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How to Keep Your Business Running During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our daily lives and has had a devastating effect on small businesses across the country. While the light at the end appears to be approaching fast, we are not out of the tunnel just yet. Below, our seasoned Illinois labor and business law attorneys offer… Read More »

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Tax Implications of COVID-19

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Did You (Or Your Accountant) File Your Taxes in Accordance with All Applicable Pandemic Legislation and Rules? There is no shortage of ways in which COVID-19 has affected the everyday lives of Americans. While much of the focus is rightfully on those who have lost their lives from the pandemic and the impact on the… Read More »

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Dundee Rotary Club Announces Latest Round of Scholarships

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

In what may be the best news story of the week, the Dundee Township Rotary announced the award of more than $60,000 in college scholarships to 30 deserving high school graduates. This occasion marks the 40th year of scholarships given by the Rotary through donations from its sponsors. This 40th year of giving is… Read More »

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Questions to Ask a Real Estate Lawyer

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Shopping for a real estate attorney can feel like an overwhelming prospect. How do you find an attorney, let alone pick the firm best suited to handle your matter? Whether you are planning to purchase a piece of commercial property, invest in a building complex, buy a home, or engage in a real estate… Read More »

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The American Recovery Plan Act of 2021

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

The following article was authored by firm attorney Brian M. Bentrup and was first published on the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section website on April 5, 2021. The United States Congress passed three pieces of legislation designed to counteract the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Former President Donald J. Trump signed the Families… Read More »

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Residential Real Estate Property Disclosure Act: What is it?

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

When you sell a piece of residential real estate, you are required to make certain disclosures and offer certain warranties to the buyer. These requirements vary by state. In Illinois, the Residential Real Estate Property Disclosure Act governs many of the disclosures required prior to sale. Read on for an explanation of the Illinois… Read More »

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How Does Illinois Foreclosure Work?

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

You are a couple of months behind on your mortgage, and now you are facing threatening calls and emails from the bank. You are worried they will start the foreclosure process and that, soon enough, they will kick you out of your home. How much time do you have? What is the foreclosure process… Read More »

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The Heightened Importance of Pro Bono Work During a Pandemic

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

The following article was authored by firm attorney Brian M. Bentrup and was first published on the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section website on January 18, 2021. I was sworn in to the Illinois bar in 2015 and never did I anticipate devoting much time, if any, to pro bono work. The end… Read More »

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Explaining the Illinois Eviction Moratorium

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy and touched nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Millions of Americans have found themselves with fewer hours, cut wages, furloughed indefinitely, or out of a job entirely. Federal and state governments have provided certain measures of relief, including moratoriums on eviction for people… Read More »

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Intestate Succession: What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Ideally, when you pass away, all of your affairs will be in order. You will have set up your insurance policies, your trusts, and your will so that your assets will be distributed in accordance with your wishes and your family will be well-cared for. Not everyone plans ahead, however, and unexpected events occur…. Read More »

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