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Ana M. McNamara

Ana M. McNamara

McNamara Law Offices
  • Business Law, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce ...
  • Illinois, Indiana
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Certifications
Former Commodity Broker's License
CFTC/NFA
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6253215
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Indiana
Indiana Supreme Court
ID Number: 34309-46
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7th Circuit
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free half hour telephone consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All cards except American Express.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fee agreements are ONLY for personal injury matters.
Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Securities Law
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Animal & Dog Law
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I am an independent contractor (yoga instructor) and have a signed contract for a non compete. I have a question on this
A: It is not a good idea to work with this client. You don't indicate whether the client was someone that you worked with (taught) in the past for her. However, a non-compete means you cannot solicit or work with her clients while employed by or while you have an independent contractor agreement and non-compete with her. Typically these contracts are enforceable for a duration of time and within a certain radius of her establishment (this depends on the state, but 2 years and 50 miles is typically a baseline). You don't want to draw a lawsuit or lost future business over one client. Financially, its not worth it.
Q. My landlord is saying because of 735 ILCS 5, I had to give 30 days notice before my 12 month lease ended
A: The statute you quoted is incomplete. It should read 735 ILCS 5/ ___ and a number after the slash in order to point to a relevant section of the statute that your landlord is reading. At any rate, you are not required to give thirty days notice unless it specifically states so in your lease. Assuming you have no contract with your landlord and no specific clause in the lease regarding the amount of notice you must give, you do not have to stay and pay march rent. Sounds like he/she does not have a renter yet. You may want to have an attorney review your lease and send him a letter for a minimum fee.
Q. Do I have to pay them since they forgot?
A: Well, its your lucky day. The amount of check from the insurance was based upon an estimate of damage provided to them by their adjuster or an outside body shop. The fact that the body shop charged you less in the end should not change the amount of the check from the insurance. If the check is made out to the body shop and not you, you can ask the body shop to reimburse you for the remaining $2,500, but I strongly recommend you have them place in writing that they owe you a refund of $2,500 before you give them the check. Make sure you tell the body shop you have a large deductible --they don't need to know the amount. If you have any questions, feel free to contact an attorney to follow up.
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Website
http://www.mcnamaralegal.com
Contact & Map
McNamara Law Office, Ltd.
Colvin Mansion
5940
CHICAGO, IL 60626
Toll-Free: (312) 719-7959
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Free Consultations. Weekends available upon appointment.
McNamara Law Office, Ltd.
980 N. Michigan Avenue -14th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Toll-Free: (312) 719-7959
Notice: By Appointment Only.