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The Secretary of State has the authority to suspend the driving privileges of a motorist for any number of reasons, some discretionary. The goal of this podcast is to acquaint the listener with some of the more common basis' for these suspensions. The podcast with James Doerr of Lavelle Law will also present some common methods used to clear up these suspensions and the role the lawyer plays in facilitating this process.
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People often think about a divorce as dividing up the assets in a marriage. However, divorce is also about the allocation of marital debts, including mortgage loans, home equity loans, pension loans, credit card debts, and the like. This... more

Mechanics liens can be a powerful tool for those performing services on a person's home or a commercial building – what do you need to know about them? This Podcast with Lance Ziebell of Lavelle Law will explore mechanics... more

In recent years, it seems that the Illinois Department of Revenue has significantly increased its collection efforts against taxpayers. One way it has done this is by initiating more audits, which usually relate to income, sales, or employment... more

Maintenance in Illinois divorce is a complicated issue for the courts to decide. Many common questions include: What factors are used to assist the court in determining maintenance? Is maintenance set like child support is? The... more

Boaters face punishment of a class A misdemeanor 364 days jail, $2,500 fines for operating a watercraft (boating) under the influence. Boaters have less protections than motorists in that they can be stopped without a reasonable and articulable... more

What if you are an employer and you shared confidential information, such as client lists with an employee and now the employee is contacting your clients and starting up a competitive business? What if a competitor named their business... more

In the past several years – the use of social networking has exploded. While much of the technology provides incredible opportunities for businesses – there are also potential legal pitfalls for employers. Employers and... more

One strategy to keep good employees long term is to offer them stock in your company. This must be done with care to avoid giving away control in the company, and to properly manage the tax result. This podcast with James D.... more

Did you know the State of Illinois offers up to a 25% state income tax credit to businesses and individuals who make investments in qualified new business ventures? The Illinois Angel Investment Credit Program (?Program?) is designed... more

Planning a vacation without the kids? Finding a babysitter isn't all you need to do. Make sure you've planned appropriately by appointing a Short Term Guardian. This podcast with Heather Walser of Lavelle Law, Ltd. will explore the various... more
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