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Welcome to SWB’s Blog! This new feature is designed to make the SWB website a resource for information that is useful, informative and interesting to you. We will utilize this site to post comments, articles and links pertaining to trends in the law, relevant cases and legislation, and legal news… as well as SWB’s own work and accomplishments.

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JDRF Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes 2014

By: Josh Schwartz | Posted: 10/6/14 | Filed In: SWB Firm News | 0 Comments

Schwartz Wolf & Bernstein LLP proudly supports the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation! Members of the firm joined the community on October 5, 2014 for the annual JDRF Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes. It was a great time for a great cause!  

Can an Association Publish a List of Delinquent Owners?

By: Daniel Wolf | Posted: 01/22/14 | Filed In: Assessments, Associations, Collections, Common Interest Community, Condominium | 0 Comments

An association client recently inquired whether the Board of Directors can publish a list of delinquent owners.  The list would identify delinquent owners by name, address and the amount of the delinquency, and would be made available to other association owners.   The idea is that adding an element of public embarrassment may serve as a Read More…

Illinois Makes it Tougher on Employers to Enforce Non-Compete Agreements

By: Daniel Wolf | Posted: 12/16/13 | Filed In: Employment | 0 Comments

On June 24, 2013, the Illinois Appellate Court (First District) rendered a decision in the case of Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc. The decision is bad for employers, as it materially tightens Illinois law relating to the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements. The court held that newly hired, at-will employees who sign non-compete Read More…

Holiday Thoughts!

By: Josh Schwartz | Posted: 11/26/13 | Filed In: SWB Firm News | 0 Comments

We hope that all of our friends and clients have a meaningful Thanksgiving holiday and a Happy Hanukkah!!

Former Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney joins Schwartz Wolf & Bernstein LLP

By: Josh Schwartz | Posted: 11/15/13 | Filed In: Traffic and Criminal Law | 0 Comments

Joshua S. Schwartz has joined the law firm of Schwartz Wolf & Bernstein LLP after spending four years as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Lake County, Illinois.  As a member of the Traffic and Misdemeanor Division,  Mr. Schwartz focused on violations of the Illinois Vehicle Code, including misdemeanor and felony Driving Under the Influence charges, Read More…