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    • Jun
      04
      2014
      • June 4, 2014 – A U.S. person or entity must disclose foreign bank accounts by June 30 every year if the account or accounts exceeded $10,000 during the year. In this article, Madison attorney Frederic Behrens discusses why reporting foreign bank accounts just became very important.
    • May
      01
      2014
      • 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.
    • Sep
      01
      2013
      • A company doing business outside the United States might be tempted to rely on the knowledge of local business people and agents, but doing so without caution and policies in place might result in the company violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – a U.S. law that bars bribing foreign officials.
    • Oct
      03
      2012
      • Oct. 3, 2012 – Wisconsin will join four other states that let graduates of foreign law schools sit for a bar exam after completing a qualifying LL.M. program in the U.S. Those foreign graduates without an LL.M. can still take the bar exam only if specific requirements are met. This article explains the details.
    • Apr
      06
      2010
      • Secret offshore accounts – especially Swiss bank accounts – have a certain cachet, having become synonymous with glamour, financial sophistication, and international intrigue. Following the U.S. Justice Department’s 2009 settlement with the United Bank of Switzerland, increased state and federal enforcement efforts against such accounts might dampen their allure.
    • May
      06
      2009
      • May 6, 2009 – Last year’s rampant flooding in Wisconsin pointed out a need that this program is designed to meet. Attend an afternoon of free training from 12:30 to 4:10 p.m. on May 21 in Madison to educate lawyers about common legal issues faced by victims of a natural disaster. Hear legal services professionals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, as well as private practitioners discuss how disasters af
    • Apr
      15
      2009
      • April 15, 2009 – The next time you plan to attend a State Bar seminar, you can add it to your electronic calendar when you register by using WisBar’s new “Add to My Calendar” feature. Once you have registered, click the “Add to My Calendar” hyperlink. You will receive an email notification of your event with instructions on how to save the event to your electronic calendar. The feature works for Outlook and Google users.
    • Apr
      15
      2009
      • Apirl 15, 2009 – Did you know that the State Bar of Wisconsin is the official record keeper for agencies that regulate the practice of law in Wisconsin? That means, when your State Bar member record is out of date or incorrect, it affects more than just the Bar. It could affect communications from the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, Board of Bar Examiners, and Wisconsin Supreme Court.
    • Apr
      15
      2009
      • April 15, 2009 – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective ways to connect with paying clients more important than ever.
    • Apr
      15
      2009
      • April 15, 2009 – The State Bar Practice411™ Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics and Answers series will be presented on April 22 in Platteville and June 17 in Pembine. Pembine program information is not yet available. Pembine is conveniently located about an hour and a half from Rhinelander, Green Bay, and Marinette, and about a half hour from Iron Mountain, Mich. Both seminars, presented in two sessions, will begin with a hot breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 11:15 a.m.
    • Mar
      18
      2009
      • March 18, 2009, – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective resources to connect with paying clients more important than ever.
    • Dec
      31
      2008
      • Beginning Jan. 20, all non-immigrant visa applicants with an appointment at the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico will be required to use the DS-160 electronic NIV application form available at https://ceac.state.gov/genniv, according to the consulate.
    • Nov
      13
      2008
      • If not for the pro bono help of Madison attorney Rick Lewandowski, a Tibetan teenager faced deportation to his country and the certainty of arrest, imprisonment, and harsh treatment. The case proved to be the most exotic case of Lewandowski’s career
      • If not for the pro bono help of Madison attorney Rick Lewandowski, a Tibetan teenager faced deportation to his country and the certainty of arrest, imprisonment, and harsh treatment. The case proved to be the most exotic case of Lewandowski’s career.
    • Mar
      10
      2008
      • Madison winters aren't cold enough for attorney Jim Troupis so he is heading to Siberia. Troupis of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP will teach the rule of law and litigation in the American legal system to law students at Baikal State University of Economics & Law in Irkutsk, Russia, from mid April to early May.
    • Aug
      01
      2005
      • As Wisconsin's presence in the global economy grows, lawyers must be prepared to operate under a body of law that differs from the more familiar Uniform Commercial Code.
      • As Wisconsin's presence in the global economy grows, lawyers representing clients in international commerce, and lawyers involved in resolving international commercial disputes, must be prepared to operate under a body of law that differs from the more familiar Uniform Commercial Code.
    • Aug
      01
      2005
      • In an opinion issued on July 7, Grant County Department of Social Services v. Unified Board, the Wisconsin Supreme Court adopted a series of standards for Wisconsin courts to follow when considering transfer of interstate guardianships to avoid conflicting with current state residency laws.