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Congress Declines to Extend Mandated FFCRA Leave Beyond December 31 But Provides Tax Credit to Employers Who Voluntarily Extend Paid Leave

Note: This client update is based on the stimulus bill passed by Congress and sent to the President for signature earlier this week. This bill is not law until the President signs the legislation, and recent news reports suggest that President Trump finds some portions of the stimulus bill objectionable. We will continue to monitor...

New CDC and Wisconsin DHS Guidance on Select COVID-19 Safety Measures

Individuals and businesses are preparing for a unique holiday season due to COVID-19. As guidelines are continually adapting, staying apprised of the most recent guideline changes from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) regarding COVID-19 quarantine and testing can be a challenge.

Year-End Corporate Tax Considerations: The Essentials

As the end of year approaches, our thoughts turn to the holidays…and year-end tax planning. Especially in this year where there have been numerous disruptions, it is valuable to set aside some time to review company actions from a tax perspective. The following list outlines a few items that we believe companies should review before...

Individual Tax Planning Following the November 2020 Elections

Following the recent November 2020 elections, individual tax planning faces further uncertainty for the remainder of this year and into the beginning of 2021. While it appears that Democrats will control the House of Representatives and the White House, under a Joe Biden presidency, it is not clear which political party will control the U.S....

Recent Trends in the Seventh Circuit

Over the past few months, the Seventh Circuit Court has been extremely active in issuing decisions regarding interpretations of labor and employment questions.  Given the increase in recent decisions, employers should be aware of the trends and outcomes that may impact their businesses.  Two of those cases dealt with disability discrimination under the Americans with...

Companies Should Not Overlook the Importance of Their Contract Terms and Conditions

Sales are negotiated and consummated between companies every day. What can often get overlooked in transactions are the terms and conditions within the variety of documents being exchanged between the contracting companies. At minimum, a purchase order and a sales order are likely to be exchanged and typically include terms and conditions. However, if you...

Mitigating Merger & Acquisition Risks in the Era of COVID-19

Deals can be complicated and adding the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix certainly hasn’t made it easier to buy or sell a business.  As the pandemic continues to create uncertainty for businesses, buyers and sellers can take steps now to mitigate risk in their transactions.  Aside from taking the appropriate precautions to stop the spread...

Family Business Succession Planning in the Era of Tax Uncertainty: Use Available Tax Advantages or Perhaps Lose Them

With the Presidential and Congressional elections less than two weeks away, there has been much speculation regarding potential tax law changes that may follow. While pundits assume these “proposals” are clearly defined, many details necessary to enable careful tax planning are missing. This briefing will review the high-level concepts being discussed but makes no promises...