Food Trucks Unfrozen? Illinois Court To Rule On Chicago Ordinance

In the frigid depths of the Midwestern winter, culinary law is heating up. On January 24th, the Illinois Supreme Court decided to hear oral arguments about the constitutionality of Chicago’s restrictions on food trucks. The lawsuit (LMP Service, Inc. v. City of Chicago) was first brought in 2012 and has simmered in the courts in the years since.   [...]

Annual Meetings

What is an annual meeting? Every year, corporations gather together all their shareholders to talk about the state of the company. This is an annual meeting. It’s also called the “general meeting” or the “shareholder’s meeting.”   Are all businesses required to hold an annual meeting? It depends. LLCs only need to hold one if required in the company’s [...]

2019-01-18T15:07:35+00:00January 18th, 2019|Small Business Law|

New Year, New Laws! Legal Changes for Businesses in 2019

Happy New Year! With the changing of the calendar come changes in the legal code. As of January 1, 2019, more than 180 new laws became active in Illinois, many of which impact small business owners in some way or another. You can find the entire list of new laws here, but we’ve highlighted several that affect small business [...]

2019-01-03T12:32:22+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Employers, Small Business Law|

Holly-Day Spirit

Hey y’all, it’s Ian! Since I started as G & G Law’s Executive Legal Assistant, I’ve taken more notice of small businesses and their owners. Interacting with enthusiastic entrepreneurs on the daily will do that, I suppose, and what excites me most about our clients are their stories. Every enterprise is an extension of its founder; knowing the owner’s [...]

2019-01-08T10:13:58+00:00December 20th, 2018|Business Entity Selection/Formation, Employers, Startups|

Progressive Pop-Up Policy Passed by the Polity

Doing business in any city is often a backwards and bureaucratic imbroglio, and Chicago is no exception. But the gales of change are blowing in the Big Windy! Entrepreneurs in Chicago will soon have a new, first-of-its-kind resource to sell their retail and food products to the public. Beginning on Monday, December 3, 2018, small business owners will be [...]