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The Advantages of Working with a Smaller Law Firm

October 14, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

When it comes to choosing a law firm, there are literally thousands of options available, whether you’re looking for a firm in your city or state, across the nation, or around the world. Too many people gravitate toward larger firms simply because they assume bigger is better. However, the advantages of smaller law firms offer […]

Does the Bankruptcy of a Guarantor Extinguish the Guaranty of Future Business Debts? Perhaps Not!

June 29, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

The scenario is unusual but is becoming increasingly more common. A business enters into a credit agreement with a creditor to purchase goods or services. The creditor requires that one or more of the principals of the business provides a personal guaranty of the obligations of the business. The guarantors then file personal bankruptcy but […]

Mandatory Indemnification: Sue Me and You’ll Pay My Attorneys’ Fees

June 15, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: ,

Ryan M. Billings recently submitted an article for the Wisconson Bar Association’s Business Law Section Blog. It discusses mandatory indemnification and highlights equity holders’ exposure to legal fees when a company brings suit against its former officers, directors, managers, or members. Click here to read the full article.   If you have any questions about […]

The C.A.R.E.S. Act: Trillions in Stimulus Payments, But also Business Bankruptcy Law Changes Creditors Need to Know

April 6, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020, provides substantial economic stimulus to individuals, businesses, and health care facilities to address the remarkable and unprecedented impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The CARES Act also includes important provisions […]

COVID-19 and Its Implications for Your Contract Performance

March 30, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

Introduction   COVID-19 has precipitated unprecedented dislocations and hardships. Every aspect of our nation’s population and economy has been affected, often in shocking and unprecedented ways.   Many of you are facing a new reality of supply disruptions, cutbacks in demand for your products and services, and strains on your ability to utilize or maintain […]

Why Hire an Appellate Lawyer?

March 16, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

When people think of a legal appeal, the typical scenario that comes to mind is when one party loses in court and they appeal in an attempt to reverse the verdict in their favor. In some cases, that happens, but appeals are not a second bite at the apple, as most people think. The process […]

The Perils of the CCAP Shortcut

January 10, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

The Consolidated Court Automation Program (known as “CCAP”) is a searchable website operated by the Wisconsin Courts that contains docket information on Wisconsin state court cases (most states have similar programs). Because it is searchable by name, employers may be tempted to run the names of job applicants through CCAP as a quick and free […]

California Court Allows Debtor to Create Exemption with Non-Exempt Assets

January 2, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

Homestead exemption laws can be used by debtors to shield real property assets from collection by creditors. A recent federal district court decision held that such exemptions take priority over fraudulent transfer laws where the exemptions and the fraudulent transfer laws may conflict.   In Hinds & Shankman, LLP v. Lapides, 2019 WL 4955148, 67 […]

‘Still Standing to Fight’

November 25, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

Kohner, Mann & Kailas brings final chapter of antitrust lawsuit back to Wisconsin   Bob Gegios of Kohner, Mann & Kailas compares a massive natural gas antitrust lawsuit he’s been working on for years to the “Odyssey.” The case — about to enter its 13th year of litigation — is a class-action suit against energy […]

SCOTUS Reasons “Fair Ground of Doubt” Strikes a Balance

October 22, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

Under a recent United States Supreme Court ruling, creditors could be subject to sanctions if there is no “fair ground of doubt” as to the actions violating a debtor’s bankruptcy discharge. In Taggart v. Lorenzen, 139 S.Ct. 1795, 204 L.Ed.2d (2019), the Supreme Court held that the appropriate standard for finding civil contempt is whether […]



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