Cha-Ching: Avoiding Sales and Use Tax Audits of Law Firms
Many items of tangible personal property and certain services purchased by law firms are taxable. A firm’s failure to evaluate all purchases, especially those from out-of-state vendors, to determine whether a sales or use tax liability is owed could result in substantial interest charges and penalties if the law firm is audited by the Department of Revenue. Read how Wisconsin’s sales and use tax rules apply to many common law firm purchases and what your firm should do if selected for audit.
From the Central Sands to the Central Kingdom: Navigating Civil Litigation in China
Many Wisconsin companies have operations in China or do business with companies based in China. United States companies have been litigants in a variety of cases – from antitrust litigation involving retail price maintenance to product liability, trade disparagement, unfair competition, and contractual disputes – and numbers of cases are trending as the Chinese market matures. Learn about the differences between the Chinese and American legal systems to prepare you for litigation in China.
Legal Innovation: Ideas that Spark Change
The legal profession and marketplace are experiencing rapid change, with more to come. To survive and thrive, law firms must find ways to innovate to improve outcomes. Read what drives firms to innovate and how some Wisconsin lawyers and judges are doing just that. Then, nominate a Wisconsin Legal Innovator so we can tell their stories, too.
Returning to First Principles? Governmental Immunity in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s 2012-13 decisions involving the governmental immunity statute not only reiterated the practical limits of such immunity but also opened the door to governmental actors being held responsible for potentially costly nuisance-abatement processes.