Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by Knowing Your Workplace Rights

By |August 26th, 2016|

Women’s Equality Day, Friday, August 26, commemorates the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law, giving women the right to vote. Although great strides have been made in equality, women in the workplace still struggle.

The first step in closing the gender gap is to know your […]

Jamal Jackson Receives Power 30 Under 30 Award

By |July 26th, 2016|

Our own managing partner Jamal Jackson was honored last week with a Power 30 Under 30 Award by the Apex Society for his extraordinary success in business and dedication to giving back to the community. The award is one of the most prestigious honors given to young professionals under the age of 30.
The Apex Society […]

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 […]

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 […]

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