Monday, August 29, 2011
CHANGE OF LOCATION for Drawing for free Legal Services
Just to reiterate: I am participating in an exciting event for the South Holland, Illinois, business community. In conjunction with South Holland's annual Heritage Festival, the South Holland Business Association is sponsoring "South Holland Appreciation Days." This will take place from August 29 through September 3, 2011, with an emphasis on September 1 through 3. Participating businesses will offer raffle prizes. Many businesses will be giving away some exciting, valuable prizes, so you'll want to check out the SHBA website at www.shba.org for all the details.
The way it works, is you visit the business during regular hours, and pick up that vendor's business card. You write your personal information on the card, and it's entered into the drawing for the prizes that business offers. Only one card per visit, but you can visit as many times as you want.
As stated above, I have changed my location for the week -- I will now be using office space courtesy of Roger DeGraff and Southland Mortgage in the Park Avenue Office Plaza at 17050 South Park Avenue, South Holland, IL 60473 I'll be there most of the time during that week, but call to make sure at 708-359-4906. I've had special post cards printed for the occasion, making it easy to fill out.
The prize I am offering is a choice of one of the following:
1. A complete Estate Planning Package (includes a Will, applicable advanced directives (i.e. Durable Powers of Attorney for Property and Health Care, HIPAA Authorization, and a Living Will if desired), and appropriate revocable trust arrangements if applicable).
2. A complete Business Entity Set-up Package (where I help you form your Corporation, LLC, etc., and supply all supporting documentation)
3. A complete review of your business's employment policies, or, if you don't have any, I'll help draft them.
This wouldn't be a proper announcement from an attorney without a disclaimer. I am only giving away one prize, a choice of one of the three mentioned above. The prize will only include the legal fees I would normally charge to perform such work. Any additional fees, including without limitation government or license fees, recording fees, title charges, or the costs of funding a trust, must be paid by the Winner. In the South Holland Business Association materials, I was asked to give estimated valuations for these prizes. Those valuations are truly estimates. Every situation is different. A simple estate plan for a young single person just out of college will not be as "valuable" as an estate plan for a couple married for 30 years. I also reserve the right to limit the "size" of these prizes -- while I will certainly make sure the winner gets free legal services to meet their needs, if what the winner wants will cause me to take so much time as to cause me to neglect other important business matters, I will "cap" the time spent at my discretion. For example (and this scenario is highly unlikely), if a company with multi-state locations in states I am not licensed to practice in wants me to review employment policies, I can only review the policies for the locations where I am licensed. In addition, if that company's size would cause me to give away too much of my time, I reserve the right to reasonably limit the scope of the prize. I am sure the winner and I will come to satisfactory agreement, regardless.
I look forward to seeing you all at MB Financial Bank in South Holland the week of August 29th!