Podcasts

- Feb 27, 2015

Intellectual property, such as a trademark, can be a valuable business asset. In this podcast with Courtney Kleshinski, learn the basics about trademarks, including what they protect, how to register and how to maintain trademark protection.

  • trademark
  • Infringement
  • Intellectual property
  • registration
  • trademark protection

- Feb 18, 2015

Many clients wonder if, when, and to what extent they should discuss their estate plan with beneficiaries while they are alive. In this podcast, attorney Brian Warens discusses when and to what extent it is appropriate to have a conversation regarding estate planning with beneficiaries, and the possible consequences to not having the discussion at all.

  • estate plan
  • beneficiaries
  • legatees
  • wills
  • trusts
  • powers of attorney
  • agents
  • trustees
  • executors
  • will and trust contests

- Feb 11, 2015

This podcast addresses the cause of action of Alienation of Affection and the use of this strategy in a divorce proceeding.

  • Alienation of affections
  • divorce
  • cheating
  • affairs
  • infidelity

- Feb 4, 2015

Often when people live with a boyfriend or a girlfriend, they sign a lease together. But if the relationship becomes violent, it can be damaging to a person’s credit and finances to try to get out of the lease. This podcast with Kristina Regal explores what rights tenants have when they seek the protection from the courts for domestic violence.

- Jan 27, 2015

3.5MB

The Taxpayer Advocate Service, an ombudsman for the IRS, is responsible for assisting taxpayers in resolving certain problems with the IRS, including financial hardships, significant costs and delays, and lack of communication from the IRS. The Advocate presents an annual report to Congress identifying systemic problems that exist within the IRS and, to the extent possible, proposing changes in its administrative practices and identifying potential legislative changes that may mitigate such problems. This podcast with attorney Joshua Nesser will discuss the Advocate’s 2015 report and how it will affect taxpayers.

  • IRS
  • Taxpayer Advocate
  • Congress
  • taxpayer bill of rights
  • tax
  • penalties

- Jan 21, 2015

3.5MB

If you are considering filing a lawsuit or have been named as a defendant in a pending litigation case, it is important to be aware of alternative methods to resolve the conflict besides trial.  Mediation and arbitration are alternative ways to resolve lawsuits – This podcast with Lance Ziebell will explore both alternatives, explaining each, how they work and the benefits.

- Jan 13, 2015

3.5MB

Not every business benefits from corporate or LLC protection.  Tune in for this podcast with James Voigt of Lavelle Law to find out whether your business model actually gains a tangible benefit from incorporation or forming an LLC.

- Jan 6, 2015

3.5MB

Black's Law Dictionary defines "Expungement of record" as the "Process by which record of criminal conviction is destroyed or sealed from the state or Federal repository."  This podcast with James Doerr of Lavelle Law will be to provide the listener with a brief overview of the expungement process in Cook County.  We will cover the legal benefits of expungement, the cases that are eligible to be expunged, the legal standards the presiding judge will use in deciding whether or not to grant the petition, the discretion the judge has in this process, the treatment of felony versus misdemeanor cases, and the general filing process that must be followed in the filing of these petitions with the Circuit Clerk of Cook County. 

 

  • Petition To Expunge
  • felony
  • misdemeanor
  • DUI
  • Criminal Record
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Background Search
  • Pardon
  • Executive Clemency

- Dec 30, 2014

As of May 20, 2014, all corporations at administrative hearings must be represented by counsel.  Previously individuals could represent corporations, LLC’s, entities, etc. at administrative hearings.  A common administrative hearing relates to an overweight truck violation.  This podcast with Jennifer Burt will discuss overweight truck violations and how our office can be of assistance in appearing on your behalf. 

  • overweight
  • violation
  • truck
  • vehicle
  • administrative
  • hearing
  • attorney
  • representation
  • corporation

- Dec 16, 2014

35.0MB

Employers are not the only ones demanding social media passwords – schools are doing so too.  There has been lots of media attention about this – resulting in a surge of legislative activity on the issue.  In Illinois, a new law went into effect this year allowing school officials to have access to passwords to students’ social media accounts in certain situations.  The concern, of course, is how this impacts a student’s right to privacy under the Constitution and state laws.  This podcast with Kelly Anderson will explore the new law and how it could affect your children.

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