COVID-19 Updates

Build Now, Grow Later

Attorney Stephanie Melnick explores ideas on how to plan for your business post-COVID-19 and be poised to grow! read more

Contract Performance Anxiety? There’s Hope.

In addition to reading your businessowners insurance policy ASAP, various other contracts that define your business relationships are especially important now. With COVID-19 on the rise and social distancing a critical part of “flattening the ... read more

Time to Read that Insurance Policy

[UPDATED] Do you own a bar, restaurant, retail store, hair or nail salon or other business forced to close (or limit orders to carry out, delivery, or online) when Wisconsin’s Governor instituted his Safer at Home Order or prohibited gatherings ... read more

Legal Small Business Tips for Right Now

We’re all gradually adapting to this new social distancing reality. And if you’re managing a small business, figuring out how to please your customers, keep your staff safe and busy, and make ends meet is overwhelming. We’ve dedicated this space read more

Legal Updates

Working From Home Tips for Bosses, BizStarts

Attorney Stephanie Melnick shares her advice on how to navigate the challenges of working, and running a business, from home. read more

B Corporations: Do Good and Do Well

What is a B corporation? A benefit corporation is a new type of entity created by the Wisconsin legislature to allow for-profit businesses to adopt a corporate structure that requires consideration of the public good as well as profits. ... read more

Demand more of your financial adviser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Attorney Stephanie Melnick sums up the consequences of President Trump’s decision to delay the implementation of the Fiduciary Rule and offers advice on what you can do to protect your investments in the mean time.  read more

Researching Financial Advisors and Investments at Home

Finding the right investment advisor and understanding your investments is daunting. For novice investors or people who want to do more due diligence before investing, we’ve put together simple explanations and tips to help you better understand read more

The Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule

A new Department of Labor (DOL) rule requires financial professionals advising retirement savers to advance their clients’ best interests above their own profits. Known as the Fiduciary Rule, the White House Council of Economic Advisors ... read more

Essential Contract Principles

Business owners and managers encounter contracts—varying in type, purpose, and complexity—daily. The finer points of how contracts are formed, what the essential provisions are, and when a breach excuses performance are legal questions; but, the read more

Practice the Mindful Use of Email, Wisconsin Lawyer

Careful email practices can save business owners time, money, and inbox space. Utilize these tips offered by Attorney Stephanie Melnick to ensure your company practices the mindful use of email. read more

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