Illinois “Rent to Own” Contract Law

There has been an increase in home buyers purchasing real estate under an installment contract also called “rent to own” contract or contract for deed, rather than using a traditional mortgage. Read on to learn about the new installment “rent to own” contract law in Illinois is designed to protect home buyers who finance a home purchase using an installment contract.

LLC or S-Corp? Your Guide to Choosing the Right Corporate Structure

Should my company be an LLC or an S-Corp is a question I get asked several times a week. I then walk through a series of questions with my clients to help them understand the similarities and difference between the two, which helps determine whether they should be viewed as pros or cons based upon the business they want to start. Read on to learn more about the LLCs and S corps and what business owners should understand before choosing between the two.

Build Your Brand with Trademark Protection

When customers come to your business for your services or products, the first thing they do is interact with your brand. Your brand, which includes your business’s name, logo, color scheme, and visual personality, is like a handshake – it’s your first impression. You spent a lot of time (and money) investing in your business’s brand…read on to find out why it’s important to protect that investment.