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500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050, United States
Phone: 715.845.4336
Fax: 715.845.2718
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Inspector General Audit Could Impact Skilled Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing facilities (SNF) may see even more scrutiny from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) because of a recent audit conducted by the Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and…more
 /  Health

Judge Strikes Down DOL’s Proposed Overtime Rule!

Finally, it appears we have closure on this saga that started over a year ago! On August 31st, the same Texas federal district court judge who granted a preliminary injunction last November delaying the effective date of the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Check Your Handbooks!!! UPS Settles Maximum Leave Policy Violations for $2 million.

The EEOC filed suit against UPS on behalf of approximately 90 current and former employees for multiple violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The agency charged UPS with failing to properly accommodate…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

IRS Encourages Self-Assessment to Identify Fringe Benefit Errors

As much as I love tax law, filling out another tax form isn’t high on my list of fun things to do. So when the IRS issues a form that isn’t legally required to complete, should you? If you are an employer that provides one or…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Eligibility for Overtime Pay – Redo?

Recent action taken by the Department of Labor has started to signal the likely “redo” of the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations regarding overtime pay and which employees are eligible for overtime pay. The Department of Labor…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Reverses NLRB “Positive Work Environment” Handbook Decision

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) created controversy a couple of years ago when it ruled that handbook policies maintained by T-Mobile USA requiring employees to maintain a positive work environment were illegal because…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Recent Bankruptcy Decision from the Western District of Wisconsin Discusses Negative Equity, Car Loans, and the Chapter 13 Cram Down

A quick introduction for those of you who are not bankruptcy nerds. For certain types of collateral, Chapter 13 allows a Debtor to reduce a secured creditor’s claim down to the value of the collateral. This is called “cram…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Right-to-Work Law Upheld

Without much fanfare, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law. The Right-to-Work Law passed in Wisconsin is similar to a law passed in Indiana and holds that a company may not enter into a…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Attempted End Run Around Wisconsin’s Exclusive Remedy of Worker’s Compensation Fails in Asbestos Litigation in the Seventh Circuit

Wisconsin’s exclusive remedy of worker’s compensation has long been a bulwark against civil suits brought by employees (subject to a few narrow exceptions not applicable here). This bulwark has survived a creative attack in an…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law, Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

A Seemingly Important Win for Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Insurance Carriers and Employers

On its face the decision of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in Flug v. LIRC, 2017 WI 72 (decided on June 30, 2017), is a clear, important win for the employer side in common injuries that involve pre-existing degenerative…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Condominium Issue with Long-Term Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

We recently helped a client complete long-term tax-exempt bond financing of a portion of a mixed-use condominium. These projects raise interesting issues. Long story short, if you find yourself in a similar situation, you need…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Nonprofit Law, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules on Appleton School District Open Meetings Law

In a unanimous and much-anticipated decision released today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a committee of school personnel formed to review materials for a high school course under a procedure set forth in school board…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics

Antitrust Challenge to Narrow Network Products – 7th Circuit Rules in Favor of Exclusive Agreement

The health care market has recently seen a resurgence in narrow network products. To a significant degree, the resurgence of these products has been driven by the need for managed care plans looking for new avenues to help…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Health, Insurance

Medicaid Fraud Control Units Report Focus on Personal Care Services

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released a report summarizing activities of State Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCUs or Units) for fiscal year 2016. The OIG is the…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Free Parking, Yes, But No Stark Law Claim

A federal court recently dealt a victory to a health care provider over whistleblower allegations that free parking and valet service at a medical office building violated the Stark Law and the Anti-Kickback Statute…more
 /  Business Torts, Government Contracting, Health, Real Estate - Commercial
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