The VanFleet Law Firm has experience with both local central Illinois banks and multi-national financial institutions and has a firm grasp of banking law and procedure.
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General Business Law
The VanFleet Law Firm represents a wide variety of small- and medium-sized businesses throughout central Illinois, advising on a wide range of legal and business issues.
Peoria Legal Blawg
- June 18
FISA: Not Just For Homeland
If you have seen Showtime's (in my opinion, awesome) series, Homeland, you may already have an idea of what the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 ("FISA") is. In one of the first episodes of Homeland, CIA employee Saul Berenson obtains (by blackmailing a federal judge, no less) a FISA warrant for Carrie Mathison, his CIA protégé, to surveil the newly
returned POW Marine, Nicholas Brody. Carries suspects Brody of being a terrorist. Carrie and her team rig Brody's home with video cameras and microphones and then settle in to glean information from watching his daily routine. Of course, the Brody family has no idea that their lives are being so closely monitored by the CIA.
- June 14
THANK YOU MOMS, FOR GIVING US FATHER’S DAY
Yesterday was a really bad day at work. I lost a trial that I shouldn't have lost. I received an unexpected bill that isn't in our budget. One of my best employees resigned, and one of my oldest clients left a message that he just can't afford to pay his past due invoice. My wife Shannon knew about all of this, not because I told her but because she sensed it from the tone of my voice when I called to tell her I was coming home. She knew exactly what to do. When I entered our kitchen through the garage door, still solemn with a hanging head and dangling arms, I was instantly greeted by the only magic in God's universe that could have empowered me at that moment: three kids beaming ear-to-ear and proclaiming "hi Dad!"