Attorney Peter Walsh of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., has recently published an article and is a frequent speaker on the topic of formula adjustment clauses in estate planning to mitigate the valuation risk inherent in the gift of hard to value assets. Such hard to value assets include closely held business interests […]

Wisconsin has finally joined the vast majority of states who have repealed bulk transfer laws. The repeal of Wisconsin’s bulk transfer law, Chapter 406 of the Wisconsin statutes, became effective February 5, 2010. Forty-five states have now dropped their bulk transfer requirements, according to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (“NCCUSL”). Wisconsin […]

On April 23, 2010, the American Bar Association (“ABA”) Section of Litigation awarded Attorney Tim Caprez “Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the 2009-2010 Bar Year” honors at the 2010 ABA Section Annual Conference in New York City. The Section of Litigation, which first appointed Attorney Caprez as the Section’s Health Law Litigation Committee Newsletter Editor in […]

The United States Supreme Court has decided to review a Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) case in which the U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that an employee could not maintain an action for retaliation under the FLSA for his termination based upon his verbal complaints to his employer that the time […]

On April 15, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Continuing Extension Act of 2010, which has once again extended the COBRA premium subsidy as provided for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (“ARRA”); this time the subsidy has been extended from March 31, 2010 to May 31, 2010. This new law […]

Many older home owners decide to downsize and move into smaller quarters. They then become not only buyers of a new property, but also sellers of the old homestead. While looking at smaller homes or condominiums, they may meet the seller’s real estate broker who has a listing contract on the property they are considering. […]

Under Wisconsin law, a person’s “homestead” is the dwelling and so much of the land surrounding it necessary for use as a home, not exceeding 40 acres. An individual resident is generally entitled to exempt his or her homestead from execution of a judgment, from the lien of a judgment, and from liability for his […]

Many people fail to see the benefit of consulting with an attorney before making a residential condominium purchase. The real estate attorneys in our firm have been called upon to suggest revisions to declarations and plats for residential condominium projects which were established incorrectly under Chapter 703 of the Wisconsin Statutes. This failure to meet […]

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been signed into law, and with certain modifications to be added through the House Reconciliation Act, health care reform is certain to have a substantial impact on American businesses in the years to come. Among other things, the reform includes over $400 billion in revenue raisers and […]

Grant Killoran, a partner in OCHD’s Litigation Practice Group, recently participated as a speaker in the Macalester College “Front Row” lecture series, a two-day event focusing on law and entrepreneurship and business, held in St. Paul, Minnesota on February 25 and 26, 2010. Attorney Killoran was one of twelve lawyer alumni of Macalester College invited […]