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 [...]

Women’s History Highlight: Barbara Corcoran

By Chase Stewart   Picking a favorite woman in business is a daunting task. I had a really difficult time narrowing my choices down to five favorites, let alone one! Before we get to it, let me give a shoutout to my favorite non-celebrity woman in business: my wife Kayla. Kayla is a Regional Vice President of Sales at [...]

2020-06-03T14:34:21-05:00March 13th, 2020|Our Firm, Small Business Law, Startups|

Zoning Issues for Illinois’s Craft Grow Businesses

UPDATE (2/11/2020): The Department of Agriculture recently released a Notice to Local Zoning Authorities, which provides zoning authorities with some guidance on how to complete Exhibit O of the craft grower license application. Per this notice, the zoning authority should check the second box, indicating that the craft grow applicant has come to them for their approval, “if the [...]

Illinois Releases Cannabis Applications for Craft Growers, Transporters, and Infusers

A week after recreational adult cannabis use became legal in Illinois, the state’s Department of Agriculture (“DOA”) released the much-anticipated craft grower, transporter, and infuser license applications for cannabis businesses. The DOA’s website contains information for those wanting to apply for these licenses, including forms and an FAQ page for each license. The DOA will begin accepting applications on [...]

Social Equity Status is All or Nothing, IDFPR Clarifies

(date: November 4th, 2019) The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), the arm of the government in charge of licensing cannabis dispensaries, recently compiled and published their answers to the questions they have received about the application process. The law leaves many issues unresolved, and this resource clarifies a lot of them. One of the key parts [...]

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