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Video: Preparing to Compete: The Boundaries of Permissible Conduct

Preparing to Compete: The Boundaries of Permissible Conduct - Attorney Michael Cohen

Attorney Michael Cohen shares insights on the boundaries of permissible conduct of employees as they prepare to leave their current employer to work for a competitor or start a new competing venture. In this video, Mike focuses on how Wisconsin law views certain preparatory steps taken by an employee, while still employed, to prepare to compete after employment and whether they are deemed to have breached their duty of loyalty the employer.



Video: Common Mistakes Insureds Make That Jeopardize Coverage Under Their Insurance Policies

Common Mistakes Insureds Make That Jeopardize Coverage Under Their Insurance Policies - Attorney Pamela Tillman

Attorney Pam Tillman discusses some of the common mistakes people or companies make, that can jeopardize their coverage under their insurance policies. In this video, Pam identifies several measures that insureds can take to help ensure that their insurance claims will be covered or paid, whether that claim is made under a business policy or a personal policy like a homeowners, renters or automobile policy.



Video: Indemnification Agreements in Wisconsin

Indemnification Agreements in Wisconsin - Attorney Joseph Sarmiento

Attorney Joe Sarmiento discusses indemnity agreements and key topics that business owners should consider when entering into an indemnity agreement. Whether your business is the one being indemnified or is required to indemnify someone else, indemnification agreements can have a drastic effect on the financial wellbeing of your business. Depending on the business’s size, this could potentially be the difference between the business remaining open and shuttering in the event of a lawsuit against it.



Video: Application of the Economic Loss Doctrine in Wisconsin

Application of the Economic Loss Doctrine in Wisconsin - Attorney Dieter Juedes

Attorney Dieter Juedes discusses an issue that frequently arises in commercial litigation, the economic loss doctrine. The economic loss doctrine is a legal defense that prevents contracting parties from pursuing tort claims against one another. Parties to any commercial transaction—whether the seller, manufacturer, or the purchaser—should be aware of the potential application of the economic loss doctrine and its potential benefits and limitations.



Video: Insurance Coverage for Cyber Loss: An Emerging Coverage

Insurance Coverage for Cyber Loss: An Emerging Coverage - Attorney Mark Malloy

Attorney Mark Malloy discusses an emerging topic in insurance coverage litigation – insurance coverage for cyber loss. With business interactions becoming more electronic by the day, the risk of cyber loss and data breaches increase significantly. Mark explains the evolution of insurance claims for cyber loss, including claims under traditional liability policies, leading up to the creation of new coverages that are specifically tailored to cyber loss.



Video: Estate Planning Environment in Wisconsin

Estate Planning Environment in Wisconsin - Attorney Joseph Tierney

Attorney Joseph Tierney discusses Wisconsin's current estate planning environment and how key principal changes have made it better. Those who are currently engaged in estate planning have far more freedom in design than they’ve had in the past. This improved environment in Wisconsin is attributable to recent changes to the federal estate and gift tax.



Video: Perfecting Construction Liens for General Contractors in Wisconsin

Perfecting Construction Liens for General Contractors in Wisconsin

Shareholder Brian Tokarz discusses Wisconsin's lien law and the requirements that a general contractor must follow to properly perfect a construction lien. A construction lien is a mechanism by which general contractors, subcontractors, architects, suppliers and certain other individuals involved in construction projects can secure payment for the labor, services and/or materials that they performed or provided as part of the improvement of real estate.



Video: Going Into Business With a Partner

Going Into Business With a Partner

President and Shareholder, Tom Nichols, discusses legal business structure considerations when going into business with a partner. Whether it is with one or more other individuals, the most important aspect is to choose your partners wisely. However, even then, it is still critical to back that up with legal documentation that fosters good faith cooperation and, if necessary, provides for termination of the relationship on terms that are fair and with as little contention and ill will as possible. Tom addresses common legal structures like, corporate governance, decision-making legal structures, hiring and firing, non-compete agreements and property ownership.



Video: Wisconsin Defamation Law Primer

Matt Fisher Wisconsin Defamation Law Primer

Today's digital climate enables people and entities to disseminate information at the speed of light, regardless of whether that information is true or false. Unfortunately, this ability opens the door for a claim of defamation. Attorney Matthew Fisher discusses civil defamation claims and the basic principles of the law of defamation in Wisconsin with the hope that you can avoid the cost and inconvenience of pursuing or defending a defamation claim, whether the context is business or personal.



Video: Protecting a Trademark - Part II: Steps in Protecting Rights in a Trademark Once it is Selected

Protecting a Trademark: Steps in Protecting Rights in a Trademark Once it is Selected

Attorney Randy Brotherhood highlights what a business should consider once it selects a trademark. Specifically, how to obtain registration of a mark, how it should go about protecting its rights in the mark, and the benefits of federal trademark registration.




Video: Protecting a Trademark - Part I: What is a Trademark & What Does a Business Need to Know in Selecting One?

Randy Brotherhood Protecting a Trademark

A trademark is a way of distinguishing the goods or services of your business from those of other businesses. It gives you exclusive rights to commercially use, license or sell the trademark. In this video, Attorney Randy Brotherhood focuses on what a trademark is and what a business should think about when selecting one. He also addresses common issues like, what businesses should know about trademarks, why protecting a trademark is important, and how to successfully protect a trademark.




Video: Why Businesses Choose S Corporation Status?

Why Businesses Choose S Corporation Status? - Attorney Tom Nichols

Attorney Tom Nichols, head of Meissner Tierney's corporate, tax and transactional team addresses a question that many entrepreneurs and business owners face, "What type of entity should my business choose for income tax purposes?" These so-called "choice of entity" issues are important for startup enterprises, but they can be even more important for successful, established businesses.




Video: 5 Key Factors in Determining Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in Wisconsin

Attorney Mike Cohen Discusses Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in Wisconsin

Attorney Mike Cohen discusses the "Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in Wisconsin." Mike reviews Wisconsin's current non-compete statute and the 5 key factors in determining enforceability of non-compete agreements.




Video: Employment Law & Termination Issues in Wisconsin

Employment Law & Termination Issues in Wisconsin

Attorney Mark Malloy discusses "Wisconsin's Employment Law." From hiring employees to documenting employee reviews and evaluations to all issues relating to downsizing or employee termination, Mark provides tips, strategies and best practices to help companies avoid litigation.




Video: Title Endorsements for Closely Held BusinessesTitle Endorsements for Closely Held Businesses in Wisconsin - Attorney Bill Stuart

Attorney Bill Stuart discusses the role and importance of title endorsements for business owners when purchasing real estate or leasing a new facility in Wisconsin. Bill covers 5 key title endorsements for buyers to consider.




Video: 6 Key Steps to Developing a Record Retention PolicyDeveloping a Record Retention Policy - Attorney Adam Tutaj

Attorney Adam Tutaj discusses 6 key steps to developing record retention policies. With documents being created and stored everyday, it's important to have a system or policy in place to help manage your business documents.




Video: Attorney Tom Nichols Participates in Capitol Hill Panel Discussion on Tax Reform

Attorney Tom Nichols Participates in Capitol Hill Panel Discussion on Tax Reform

Attorney Tom Nichols participated in the rollout of the Tax Foundation’s new study, "Pass-through Business and Comprehensive Tax Reform: Designing Tax Reform to Grow All U.S. Business.” The Capitol Hill panel discussion was introduced by Congressman Pat Tiberi, and included representatives from the Tax Foundation and the National Federation of Independent Business along with Tom. The panel explained why S corporations and other pass-through businesses need to be considered in the current Tax Reform debate.


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