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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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What do you do if a customer owes you a small amount and refuses to pay?  For example, your customer owes you $500, and it would cost you more th...

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Posted in: May, 2016
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You've worked hard to establish your brand.  Now you need to protect it.  One of the primary ways to protect your brand is by trademarking i...

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Posted in: May, 2015
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There is no denying that college football is big business.  The clear leader is the University of Texas which, according to ESPN, made a $77,900,...

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Posted in: May, 2014
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Perhaps you’ve seen the recent headlines about the purported power of the IRS to read your emails without a search warrant or any other due proc...

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Posted in: May, 2013
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In my practice, I frequently find that people are confused about federal government benefits, so here are some of the basics.  Remember, though, ...

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Posted in: May, 2012
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f you have filed your 2010 Illinois income tax return, you probably noticed the new Line 22 – Use Tax. As the instructions tell you, Illinois Us...

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Posted in: May, 2011
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If you own a business or are considering starting a business, one of the important decisions facing you will be the selection of a business entity. In...

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Posted in: May, 2010
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       If you are young and still trying to establish your career, you may think you do not need an estate plan.  M...

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Posted in: May, 2009
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All too often we operate under the rule of "why do today what can be done tomorrow." But, under the law, that kind of delay may well result in certain...

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Posted in: May, 2008
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Being pulled over and finding yourself charged by the police with drunk driving can be a horrible end to an otherwise fun evening. Although there is n...

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Posted in: May, 2007
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