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    • Sep
      16
      2013
    • Mar
      06
      2013
      • March 6, 2013 – Investor abuse is at an all-time high, and the elderly are most at risk. In this video, attorney Jeff Salas discusses how financial abuse occurs, reveals the tell-tale signs of investment harm, and explains how investors can bring claims for harm caused by inappropriate investment sales.
    • Mar
      01
      2013
      • Investor abuse is at an all-time high and elderly investors and retirees are especially vulnerable. For investors who lose money due to stockbroker misconduct, there are options for recovery through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority or state and federal courts.
    • Jan
      30
      2012
      • Jan. 30, 2012 – A shareholder who claimed that seven corporate directors violated both federal and state law by failing to disclose material facts to investors before selling the corporation won’t get any damages, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled.
    • May
      05
      2010
      • When directors and majority shareholders in control of closely-held corporations commit unlawful or oppressive acts, the minority shareholders have various remedies. In Notz v. Everett Smith Group Ltd., the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that a minority shareholder could pursue such remedies following a merger that forced him out.
    • Oct
      06
      2009
      • The Wisconsin Uniform Securities Act (WUSA), which became effective on Jan. 1, 2009, clarifies what is a security, modifies how securities professionals are regulated in Wisconsin, and significantly expands the Division of Securities’ enforcement powers. Attorneys representing Wisconsin-based businesses need to be aware of these and other key issues resulting from the adoption of the WUSA.
    • 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
      10
      2008
      • Every business engaged in Internet commerce or using a Web site to collect personal information – not just those businesses subject to financial services industry regulations – must comply with the Federal Trade Commission rules governing the use and protection of personal information. Failure to comply can be very costly.
    • Dec
      04
      2007
      • Although Wisconsin’s housing market did not overheat in recent years as the housing markets did in California, Nevada, and other areas, it is a mistake to view the meltdown and related mortgage foreclosures as someone else’s problem. The authors explain the factors on Main Street and Wall Street that led to the subprime mortgage meltdown and survey the resulting litigation fallout in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
    • Mar
      01
      2003
      • Determining Disclosure Under SEC Reporting Requirements
      • The SEC rules under the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act are complex; however, several familiar principles apply when considering a lawyer's obligation to report confidential corporate client information.
    • Aug
      01
      2002
      • The Next Economy Legislation keeps Wisconsin at the forefront with its generally progressive and flexible business entity statutes. This legislation also clarifies and reforms Wisconsin's LLC Act, expands securities law provisions, and adopts several technical changes identified by the Department of Financial Institutions.
    • Aug
      01
      2002
      • The Next Economy Legislation keeps Wisconsin at the forefront with its generally progressive and flexible business entity statutes. This legislation also clarifies and reforms Wisconsin's LLC Act, expands securities law provisions, and adopts several technical changes identified by the Department of Financial Institutions.
    • Feb
      01
      2002
      • Legislation Incorporates Cutting-edge Business Combination Concepts
      • The Next Economy Legislation provides greater flexibility for mergers and conversions of business entities, clarifies and reforms Wisconsin's Limited Liability Company Act, expands securities law provisions, and adopts several technical changes identified by the Department of Financial Institutions.
    • Feb
      01
      2002
      • Next Economy Legislation Receives Bipartisan Support
      • The Next Economy Legislation provides greater flexibility for mergers and conversions of business entities, clarifies and reforms Wisconsin's Limited Liability Company Act, expands securities law provisions, and adopts several technical changes identified by the Department of Financial Institutions.