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All posts by Gardi, Haught, Fischer & Bhosale LTD

What you should consider when buying a small business

By Thomas Haught Be your own boss. Make your own hours. You call the shots! Have you ever considered purchasing a small business? Here is a non-exhaustive review of the documents you should expect to receive at your small business closing. Seller resolution. The owner of a small business will almost certainly be an entity,

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Property Management Agreement’s Indemnity Provision Held Void and Unenforceable Under the Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act

Property Management Agreement’s Indemnity Provision Held Void and Unenforceable Under the Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act By Eric Dobradin Owners of rental properties commonly rely on third-party property managers to handle the day-to-day aspects of leasing. Many property managers not only list available units, enter into lease agreements on behalf of the property owner,

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Buckle up as backlog of Illinois workers compensation claims clog the system

Buckle up as backlog of Illinois workers compensation claims clog the system By Aaron Novasic In Illinois, workers compensation claims are governed under the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (IWCC). Each claim that is filed with the commission is assigned to an arbitrator, who handles certain areas of Illinois. Illinois has implemented mandatory pre-trials during the

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Rising interest rates affect both buyers and sellers of real estate

By Tara M. Grimm Since the start of the pandemic, the economy has been impacted in a tremendous way and this has led to interest rates rising and falling. Specifically, the real estate market has been significantly impacted by recent interest rate increases. The cost of lending is rising as mortgage rates continue to climb,

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COVID-19 pandemic affected more than health, it impacted the terms of eviction

By Paul Koontz When March 2020 rolled around, I would wager that not a single soul would understand what was about to come next for over 19 months—an eviction moratorium. When COVID-19 was designated a worldwide pandemic and a national emergency in the United States, federal and state governments decreed that in order to keep

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The Force Majeure Clause: Are you protected?

by: Gardi, Haught, Fischer & Bhosale On March 15, 2020, an event occurred which very few people thought possible. The United States of America closed. Almost every business closed its doors, affecting a nationwide economic shut down. Millions of commercial business owners wondered how they were going to maintain operations and pay their bills, as

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5 Things Homeowners Need to Know When Dealing with Home Remodeling Contractors

By Eric Dobradin If you are like most people, your home is your most valuable asset, next to your spouse, children and, perhaps, a pet. You agonized over the listings looking for it. You spent countless hours viewing properties before you found it. You also may have had a couple of contracts fall through before

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Not so fast, know the basics: Do you owe college expenses under your foreign divorce registered in Illinois?

Not so fast, know the basics: Do you owe college expenses under your foreign divorce registered in Illinois?  By Blake Austin Culver   College expenses are complicated, especially when parents are divorced and have relocated, due to new employment or being in the military. In initial divorce cases in Illinois, the payment of post-secondary educational

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Here’s how you can seek visa appointments to maximize your chances of working with consulates

By the American Immigration Lawyers Association, document No. 22041450 The COVID-19 pandemic has made international travel unpredictable. The conditions in every country are different and change quickly, making getting a visa appointment more complicated. Consulates must balance expanding routine visa services with limited resources, other responsibilities, and country conditions. As a result, timely visa appointments

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What the crisis in Ukraine means for Temporary Protected Status

By Ann M. Fischer  On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine and, subsequently, on March 3 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the designation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months. A country may be designated for TPS when conditions in the country fall into one or more of the three statutory

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What are workers’ rights if their companies require COVID-19 vaccines and they do not get them?

By Aaron T. Novasic  Many of us don’t remember what it was like to work in the office. When COVID-19 hit the United States, everything changed. Working from home became the new normal for many Americans. Over the last two years, there have been ups and downs with the “rules and regulations” of workplaces.   Some

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Can the COVID-19 pandemic impact your personal injury claim?

By Parag P. Bhosale  Now that we are pulling ourselves out of the pandemic, it is important to consider how the short-term and long-term effects of COVID-19 will have on personal injury claims.  We have already seen and will continue to see far fewer claims in the next couple of years. The primary source of

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Despite competitive real estate market, a house selling ‘as is’ can still be inspected

By Thomas Haught  In my 23-year career, 2021 was the fiercest, most competitive year that I have ever seen for prospective purchasers of a home.   We had homes that were listed at 9 a.m. and were under contract before noon on the same day, while the seller had multiple bids. We saw sellers receiving 20

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Schaumburg, Illinois-Based Gardi & Haught Adds New Partners to Its Law Firm

(Naperville, Illinois) Dec. 15, 2021– Gardi & Haught, Ltd., a Schaumburg, Illinois-based law firm announces the additions of its partners Parag Bhosale and Ann Fischer. After Jan. 1, 2022, the firm will be called Gardi, Haught, Fischer and Bhosale, Ltd.  The full-service law firm offers the following law services in these areas which include real

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