Levenfeld Pearlstein

2 North LaSalle Street Suite 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60602, United States

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Illinois Case Law and Legislation Update

Effective January 1, 2015, Section 18.4 of the ICPA was amended to permit a condominium Board of Directors to adopt and amend its rules and regulations to allow for electronic delivery of notices and other communications…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Illinois Joins Push to “Ban the Box”

Effective January 1, 2015, employment agencies and most private employers are prohibited from asking about applicants’ criminal background until they reach the interview stage of the hiring process or, if there is no interview,…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The IRS Says (Again) That Certain Employer Payment Plans Won’t Fly

The IRS recently issued two new Q&As to underscore that arrangements allowing employers to reimburse employees on a pre-tax basis for premiums used to purchase individual health coverage, either inside or outside of a public…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Federal Contractor Alerts

LGBT Discrimination - White House officials announced this week that President Obama intends to sign an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation or…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

FMLA to Cover Same-Sex Couples

President Barack Obama announced recently that he is directing the Department of Labor to propose a rule making legally married, same-sex couples eligible for benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act in all fifty states…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

For ACA, Check Your Handbooks and Intranet

If you are like most employers, you have been diligently revising your benefits plans and working with your insurance providers to make sure your Summary Plan Descriptions comply with the Affordable Care Act. After those…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

10 Development Due Diligence Considerations

New development projects are on the rise again. Here is a quick checklist of 10 issues to consider before getting started on any development project..…more
| Construction Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Special Open Enrollment Period Under Federal Health Care Marketplace For COBRA

A year ago, the Department of Labor (DOL) released model general notice and model election notice forms for providing COBRA notices to employees in anticipation of the availability of alternative individual health insurance…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health

The Palm II Court Decision Cracks Down On Condominium Boards

On March 21, 2014, the Illinois Appellate Court entered a Rule 23 Order in Palm vs. 2800 Lake Shore Drive Condominium Association ("Palm II"). A Rule 23 Order may not be cited as precedent in other cases in Illinois courts,…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential

The EEOC Strikes Again

In a suit filed in February, the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) argued that the separation and release agreements used by CVS Pharmacy were “overly broad, misleading, and…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

The Other Kind Of Corporate Tax Inversion

Tax inversions have been much in the news lately. What is reported in the popular press is a trend to reincorporating a US company abroad for lower effective rates of tax on non-US source income. In the middle market, such tax…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

S Corporations - Time To Drop Them!

Most of us know that S corporations are reasonably tax efficient from an operating standpoint: leaving aside Illinois replacement tax, only one level of tax is paid on company earnings (at the shareholder level). We also know…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

EEOC Files Suit Alleging Attendance Policy Failed To Accommodate Disabled Employees

On Friday, the EEOC filed suit against AutoZone, alleging that the car repair company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by applying its attendance policy in a way that failed to accommodate certain disability-related…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Frank Aragona Trust: A Taxpayer Win

In a case of first impression, Frank Aragona Trust v. Commissioner, 142 T.C. No. 9 (Mar. 27, 2014), the Tax Court held that a trust could materially participate in a trade or business based upon the activities of the trustees…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning, Real Estate - Commercial

Illinois Enacts Legislation Fundamentally Changing Taxation Of Car Leases

Governor Quinn recently signed Public Act 98-0628 into law which subjects motor vehicle leases of more than one year to Illinois Retailers’ Occupation (Sales) Tax on each lease payment…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation
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Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Number of Attorneys

50-100 Attorneys

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