IDFPR Cracking Down: PLLC vs. LLC

PLLCs now required. Professionals licensed by the IDFPR: there has been a major change to the LLC statute in Illinois. It likely affects you and your business. Previously, licensed professionals were able to form their businesses as LLCs. Now, these businesses must register as a Professional LLC (PLLC). This change went largely unenforced, but no longer. Attention IDFPR Licensed [...]

Freelancing During COVID-19? Five Reasons For An LLC

Freelancers work at the mercy of the market. If you're freelancing during COVID-19, the see-sawing economy may make you want to shelve your business for a while. But this may actually be the ideal time to officially form an LLC for your freelancing business. Seems crazy, right? But official registration confers many benefits, we think that by the end [...]

New Cannabis Licenses Delayed, Leaving Minority Entrepreneurs In The Lurch

“Social equity” status was a trademark of Illinois’s cannabis legalization legislation. It aims to give a leg up to license applicants from overpoliced, underinvested, and primarily minority neighborhoods. However, despite the promise of fairness, they must wait a while longer. Cannabis Licenses for New Businesses Delayed The state postponed the issuance of 75 new dispensary licenses for recreational adult [...]

Women’s History Highlight: Shohreh Davoodi

By Rebecca Lyon It took me forever to start writing this. I was really never meant to be a writer, and I’ll be honest, that made me drag my feet on starting this post. One evening, after a particularly grueling work day, I was decompressing with Baby Yoda memes and adorable pet photos when a post came on my [...]

2020-06-03T12:16:51-05:00March 27th, 2020|Business Entity Selection/Formation, Our Firm|

Illinois Secretary of State Struggles with Serious Slowdown

It’s been a couple of months since you submitted your LLC, applied for a DBA, or filed to dissolve or merge your business. You still haven’t heard back, and you’re left wondering “Dude, where’s my business?” You aren’t alone! Struck with a sudden slew of submissions, the Illinois Secretary of State Business Division is seriously behind in their filings. [...]

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