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A recent survey regarding threats and violence against Wisconsin lawyers and judges reveals that 49.1 percent of respondents said they had been threatened or physically assaulted at least once. This places Wisconsin second for percentage of respondents reporting threats and violence of the 29 statewide surveys conducted by the author.
The 2018 Farm Bill's reforms, technology investments, and rural-to-urban diversification provisions will stir up new business for strapped farmers and emerging entrepreneurs. The bill also presents opportunity for Wisconsin lawyers who represent such clients.
Wisconsin Statutes chapter 128 provides for an assignment for benefit of creditors as a solution for businesses facing financial trouble, but the chapter is badly out of date. It is time to look critically at the statute, modernize it, and provide real guidance to parties and state court judges.

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