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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Business Law

Professional Service Corporation licensing is not intended to protect the public health and welfare October 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 514 On July 8, 2004, the Illinois Second District Appellate Court answered two questions, certified for interlocutory appeal by the Circuit Court of McHenry County, in the negative.
What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About the Illinois Limited Liability Company Act By Charles W. Murdock August 2004 Article, Page 420 A review of the Act by one of its drafters with a focus on provisions with which all lawyers should be familiar.
Change Made to Business Organization Definition May 2004 Illinois Law Update, Page 242 The Illinois Office of the Secretary of State has adopted a simple, yet important, regulatory change for defining business organizations. 
Business-law clean-up bill now on the books By Helen W. Gunnarsson October 2003 Lawpulse, Page 486 The new Act reconciles inconsistencies, removes obsolete provisions, and makes compliance with the law easier.
Changes in place for business organizations August 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 384 The Office of the Secretary State recently adopted small, but significant, changes to the Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act (14 Ill Adm Code 170) and the Limited Liability Company Act (14 Ill Adm Code 178).
Limited Liability Practice: What Lawyers Should Consider, What Firms Should Do By Steven G. Frost, Terence T. O’Meara, and Sheldon I. Banoff August 2003 Article, Page 388 Is limited liability practice right for you? Here's a review of the new legal landscape.
Amendment to Business Corporation Act of 1983 P.A. 92-0771 January 2003 Illinois Law Update, Page 14 Gov. Ryan signed into law an amendment to the Business Corporation Act of 1983 which provides that a corporation may allow members entitled to vote to participate in any meeting through the use of interactive technology.
The Illinois Electronic Commerce Security Act: Birth and Death of an E-Commerce Approach? By Kristin Mihelic July 2001 Article, Page 356 The author argues that Illinois should abandon its Electronic Commerce Security Act and follow the national uniform approach.
A New Way to Resolve International Business Disputes in Illinois By Peter V. Baugher and Steven M. Austermiller October 2000 Article, Page 582 The Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association provides our region with a new arbitration forum. Find out more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath August 2000 Column, Page 434 You still have the right to remain silent; UPL and in-house counsel; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Mark S. Mathewson April 2000 Column, Page 192 What hath Tosado wrought? What do jurors think? Granny gives a gift; and more.
To comply with the cancellation notice requirements of section 143.14(a) of the Insurance Code, an insurer needs to show proof mailing on a U.S. Post Office form or other commercial mail delivery service for the cancellation letter to be effective February 2000 Illinois Law Update, Page 68 On December 7, 1999, the Appellate Court of Illinois for the First District reversed the trial court’s grant of summary judgment to Valor Insurance Company.
Drafting Contract Provisions for E-commerce Sites By Richard C. Balough January 2000 Article, Page 40 Tips for drafting contracts that govern the rights and obligations of e-commerce-site users.
The Business Attorney’s Guide to Trade Names By Aaron W. Brooks October 1999 Article, Page 526 Selecting the right business name isn't as simple as you might think. Here's a primer for Illinois lawyers.
Plain English as a Second Language: Will It Become Second Nature at the SEC? By Carla E. Laszewski October 1999 Article, Page 536 An explanation of the SEC's plain English disclosure rules and why the agency advocates their use.
Illinois Law Enters Cyberspace: The Electronic Commerce Security Act By R. J. Robertson, Jr. and Thomas J. Smedinghoff June 1999 Article, Page 308 This new law—effective July 1—removes doubts about legal requirements for electronic "writings'' and "signatures'' and encourages e-commerce. Here's an overview.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath April 1999 Column, Page 186 Offer, acceptance, consideration, and criminal law.