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How Will the New Federal Overtime Rules Affect Your Business?

On December 1st, 2016, the federal regulations regarding overtime rules will officially go into effect. The new rules, which were enacted by the Department of Labor (DOL), will impact as many as five million employees across the country. Many businesses throughout the state of Wisconsin will feel the effects. Your company must be in full compliance with these new rules before December of 2016. To...

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Wisconsin Civil Litigation: Electronically Stored Information (ESI)

Discovery is one of the first steps in any civil litigation case. In simple terms, discovery is the process by which evidence is gathered for your lawsuit. Often, the other party will have control of much of that important evidence, though you still have a legal right to this evidence. Increasingly, these important documents are entirely digital in nature. This means that many key discovery...

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Contesting a Will in Wisconsin

While most wills pass through the Wisconsin probate process with little issue, some wills do face a legal challenge. It is not uncommon for a will to be contested. Further, in the event that an objection to a will does take place during probate, the resulting litigation can be particularly frustrating. It is important for all parties involved to know exactly how and why a...

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Dissolving a Business Partnership in Indiana

All business partnerships have a limited life span. The end of your business partnership could come for any number of reasons; it could happened because of a dispute or simply because of a retirement. In any event, business partners must always be ready to protect their legal rights throughout the partnership dissolution process. If you have any questions about partnership dissolution in Indiana, please contact...

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Investing in a New Business Venture? You Need a Shareholders’ Agreement

Whenever you decide to make an investment in a new business, it is critical that you obtain a legally enforceable shareholders’ agreement. Even if you are simply starting a small business with a close family member, a shareholders’ agreement is still important. Otherwise, your rights and interests are unlikely to be adequately protected. Unfortunately, there is always a chance that a dispute could arise within...

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Wisconsin Estate Planning: Preparing for a Funeral

It is never easy to think about your own mortality. Though unfortunately, as we all understand, death is also inevitable part of life. Therefore, it is extremely important that you plan for it. After all, you do not want to stress out your loved ones or leave them with problems. Everyone needs to have a carefully thought out estate plan. One part of a proper...

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Wisconsin Real Estate Law: What is Marketable Title?

If you purchase a home, or any type of real estate, you will receive title to that property. Essentially, title to a property can be thought of as a form of verification of ownership. Marketable title is a real estate title that is considered free enough from defects so as to be legally enforceable. If you possess marketable title, you can be confident that you...

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What’s the Difference Between a Trust and a Will?

Wills and trusts are both valuable estate planning tools. They are generally used a means of protecting and transferring assets. There are also some critical differences. For your estate plan you should consider the value of including both a will and a living trust. Wills and Trusts: Five Key Differences Structure: In Wisconsin, a will allows you to designate specific beneficiaries, and distribute your assets...

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Digital Assets and Estate Planning

The Wisconsin Legislature recently passed a bill that created new uniform standards for digital assets and estate planning. Have you planned for what will happen to your digital assets after you pass away? Many people still overlook the importance of digital assets, but they should always be fully accounted for in your estate plan. What Are Digital Assets? There are many different kinds of digital...

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Choosing a Legal Form for Your Wisconsin Business

Starting a new business is exciting. You have the potential to build something that can benefit you, your family, and your community for many years to come. However, if you do not take the proper steps to protect your business from the beginning, a new business can also turn into a nightmare. Building a successful company starts with carefully considering the questions of business formation....

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