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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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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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COVID-19 and the Workplace: How We Can Help

COVID-19 and the Workplace: How We Can Help The COVID-19 global pandemic has placed a significant strain on employers and employees. Fortunately, we at GSRNH are able to assist you in navigating legal waters. Various government agencies have issued l… Read More
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Three Proactive Steps You Can Take to Be Prepared During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Alternative rock band R.E.M.’s 1987 hit song, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” is moving up the top songs list on iTunes, currently sitting at No. 33. In 1987, the song peaked on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts at… Read More
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New Laws Impacting Employment in 2020

The Workplace Transparency Act The Workplace Transparency Act (“WTA”) (P.A. 101-0221) takes effect in Illinois on January 1, 2020 and its provisions will have an impact on employment agreements and separation agreements after its effective date.… Read More
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Whirlwind of Action Leaves Employers Where they Started: Employers Still Need to Heed Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Given the proliferation of all things digital, it was no surprise that the practice of fingerprinting would become commonplace in employment settings that seek to streamline everything from production lines to employees themselves. Illinois sought to… Read More
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