Publications

Individual Tax Planning Following the November 2020 Elections

Following the recent November 2020 elections, individual tax planning faces further uncertainty for the remainder of this year and into the beginning of 2021. While it appears that Democrats will control the House of Representatives and the White House, under a Joe Biden presidency, it is not clear which political party will control the U.S….

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Recent Trends in the Seventh Circuit

By: Abby S. (Busler) Tilkens Over the past few months, the Seventh Circuit Court has been extremely active in issuing decisions regarding interpretations of labor and employment questions.  Given the increase in recent decisions, employers should be aware of the trends and outcomes that may impact their businesses.  Two of those cases dealt with disability…

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Maintaining Workplace Civility in an Era of Heightened Divide

Do as adversaries do in law, strive mightily, but eat and drink as friends. William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Act I, sc. 2 In the aftermath of the historic and divisive election, many of us welcome an end to the besiegement of ads, media commentaries, Facebook and Twitter postings, etc. that are not…

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Nonperformance of Contracts: Understanding the Impossibility Defense

By: Thomas V. Rohan With the advent of COVID-19, many are seeking relief under the impossibility defense or attempting to enforce a contact against a party that is looking to avoid its obligations. It is important to know the policy behind that defense. It is also important to understand that policy when you are negotiating,…

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