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Go for the Bold: Biz Leaders Should Support Global Push
Saturday, June 17, 2000
Reprint permission from the June 17, 2000 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. Both the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois are hungry for high-tech businesses and are making significant progress in attracting them. The city claims to be home to more than 8,000 technology-based businesses, employing nearly 280,000 Chicagoans. The Mayor's Council of...
Patent Office's Monopoly Game Hurting Innovation
Monday, June 5, 2000
Reprint permission from the June 5, 2000 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. Business owners should know that the U.S. Patent Office runs on a pay-as-you-go basis, a place where fee-paying patent applicants are customers to be coveted, and just about any good idea is awarded a 20-year monopoly. Some might think that easy patent protection should be...
New Economy Greed Can't Serve Lawyers - or Clients
Monday, May 1, 2000
Reprint permission from Crain's Chicago Business - May 1, 2000. The tech-heavy Nasdaq isn't as white-hot as it was a month ago, but too many firms are still scrambling to justify taking some or all of their fees in stock or options from their cash-strapped, high-tech clients. At least one market-savvy law firm has institutionalized the practice by...
How to Recognize Elder Abuse and Protect Its Victims
Saturday, January 1, 2000
Reprint permission from the January 2000 issue of CBA Record. The victimization of the elderly, often by a spouse or adult child, is virtually a national epidemic. A complex mix of psychological, social, and economic influences contributes to elder maltreatment in more than 2 million American homes every year. See Linnear Ward Griffin and Oliver J....
Share Wealth with Younger Workers
Wednesday, December 1, 1999
Reprint permission from the December, 1999 issue of Crain's Small Business. Coil Counts Ford & Cheney Advertising Inc. successfully competes with the biggest ad agencies precisely because it isn't one of them. Now, it faces a critical issue: how to grow the brand without dulling the personal edge that sets it apart. First, I would ensure the...
Tax exemptions for religion break against business
Tuesday, November 30, 1999
In the Bill of Rights, James Madison and his brethren wisely proclaimed religious freedom and tolerance. Congress followed through by exempting religious organizations from federal income tax and delimiting the IRS' authority to audit religious congregations. But today, religious organizations escape tax charges other non-profits face, exploiting the...
Look for Integrity in Board Members
Monday, February 9, 1998
Reprint permission from the February 9, 1998 issue of Crain's Chicago Business. Lookinglass has already proved itself tough and tenacious in meeting the challenges of growth while sticking to its core creative values. And a lean, strong board deserves much of the credit. The board has already decided that it can't and shouldn't manage the Company's...
Portable Health Care Insurance Gets Rolling
Thursday, May 1, 1997
Reprint permission from the May, 1997 issue of Crain's Small Business. Once the Clinton Administration's massive health reform program was unceremoniously laid to rest, Congress began to nibble away at the social ills which prompted the ambitious initiative in the first place. Among these is the sad fact that health insurance hasn't been...
Clicking on Internet stock plays
Friday, November 1, 1996
Reprint permission from the November, 1996 issue of Crain's Small Business. Securities lawyers and their capital-hungry clients are seeing irresistible opportunities on the Internet -- now that the Securities and Exchange Commission has approved ways to sell and trade stock and other securities over the World Wide Web. The excitement began earlier...
This Trust Allows Charity To Begin At Home
Monday, April 1, 1996
Reprint permission from the April 1996 issue of Crain's Small Business. Among the super-rich, the charitable remainder trust is the most popular way of making a charitable gift contribution, while also getting a nice tax break. But for many small business owners, that trust instrument is a largely unknown technique -- despite its potential for...
Don't tell it to the Judge, try a Mediator
Friday, December 1, 1995
Reprint permission from the December 1995/Jaunuary 1996 issue of Crain's Small Business. Stop! Before filing that lawsuit, consider another approach that can resolve differences and still make you feel like a winner: mediation. Mediation is an increasingly popular way for people to work out their conflicts privately with the help of an impartial...
Don't buy off-the-shelf power of attorney
Saturday, September 16, 1995
Illinois' Durable Power of Attorney Law offers a quick and easy way for entrepreneurs with business responsibilities or significant assets to delegate the handling of their financial affairs to someone they trust. The statute even prescribes a fill-in-the-blank form, which is available at most stationery stores, to take advantage of the law's...
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