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5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business

We outline how to limit risk and keep your business running smoothly Starting your own business is as exciting as it is hard. As an entrepreneur, you...
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How to Handle Multiple Offers

Selecting the best offer isn’t as straightforward as it seems. If you are selling your place in a “hot” real estate market, it is possible you will f...
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Understanding VA Home Loans

We outline what you need to know—including how to determine if you qualify and benefit from a VA loan For those who served in the military, Veterans...
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How to Prepare Your Home for Listing

Putting your home on the market? These 6 tips can help make sure your home looks its best When you make the decision to sell your home, the idea of p...
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Buying a Home in Another State

To avoid buyer’s remorse, follow these five steps for purchasing a home from afar Buying a home is stressful, and if you are looking to purchase a ho...
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Estate Planning for Blended Families

How to plan for a future with stepchildren, children, in-laws and exes Estate planning isn’t the most pleasant topic or discussion point among family...
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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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BUSINESS LAW

Tax Implications for Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding contributions are often thought of as “free money,” but that’s not the case, and failure to comply with tax laws could cause issues with...

What Is a Blind Trust?

Understanding blind trusts: what they are, who needs them and how to set one up The concept of “blind trusts” may be off many people’s radar until e...

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...
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COMPANY NEWS

Teena Thomas and Colin Winters Published

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates attorneys, Teena Thomas and Colin Winters, were recently published in the Legal League 100 Quarterly Newsletter. Ms....

Firm Announces New Associate Attorneys

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC recently announced the hiring of several new associate attorneys to the Default Practice Group. Mary Spitz i...

Five Star Government Forum

Partner Doug Oliver is attending the Sixth Annual Five Star Government Forum today in Washington DC. The Five Star Government Forum is an exclusive, d...

Firm Announces Addition of Associate Attorney

Anselmo Lindberg & Associates, LLC recently announced the hiring of associate attorney Crystal Caceres. Ms. Caceres joins the firm as associate...

Firm Represented at Five Star Conference

Tom Anselmo, Doug Oliver and Jennifer Bross will be attending the Five Star Conference and the Semi-Annual Legal League 100 Servicer Summit in Dallas,...

Charity Update: Rover Rescue Animal Shelter

With the help of FAL's garage sale a few weeks ago, Rover Rescue Animal Shelter in North Aurora had a record breaking year in terms of donations. We w...

ALA Partners Published

Steven Lindberg, Chair of the Default Practice Group, and Daniel Cox, Partner, were most recently published in the 2014 Q2 edition of the Legal League...

ALO Employees Give Back

On May, 29, 2014, several ALA volunteers participated in the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) event in Aurora, IL. FMSC is a non-profit Christian orga...
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ESTATE PLANNING

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...

Top 3 Estate Planning Essentials For Chicagoans

Who Needs Estate Planning? “Estate planning” is an umbrella term that covers multiple legal arrangements, whether you’re managing your assets, your p...

Estate Planning for Your Pets

How to account for your furry friends with estate planning The vast majority of Americans consider their pets to be a member of their family. In fact...

Taking Care of the Dying with Living Wills

Addressing the Sensitive Topic of Death People are living longer today than ever before, yet while they’re alive they’re inflicted with more disease....

What is Long-Term Care Insurance?

Understanding how long-term care insurance plays a role in estate planning Estate planning is far more than putting together a trust and a will, ther...

How to Responsibly Distribute Assets to Heirs

Tools for Protecting Your Heirs From Blowing Their Inheritance A common concern when estate planning is making sure that your heirs are equipped to m...

Choosing an Executor for Your Estate

How to find the right person to manage your estate Trusting an individual to handle your personal and financial dealings after your death is not a de...

Estate Planning For New Parents

What to think about once you become a parent Being a new parent is both equally exciting and frightening. Exciting, because you’ve never loved somet...
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GENERAL LITIGATION

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REAL ESTATE

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...

Understanding Appraisals

Everything You Need To Know About Appraisals and Real Estate Value Assessments Home appraisals are a key step in any home buying or selling process....

Understanding The Illinois Property Tax Credit

Don’t leave money on the table when it’s time to pay your taxes The property tax credit is a credit on your individual income tax return. It varies b...

Buying a Condo 101

The 5 Key things to know about condo ownership When it comes to home ownership, not all properties are the same. While purchasing a single family hom...

Buying New Construction

Buying a new construction home is a dream for most homeowners, but can also leave a lot of room for contractual error. Here’s what to know before buyi...

What to Disclose When Selling Your Home

To Disclose or Not to Disclose: A Seller’s Guide It’s time to sell your home and you’re wondering if that leaky roof or the squirrel infestation you...

Purchasing a Home to Rent or Flip

Everything you need to know about buying real estate for profit Purchasing an investment property is a great way to generate additional income, but i...
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