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Tips to Remember During a Divorce

Experiencing a divorce can be one of the most stressful experiences in life. However, being informed, knowing what to expect and preparing for important steps may reduce the strain associated with the experience. Below you will find some tips to remember throughout the divorce to ease the process. Before Manage the difficult emotions that come […]

Can the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory? Perspective for employers and employees.

COVID-19 vaccinations have already started in some parts of Illinois. As news of the vaccine rollout continues, many employers and employees are left with questions about vaccines in the workplace. Should it be required? Can it be required? Can I refuse the vaccine? No clear-cut answers exist, but current laws do provide guidance. Employer Perspective […]

Firm Milestones

2020 marked the 25th anniversary for the Law Offices of Edward P. Graham, Ltd. Despite the challenges we have faced this year, we are deeply grateful to reach this benchmark and look forward to continuing to provide superior services to our clients. In 2020 in order to meet increased client demand while maintaining high levels […]

25 Quotes to Start Your New Year Laughing

No single word aptly captures a description for the year 2020, but if faced with a choice the word “unprecedented” would seemingly fit. As we leave the chaos of 2020 behind and prepare for the new year, we thought a few clever comments and quotes might be in order to usher in the new year.  […]

New Federal Stimulus Package

UPDATE: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020. Nearly 9 months after the CARES Act was signed into law, Congress has agreed on a new federal stimulus package that is likely to be signed by President Trump, though he has voiced concerns over some aspects of the bill. […]

Proposed Settlement in DOJ Case Against National Association of Realtors

Proposed Settlement in DOJ Case Against National Association of Realtors Several weeks ago, the United States Department of Justice filed a complaint against the National Association of Realtors for alleged anticompetitive acts. In addition to filing the complaint, the DOJ proposed a Final Judgement or settlement for the case. It is unclear if settlement in […]

The Case Against the National Association of Realtors

Several weeks ago, the National Association of Realtors along with four other major brokerages found themselves in a class action lawsuit allowed to proceed as ruled by a federal judge in Illinois. The lawsuit, Moehrl v. National Association of Realtors, filed by several homeowners alleges unfair and anticompetitive practices on the part of the brokerages […]

Employee’s Home Office not Sufficient to Establish Venue in Illinois

This past year, businesses across the country redefined the way business is conducted as many employees moved from corporate offices to home offices, kitchen tables, or family rooms. It is likely many conversations took place after this shift about liability and security threats for telecommuters, but court venue in a pending litigation probably did not […]

Small Business Saturday: 25 Businesses to Check Out

Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2020. Below is a list of 25 local small businesses to stop by or call whether you’re in need of repair services or are looking for Christmas gifts. Shop local and shop safely! Anderson’s Bookshop 123 W. Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540 630.355.2665 Bows & Babes 175 W. Jackson […]

A Binding Contract

Thousands of real estate transactions take place throughout Illinois each year. Typically, a buyer through his or her real estate agent submit an offer to purchase a property and a seller accepts with a signature forming a binding contract. In some instances, the party names listed on the contract may be inaccurate. Perhaps the seller […]

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