Levenfeld Pearlstein

EEOC Dealt Setback On Credit Check Claim

Over the last couple years, the EEOC has been taking aim at companies that use credit checks as part of the application process, arguing that excluding applicants based on credit checks has a disparate impact on minority…more

| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Chicago Extinguishes E-Cigarette Use In Enclosed Places

The city of Chicago has decided that electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) should be treated the same way as more conventional cigarettes. Effective April 29, 2014, e-cigarettes will be banned in enclosed public places and…more

| Labor & Employment Law

The Series LLC: 10 Reasons To Just Say No

Most practitioners have now heard of “series” limited liability companies. Series companies (and series partnerships) have been around for quite some time now in Delaware and are becoming more familiar as series organization…more

| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Illinois Passes Car Lease Tax Legislation, Sends Bill To Governor

The Illinois General Assembly recently passed HB 2317, which, if signed by Governor Quinn, will subject motor vehicle leases of more than one year to Illinois Retailers’ Occupation (Sales) Tax on each lease payment. This is a…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

5 Things To Consider About Co-Tenancy Provisions

Overview: Co-tenancy provisions give retail tenants the right to pay reduced rent or to terminate their leases, or both, if other specific tenants or a percentage of tenants do not open or if they leave a shopping center…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Commercial

Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal Is Up And Running

The Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal is officially up and running. The Tax Tribunal largely replaces the Illinois Department of Revenue’s Office of Administrative Hearings. Now, protests of Notices of Deficiency, Notices of…more

| Civil Procedure, Taxation

7 Illinois Laws Community Associations Need To Know

Chicago Financial Books and Records Disclosure Ordinance (Effective January 15, 2014) - Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC Partner Howard S. Dakoff testified on January 8, 2013, before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and…more

| Energy & Utilities, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate -...

2014 Labor And Employment Law Checklist

Each year, LP’s Labor & Employment Practice Group is pleased to provide a short checklist of steps that all companies should consider taking to measure their readiness for the coming year. We hope that you find this 2014 Labor…more

| Labor & Employment Law

EPA Approves New Assessment Standards For CERCLA Bona Fide Prospective...

On December 30, 2013, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule relating to the bona fide prospective purchaser defense to CERCLA. EPA has authorized prospective purchasers of real estate to use…more

| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate -...

Illinois Supreme Court Invalidates 'Amazon' Sales Tax Law: Now What?

The Illinois Supreme Court, affirming a lower court decision, invalidated the state's "click-through" nexus law. This law required out-of-state Internet retailers who use in-state web marketing "affiliates" to collect sales tax…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Conflict of...

Accessibility concerns for disabled condo owners [Video]

Chicago Tribune Condo Adviser columnist Howard Dakoff on the factors behind modifying a unit to aid disabled owners. Howard is a partner in the Community Associations Practice Group of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

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