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The EU’s New General Data Protection Regulation: Implications for U.S. Businesses

Posted in Operating a Business, Tax, Technology Related Topics, Uncategorized

The EU’s new data privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation, represents far-reaching changes that make it one of the strictest in the world. Randal Brotherhood discusses this new law and why U.S. businesses need to pay attention to it. This post was originally posted on the “State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section Blog”… Continue Reading

The ABC’s of Consulting Agreements- Key Terms to Consider

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This post was originally posted on the “State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section Blog” and was written by Attorney Walter J. Skipper.   One of the most common and repeated requests I receive from clients is to draft a consulting agreement or a professional services contract. When doing so, it’s important to consider the… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Supreme Court Takes Aim at Non-Solicitation Clauses

Posted in Buying, Owning and Selling a Business, News and Recent Decisions, Noncompete Agreements, Uncategorized

How does a business stop a former employee from poaching the business’ employees after the employee has left employment of the business? Generally, to achieve this goal, employers have entered into a contract with the employee that includes a restriction called a “non-solicitation provision”. In a recent case, The Manitowoc Company, Inc., v. Lanning, the… Continue Reading

Wisconsin Residential Weatherization Program Eliminated

Posted in Real Estate, Uncategorized

A recent Wisconsin law change in Wisconsin has a big impact for those interested in investment property in Wisconsin. As part of the Wisconsin biannual budget signed into law in September 2017, the State of Wisconsin has discontinued its “rental weatherization” program. This program required either a Seller or Buyer of residential real estate to… Continue Reading

Temporarily Avoiding the Cliff: Congress reaches deal that will fund U.S. Government for 6 months

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Through use of a Congressional budget tool called a “continuing resolution,” leaders of the U.S. Congress reached a deal yesterday that would fund the United States Government for part of the upcoming 2013 Congressional fiscal year (the entire Congressional fiscal year 2013 is October, 2012 through September, 2013).  Funding under the continuing resolution would be from  October 1, 2012… Continue Reading