Why Everyone Should Consider Estate Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Mark A. Mulchek (June 24, 2020) - Regardless of your situation, estate planning is for everyone. If you become incapacitated during your lifetime, you want to avoid having a court make the decision of who to appoint to exercise some or all your legal rights. Having a proper estate plan can also ensure your estate will pass as intended and minimize the hassles and stress your family will face after your passing.

What the Supreme Court LGBTQ Ruling Means for Employers

By Candace E. Johnson (June 19, 2020) - On Monday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court issued a historic 6-3 ruling that the 1964 Civil Rights Act safeguards employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. The ruling recognizes new worker protections in federal law. Employers should take note.

Buying and Selling a Home: What Sellers Must Disclose and What Buyers Should Look For

By Sarah J. Klebolt (June 19, 2020) - As states start to slowly ease stay-at-home orders amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and businesses begin to open with modified operations, the residential housing market still moves forward. This article outlines some considerations for both sellers and buyers when selling or buying a home.

The Pandemic-Proof Construction Contract: What is a Force Majeure Provision?

By Meghan L. Lamping (June 10, 2020) - Whether you are looking to enforce a contract, renegotiate a contract or escape a contract as a result of the COVID-19 environment, here's a common starting point for all parties: review the contract carefully and look specifically for an important clause called Force Majeure.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court, COVID-19, and American Civics

By Jarred Boyer & Tyler Schaeffer (May 28, 2020) - Separation of Powers and the concept of checks and balances, taught in American Civics classes, play a significant role in every action throughout the case of Wisconsin's Supreme Court decision to strike down the state's second stay-at-home order.