The Law Offices of Marc J. Lane, a Professional Corporation

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Illinois Court Decision Helps Keep 'Public' in Public Records

When Illinois' county-based prosecutors, charged with the twin responsibilities of protecting the public and defending the rights of victims, join forces to push back against government transparency, someone needs to cry foul…more
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Illinois' Green Energy Law Needs a Rewrite

Gov. Pat Quinn has proudly proclaimed that Illinois is the first in the nation in renewable energy use and, while the state has unquestionably earned its bragging rights, policymakers need to do more to ensure that our clean…more
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Our Mid-Term Election-Year Market Outlook

The stock market was very strong in 2013 with the S&P 500 index finishing at 1,848, up 32%. This was the best annual gain for the index since 1997. All of the ten sectors in the index generated positive returns. After such a…more
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Beware the Perils of Blurred Lines Between For-profits and Nonprofits

As the Wall Street Journal reported this week, investor demand for socially responsible business practices is stronger than ever. (For more information about socially responsible investing, please visit…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 56

THE DEVIL-MAY-CARE MARKETS • 4Q13 GDP numbers revised downwards • Severe weather impacts economic performance at start of 2014—a slow start for the year • February payrolls deliver a pleasant surprise • Markets celebrate…more
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Emerging Legal Forms Allow Social Entrepreneurs to Blend Mission and Profits

Social entrepreneurs throughout the nation are preparing to gather for this year’s Social Enterprise Alliance Summit 2014. Many are learning that their choice of legal entity can make a big difference for them—in funding,…more
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Withdrawing Illinois' Coal Subsidies is a Moral Imperative

If Illinois' “King Coal” is deposed as many predict, his subjects should herald the peaceful revolution. The economics of the state's coal economy have remained virtually unchanged since Francis Peabody founded Peabody…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 55

THE YEAR OF THE HORSE • The US economy accelerates in 4Q13 • As Yellen takes over, the Fed continues to taper • However, the second consecutive disappointing payrolls number in January could lead to taper pause • US…more
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The Quest to Build a Sustainable and Equitable Economy through Values-based Investing

The growing influence of sustainable and responsible investing continues to cultivate a more just and equitable economy. Its efforts have fostered progressive changes in corporate behavior, helping to improve executive pay…more
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The Quest to Build a Sustainable and Equitable Economy through Values-based Investing

The growing influence of sustainable and responsible investing continues to cultivate a more just and equitable economy. Its efforts have fostered progressive changes in corporate behavior, helping to improve executive pay…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 54

A STRONG END AND A STRONG (BUT VERY COLD) START • Data releases indicate a strong finish for 2013—3Q13 GDP revised upward to 4.1% • An unexpectedly weak December payrolls and very cold weather in early January could result…more
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Instead of Tax Disclosure, Here's What Illinois Should Require of Businesses

After the Illinois Senate narrowly approved a well-intentioned, but misguided, bill last year to compel publicly traded companies headquartered in Illinois or selling products here to report their state income tax liability to…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 53

LET US BE THANKFUL…FOR NOW • The US economy is gathering momentum at year-end as manufacturing rebounds • A failure of Congress to agree to a spending deal before year-end will lead to another “sequester” round and possibly…more
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Fundraising for a Nonprofit Organization Can’t Turn into Fundraising for Your Own Benefit: News from the Tax Court

A recent decision by the U.S. Tax Court could make it more difficult for some nonprofit organizations to maintain exemption from income tax…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 52

BRUISED, BUT STILL STANDING • The October government shutdown short-term economic damage was not significant • An unexpectedly strong October payrolls report and a bump in third quarter GDP could herald an acceleration of…more
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