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Section Newsletter Articles on Business Law

Checklist for financing sources By Gene A. Petersen Business Advice and Financial Planning, February 2004 From time to time you may have a client who asks for your assistance in seeking financing sources for growth, a business buyout, or other business needs.
Reaping the benefits of a financial planner By Patrick Baldwin and Gary Stern Business Advice and Financial Planning, September 2003 By working with a trusted financial planner as a partner, you can strengthen your client relationships and provide more insight beyond developing and implementing estate plans.
Do charitable organizations have a safe haven from general real estate taxes? By Brent H. Gwillim Business and Securities Law, June 2001 The Illinois statute 35 ILCS 200/15-65, entitled "Charitable Purposes" provides that facilities for the aged shall be exempt from real estate taxes when the premises are actually and exclusively used for charitable or beneficial purposes, and not leased or otherwise used with a view to profit.
Electronic business transactions By Ethel Spyratos Business and Securities Law, January 2001 As commerce evolves, businesses are confronting electronic transactions.
Early stage venture finance: sources of data for the “angel” round By William A. Price Business and Securities Law, June 2000 "Angel" finance deals, according to "The Process and Analysis Behind ACE-Net," a policy paper on the U.S. Small Business Administration Website, number about 650,000, and involve about ten private investors each, at about $65-66,000 per investor.
The lawyer and the business appraisal By Bruce L. Richman, James Kazmier, Matt Rychetsky, and Mary Warmus Family Law, May 2000 During law school did anyone ever tell you that when you became a lawyer you would need to know the calculation of "weighted average cost of capital" or the "premise of value" or "the build-up approach to cost of capital" or "what the standard of value is"?
Useful law summaries By Herbert J. Klein Business Advice and Financial Planning, September 1999 The Illinois Legislature enacted Public Act 90-737, the Illinois Governmental Ethics and Gift Ban Act.