In the past week, European data protection authorities have found substantial European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) violations and issued corresponding fines against high-profile companies. These decisions are informative for companies doing business in Europe as they indicate clear future enforcement priorities by European regulators. On December 10, 2020, the French Data Protection Authority […]

It is becoming increasingly common for people to get divorced and then remarried. In these situations, one or both spouses entering into a new marriage usually has children from a prior relationship. Anyone who has children from a prior relationship and remarries should review their estate plan and make any necessary updates to ensure their […]

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our colleague Attorney Tom Merkle, who served as a lawyer for more than forty-five years at O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. Tom was one of the founders of the firm and was instrumental to its growth and success. He served as an Officer […]

Each year, Super Lawyers surveys the State of Wisconsin’s 15,000 attorneys and judges, seeking the State’s top attorneys. In November 2020, Super Lawyers published its lists for 2020, which include the Top 10 Attorneys in Wisconsin, Top 50 Attorneys in Wisconsin, Top 25 Attorneys in Milwaukee, Super Lawyers (consisting of the top 5% of attorneys […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. has been ranked in the 2021 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list in 16 practice areas: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Commercial Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law Family Law Litigation – Bankruptcy Litigation – Insurance […]

During the estate planning process, it is important to consider what types of assets make up your estate. Specifically, you should understand the difference between your “probate” and “non-probate” assets. As you might imagine, your probate assets are the ones that must go through probate, a time-consuming and costly process which we previously discussed here. […]

As we have mentioned previously, there is no overarching federal data privacy law in the United States. By contrast, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regulates data privacy, including consumer data, in all sectors. Although there is no overarching federal data privacy law in the United States, there are a few sector-specific laws. […]

In general, states are considered either “common law property” or “community property” states. Wisconsin, along with a few other states, is a community property state (community property is referred to as “marital property” in Wisconsin). It is important to understand the difference between these two systems for purposes of wealth management planning, estate planning, and […]

Newsletter Article Highlights: Don’t Be Caught Off Guard by the Tax & Legal Consequences of Your New Quarantine Hobby Overview of Data Protection Laws in Wisconsin Strike While the Giving is Good—Historically High Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions May Be Reduced or Eliminated as Early as January 1, 2021 DOL Updates FFCRA Leave Regulations Videoconferencing […]

A proper estate plan covers not only what should happen upon your death, but also what should happen if you lose your decision-making skills. While planning for incapacity may be as unpleasant as planning for death, it is an important step in the estate planning process. Planning for incapacity ensures that someone you specifically choose […]

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