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How to Maintain Good Standing With Your State

A Certificate of Good Standing is key to your business’s success Whether you’re looking to borrow money to put toward expanding your business, or rec...
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5 Steps to Take When Winding Down Your Business

Be sure to tie up loose ends before closing your doors. Here’s how There are many reasons business owners close up shop, including retirement, starti...
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How to Identify Real Estate Fraud

We define the two most common forms of fraud—and how to avoid them. Your clients have worked hard over the past few years to save money to purchase t...
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Evolving Your Estate Plan

Life isn’t static, so your estate plan shouldn’t be either. Here are seven instances when you should revisit it Many years ago, you drafted your esta...
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5 Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

Here’s what you should, and should not, care about when searching for your first home. So, you’re ready to leave apartment life behind and looking to...

Is a Home Addition Worth the Cost?

Home additions can add value to your home and make it easier to sell, but they can also drain your budget. Here’s what you need to know before breakin...
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BUSINESS LAW

How to Transfer or Close Your Business

Whether you’re passing the torch or closing your doors, there’s a right way to walk away from your business Whether your business is large or small,...

Do You Need an LLC?

Deciding When, How and Why to Legally Establish Your Business Whether you’ve been slowly building your own company for years or your Etsy business ju...

Independent Contractor Agreements 101

What to know about the independent contractor agreement Working with independent contractors is a bit different from hiring employees on a full-time...

Employee vs. Independent Contractor

What is the Difference Between an Employee and an Independent Contractor? When first starting a business, it’s common to hire staff as independent co...

The Elements of an Airtight Business Contract

There are few things as important in business as a contract. The contract serves as a guideline for the agreement, outlining how two parties should in...

Which Business Structure is Right for You?

Owning a business comes with many risks and responsibilities, and deciding on the structure of your business is one of the most significant decisions...

Buying an Existing Business

5 Tips for acquiring an existing business Building a business is hard, time consuming work, which is exactly why buying an existing business is so ap...
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COMPANY NEWS

Lending a HELPing hand

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates donates food and supplies to a local animal shelter During the month of February, Anselmo Lindberg & Associates...

Giving Back in 2015

The attorneys and staff at Anselmo Lindberg & Associates make giving back a priority in 2015 When it comes to the company culture at Anselmo Lind...

ALA Holiday Cheer

ALA Giving back for the holidays in 2015 What would the holiday season be without taking time to count our blessings and give back to those who need...

CFPB’s Consumer Disclosure Updates

On October 3, 2015, the closing process in Illinois will change significantly when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) rule for integrat...

Firm Adds Associate Attorneys

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC, a default servicing law firm that serves clients in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan, recently...

ALA Employees Donate to Homeless Veterans

ALO employees recently donated items for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans. They collected over 600 items that will go directly to veterans an...

Firm Welcomes New Senior Counsel

Jerry R. Howard joins ALA as senior counsel in the firm's satellite office located in Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Howard received his Juris Doctor degree from...
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ESTATE PLANNING

Estate Planning for Single Parents

What single parents need to know about estate plans to protect and provide for their families No parent wants to think about not being there to raise...

How the GOP Tax Plan Affects Illinois Estates

Proposed federal legislation will significantly raise the estate tax exemption. Here’s what that means for Illinois residents. The newly passed Repu...

Estate Planning for Retirement

Estate Planning Must-Haves as You Enter Retirement Retirement is an exciting time. After many years of hard work, the days of reading, traveling, and...

Trust or Will: How to Choose

Understanding the difference between a trust or will and why it matters when planning your estate. You’ve decided to start seriously thinking about e...

Estate Planning for Your Parents

If your parents’ financial affairs aren’t in order, here’s what you need to do to get them on track There’s only one thing more uncomfortable than ha...

Everything You Need To Know About 529 Plans

Who Can Benefit From 529 Plans and How To Decide If They’re Right For You A 529 Plan is an education savings plan designed to help families set aside...
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GENERAL LITIGATION

NEWS

REAL ESTATE

The House Is Right, Is the Neighborhood?

In today’s real estate market, location matters more than home amenities. “Location, location, location” is one of the most popular refrains in real...

Real Estate Apps for Homebuyers

Homebuying is moving to mobile, but in some areas, apps can’t replace the expertise and human element of a licensed broker. Buying a home? There’s an...

Getting into Real Estate in Your 20s

What younger generations should consider before buying their first home While millennials aren’t buying at the rate previous generations were at the...

Top Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

A few simple staging tips can go a long way in helping a home sell faster When selling a home, appearances really matter. How you present your home...

How to Know if You’re Ready to Buy a Home

The four questions every potential homebuyer should ask before investing in residential real estate Buying a house is no small feat: but for those re...

Factors That Influence Home Buyers

Some universal things sellers can do to make their homes more attractive to buyers A wide range of factors can influence a buyer’s decision to make a...

2018 Real Estate Trends

From co-living to smaller homes, here’s what will drive the real estate market in 2018 As technology advances, the market shifts and new generations...

Risks of Buying a Foreclosure

Roadblocks that can make buying a foreclosure a Money Pit When a homeowner fails to pay their mortgage for an extended period of time, the home goes...
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