March 10, 2014
Corporate Banking & Business
Noncompetition and Other Restrictive Clauses in Wisconsin
A discussion of the current landscape of Wisconsin law pertaining to covenants not to compete (both in the employment and sale of business context) and employment—based non-solicitation clauses, liquidated damages provisions, arbitration and forum selection clauses. Ms. Schlicht will also discuss issues involved in attempting to place restrictions on independent contractors, franchisees and distributors. more...
March 11, 2014
Walking on Sunshine: An Industry Perspective on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act & Final Rule
With the first report due to the Federal Government on March 31, the impact of the US Sunshine Act is occupying the mind of many physicians, hospital executives, and life sciences industry leaders. Join us for a presentation and discussion with members of GE Healthcare’s legal department who are part of the company’s efforts to interpret and operationalize the law. more...
March 13, 2014
Third Party Discovery
Topics will cover preservation letters to third parties (including obligations imposed by such letters and enforcement of such obligations), issuance of subpoenas (in-state, out-of-state and federal) and the enforcement of subpoenas. more...
March 14, 2014
Health Care Reform Update: Pay, Play, or Delay?
Revised title & description
Newly issued final regulations for the Affordable Care Act's employer shared responsibility mandate (aka "Pay or Play") contain several surprises for employers. Learn about these surprises, as well as some practical employer strategies for managing Pay or Play risks.
March 17, 2014
Taxation co-sponsor Real Property
Real Estate Exchange Transactions
Recommended exchange documentation and closing statement drafting, “reverse” and “build to suit” exchange structuring and tenant in common arrangements and planning are among the matters that will be discussed. Time permitting, the floor will certainly be open for any other exchange topics attendees might like addressed. more...
March 18, 2014
3rd Party Intellectual Property and Domain Registry Notices – Trolling, Fishing, or Scamming?
What do you do when your client receives a notice offering help in registering their trademark, domain name, or other intellectual property? What if it is a renewal notice from a previously unknown 3rd Party? What if the notice is from a company in Washington DC that sounds legitimate? Or from China? Are these all just scams or should they be investigated further? Are there other mysterious trolls lurking about? Experienced in-house and outside intellectual property counsel will help you navigate these very “fishy” waters. more...
March 19, 2014
Key 2014 Reminders for Compliance with the Federal Clean Air
This presentation will cover key components and 2014 deadlines related to compliance with the Federal Clean Air Act including: (a) the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NEHSAPs) for Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) boilers and Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE); (b) Residual Risk or Risk and Technology Reviews (RTR) of existing Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards; and (c) Risk Management Plan (RMP) regulations. more...
March 21, 2014
The Ins and Outs of Estoppels Letters and SNDA’s
In-depth discussion of the estoppel letter and subordination, non-disturbance and atonement agreement—always a part of a lease, too often neglected.
Rescheduled from 12.16.13 more...
March 25, 2014
Aid and Attendance Redux: Understanding the Veterans' needs based benefit
This session will cover the requirements for the needs based benefit for Veterans and their widows, called Aid and Attendance or A&A. It will compare and contrast A&A and Medicaid, and will also update on the status of the VA "divestment" bill. more...
March 25, 2014
Estate & Trust
Dynasty Trusts and DAPT’s: Top Tier States and the future for Wisconsin
Dynasty trusts and domestic asset protection trusts (DAPTs) have become an integral part of many estate plans. We will explore Wisconsin's favorable dynasty trust rules and the efforts to bring DAPT legislation to Wisconsin. more...
March 26, 2014
Labor & Employment
Healthcare Worker Retaliation: A Judge’s Insight into Protection and Enforcement
Discussion on the elements of healthcare worker retaliation claims under the intricacies of five Wisconsin statutes. Judge Schacht will provide his useful insights into litigation involving healthcare worker who were retaliated against for reporting their employer’s abuse, exploitation or neglect of patients or residents. more...
March 28, 2014
A View from the Bench: A Roundtable Discussion
Discussion on areas of family law practice, including suggestions on best advocacy practices before the Court.
12:30 - 1:00 pm (Registration) No Lunch
1:00 - 4:00 (Presentation)
4:00 - 5:00 (Reception – Hors d’oeuvres & Wine)
March 31, 2014
Attorneys’ Guide to College Funding
Learn strategies that may save you or your clients thousands of dollars on the cost of college. Determining how to pay for college most efficiently is one of the biggest problems facing clients today. more...
April 04, 2014
Dischargeability of Divorce Obligations – and you thought you didn’t like me before we got divorced
Discussion on the ability of a debtor to discharge liabilities imposed on the debtor by a judgment of divorce and the concurrent jurisdiction of bankruptcy and State courts to make discharge ability determinations. more...
April 10, 2014
A View from the Bench: Effective Presentation and Advocacy in Civil Litigation
Discussion on the best and most effective techniques for presenting arguments to the court. This will be a question and discussion format, where the moderator, Brent Nistler, presents issues and the audience is invited to actively participate. Topics will include Temporary Restraining Orders, Motions To Dismiss, Summary Judgment Arguments, and Post Verdict Motions. more...
April 11, 2014
Annual ERISA Litigation Update
Attorney Charlie Stevens will provide his annual roundup of court decisions issued within the last year concerning ERISA, benefit claims, fiduciary responsibility, COBRA and other benefits-related litigation. more...
April 17, 2014
Government Enforcement and Compliance Relating to tax Controversies
Responding to Government Investigations: Government Investigation Focus, responding to Government Investigations of Your Client , and role of Compliance in Addressing Investigation Risk more...
April 21, 2014
Construction Lien Law Basics: Who is Entitled, How to File, and Common Mistakes
This presentation will focus on Wisconsin’s Construction Lien Law and will cover topics such as determining whether a party has lien rights, complying with notice requirements, filing a lien, avoiding common mistakes during the lien process, and enforcing or disputing construction liens. more...
April 23, 2014
Labor & Employment
Developments at the NLRB
Milwaukee Officer-in-Charge Benjamin Mandelman will discuss recent changes at the NLRB, which include the regional restructuring and operating as Subregion 30. Mr. Mandelman will also present developments under the recently confirmed Board and General Counsel. This is a "can't miss" presentation for anyone interested in labor law.
April 24, 2014
ADR - Alternative Dispute Resolution
Working With Emotional Parties in Mediation
This presentation will address ways for attorneys and mediators to interact with highly emotional parties in mediation. There will be a discussion of some specific techniques and approaches to help parties move beyond a state of anger and pain when addressing settlement options. Attorneys will learn about ways to have the mediator meet their clients’ need to be heard and understood. more...
April 28, 2014
An appellate lawyer’s perspective on Rosecky v. Schissel – difficult issues still ahead
Technology always advances ahead of the law. Our supreme court’s recent decision acknowledged a dearth of legislative and caselaw guidance in Wisconsin and elsewhere to handle questions arising in private arrangements to transfer parental rights. This presentation will provide a brief discussion of the Rosecky case history, the issues presented to the Supreme Court, and what issues are likely to arise in coming months and years, from the perspective of an appellate generalist.
Rescheduled from February 24, 2014 more...
April 29, 2014
Exploring Capacity Issues
Discussion on the standards of capacity, determining capacity, and representing clients with diminished capacity. more...
April 30, 2014
Intellectual Property co-sponsor Corporate Counsel
Working Together to Protect a Client’s Valuable Trademark Rights
Experienced trademark and litigation counsel will present on: Managing a trademark and collateral IP portfolio, including, Basic trademark principles; Searching and clearing new trademarks and service marks; When registration makes cents and when it does not; Trademark watch options; When, where, and how to enforce your trademark rights; trademark valuation methods. more...
May 09, 2014
MBA Family Court BB Committee &, Family Law Section
Thirteenth Annual Family Court GAL Training Seminar
Brief Description more...