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Avoiding The Imposition Of Personal Liability For Corporations

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Post Authored by Brian Bentrup The limited liability rule is firmly established in Illinois. It means that individuals are not personally liable for the debts of a corporation or a limited liability company (“LLC”). Piercing the corporate veil is a concept that applies to corporations and LLCs in Illinois. Specifically, it imposes personal liability… Read More »

Attorney Brian Bentrup Discusses Working From Home And Assisting Clients During The COVID-19 Pandemic

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |
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How to Remove an Executor?

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

An executor of an estate is a person appointed to administer the estate of a deceased person. The executor is responsible for faithfully executing the will and overseeing the probate process. The executor could be appointed by the person who made the will, or by the court if there was no prior appointment. Not… Read More »

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Can Religious Organizations Discriminate?

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Religious organizations often define themselves on what they believe as much as on what the organization does. The law gives religious nonprofits leeway in their operations to promote the good that such organizations serve. There are, however, limits. All types of organizations are subject to federal and state laws regarding discrimination in the workplace…. Read More »


The SECURE Act – Eliminating the Stretch IRA and Creating Unique Rules for Younger Participants

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Post Authored by Brian Bentrup The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”) was signed into law on December 20, 2019, by President Donald Trump. It significantly and fundamentally alters retirement in the United States. The purpose of the SECURE Act is to increase access to tax-advantaged accounts,… Read More »


Firm Partner Joseph P. Selbka Scores a Win in the Illinois Appellate Court, as Reported in the Chicago Law Bulletin

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Firm partner and attorney Joseph P. Selbka has a case that was recently published in the Chicago Law Bulletin. The case is Bosch v.  Northshore University Health System, and it was decided on December 11th in the Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, Third Division. The case involved a student in the University’s nurse… Read More »

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Not-for-Profit Corporate Status and Bylaws

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Not-for-profit or nonprofit entities are entities that require registration with federal and state governments and have many of the same trappings as business entities. Nonprofit status does not mean that your organization can escape the need for proper corporate governance. Below we offer a brief overview of the function of nonprofit corporate bylaws in… Read More »


Firm Attorney Runs to Raise Funds for Local Church

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Our own Brian Bentrup was busy last Sunday raising funds and running a 5K race with his daughter in the 11th annual Saint Andrew Parish Running of the Bulldogs. Brian joined the firm last year and serves clients in estate planning, probate administration, business law, and residential and commercial real estate, as well as… Read More »

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Firm Attorney Helps Host Special Needs Halloween Event

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Our own Patricia Tauchert helped out at a Halloween Party last Sunday for families and kids with special needs. As a member of the Dundee Township Rotary Club, Ms. Tauchert volunteered at the annual event. Activities included games, face painting, refreshments, and, of course, candy. A comfort dog (in costume!) and therapy horses were… Read More »

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Religious Employers and Religious Exemptions

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

In recent years, two core principles of American freedom have increasingly butted heads with one another.  On the one hand, U.S. states and the federal government want to protect the rights of workers and ensure that they are free from discrimination and harassment in the workplace, based on employees’ statutory and constitutional rights.  On… Read More »

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