Energy Upgrades: Creative Financing for Commercial Property
Projects to gain energy efficiency to reduce costs are top of mind for commercial building owners, but financing through traditional lending practices is hard to come by. Property Assessed Clean Energy programs are a new statutory financing mechanism that provides a new opportunity for general-practice attorneys to offer building-efficiency upgrade solutions for a variety of clients.
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The Gift of Leadership
As you ponder your year-end giving, George Brown suggests making a gift to the Wisconsin Law Foundation to support programs that help develop tomorrow’s leaders.
Grit: A Critical Success Strategy
Everyone falls down sometimes, but not everyone gets up and keeps going. Paula Davis-Laack says the crucial difference is grit, which helps you overcome stumbles and continue toward long-term goals.
Court of Appeals Digest
In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.
That’s a Fine Idea! Wisconsin Legal Innovators 2014
Who are Wisconsin’s innovators? Meet these movers and shakers – and learn what drove them to put new ideas to work to solve problems and improve the delivery of legal services to their clients and communities.
Reefer Madness: Lighting Up in the Dairyland
Because marijuana is legal in other states, the question addressed here is if a Wisconsin employee is legally lighting up in another state, can a Wisconsin employer fire that employee? The short answer is yes.
Unequal Bargaining Power: Navigating Arbitration Clauses
Increasingly, the U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted the Federal Arbitration Act to apply to parties of unequal bargaining power, making it more difficult for individuals and businesses subject to adhesion contracts to exercise their legal rights.