• Welcome From The CEO
  • Franchisees-Is Now The Time To Sell Your Real Estate?
  • Chicago Landlords Beware
  • You Can't Win For Losing
  • Can You Keep A Secret?
  • Another Epic Divorce Fight - Over The Children's Names
Message From The CEO's Desk
By Richard L.Gayle
Telephone: 312.456.0186

I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you, and thank you for your ongoing relationship with RSP. Having spent nearly 50 years helping middle to large market clients with a myriad of legal matters ranging from real estate, business transactions, taxation, government representation, to banking, finance and litigation, RSP's primary goal is to focus on building solid alliances.

Early this year, RSP announced several client-focused initiatives to further that goal. The first, named Strategic Alliance Spotlight , focuses on celebrating client relationships.
Franchisees-Is Now The Time To Sell Your Real Estate?
By Andrew W. Lapin
Telephone: 312.456.0372
The American economy is currently seeing high prices for acquiring operating franchise units and real property interest rates are low. Is this the time to hang on to your real property assets or is it time to turn those real property assets into available cash? This is a question that many franchisees are facing. The prospect of cashing out those real property assets is enticing.
Chicago Landlords Beware
By Todd A. Bickel
Telephone: 312.456.0192

If you are looking for an investment and want to buy a rental property in Chicago, you must familiarize yourself with the landlord’s nightmare known as the Chicago Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance (CRLTO). The CRLTO generally governs all rental agreements for all dwelling units in the City of Chicago. It contains a plethora of tenant-friendly provisions, with many opportunities for landlords to find themselves in violation .
You Can't Win For Losing
By Andrew M. Sachs
Telephone: 312.456.0197
Here’s an idea: place a head-to-head daily fantasy sports bet through FanDuel or another similar website. If you lose, sue the winner and demand a refund!

One litigant recently tried just that. Spoiler alert: It didn’t work.

In 2016, Colin Dew-Becker placed a bet through the fantasy sports website FanDuel. His wager was a head-to-head daily fantasy sports contest against Andrew Wu.
Can You Keep A Secret?
By Richard H. Fimoff
Telephone: 312.456.0185

A business can no longer be assured that its secrets will remain secret by merely having a signed confidentiality agreement.

A decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago provides examples of the efforts owners must undertake to protect their trade secrets and confidential information to be able to enforce their confidentiality agreements.
Another Epic Divorce Fight - Over The Children's Name
By Richard Lee Stavins
Telephone: 312.456.0371
Divorcing married couples fight over the darndest things. Here’s one, as recently recounted by the Illinois Appellate Court in the case of Karyn Piegari v. Alexander Piegari , 2016 IL App (2d) 160594.
Thomas A. Jefson 
 Telephone: 312.456.0168 | Email: 

Thomas A. Jefson was selected for Illinois Super Lawyers 2018-2019 in the area of Estate Planning and Probate. Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only 5% of Illinois attorneys are selected to the Super Lawyers' list.
Laurie A. Montplaisir
 Telephone: 312.456.0292 | Email:

Laurie A. Montplaisir, Founder of the IFA Midwest Chapter, hosted the Chapter’s first educational seminar: "Fraud Triangle: Understanding Warning Signs and Red Flags" in February. The seminar targeted the factoring community, attorneys, and other corporate and private companies. 

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