Corporate

Practical Technology Considerations for Employers Implementing Work at Home

By: Katherine M. Hampel and M. Andrew Skwierawski As businesses have moved to largely remote operations in response to COVID-19, employers are at an increased risk for exposure of sensitive information and are more susceptible to cyber threats than in traditional office settings. While the potential health effects of the virus were known ahead of...

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Guidance to Manufacturers in Managing Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel As the COVID-19 crisis continues for the foreseeable future, manufacturers will become the life-line of our country for two reasons.  First, manufacturers will be relied upon to produce much needed supplies, both medical and home-essential supplies.  Second, manufacturers will be critical to keeping the...

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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...

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Borrowers Under SBA 504 and SBA 7(a) Loan Programs Eligible for Deferral of Principal, Interest and Fees for up to Six Months

By: Lawrence J. Glusman and Michael Van Someren To address temporary business interruptions, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders nationwide have authority to defer payments of principal, interest and servicing fees for up to six months.  Borrowers with existing loans under the SBA 504 Loan (Certified Development Company) program and...

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COVID-19 and Contract Enforceability

By: Daniel A. Kaminsky and Alexander T. Kay 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...

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New Limits on Gatherings and Private Businesses in Wisconsin

By: Sherry D. Coley and Tiffany E. Woelfel Executive Order #5 This afternoon, Governor Evers and Secretary Palm of the Department of Health Services issued Emergency Order #5 (“EO #5”) in a further attempt to restrict the spread of COVID-19.  EO #5 restricts mass gatherings of 10 or more people and will substantially impact businesses of all...

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COVID-19 Impact: Considerations for Business Shutdown Preparation

By: Ryan M. Spott and Joseph E. Tierney IV As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to heighten, many business owners are faced with making the extremely difficult decision to close their doors in an effort to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.  Such decisions can trigger wage and hour factors, supply chain ripple effects and...

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