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Sarah Delano Pavlik and Tom Pavlik write a monthly column on legal and business issues for the Springfield Business Journal.


Their columns will be added here each month after publication.
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When you hear the term "family business," do you think of the mom and pop restaurant or auto repair shop?  What about Walmart and Mars, Incorpora...

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Posted in: July, 2016
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Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has been indicted for "structuring" and for lying to federal authorities.  H...

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Posted in: July, 2015
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If you keep up with pop culture, you are probably aware of the drama currently surrounding Casey Kasem.  (If you don't keep up with pop culture, ...

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Posted in: July, 2014
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Periodically, I receive inquiries involving a variation of the following fact pattern: a client who has cashed a check for less than the full amount d...

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Posted in: July, 2012
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Members of the Illinois legislature have been talking about workers’ compensation (”workers’ comp”) reform for years. This spr...

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Posted in: July, 2011
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You have a great idea for a business or you have a successful business that you want to expand. You need funds to do this. You could borrow the money,...

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Posted in: July, 2010
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The concept of lawyers and ethics may cause some to snicker – who hasn’t heard some joke about an unscrupulous lawyer. Sadly, some of thos...

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Posted in: July, 2009
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The Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005 was passed May 17, 2006. The Act provides another temporary fix for several tax problems th...

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Posted in: July, 2008
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Everyone has heard of various legal privileges – attorney-client, patient-doctor, husband-wife and clergy-penitent. We can tell our lawyers, doc...

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Posted in: July, 2007
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The Illinois Home Repair and Remodeling Act (the "HRRA") became effective on January 1, 2000. The purpose of the HRRA is to "safeguard the life, healt...

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Posted in: July, 2006
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