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

Return power of the vote where it belongs: With voters

Nearly 80 percent of Chicago's voters supported a citywide advisory referendum on the Feb. 24 ballot that would reduce the influence of special-interest money in city–and state–elections by financing campaigns using small…more
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Managing Your Portfolio for Currency Fluctuations

The world is awash in issues today with troubles in the Ukraine and the Middle East taking center stage. The international currency market, however, has had its own drama unfolding, albeit rather quietly. The revaluation of the…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 65

A VOLATILE START TO 2015 • The US economy continued to grow in 4Q14, albeit at a slower pace • The oil price collapse is a major boost for the US economy; globally, it could mean a transfer of $2.5 trillion from producers to…more
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Attention to Climate Change is About Justice and Economics

Climate change, mostly the result of carbon pollution, threatens the health of the nation's—and Chicago's—residents. Ground-level ozone, particle pollution, pollen concentrations, infectious diseases, asthma and other…more
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Streamlined Application for Tax Exemption Presents a New Opportunity for Charities

Most nonprofit organizations which seek to be classified as tax-exempt charities (under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) are required to apply for recognition of their tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 64

OIL PRICES PLUNGE • 3Q14 growth is revised upward • Oil prices are down almost 40% since July • A strong payroll report for November translates into wage gains • The US, UK and Canada become “consumers of last resort” in…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 63

CLOSE CALL • Equity markets swoon in October to a near-correction, but recover to set new records in early November • Data releases underscore a second consecutive quarter of robust growth in 3Q14 • A ninth consecutive…more
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Keep Ex-Im Bank alive--and keep Illinois biz thriving

The decision by Republican leaders in the U.S. House to reauthorize the federal Export-Import Bank's charter only until June, leaving the institution in limbo until another vote is taken, spells big trouble for Illinois…more
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What's the Big Deal About Big Data?

Have you ever searched for an item on the Internet and found advertisements for that same type of product on websites that you visit later? Have you purchased a product from the grocery store and then received coupons from other…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 62

GLOBAL GROWTH JITTERS • The US economy continues to do well despite global economic and geopolitical jitters • Economic data releases are mixed, but supported by strong manufacturing • A solid September payrolls report…more
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Illinois has 1,431 townships. It's time to get rid of all of them.

Illinois' 1848 Constitution gave voters in each county the right to organize townships for the “management of the fiscal concerns of the county.” The framers' decision for our then-30-year-old, largely agrarian state was a…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 61

JACKSON HOLE: THE VIEW FROM THE CENTRAL BANKING PEAKS • The Jackson Hole meeting of central banks confirmed diverging monetary policy paths • European Central Bank ready to counter slowdown and deflation by adopting a…more
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Advocacy Investing® Portfolio Strategies, Issue 60

BETTER BY THE MONTH • A strong rebound in 2Q14 from the winter doldrums • Robust payroll numbers point to solid labor market improvements, with unemployment heading down to 5.5% by year-end • Fed policy: “steady-as-she…more
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It's 'The People's Pier,' but Navy Pier Isn't Run That Way

Navy Pier, Chicago's No. 1 tourist attraction, has a storied history. Over its 100-year life, it's been a commercial shipping destination, a Navy training center, a University of Illinois campus, a convention site and, most…more
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Are Your Portfolio Holdings In Conflict With Your Mission?

Mission-aligned or values-based investment strategies that yield attractive social as well as financial returns have been gradually gaining ground in the foundation and non-profit communities in recent years. These organizations…more
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180 N. La Salle Street Suite 2100
Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States

Contact: Marc Lane

  • 312-372-1040
  • 312-346-1040

Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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