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Chicago United selected Partner Jorge Cazares as one of the 2011 Business Leaders of Color.  The honorees will be featured at the Chicago United 8th Annual Bridge Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 16th, at the Hilton Chicago.

Recent IRS Guidance on Written Post-Issuance Compliance Procedures For Tax-Advantaged Bonds

PJJ is proud to announce that Partners Stephen H. Pugh, Walter Jones, Jr. and LaVon M. Johns have been named 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers.  Jonathan Cifonelli, an Associate, has been named a 2012 Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star.

Jorge V. Cazares has been named President of the Gads Hill Center.  The Center serves families in the Chicago neighborhoods of Pilsen, North Lawndale, Little Village and Back of the Yards with programming that provides learning support and enrichment, early childhood development and out-of-school care for children.

Corporate Counsel  Magazine has selected PJJ as a 2011 Go-To- Law Firm for the Top 500 U.S. Companies.  Firms are selected based on recommendations from General Counsels.

The Anthony Porter case has now been successfully concluded.  The Illinois Supreme Court denied certiorari of Porter's appeal from a zero verdict achieved by PJJ trial lawyers.  Porter served 16 years for murder on Illinois' death-row.  Through the efforts of students at Northwestern University, Porter was granted a pardon of innocence by Illinois Governor
Employers that monitor employee web postings on blogs like Twitter or social networking sites like Facebook must tread carefully when investigating employees' web posts in order to avoid potential legal landmines.  Considerations such as how the employer attained access to employees' web accounts, whether the information in the postings is protected under
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public hearing on July 15, 2009 to discuss age discrimination in employment in response to mounting concerns that  older workers may be disproportionately selected for layoffs during reductions-in-force.  A panel of experts in age discrimination law and policy testified about the effect of age
In Gross v. FBL Finance Services, 08-441, the U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult for workers to prove that they were targets of workplace discrimination because of their age.  In a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled that, in a case alleging disparate treatment in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), it is up to the worker to