Be Cautious With Contract “Merger” Clauses

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Commercial Law Attorneys Helping Milwaukee Businesses with Contract Merger Clauses It is, of course, quite common to negotiate an important contract via telephone and email. The last detail is finally nailed down. The parties exchange congratulatory messages and one party, perhaps the seller, says he or she will send a formal contract for execution by…

Sale of Wisconsin Residence: Should I Pay For Mold Testing?

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Milwaukee Real Estate Attorneys on Mold Testing for Residential Properties In Wisconsin, following the execution of a Residential Offer to Purchase, routine residential inspections sometimes reveal the presence of mildew and/or mold. In other instances, an inspection is not necessary; black mold or other signs of mildew may be visible in bathrooms, attic areas, or…

It’s 10 PM: Do You Know Where Your Employees Are? Be Careful With GPS Devices

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Experienced Business Attorneys Helping Wisconsin Employers Navigate GPS Legal Matters Once utilized only by the military, global positioning satellites (GPS) now provide all sorts of useful data regarding the activities of Badger State residents. Whether it’s a rangefinder that tells a golfer how far he or she is from the flagstick, an app that alerts…

Employees May Qualify for Unemployment Benefits Even if They Violate Absenteeism Rules

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Business Attorneys Helping Milwaukee’s Employers Battle Unemployment Injustices Human resource personnel will recall that, in 2013, the Wisconsin legislature made significant changes to the state’s unemployment benefit law, including the amendment of the “old” absenteeism ineligibility criteria from “5 or more” absences without notice in a twelve-month period to “more than 2” absences without notice…

Three Myths About Small Businesses and Antitrust Laws

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Milwaukee Litigation Lawyer Sheds Light On Small Business & Antitrust Laws Federal antitrust laws were first passed in the U.S. during the final years of the 19th and the first decade or so of the 20th centuries, when the likes of J.D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and other so-called “robber barons” dominated the country’s economy. Based…

Have You Heard the One About the Abolishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

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Knowledgeable Litigation Lawyer in Milwaukee Sheds Light On CFPB Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced companion bills in the U.S. Congress on February 14, 2017, to abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As many business leaders know, the CFPB is a federal agency responsible for consumer protection in the financial…

Business Leaders Fear 2017 May Be the “Year of the Hack”

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Milwaukee Litigation Lawyer Sheds Light On Data Assurance Even a quick glance at the evening news is enough to make one wonder if 2017 will be known as the “year of the hack.” Data breaches certainly seem rampant. Whether it is the email system of a national political party, the huge user list owned by Yahoo®,…

Wisconsin’s Eminent Domain Law: The Shifting Meaning of “Blighted” Property

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Business Litigation Lawyer’s Views on “Blighted” Property Following the controversial 2005 deeply divided decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kelo v. City of New London, a number of states, including Wisconsin, passed legislation to protect owners of private property from unfair “taking.” In Kelo, the U.S. high court held that a local government, using…

Is it Wise to Arbitrate a Family Business Dispute?

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In many states, including Wisconsin, families embroiled in business disputes are now often turning to alternative dispute resolution measures, such as arbitration and mediation, rather that to state or federal courts in order to settle their differences. They are discovering that, in many situations, making a collaborative effort to resolve disagreements makes sense. Indeed, arbitration…

Milwaukee Apartment Owners Should Know Their “BID” Assessment Rights

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In a significant recent decision affecting owners of residential property around the state, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals agreed with the owners of Juneau Village Towers, a residential complex in downtown Milwaukee, that they were owed a refund of more than $470,000, plus interest, by the City of Milwaukee in connection with Business Improvement District…