Are High Net Worth People Leaving Illinois?

The Illinois Policy Institute has examined IRS data, and thinks this is a problem. Texas and Florida appear to be prime destinations, see https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/irs-data-show-continuing-illinois-wealth-flight/ The real problem appears, however,  to be attraction of new residents, since an aging population moving to warmer climates may have nothing to do with tax burdens, see https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-census-illinois-population-trend-leavers-met-20190925-55e2uha64rardg7pa5734u6twu-story.html Past increases in…

Illinois General Assembly Adds Harassment Liability And Training Mandates

The Illinois General Assembly passed, and Governor Pritzker is expected to sign SB 75. This legislation: a. Increases information exchange between state departments concerning candidates for state licenses or those holding same whose licenses may be refused, revoked, or suspended as a result of commission of a civil rights violation. b. Specifies that a “hostile…

ISBA LLC and S Corporation Tax Seminar Free Powerpoint

Jim Nepple and I presented a half day seminar on LLC and S corporation tax issues on May 15, 2018. My part focused on what pass-through entities are, and how Illinois LLC operating agreements should be modified to define agency authority (e.g., who can sign contracts for the company) and manager rights, if the company…

New Illinois Bar Video On Buying And Selling A Business

The Illinois State Bar Association just posted a video with me talking about the documents you need to negotiate in the course of buying or selling a business, from the initial nondisclosure/noncircumvent that allows buyers and sellers to exchange confidential information to the term sheet which outlines their deal to the final sales contract (with…

Lying On Expense Reports Can Eliminate Rights To All Compensation, Even For A Company President

The First District of the Illinois Appellate Court upheld a $9.8 million award for ICD Publications, Inc. against Ian Gittlitz this December, http://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/1stDistrict/1133277.pdf Mr. Gittlitz had admitted to fraudulently taking more than $1 million in advances on entity distributions, without information to the other two co-owners of ICD Publications, Inc. He had signed an agreement…