Contracts

Get Closer With Your Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Timothy J. Feldhausen Contracts with customers, vendors, or other parties are a normal part of doing business.  Most businesses are party to numerous contracts and although it may seem that contracts are fairly standard documents, the reality is that each individual document is its own legally binding arrangement.  The parties to contracts often customize…

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Emergency Use of Remote Online Notarization

By: Joseph E. Tierney IV Update: The Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) issued emergency guidance on remote notarizations last week.  Such emergency guidance referenced certain types of estate planning documents and included citations to state statutes addressing certain types of estate planning documents.  The Department has reconsidered its initial guidance and, as of March 20,…

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COVID-19 and Contract Enforceability

By: Daniel A. Kaminsky In the coming days, weeks, and months, it is likely that we will see failures to perform under contracts that are related to COVID-19 (e.g., failures to perform arising out of the ongoing temporary closures of businesses and institutions across the State of Wisconsin, the United States of America, and globally). …

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Impact of COVID-19 on Supply Chain Contracts and Responding to Force Majeure Claims

By: Joseph E. Tierney IV Has COVID-19, the coronavirus, caused supply chain problems for your business?  Review your contracts for a “force majeure” clause.  A force majeure clause is a common provision in contracts.  It is a contractual provision allocating the risk of loss if performance becomes impossible or impracticable, especially as a result of…

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