Vol. 81, No. 8, August
State Bar CLE Books: Helping You Meet the Needs of Business Clients
To help you provide more efficient and effective service to your
consider adding these resources to your practice library.
and LLPs: A Wisconsin Handbook will help you advise clients
on using LLCs and
LLPs in Wisconsin. The revised handbook reflects new developments such
as the default
pass-through tax treatment of LLCs and LLPs under the
"check-the-box" regulations, the authorization
of single-member LLCs (SMLLCs), and the rule permitting Wisconsin
attorneys to use LLCs and
LLPs in their practices. In addition, you'll find detailed discussions
of the choice of an
appropriate business entity, organization of the business, business
operational and tax issues.
An entire chapter is devoted to annotated forms, including three
agreements, two SMLLC member agreements, and an LLP partnership
agreement. The book includes a CD-ROM
of customizable forms.
Binder and CD-ROM; 515+ pp.; 3rd ed. 2007 (includes 2008
supplement). $185 for members;
$235 for nonmembers.
Organizing a Wisconsin Business
Corporation provides all the essential forms for
incorporating a business, including articles of incorporation, bylaws,
minutes of organizational meetings, and subscription agreements. The
forms are annotated
with comments that explain the sample form language, review the
statutory requirements, and
describe alternative provisions. Standard articles of incorporation and
bylaws appear in
short and long form to accommodate corporations of varying complexity.
Guidance is given on
modifying the standard articles and bylaws for statutory close
corporations, S corporations,
and service corporations. A separate chapter addresses annual reports,
annual and special
meetings, and the use of consent resolutions. The book includes a CD-ROM
with a complete set
of unannotated forms.
Binder and CD-ROM; 496 pp.; 3rd ed. 2008. $185 for members; $235
Series, vol. 7) discusses all available Wisconsin business
organization formats, including the benefits and drawbacks of
each format, all in one indexed and solidly researched book. Included is
discussion of ways
that Wisconsin taxes businesses _ or doesn't tax them _ a topic not
covered in any other State
Bar of Wisconsin CLE book.
The book is packed with relevant case law, time-saving practice
cautions, caveats, sample language, and practice guides. Citation is
easy with a table of cases, a
table of statutes, regulations, and rules, plus a complete index.
Paperback; 629 pp.; 2006 (includes 2008 supplement). $129 for
members; $165 for nonmembers.
For more help with business law topics, take a look at the other
nine titles in the
Wisconsin Business Advisor
Series. The unique WBA series provides a comprehensive
of issues that often arise in the course of advising business clients.
That's because in
developing the series, members of the Business Law Section of the State
Bar of Wisconsin and
the editors at State Bar CLE Books identified areas of particular
importance to business
clients and their advisors. So the series is written by business
lawyers, for business lawyers.
Online and CD versions are also available.
For more information and to order, please visit the State Bar of
at www.wisbar.org or call (800)