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Recent Updates to Wisconsin’s Mining Law Have Taken Effect

Sean FryeNovember 15, 2018
Beginning on July 1st, 2018, significant changes went into effect regarding nonferrous metallic mining in Wisconsin. These changes, part of...

Wisconsin’s Cannabis Referendum: What Does it Mean?

Jeremy LangeNovember 8, 2018
Tuesday’s election marked a breakthrough in the drive towards cannabis legalization in Wisconsin. In advisory referendums held across the state,...

Recent Case Highlights the Importance of Competency in Contract Formation

Edward LawtonNovember 7, 2018
A recent Wisconsin court of appeals case highlights the importance of the cause of action that exists under Wisconsin law...

#MeToo Meets SCOTUS: Lessons From the Kavanaugh Confirmation

Saul GlazerNovember 6, 2018
The nation is sharply divided over the recent hearings and confirmation of the newest U.S. Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh....

Retain Key Employees With Phantom Units

John G. WalshOctober 19, 2018
Employee retention is a challenge many small businesses face. Turnover costs business owners in training time, productivity, continuity, and, at...

Is the Gig Up? Recent Developments in Worker Classification Law

Heath StrakaOctober 19, 2018
There are myriad different tests on how to classify workers. Depending on the location of your business and workers, it...

Milwaukee Parking Lot Ordinance Creates Potential Liability for Commercial Property Owners

Conor Leedom, Edward LawtonOctober 5, 2018
Criminal activity in Milwaukee public parking lots has received a recent surge in media attention.  Reports of vehicle break-ins and...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Addresses Loan Guaranty Issue

Edward LawtonSeptember 14, 2018
In a foreclosure case involving loan guarantors, one key issue is what value will be assigned to the mortgaged real...

Illinois Court Holds Rent In Arrears Not Assignable

Edward LawtonSeptember 7, 2018
Illinois commercial real estate owners, lenders, and investors should be aware of the Illinois Appellate Court decision in 1002 E....