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Discretionary Immunity Dodges a Bullet

Mike Riley, Micheal HahnMarch 15, 2019
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s recent decision in Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin (2019 WI 2) sends mixed signals on...

Dress? Check. Rings? Check. Prenup?

Kathryn GriggMarch 4, 2019
What is a prenup? A prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is a contract between two people before they get married that does...

Outrunning the Tax Man: Opportunity Zones vs. the 1031 Exchange

Mary N. ParmeterFebruary 28, 2019
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) made a significant change to the 1031 Exchange (or Like-Kind Exchange), limiting...

Myers v. DNR: An End to Pier Pressure?

Sean FryeFebruary 15, 2019
For how long, if at all, can the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) amend conditions that it had included...

Natural Resources Board Environmental February Update

Patrick StevensFebruary 7, 2019
At its January meeting, the Natural Resources Board (NRB), the policy-making board for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), took...

Who Has the Golden Ticket? Office Pools, Lotteries, & Gambling in Wisconsin

Danielle BaudhuinFebruary 5, 2019
Fantasy football tournaments and March Madness brackets are common in many Wisconsin workplaces. Typically, employees pay a small fee to...

Legal Primer: Conducting & Managing the Results of Safety Audits

Troy ThompsonFebruary 5, 2019
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and its substantive regulations, covered employers are subject to certain safety...

New Year’s Checklist for Private-Sector Employers

Leslie SammonFebruary 5, 2019
As another new year dawns, it’s a good time to determine whether your organization has grown enough to meet the...

Roundabout Trap

Mike RileyFebruary 1, 2019
Roundabouts remain an unsettling experience for many Wisconsin motorists. Who gets to go where and when can be something of...