Benefit Corporations Make Their Way to Wisconsin

By:  Joseph W. Boucher and Danielle M. Johnson Neider & Boucher, S.C.   On February 26, 2018, Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 204 became effective allowing benefit corporations in Wisconsin. A benefit corporation is a for-profit corporation (not a limited liability company, partnership, or cooperative) that relieves the directors and officers of the corporation from the obligation […]

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It’s Time to Re-evaluate Your Noncompete Agreements

By Jennifer Knudson On January 19, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John M. Lanning stating that a non-solicitation of employee provision is a restrictive covenant that is subject to the stringent rules under Wis. Stats. § 103.465 regarding noncompete agreements.  Specifically, the Court found multiple reasons that the non-solicitation provision […]