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What Happens to the Contracts When a Business Is Sold?

As you probably already know, rarely do all variables align perfectly when you’re ready to sell your business. You’re likely going to have lingering obligations, even up to the day you hand over your keys to the new owner. Many of these loose ends come in the form of business contracts. So, What happens to the contracts when a...

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What Happens If You Walk Away from a Commercial Lease?

With the sharp rise in remote work, commercial tenants may have a growing interest in abandoning the traditional office. But what happens if you walk away from a commercial lease depends on the circumstances.  Chapter 704 of Wisconsin’s statutes governs commercial landlord and tenant matters. Tenants who walk away from a commercial lease may have to pay some or...

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Can You Dispute a Business Lease?

You may have grounds to dispute a business lease, depending on the situation. Grounds for disputing a business lease include: Inadequate notice to voting members; Lack of authority to sign the business lease; and Unfavorable lease terms. A business dispute may also arise if those entitled to vote on the lease did not receive a fair opportunity to do...

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What Is the Average Business Dispute Settlement?

The average settlement amount for a business dispute varies depending on the type of dispute and the amount of work you put into reaching a fair settlement. At Mallery s.c., our experienced lawyers regularly guide clients to resolve disputes through business litigation, mediation, and arbitration. It’s no secret that litigation is expensive, even in Wisconsin. One study presented to...

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How Is a Business Dispute Handled When There Is No Operating Agreement?

Starting or joining a business venture is an exciting endeavor. With the hustle and bustle of starting a business, owners may not put together a formal operating agreement. It may not seem necessary at the time, or it may seem too time-consuming or costly.  But if a conflict arises, how is the business dispute handled if there is no...

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The NAIOP Wisconsin Developing Leaders All Star Program

The NAIOP Wisconsin Developing Leaders All Star program offers members age 35 and younger an opportunity to expand their industry knowledge and network. They are mentored by seasoned professionals and also serve as mentors to university students. Mallery s.c. is excited to recognize Maggie Seifert who completed her First Year in the Developing Leader All-Star Program and Alexandra N....

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Theft by Contractor: Limitations on “Good Cause” for Refusal to Pay

Wisconsin imposes severe penalties for theft by contactor, codified in Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 779.  Under Wis. Stat. §§ 895.446, 779.02(5), 779.16, and 943.20(1)(b), a plaintiff in a theft by contractor action can recover its actual damages, investigation and litigation costs, and treble damages.  To sustain a theft by contractor action, the elements of Wis. Stat. § 943.20 must be...

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How the $71M Opioid Settlement Will Help Milwaukee County

On December 21, 2022, K. Scott Wagner and Mallery s.c. helped Milwaukee County finalize a landmark settlement against opioid distributors that will provide $71 million to Milwaukee County in coming years. The agreement results from the multidistrict litigation in the Northern District of Ohio and a multiyear litigation process in which Mallery s.c. acted as the County’s local counsel....

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