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Milwaukee, WI business lawyer for coronavirus relief programsBy Attorney Chris Hayden

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching economic impacts throughout the United States and Wisconsin. However, with funding assistance from the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Governor Tony Evers and his administration continue to invest in communities and industries throughout the state to promote resiliency and recovery. As of August 2020, the State of Wisconsin has launched a website allowing the public to see how these funds are actually being allocated to different assistance programs and initiatives. This continues Governor Evers’ commitment to more transparency in government.

How Relief Funds Have Been Used

The Governor’s Office reports a total of $1.72 billion in investment so far, with the following programs each receiving funding in the tens of millions or more:

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Milwaukee, WI business attorneyMilwaukee, WI business attorneyBy Attorney Chris Strohbehn and Attorney Russel Karnes

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Business interruption insurance helps replenish lost income and pay for additional expenses when a business is affected by a fire, natural disaster, or break-in. Typically, business interruption insurance involving a pandemic, such as COVID-19, is uncommon. However, with thousands of businesses throughout the state affected by coronavirus, the state of their current affairs remains uncertain. It is important to understand how business interruption coverage can protect your Wisconsin business, so you are prepared for the future.

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Milwaukee business contract attorney COVID-19By Attorney Jaclyn Kallie

The impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to escalate each day. Issues continue to arise both due to the outbreak itself and as a result of our response to it. We will continue to monitor the legal implications of the pandemic and help address legal and practical issues that may arise during this challenging time.

The COVID-19 pandemic presents multiple different types of potential contractual issues.  Of particular importance is a force majeure clause that may be present in a contract. A force majeure clause is intended to address a potential “force of nature” disruption that may excuse performance of a contract. Even if a contract does not have a force majeure clause, it may still be possible to excuse performance under other legal theories, including frustration of purpose.

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Milwaukee, WI business litigation lawyer COVID-19By Attorney Jaclyn Kallie

Courts in each county, as well as the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, have responded differently to COVID-19 by implementing a variety of measures that are affecting existing and contemplated civil litigation matters. We are continuing to monitor these announcements and are committed to providing you with the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Most notably, on March 22, Justice Bradley issued an order suspending all civil jury trials scheduled prior to May 22 and temporarily suspending all in-person proceedings statewide, with certain limited exceptions. Many hearings and court conferences can and will continue to occur by remote attendance. Likewise, mediations and depositions can also be conducted remotely. While remote technology can provide an alternate solution to certain aspects of litigation, not every court will be as sympathetic as others with regard to extensions, and parties need to remain mindful of existing deadlines. 

Last week, Governor Tony Evers instituted a Stay-At-Home Order, ordering the non-essential workforce to stay at home. While necessary to fight COVID-19, the governor’s order will have significant and wide ranging legal consequences.

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Milwaukee, WI breach of contract attorneyBy Attorney Jaclyn Kallie

While most people who go into business with a partner take care to select ones who have similar goals, inevitably, there will be disagreements from time to time. Often, these issues can be solved through honest, open communication. However, sometimes a dispute can turn severe and ugly very quickly, which is when an experienced commercial litigation attorney can help. How a business is set up can also come into play.

Talking the Issues Out

First and foremost, successful business partnerships are based on the ability to communicate, at no time is this more important then when there is a disagreement between partners. Discussing these issues may demand a certain amount of diplomacy—and perhaps compromise—on both sides, but the outcome of maintaining the partnership and getting the business back on track can be worth it.

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Milwaukee business entity selection lawyerIf you are about to take the exciting step of forming a new business, you should not overlook the important decision of the type of entity your business will utilize. The business entity you select will affect every facet of your business, so you should make the decision with the aid of trusted legal professionals.

No two situations are the same. Simply because a competitor or similar business has utilized, for example, an LLC business structure does not mean that this is the right choice in your situation.

Why Business Type Matters

The law defines several types of business entities, and each has distinct features that could help or hurt your business. The type of entity selected will affect how the business is taxed, and different business entities have different requirements in terms of paperwork. The potential personal liability that a business owner may be exposed to is another key consideration. Finally, the type of entity you select will dictate how you can raise money. 

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By Attorney Christopher L. Strohbehn

cstrohbehn@grgblaw.com 

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walgreens-logoBy Attorney Christopher Strohbehn

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has paved the way for many Milwaukee businesses and retailers to take advantage of a number of benefits associated with the sale-leaseback transaction and business model. In Walgreen Co., v. City of Madison, 2008 WI 80, the Court made two major rulings: 1) the assessor was required to determine the value of leased properties under the income approach using the market rent terms rather than contract rent terms; and 2) the assessor could not include real estate's atypical financing or above market rent when assessing the property under the income approach.

In so doing, the Court also confirmed that assessors must use and adhere to the Wisconsin Property Assessment Manual in the absence of other conflicting law. (Id. at ¶3). What the manual did, and what the Court found, is that the analysis required "an income approach assessment of a leased retail property's fair market value of the fee simple interest to be based on market lease rates, not actual contract rates, as long as encumbrances to the property do not cause its leased fee value to fall below a market rate value." Id.

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