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Join the attorneys at Lavelle Law, Ltd. as they discuss legal concepts and issues affecting individuals and small businesses. Submit your legal questions to podcast@lavellelaw.com! We will answer your questions in future podcasts.

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Income tax basis issues as they relate to S Corporation shareholders require an awareness that if overlooked can cause unexpected tax results for the S Corporation shareholders. When an S Corporation shareholder receives his or her annual K-1, a shareholder basis schedule must be included so that the tax preparer can properly report the shareholder's pro rata share income or loss from the S Corporation. In this podcast, attorney Steve Migala and his guest, David Diamond, a CPA and Partner with Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond, will discuss these important tax issues and explain how to avoid increased federal and state income taxes, penalties and interest upon IRS audit.
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One of the most common issues small businesses face is penalties, time lost, and hassles associated with calculating, paying, and filing required tax forms for payroll. Using a payroll service is a surprisingly affordable solution to this... more

Getting agreements in writing isn't just about winning a lawsuit someday in the future. It's actually about avoiding the lawsuit in the first place, which is especially important with family and friends. Learn how to get it right, without offending... more

What can and can't you fax under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? Who can you send faxes to and when? In this podcast, these questions and more are answered by attorney Lance Ziebell.

In this podcast, attorney Kerry Lavelle and Daily Herald business writer Jim Kendall explore how a professional service firm can use social media platforms to enhance their practices.

For anyone interested in establishing charities and other organizations that are exempt from federal and state taxation, it is important that they understand the steps they must take at both the federal and state level to obtain their exemption... more

The final ruling on one of a seven part rule proposal, the Food Safety Modernization Act, focuses on keeping food safe during transportation. The rule applies to shippers, loaders, and carriers by motor or rail vehicles, with Third... more

In 2008, Illinois attempted to pass a bill that would have made crossing the street while using a cell phone subject to a fine. Although the bill did not pass, the case against distracted walking may have a moment of resurgence. Currently, a... more

In this podcast, attorney Heidi Kuffel discusses Prove-Ups and what you can expect in a Prove-Up hearing of a divorce proceeding.

Shopping centers are finding it harder and harder to get new, quality tenants. Why? In this podcast, attorney Kerry Lavelle addresses how commercial real estate has changed over the last ten years and the current makeup of retail... more
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