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Jeffrey A. on ContractsCounsel
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September 20, 2023

Jeffrey A.

Business Attorney & Advisor
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Remote
19 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
University of Denver College of Law

Trusted legal counsel and business advisor to businesses and executive teams in the software, financial, and technology industries. Practice areas include commercial transactions, licensing, SaaS/PaaS/IaaS delivery models, software product development, regulatory compliance, new business formation, employment matters, and general corporate matters.

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Frank V.

Partner
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Chicago, IL
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
University of Illinois

Navy veteran with 14 years experience practicing law in Chicago.

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August 1, 2023

Timothy J.

Corporate Counsel
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
8 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL, IL, WI
Illinois Institute of Technology: Chicago-Kent College of Law

Financial Services, Business, Corporate, Personal Injury, and Healthcare. I've represented fortune 100 companies and defended individuals in personal debt litigation. Wide breadth of experience, ready to assist.

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Dennis W.

Attorney
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Chicago/Schaumburg
31 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
The John Marshall Law School

2008 - Present: Sole Practitioner – Dennis W. Winkler, P.C. Practice primarily in finance and business transactions, as well as commercial real estate transactions. Represent developers, investors, lenders, and businesses, in such matters as: corporate entity selection, drafting and negotiating complex asset purchase agreements, corporate mergers and sales, stock purchase agreements, and various other business contracts for closely related businesses. Involved in a variety of real estate developments, multi-family apartment buildings, construction and acquisition financing, commercial leasing, sophisticated workout transactions, joint ventures, and tax-deferred exchanges. Advise on tax and other savings incentives available to business owners and real estate owners in Illinois. Advise companies involved in related real estate activities such as sales, leasing, property management, brokerage, and construction. Tax experience that includes the representation of taxpayers in State and Federal controversies including: sales/excess tax disputes and responsible parties’ tax assessment protest. Additionally, Dennis has experience in the protest of real estate taxes of commercial and multi-family real estate. As a legal and business advisor, Dennis is committed to helping clients find, develop, and close deals that further their business objectives. Dennis regularly advises entrepreneurs and closely held businesses on matters incidental to their day-to-day business operations as well as their capital raising and start-up needs, corporate structure, private equity raises, and operating agreements. Much like general counsel, Dennis’s breadth of experience allows him to not only provide strategic planning and routine business transactional support to companies, but he also regularly advises on a number of unique issues facing companies by spotting issues and engaging specialists when needed, such as intellectual property, environmental, and bankruptcy counsel. As such, Dennis has been actively involved in sales and acquisitions of manufacturing companies, trucking companies, and logistics companies.

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August 10, 2023

Ronald P.

Associate General Counsel
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Woodridge, IL
43 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
Loyola University of Chicago Law School

Senior experienced contracts/transactions attorney in the Software Technology space. Also very versed in general corporate legal matters relating to business operations.

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September 6, 2023

Andre T.

Attorney
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Chicago
31 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL, MO
University of Missouri - Columbia

Commercial Litigation attorney providing advice and counsel to management regarding employment related matters and risk management issues

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September 6, 2023

Nadir C.

Compliance Analyst
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Mokena,Illinois
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
Northern Illinois University College of Law

I am a licensed attorney in Illinois, I am currently a Regulatory Compliance Analyst.

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September 12, 2023

Sarah P.

Attorney
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Lemont, Illinois
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Sarah graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2013. Prior to opening her own practice, Sarah worked in a large law firm defending corporate clients. She then transitioned to a smaller firm where her longing to serve clients in the surrounding community became evident. With her prior experience, Sarah opened her own firm in 2016 and has since served Lemont and the surrounding areas.

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September 19, 2023

Sahil M.

Principal Attorney
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Chicago, IL, United States
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, IL
University of Illinois - Chicago School of Law

Drishti Law is devoted to assisting clients identify and protect their competitive advantage by establishing a capitalization strategy that adapts to their needs. Our expertise focuses on developing competent asset management strategies for innovators, creators, startups, and businesses. Additionally, navigating the current IP trends require a seamless experience that is personable and reflective of your goals. The principal attorney, Sahil Malhotra, founded Drishti Law because of his deep passion and ever-evolving interest in Intellectual property and Data Privacy. We take a holistic approach in balancing the risk and rewards as it relates to the development, management, and capitalization of your assets. Our ability to implement complex litigation and prosecution services permits effective execution of trademark, trade secret, copyright, and data privacy for individuals and businesses. It begins with creating a client-centric environment that develops trust through efficient decision making and instituting creative solutions.

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November 1, 2023

Katherine V.

Attorney
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Frankfort, Illinois
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
DePaul University College of Law

I am a skilled legal researcher and writer with a background in contract drafting and negotiation as well as litigation. I've served as an arbitrator for the past three years and have presided over nearly 400 binding arbitrations for an online dispute resolution platform. Additionally, I am a content writer and editor for the insurance division of LexisNexis. In my role as a contractor for LexisNexis, I research, draft, and edit high-quality legal reference tools on a variety of insurance topics for use by lawyers and insurance industry professionals.

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Bill C.

Business Lawyer
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Chicago
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
Arizona State University

I am a corporate business and securities attorney licensed in Illinois with more than a decade of legal experience holding both a J.D. and Master in Law in Taxation. I specialize in advising technology companies in the cryptocurrency space with regulatory compliance (eg. securities law, FinCen, and MSB rules) and cybersecurity matters (eg. GDPR, HIPAA, and CCPA), licensing agreements (SaaS, End User Licensing Agreement, Master License Agreement and etc), brokerage agreements, vendor agreements, revenue share agreements, affiliate agreements, and other related business and technology contracts. Having served as both an outside and an in-house counsel, I have worked with many early stage and mid-size companies, including blockchain companies with issued tokens in the top 100 ranking. With a strong understanding of core business needs for cryptocurrency companies and the ability to translate business needs into legal requirements, I have successfully helped businesses in the cryptocurrency space establishing their contracts, meeting regulatory compliance requirements (SEC, FinCen), and negotiating contracts with partners and vendors.

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April 13, 2024

Rocio F.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Munster, Indiana
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in IL
The John Marshall Law School

Skilled attorney with particular experience in investigations, document review, corporategovernance, FCPA matters, real estate and regulatory matters, excels at providing sound adviseand savvy solutions while ensuring the highest level of professionalism and integrity.

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Employment Legal Questions and Answers

Employment

Settlement Agreement

Illinois

Asked on Dec 17, 2023

Can settlement agreements include non-monetary terms?

I recently entered into a settlement agreement with another party, and I am trying to determine whether non-monetary terms can be included in the agreement. I am concerned about potential liabilities and obligations that may arise from the agreement if non-monetary terms are included. I would like to know what legal considerations I should take into account when crafting the agreement.

Andre T.

Answered Jan 30, 2024

Settlement agreements can contain any provisions that the parties are willing to agree to provided that those provisions are not illegal or against public policy. There are also safe guards that can be included in the language of the agreement so that legally enforceable terms are undisturbed even if part of the agreement may be found to be invalid.

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Employment

Employment Agreement

Florida

Asked on Sep 2, 2021

Can an employer fire an employee while the employee out on sick leave

I am out on sick leave. can I resign my job?

Forest H.

Answered Sep 21, 2021

Good morning, Florida is an "at-will" state (with a few limited exceptions). Depending on the size of the employer, you may be subject to FMLA protections. Otherwise, unless there is an employment contract in place, an employee can quit at any time and an employer can fire an employee at any time. Unless the reason for the firing is illegal, such as a protected class or whistleblower protection, you can be fired while on sick leave.

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Employment

Noncompete Agreement

New York

Asked on Jun 29, 2023

Noncompete agreement breach consequences?

I recently left my job as an employee at a company that I had worked for for over a year. I was asked to sign a noncompete agreement when I began the job, which I did. I have since started a new job in the same industry as my former employer, which is in violation of the noncompete agreement. I am now wondering what the consequences of this breach of contract may be and am seeking legal advice.

Gregory F.

Answered Jul 6, 2023

I would be happy to schedule a paid telephone consultation with you to review the non-compete agreement, advise you on its scope and enforceability, and answer your questions. Please contact me via email at greg@fidlonlegal.com to discuss.

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Employment

Employee Separation Agreement

North Carolina

Asked on Jun 24, 2023

How to draft an employee separation agreement?

I am a small business owner and recently had to let go of an employee. I need to ensure that all of our interests are protected and that everything is done according to the law. I am looking for guidance in drafting an employee separation agreement that would be suitable for both parties.

N'kia N.

Answered Jun 29, 2023

Generally speaking, an employee separation agreement should address rights, responsibilities, and restrictions. As applicable, this typically includes pay and benefits (such as final pay, severance pay or garden leave pay, COBRA, 401K, and stocks); return of company property; release of claims; and restrictive covenants (such as non-competition, non-disclosure/confidentiality, and non-disparagement). The agreement may also include other agreed-upon or required terms (such as eligibility for rehire and reference to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act/Older Worker Benefit Protection Act). This is just general guidance, as what is most appropriate for an employee separation agreement varies depending on specific circumstances.

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Employment

Employment Offer

Washington

Asked on Dec 5, 2023

Is confidentiality needed for an employment offer?

I recently received an employment offer from a company I am interested in working for. However, the offer did not include any kind of confidentiality agreement. I am concerned that the offer may not be legally binding, or that the company may not honor its terms. I am hoping to get guidance from a lawyer on whether or not confidentiality should be included in an employment offer.

Merry A.

Answered Dec 8, 2023

I would be happy to help review your offer, but, no, there are no legal requirements in employment or contract law that an employer or you must keep the terms of an offer confidential, or that the contract include any requirement that you keep anything at the company confidential. So, in theory at least, if I offered you a job at $100K/year, I could publish a full-page newspaper ad with all the terms of the contract I offered to you spelled out in the ad. (Now, you may be able to argue an invasion of privacy, but, as to the example I gave you, standing alone, I don't think you would win).

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