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Avoiding the œLLC Trap Trap

Co authored by Attorney Joe Boucher In the last twenty years, business owners and the attorneys who love them have both touted the limited liability company (LLC) entity as a flexible, tax-advantageous alternative to the traditional corporate model, and criticized it as an anemic younger sibling of the once and future C corp king. Some attorneys, […]

Outsiders [Sometimes] Make the Best Insiders, Part 2

Co authored by Attorney Joe Boucher In the first part of this post, we suggested that entrepreneurs look outside their own tightly-knit circles of founders and co-strugglers to include outside advisors in the startup process.  To recap, Part 1 contained the œWhy: outsiders bring experience, fresh perspective and, more often than not, excellent connections to the […]

What does the adoption of Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act mean for Wisconsin and Secured Creditors?

Written by: Attorney Craig Billings Miller In December 2013, the Wisconsin legislature repealed portions of the mortgage satisfaction law and enacted an update to its existing statutory scheme. While the updated statutory scheme is based upon the Uniform Residential Mortgage Act, there are a few differences of note. The updated statute is a reaction to […]

Give Your Mom a Note: A Few Words on Friends & Family Financing

Written by Attorney Joe Boucher Small businesses are cash-powered locomotives; without enough working capital, startups are doomed before they even begin.  Although venture capitalists, angel investors and institutional lenders make it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to find and get money, nearly every business faces a steep ramp-up period between inception and revenue. So, what’s […]

Startups & Intellectual Property

Written By Attorney Joe Boucher The question of how to protect intellectual property (œIP if you’re hip) can make even the most confident business owners break out in a cold sweat.  But IP is the lifeblood of startups and established businesses alike, and understanding and managing the rights associated with it is often the first […]

Recent Developments in Successor Liability

Written by Craig Billings Miller an associate practicing in the areas of business formations, early stage financing and business transactions.  Buyer Beware: Recent Developments in Successor Liability For clients of the practicing mergers and acquisitions attorney, one of the central concerns in any deal, whether a small sale or a multimillion dollar merger, is what is my […]