 19, 2019

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton is a proud sponsor of the annual Taste of Grayslake event offering food, drinks, fireworks and lots of family fun
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24th Annual Grayslake Arts Festival & Wine Tasting

June 12, 2019

It’s that wonderful time of year again when the Grayslake Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Arts Festival & Wine Tasting event - and Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd is proud to be a sponsor of this 24th celebration!
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Great Beer, Great Music - For a Great Cause! Grayslake Craft Beer Fest

May 28, 2019

If you LOVE craft beer, or would like to know why they are so popular these days, you must head over to the Grayslake Craft Beer Festival on June 1st!  Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd is a proud sponsor of this fun adults-only event that you don’t want to miss.
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Appeal Your Property Tax Bill to Save Money

May 21, 2019

Since your property tax bill is based on your assessed value, convincing the government that your home is worth less than they say it is can save you money.
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An Irrevocable Trust Can Offer Reliable Asset Protection For Your Beneficiaries

May 3, 2019

Developing an appropriate estate plan to preserve and protect assets is a concern for many people. One estate planning option to consider is an irrevocable trust. There are several advantages to this type of trust, although it may not be appealing to everyone.
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Legal Issues Often Overlooked When Starting a New Business

April 17, 2019

Turning a great idea into an actual business can be an exciting undertaking. However, properly executing your plan can sometimes be a challenge. If you have decided to launch a new business, it is very important to pay attention to some key legal issues that often are overlooked.
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Answers to Common Mortgage Foreclosure Questions

April 3, 2019

When a borrower fails to make one or more mortgage payments, the lender may initiate foreclosure proceedings in an attempt to recover the mortgaged property.  Here are some frequently asked questions regarding mortgage foreclosure
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A Non-Disclosure Agreement Keeps Confidential Information Protected

March 21, 2019

Exchanging confidential information is a necessary part of conducting business, but if a company’s secrets got out, it could mean financial devastation. A non-disclosure agreement helps ensure that sensitive information is not disclosed to any unauthorized individual.
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Hiring a Good Attorney Can Help Protect Your Business

March 6, 2019

A smart business owner knows that no matter how much time and effort is put into safeguarding the business, there is always the possibility that a legal issue may arise. In order to protect the integrity of your investment, it is important to have an attorney on hand to provide support in any number of situations.
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FREE February Networking Mixer 2/28/19 4:30-7:30pm

February 22, 2019

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Insurance Claim Disputes – What to do if Your Claim is Denied

February 14, 2019

After dutifully paying monthly premiums, it can be extremely frustrating to have an insurance claim denied. Although it might feel like fighting an uphill battle, it is possible to get a denial reversed. A qualified attorney, like those at Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, Ltd, can make a difference in whether you emerge victorious in your insurance claim dispute.
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Why it is Important to Prepare a Living Will

January 30, 2019

If you were to become terminally ill or severely injured and are unable to speak for yourself, doctors and loved ones may be left with the responsibility of making medical decisions on your behalf. A living will is one way to make your final wishes known.
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Applying for a Small Business Loan – Improve Your Chance of Approval

January 17, 2019

Small businesses often need to rely on loans to get started or to cover daily expenses such as inventory, rent or payroll while working to take the company to the next level. While a small business loan may be necessary to grow and expand a business, they are not always easy to obtain. Here are a few things a business owner can do to improve the likelihood of an approval.
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Obtaining Guardianship for an Adult or a Minor

December 28, 2018

A guardianship may be granted if a court finds that a person is legally incapacitated or in some way unable to provide for his or her necessities in life.  There are different circumstances for appointing a guardianship, based on whether the person is an adult or a minor.
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What to Look For When Choosing an Attorney

December 14, 2018

If you find yourself in a situation in which you require legal representation, you want to be assured that you have the best attorney by your side.  Working with a qualified attorney can make all the difference in your legal success, and these factors can help you determine which attorney is right for you.
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Getting a Property Rezoned

December 6, 2018

If you own, or are thinking of purchasing, a piece of land and you want to build a new structure on that land, you must understand zoning laws and how they affect what you are legally allowed to do with it.
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How to Appeal a Court Ruling

November 28, 2018

Defending yourself in court is not where most people want to end up, and having a judge rule against you is never the desired outcome. However, a judge’s decision does not always have to be final, and there are sometimes ways to challenge the decision and try to obtain a ruling in your favor.
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Toys For Tots at Grayslake Tree Lighting

November 12, 2018

The annual tree lighting event in downtown Grayslake is the perfect occasion to take part in the TOYS FOR TOTS toy collection campaign and help bring JOY to a child in need this holiday season!
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Gifting Strategies to Distribute Your Wealth Before You Pass

November 6, 2018

What is the best way to pass along assets to your kids while still living, and avoid possible penalties that might accompany such gifting?  Here are some ways to transfer wealth to your family in the form of gifts.
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Toys For Tots Drop-off Location at Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton

October 29, 2018

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton is proud to announce that we will serve as a drop-off location for Toys For Tots during this holiday season. 
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Grayslake Business Trick-or-Treating

October 22, 2018

Put on your best costume and hurry over to downtown Grayslake on Saturday, October 27th from 11:00am – 1:00pm for some Halloween trick-or-treating family fun!
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Creating a Succession Plan for Your Family Business

October 15, 2018

Your family business is your pride and joy, and you have undoubtedly invested a great deal of money, time, and energy into creating a successful company with the intention of passing it on to your relatives when you retire.  There are many challenges that can arise that can put your plan at risk (such as family disagreements or taxes), but these suggestions can help you create a viable succession plan to pass the business on to the next generation.
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Tips for Small Businesses to Successfully Collect Debt

October 8, 2018

For small businesses, every penny counts, and even a small bill left unpaid by a customer can make a big difference in your bottom line. As frustrating as debt collection can be, it is possible to recover payment on past due invoices. Here are some tips for keeping the bills paid and collecting on those that are late.
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How to Resolve a Breach of Contract

September 28, 2018

When entering into a transaction with another party for goods or services, it is always in the best interest of both parties to execute a signed contract, detailing the terms of the agreement.  However, this does not always guarantee a favorable end result, as there are a number of ways that a breach of contract may occur.
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Thank You Grayslake Central HS

September 18, 2018

Thank you so much to Grayslake Central High School for the beautiful Homecoming window decorations! 
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Eviction Procedures That Landlords and Tenants Should Know

September 13, 2018

When a landlord feels that a tenant does not abide by the rules set forth in their rental agreement, there is a specific eviction process that must be followed in order for the landlord to remove the tenant from the property.
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September 6, 2018

We recently had nine tax appeal cases in one day and WON every case. EVERY client was granted a reduction. That’s what we call a successful day.
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Why You Need a Real Estate Attorney When Purchasing a Home

August 28, 2018

Many states do not require a home buyer to have legal representation during the purchase transaction, but considering the size of the investment and the problems that can often arise, it is very important to have an experienced real estate attorney on your side during this complex process.
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Grayslake Summer Days 2018 - Short Video Highlights

August 21, 2018

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Grayslake Color Aloft Balloon Festival

August 20, 2018

Keep your eyes on the skies as the 6th annual Grayslake Color Aloft Balloon Festival takes flight on August 25th.  This exciting event, sponsored by Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton, will feature hot air balloons being inflated and competing to see which one can land closest to the Fox River. 
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Grayslake Summer Days

August 13, 2018

Celebrate the end of summer at this great family event sponsored by Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton. Grayslake Summer Days is happening on August 17th and 18th and will have tons of fun activities to choose from.
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Understanding Probate

August 6, 2018

When it comes to settling an estate, most people have heard that it is best to avoid probate whenever possible.  But how many people even know what it is?  It is a lot easier to navigate this issue when you have the necessary information, so here are the basics of probate.
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Tips for Buying Commercial Real Estate

July 27, 2018

Owning commercial real estate can be a very rewarding experience but purchasing it can be a challenge. Some people may be hesitant to make the investment because they think it will be too complicated. But by doing some preliminary research and having the right experts helping you, anyone can enjoy the benefits that commercial real estate can offer.
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Legal Documents Every College Student Should Have

July 19, 2018

The end of summer marks an exciting time for recent high school graduates as many of them will be heading off to college and university campuses to start a new chapter of their lives on their own. While they may be prepared with books, supplies and dorm room essentials, there are a few legal documents that you probably did not think of but are essential to their safety.
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Grayslake 5K Run & Walk

July 11, 2018

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton is proudly sponsoring the 27th Annual Grayslake Chamber of Commerce 5K Run & Walk through historic Grayslake. Runners, walkers, strollers and wheelchair athletes of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in this fun community event on July 14th.
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Understanding Mechanic’s Liens

July 5, 2018

When construction or improvements are done on a property, sometimes things do not go according to plan. When problems arise and contracted payments are not made, the situation can result in a mechanic’s lien being filed.
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Appeal Your Property Taxes to Save Money

June 21, 2018

While it might seem logical to be happy about an increasing home value, when it comes to the tax assessor’s office you want your value to be as low as possible.  Since your real estate taxes are based on your assessed value, convincing the government that your home is worth less than they say it is can save you money.
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Grayslake Arts Festival & Wine Tasting Sponsored by CQRH

June 18, 2018

In what promises to be an enjoyable day, downtown Grayslake is set to host the 23rd annual Arts Festival & Wine Tasting on June 23rd. This free event will offer the opportunity to view the works of over 60 local artists who will be displaying and selling their work.
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Estate Planning is Important at Any Age

June 14, 2018

When you are young and healthy, estate planning does not always seem like an urgent matter.  But that is exactly when you should get started!  It can be an unsettling thought, but life is unpredictable and it is never too early to solidify plans for child custody, money and possessions.
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A Roadmap to Pursuing Fraudulent Transfer Actions: A.G. Cullen v. Burnham Partners, LLC

May 31, 2016

You’ve gone through all the work of litigating the case through pleadings, motions, discovery and, finally, either a dispositive motion or trial resulting in your client being awarded a long-sought monetary judgment.
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Podcast: Home Repairs Gone Awry

September 25, 2015

How can homeowners protect themselves from unscrupulous home repair/remodeling contractors? Expert litigator Mark Van Donselaar outlines what homeowners can do before, during and after a home repair or remodeling to ensure that they are protected against home repairs gone awry.
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Recent Case Demonstrates Potential Perils for Subcontractors Under the Mechanics Lien Act

July 31, 2013

Imagine the frustration of having a set of strict statutory requirements for a cause of action, meeting those strict requirements, but still failing in the underlying cause of action. Such a frustrating result is entirely possible under the provisions of the Mechanics Lien Act1 (the Act) and the case law interpreting the Act.
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How a Guarantor Became a Surety

March 31, 2009

A long-time business client calls you with a question about a contract that he is about to enter into on behalf of his business. The party with whom he is contracting is demanding that the contract include either your client’s personal guaranty, or that your client act as a surety for any debt owed under the contract.
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Checking in on an Application of the Continuing Violation Rule

November 30, 2007

In cases involving stolen checks, the appellate districts split on the application of the “continuing violation rule.” Beware, plaintiffs' attorneys: the statute of limitations for filing an action for the conversion of several negotiable instruments may, in effect, be shortening.
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Recovering a Defendant’s Attorney Fees Under the Consumer Fraud Act: Plaintiffs Worry Not

April 30, 2007

Despite the Illinois Supreme Court’s admonition that not every cause of action for breach of contract gives rise to a corresponding cause of action under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (the Act)1, there is no shortage of breach of contract cases including claims for relief based on the provisions of the Act.
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