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Advising clients on home inspector’s limitation of liability By Timothy E. Duggan November 2015 The limitations on scope and liability can be a trap for the unwary
Appellate court affirms exclusion of subchapter S corporation retained earnings from majority shareholder’s child support calculation and describes relevant factors By Mary Anne Spellman Gerstner September 2015 In In re Marriage of Deepalakshmi Moorthy and Channa Mallik Arjuna, the Appellate Court affirmed exclusion of subchapter S corporation earnings from a majority shareholder’s income for purposes of child support, and articulated the relevant factors for consideration by the Court in its analysis.
Are we relevant to your practice? By Anna P. Krolikowska November 2015 A message from Chair Anna Krolikowska.
Chair’s column: Lawyers—The next generation By Richard W. Zuckerman April 2015 A message from Section Chair Richard Zuckerman.
Chair’s column: The solo and small firm practice is still alive and well in Illinois By Richard W. Zuckerman March 2015 Section Chair Richard Zuckerman discusses the results from the ISBA's 2014 Compensation and Benefits Survey.
Does size matter? Absolutely! By John T. Phipps & Frank V. Ariano April 2015 Which of the new iPhones is better for you? Read this debate to decide.
Editor’s column: It’s a new year! Have you reviewed and updated your succession plan for your firm? More importantly, do you even have one? By John T. Phipps March 2015 Newsletter Co-editor John Phipps shares why having a succession plan in place is so important. 
Immediate Past Chair’s column By Richard W. Zuckerman September 2015 A farewell message from past Chair Rich Zuckerman.
License grant—A licensee’s perspective By Mark Weis November 2015 One of the most important areas of any intellectual property (IP) agreement is the license grant provision.
Maintenance in Illinois divorce litigation By Van-Lear Eckert April 2015 As of January 1, 2015 the Illinois maintenance statute was revised and the amount and duration of maintenance was defined.
Observations of an old country lawyer…. or, cows and dogs sleeping together…. By Edward T. Graham March 2015 A discussion of current "dog-bite" and "cow-in-the-road" statutes and caselaw.
Pharmacist dispensing error…Is a 622 affidavit required? By Nick Kujawa November 2015 A dispensing error case can be pled as ordinary negligence and should survive a motion to dismiss as there is no requirement for a 622 affidavit.
Practice Alert: Fee and costs for recovery plaintiffs and small municipalities now apply in certain administrative review cases, effective January 2015 By J.A. Sebastian April 2015 Public Act 98-1105, which became effective on January 1, 2015, creates a new section in Article V of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure.
Tradition of Excellence Award By Jewel N. Klein March 2015 Learn more about this prestigious award and nominate a deserving attorney today!
Trend: Leaving the law By Sarah Moravia April 2015 Why are so many lawyers unhappy with the profession? What is driving everyone away? And what can be done to minimize this trend?
Welcome to the 2015-2016 General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section By Anna P. Krolikowska September 2015 A message from new Chair Anna Krolikowska.
The world keeps changing—Or does history repeat itself? By Carl R. Draper September 2015 A look at the recent developments regarding palimony.