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Attorney Shakfeh recently published an article in the Illinois Star Bar Journal about a recent court case, District of the Illinois Appellate Court’s September 2020 decision in Metropolitan Capital Bank & Trust v. Feiner, and the court’s the standard of fraud and how practitioners can be advise their clients when in a situation related to potential fraud. Read the full article here. The post Justifiably Defrauded? first appeared on Shakfeh Law LLC.…
Business law can be puzzling to many new business owners. But put simply, business law is the combination of statutes and court rulings that govern everything that concerns your business operations. It includes two aspects: the administration of commercial entities and the legislation of business contracts. Over time, laws have changed and have to adjust to the progress of technology, industry regulations, and the ever-evolving demands of society. In this article, we will review the…
We’ve often been asked. What matters more—a former employer’s intellectual property and business assets or an ex-employee’s right to fair future employment opportunities? Such a question often arises when we encounter employment breakups. And such endings can hurt, especially if non-compete agreements are involved. Fortunately, the more recent reforms to state laws have taken a closer look at the welfare of both parties when it comes to imposing non-competes. In this article, we seek to…
Many employers will ask all of their new employees to sign a non-compete agreement. These contracts seek to limit any competition the employer will likely face from any previous employees who have intimate knowledge of how their business operates, and as a result, are in a great position to steal customers, clients, and even other employees. So, it’s easy to see why businesses want employees to sign them. However, a non-compete agreement can also give…
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to any method of settling a dispute outside a courtroom. ADR includes mediation, negotiation, reconciliation, and arbitration. Settling outside of the courtroom has many benefits, including faster settlements, lower costs of litigation, and more control for the parties involved to find a solution. What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution or ADR? Alternative Dispute Resolution provides alternative confidential methods of tackling legal disputes, which avoid going to court. The most common types…