New Sales Tax Laws for Online Businesses

By |October 30th, 2018|

On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court overturned the Quill Corp. v. North Dakota physical-presence standard in favor of an economic standard impacting businesses’ requirement to collect sales tax any of the states.  Previously, a state could only require a business to collect sales tax if the business had a physical presence such as an office, distribution […]

8 New Changes To The Illinois Limited Liability Company Act

By |June 21st, 2017|

In the spring of 2016 the Illinois House and Senate passed the HB4361, which was signed into law on July 28, 2016, by Governor Bruce Rauner. This bill, which becomes effective July 1st, brings about sweeping changes to the Illinois Limited Liability Company Act, and brings Illinois more in-line with the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act […]

Should You Register A Trademark Internationally?

By |March 7th, 2017|

While you may have trademark protection in the United States, you may not have it abroad. Protecting your trademark in the international market is important if you offer your products or services (service marks) in international forums. This helps protect and enforce your trademark in the international market place. After all, if you have worked […]

Changes to the Illinois LLC Act: What You Need to Know

By |December 8th, 2016|

When incorporating a business, many owners will structure their entity as a limited liability company, commonly known as a LLC. Limited liability companies are often less complex than other corporate entities, while offering more flexibility, favorable tax benefits and legal protection for personal assets. The Illinois LLC Act governs all limited liability companies within the […]

Corporate Formation 101: Paperwork & Filing

By |December 1st, 2016|

When establishing a new business, one of the many things you’ll need to consider is how you want to structure your new entity. You may decide to incorporate, form a partnership, sole proprietorship or limited liability company. Forming a corporation means your business will operate as its own entity. If you decide to incorporate, the […]

How to Avoid Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

By |November 23rd, 2016|

You hire a contractor to complete an office space renovation, but the work is taking longer than anticipated and has surpassed the completion date outlined in your contract. Your staff is displaced, but you are still locked into the contract with the original vendor. It is time to enact the termination clause.

There are several reasons […]

Vote for Sheldon Smith for CNN Hero of the Year

By |October 26th, 2016|

Our client Sheldon Smith, founder of The Dovetail Project, has been named one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year!

To vote for Sheldon, click here.

The purpose of The Dovetail Project is to give young fathers the skills and support they need to be responsible parents and positive role models in their communities.

Congratulations, Sheldon!

Adjust Your Contract with a Modification Clause

By |October 14th, 2016|

Imagine you are the President of Fruit Factory LLC, and you have just entered into a contract to provide fresh produce to FoodMart Inc. The contract stipulates that the first delivery of the produced must be received by FoodMart no later than October 31st, but due to various factors you become aware that you won’t […]

Avoiding Unnecessary Risk With The Indemnification Clause

By |October 4th, 2016|

An indemnification clause is a promise that one party will compensate the contract’s other party for specific costs, losses and/or additional third party litigation. This is a crucial point in any client-vendor contract, and one that so often results in litigation suits.

To help avoid costly litigation, below is a brief explanation of indemnification clauses.

The Parties […]

Jamal Jackson Nominated For 40 Under 40 Game Changers Award

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Jackson Corporate Law Office managing partner Jamal Jackson has been nominated for a 40 Under 40 Game Changers award by The Urban Business Roundtable, WVON-AM and Ariel Investments. The annual honor recognizes black business achievers under 40 for their groundbreaking work in their industry and community.

The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, Sept. 29 at […]

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