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Gender Dysphoria Is Covered Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

In Williams v. Kincaid, No. 21-2030 (4th Cir. Aug. 16, 2022), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that “gender dysphoria” is not excluded from the definition of “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). T… Read More
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One Day Rest in Seven Act Amendments

The Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act (the “Act”) was amended under S.B. 3146. The bill was signed into law and became Public Act 102-0828, which takes effect on January 1, 2023. Below are the changes that employers should be aware of. Read More
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Does Your Life Insurance Trust Need a Checkup?

As a part of our estate planning process, we work with many individuals and families who established an Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust (commonly known as an “ILIT”) many years ago. While reviewing an existing estate plan, occasionally we discov… Read More
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Why SLATs (Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts) Are Worth Your Attention

As a result of a recent article published by our law firm, our office has been receiving the following questions: “Do I have a SLAT?” and “What is a SLAT?” If you’re not familiar with this term, a “SLAT” is not the latest COVID-19 varia… Read More
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Where the U.S. Estate Tax may be Headed in the Next Four Years (and What You Can Do Now)

After an election process that has been unprecedented, Joseph Biden is the next president of the United States, and the Democratic Party will have control of both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. Although specifics are not yet known… Read More
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Five Tips for Estate Planning During an Election Year

As America patiently waits for the election results to unfold over the next week, here are five important estate planning “tips” and considerations to review with our estate planning team before year-end: Beneficiary designations for retirement a… Read More
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Illinois Contract Law on Force Majeure, Impossibility, Impracticability and Commercial Frustration in The Age of Covid-19

The stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and other protocols arising from the COVID-19 pandemic (collectively, “COVID-19 Orders”), have impacted many parties’ abilities to comply with existing contractual responsibilities, schedules, and cos… Read More
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Amendment to Workers’ Occupational Disease Act Makes It Easier for Employees Who Contracted COVID-19 to Claim that It Was Work Related

Amendment to Workers’ Occupational Disease Act Makes It Easier for Employees Who Contracted COVID-19 to Claim that It Was Work Related On June 5, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0633 into law. The pertinent section that businesse… Read More
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GSRNH Is Ready To Assist You During Covid-19 Shutdown.

Our Attorneys and staff are diligently working in the office and remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are available by phone through our automated system, email, and video conferencing to expertly assist you with your legal needs. If you have fu… Read More
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6 Signs It's Time To Update Your Estate Plan

While we are all "social distancing" and spending more time at home, this may be a great time to dust off your old Will (or Trust), Powers of Attorney for Property and Health Care and review these documents to ensure your estate plan expresses Read More
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