Choosing the Right Legal Entity for Your Business

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Seasoned business owners usually know enough to invest in the protection of some form of business entity. Too often, these individuals fail to engage in the necessary business and tax planning to get the most from their investment.  Whether you are a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation, limited […]

Declaratory Judgment Action for Copyright Infringement

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin At a time when #media creation & consumption is traveling across a growing number of devices, at increasing speeds, and without care for for borders whether physical, digital, or geographic, licensing, distribution and use of digital content can cause problems. The case of Fastcase, Inc. v. Lawriter, […]

Illinois law and enforceability of postemployment restrictive covenants

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Every business in this, the Information Age, is highly dependent on confidential and proprietary information.  As many design and creative professionals know, a design business is often based on intimate, personal relationships with clients. As a result,  relationships are built upon a high degree of trust […]

Advanced Issues in Contracts for Interior Designers

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Every business transaction is governed by contract law, even if the parties don’t realize it. Despite the overwhelming role it plays in our lives, contract law can be incredibly difficult to understand. Successful Interior Designers know how to manage the legal needs of the business while […]

ICYMI – Cyber Security & Forensics “Data At Risk” 2017

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin In case you missed this year’s ForenSecure Conference on Cyber Security and Data Forensics, there is a link below to my presentation. To give you an idea how fast the law is changing in these areas, you need look no further than the state of New […]

Cybersecurity is one of the top risks organizations must manage in 2017

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin This article first appeared in THE LEGAL SIDE OF TECH on CIO.com here. Recent high-profile data breaches highlight the challenges in understanding how laws apply to a wide variety of information management scenarios and a host of other regulatory, compliance and legal issues. Cybersecurity and privacy […]

U.S. Supreme Court Protects Varsity Brands Uniform Designs

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin By now it’s hard to say anything new about the U.S. Supreme Court victory of Varsity Brands in the STAR ATHLETICA, L.L.C. v. VARSITY BRANDS, INC. copyright infringement lawsuit. If you don’t know the case it’s fairly straightforward: Varsity Brands has over 200 copyright registrations for […]

Contract Basics for Interior Designers

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Ever had an Interior Design client refuse to pay, not give you credit for your work, or use your design without actually hiring you? As unfair as these situations sound, the truth is they happen often. Poor planning, client management or incomplete contracts account for most […]

@Adlerlaw Has Been Nominated for The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Contest

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Chicago, IL October 7, 2016 @Adlerlaw has been selected to compete in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition. From a field of hundreds of potential nominees, @Adlerlaw has received enough nominations to join the one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. […]

You’re Invited to LAUNCH: Client Contracts 2.0

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin DATE: Wednesday, June 29TIME: 9:30AM to 11:30AMLOCATION: New York Design Center, Conference RoomADDRESS: 200 Lexington Avenue, NYC Have you ever had a client refuse to pay a bill, not give you credit for your work, or use your design scheme without hiring you? As loathsome as these situations sound, the reality […]