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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 »

Al Lee to Speak at Kingdom Advisors’ 16th Annual Conference

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Our own Alfred Lee has been invited to speak at the Kingdom Advisors’ 16th Annual Conference, “Fearless,” on February 19-21, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. Al will serve on a moderated panel discussion along with representatives from the National Christian Foundation, Orchard Ministry Development and Securities America. The topic of the discussion is Collaborative Gift… Read More »

Jim Pluymert to Speak at Christian Legal Society Pastors’ Forum

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Attorney Jim Pluymert will be delivering a talk at the upcoming Christian Legal Society (CLS) conference in Chicago on Friday, November 1st. This special Pastors’ Forum is being held in conjunction with the 2019 CLS National Conference. Jim will be part of a lunchtime Q&A panel session on a variety of church law legal… Read More »

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Filing an IRS 990 Report as an Illinois Nonprofit

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Nonprofit organizations, like any other business, must generally file annual returns with the IRS. Nonprofits must file these returns even though, by definition, they do not pay federal taxes except in limited circumstances (e.g., UBIT). The annual informational filing is known as a Form 990. A knowledgeable Illinois nonprofit attorney can help ensure that… Read More »

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Legal Issues Your Church is (Probably) Facing

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Churches are, legally speaking, not-for-profit organizations that are subject to many of the same laws and regulations as other non-profit businesses. Below we explore some of the legal issues that churches often face. If you have a question regarding one of the issues below or any other legal issue facing your church or other… Read More »

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Questions to Ask a Nonprofit Lawyer

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Nonprofit organizations are, in many ways, just like any other business. They have rules and regulations to follow, whether dealing with formation and corporate structure issues, annual filings, employment agreements, or other legal issues that arise during the nonprofit’s operation. An experienced Illinois nonprofit attorney can be one of your most valuable resources in… Read More »

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Fast Food Companies Agree to Drop “No-Poach” Provisions in Unfair Competition Settlement

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Prosecutors from a coalition of 13 states, including Illinois, and the District of Columbia recently announced a settlement with a handful of major fast food franchise corporations whose so-called “no-poach” employment policies were alleged to be anticompetitive and harmful to workers. Learn below about the targeted policies and the terms of the settlement, and… Read More »

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Illinois Governor Signs $15 Minimum Wage Bill into Law

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

The new governor of the State of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker, has recently signed a law that will raise the Illinois minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Business owners across the state are currently questioning the ways that the new law will change how they staff their businesses when the law takes full… Read More »

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Review Your Estate Plan

By Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd |

Perhaps you’ve already taken the time to create an estate plan that carries out your wishes and makes the most of the assets you plan to leave to your heirs. You might assume that your estate planning responsibilities are over, but this simply isn’t the case. Your estate plan may need to be revisited… Read More »

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