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johnettaJohnetta G. Paye, Esq., Creator and Editor-in-Chief,

Johnetta G. Paye, Esq., the lead attorney of J. Paye & Associates, has a wealth of experience in entertainment law, business law and real estate law. Paye’s entertainment clients include film projects and musicians. Paye is also Of Counsel at Zuber Lawler & Del Duca (merged with Greene and Letts) and teaches a business course at Wilton School of Baking in Illinois. Her West Loop boutique law firm is savvy at dealing with both small, startup companies and larger corporations. As a 15-year resident of Chicago who was born in Liberia, she is also the founder of the “African Business Quarterly” publication. For more information about Paye, visit


shaShamontiel L. Vaughn, Managing Editor, email her

Shamontiel L. Vaughn is a copy editor and a freelance journalist for various print and online publications for over a decade, primarily focusing on business and local news, celebrity interviews/entertainment news, legal blogging, health posts, pet care, real estate news and veganism.  In addition to being a two-time author and editor, the Chicago native’s articles can be found in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, CBS Chicago, ChicagoNow’s “Message from Montie,” AXS, Sun Times Network, HyPa Chicago jazz coverage and more. For more information about Vaughn, visit



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