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In the Crosshairs: Guns in Estate Planning

When engaging in the estate planning process, it’s easy to focus exclusively on the big assets such as real estate, retirement assets, investment accounts, and life insurance. It’s equally easy to discount the importance of planning for items of personal property. This is a mistake, because personal items can often times carry value far beyond...

City of Milwaukee Property Tax Notice of Assessment Objection/Appeal Deadline – May 16, 2022.

The City of Milwaukee has sent its 2022 “Notice of Assessed Value – Real Property” to all City of Milwaukee property owners.  Almost every year the City revalues properties, which is the case again for 2022 after having performed a maintenance assessment for 2021.  The recently released 2022 assessments are effective as of January 1,...

135 Wisconsin Municipalities Potentially Affected by PCB Class Action Settlement. Payouts May Not Align with Actual Damages.

A Central District of California Judge has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in City of Long Beach, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al., that will resolve claims by various municipalities against Monsanto Company, Solutia, Inc. and Pharmacia for environmental damages related to PCBs.  The underlying basis for the claims are allegations that PCBs...

The Importance of LLC Operating Agreements

Many people dream of one day starting their own business, the attraction of doing so being unique to the individual. For some, the notion of being their own boss is sufficient to cause them to start looking at prospective office spaces. For others convinced by visions of the business quickly becoming wildly successful, the claim...

Joe Heino, Mike Bendel, Erin Kaprelian, and Alexis Merbach Author Chapter in 2022 Chambers Global Practice Guide on Trade Marks USA: Trends and Developments

Davis|Kuelthau IP attorneys contributed to the 6th edition of Trade Marks USA: Trends and Developments 2022, published by Chambers Global Practice Guide. This guide is published within various areas of law and jurisdictions where a selection of legal experts, chosen by Chambers, elaborates on important legal issues in relation to the current market trends and...

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Nursing Home Vaccination Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care providers to proceed. The rule requires nursing homes, hospitals, and certain other participants in the Medicare and Medicaid programs to vaccinate all non-exempt staff[1] against COVID-19. In a separate ruling, the Court blocked the enforcement of a broader rule...