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Corporate Attorney Authors Article for the The Journal of Accountancy

Corporate Attorney Authors Article for the The Journal of Accountancy

Corporate and Tax attorney Mark Kmiecik authored an article in the April edition of the Journal of Accountancy (JofA), a flagship publication of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The article addresses the responsibilities tax practitioners must take when considering to file a UTP. To read the full article, please visit, the...

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U.S. Supreme Court Extends Reach of Administrative Decisions Issued By the Appellate Branch of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Supreme Court Extends Reach of Administrative Decisions Issued By the Appellate Branch of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

On March 24, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a rare opinion in a trademark matter. In B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries, the Court held that findings made by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the Patent and Trademark Office can have a “preclusive effect” in subsequent infringement proceedings in federal court. The case arose out...

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When a Retiree Returns to Work, WRS, ACA, and Tax Rules Impact Public Employers

As described in our February 23, 2015 Client Update, “Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation,” rules under the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) affect public employees throughout the employment life-cycle, from the initial determination of WRS eligibility through the termination of employment. An individual’s employment life-cycle is sometimes...

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Corporate Attorney Authors Article for the The Journal of Accountancy

Considering a Condominium for Your Development Project? Benefits vs. Drawbacks.

By Joseph E. Tierney As medical office, multi-family, retail, and mixed-use development continues to remain strong throughout southeastern Wisconsin, developers should keep in mind the potential benefits and drawbacks of structuring their projects as condominiums. Skillful drafting at the outset of your condominium project can impact a number of...

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Wisconsin Passes Right to Work Law

Wisconsin Passes Right to Work Law

By Robert W. Burns The Wisconsin Legislature has passed, and Governor Scott Walker has declared he will sign, a “Right to Work” law in Wisconsin. The law will apply to private sector union contracts, prohibiting such contracts from including provisions that require all the employees covered by the contract to be members of the union or pay dues...

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Labor & Employment Client Newsletter

Featured News: Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation Review School Board Policies On Releasing Student Directory Data Event: Davis & Kuelthau's 37th Annual Public Officials Program Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation How well do your employees understand their total compensation beyond their base salary? Many employers are now providing...

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