Business & Corporate Law
At McCarty Law, we understand how significant every business decision can be to your long-term success. We also know how challenging it is to keep pace in a constantly changing environment. That’s why our team provides individualized guidance and planning expertise specific to whatever issues you are facing. From buying a business and drafting sales contracts to dealing with a recall or product liability issue, our attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of business and corporate law.
We represent businesses of every size and type. This includes small business start-ups, LLCs, partnerships, corporations, non-profits and international organizations in industries such as manufacturing, construction, retail, banking, service and more.
Whether your business is new on the local scene or franchising globally, McCarty Law offers trusted legal services every step of the way.
If your business is facing litigation or administrative proceedings, the guidance of attorneys who are seasoned in civil court procedures and appeals processes in Wisconsin can make all the difference in your case. McCarty Law takes the anxiety out of the unexpected by offering comprehensive information, support and legal counsel for even the most complex commercial litigation matters.
Our attorneys in Appleton have experience in municipal, state and federal courts, as well as administrative and appellate proceedings in Wisconsin and throughout the country. We understand your rights and will utilize all of the tools and resources available to help you obtain the best possible outcome.
McCarty Law’s know-how includes all aspects of construction contracting and construction dispute resolution. Our Appleton-based law firm has years of experience in working with and preparing project-specific contracts and recognized industry-standard contracts on a regular basis.
Once a project is underway, we assist with any legal questions concerning overall construction terms, contract administration or interpretation, as well as specifics on change orders, construction liens and bond claim issues. When necessary, our legal counsel is prepared to aggressively defend our clients’ rights in complex litigation and dispute resolution.
McCarty Law represents general contractors both large and small, EPC and design-build contractors, construction managers and subcontractors. Our team also represents architects and engineers, equipment and material suppliers, owners and developers.
Creditor Law & Debt Collection
McCarty Law has a number of attorneys who regularly advise banks, credit unions, commercial and retail finance companies, and large and small businesses in Wisconsin and elsewhere on a variety of creditor law matters, including debt collection, repossession of collateral, mortgage foreclosure and creditor rights under bankruptcy law.
Elder Law & Special Needs Planning
Many clients turn to McCarty Law with legal questions about their aging parents, children with disabilities or elderly loved ones. Our goals are to give you peace of mind regarding the complicated issues that arise when planning for long-term care and to help you navigate this difficult decision-making process.
Our attorneys in Appleton work with families from generation to generation. We specialize in elder law and disability planning issues and assist families in the preparation of wills and trusts, Medicaid/Title 19 planning, preparing durable and health care powers of attorney and many other legal matters.
Employment & Labor Law
We provide legal help to assist you in developing practical and effective solutions for employment and labor law questions that arise in your daily business operations. Our attorneys in Appleton assist businesses in understanding Wisconsin and federal employment and labor laws, and we advise them on every aspect of the employment relationship.
Estate Planning – Wills & Trusts
Whether you need to write your will, set up a trust or prepare a prenuptial agreement, many of life’s biggest decisions involve legal considerations that can affect a family’s future for years to come. At McCarty Law, we take a kind and understanding approach and work with you to consider all the details of the estate planning process in Wisconsin.
We will listen to your wishes and priorities, answer your questions, and clearly explain all your options. Our estate planners in Appleton will help you make decisions you feel confident about as they relate to wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other planning issues.
At McCarty Law, we provide a full range of legal services for families. We understand the serious emotional and financial toll a divorce, and many other family law matters, can have on you and your loved ones.
With so much at stake, you need to work with an experienced and compassionate attorney who will not only help you make informed decisions through honest legal advice but will also listen to your story and tailor a legal plan just for you.
We work as a team with other experts such as certified appraisers of real and personal property, family therapists, psychologists, business accountants, forensic accountants, vocational evaluators, realtors, lenders, and financial advisors who can help ease the process for our families.
McCarty Law regularly represents banks, credit unions and commercial and retail finance companies in real estate mortgage foreclosure cases. The law firm’s forms-driven, systematic approach enables quick and economical conclusion of foreclosures while at the same time ensuring procedural and regulatory compliance.
Health Care Law
At McCarty Law, we provide a full range of legal services for health care providers. We serve as outside “general counsel” for health care providers of all sizes, providing legal services on day-to-day issues unique to the world of health care. We value our relationships with independent health care providers and focus our services on their representation.
Our attorneys in Appleton bring a health law perspective to general business, real estate, and employment matters as well, ensuring that laws and regulations unique to health care providers, such as the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Wisconsin fee-splitting prohibitions, are top of mind during your transaction.
McCarty Law represents employers and corporations in all areas of employment-based immigration. Through our employment and labor practice, we provide practical advice when companies need to hire and retain foreign talent on a temporary or permanent basis, and when they need to send their U.S. employees to a foreign location.
Mediation & Dispute Resolution
At McCarty Law, we provide a great alternative to the expensive, and often unpredictable, litigation process to resolve lawsuits out of court in Wisconsin. Conflict management through mediation brings closure to disputes more quickly, which yields better decisions and relationships between the parties.
The parties control the outcome as the mediator facilitates a process where the parties cooperate and collaborate in a confidential and neutral setting to come to an agreement that meets the needs and interests of each side.
Personal Injury Law
Dealing with the aftermath of a car crash, serious injury or illness in Wisconsin can be overwhelming. We understand the difficulties you face and we are here to help you. At McCarty Law, we will protect and defend your rights while working to be your trusted advisor and your passionate advocate.
Personal injury accidents can take a financial and personal toll, but a dedicated attorney from our firm will do everything they can to guide you through the litigation process and prepare you for each step. Our personal injury attorneys in Appleton are expert trial practitioners who have years of pre-trial strategy and trial experience in state and federal courts, as well as administrative and appellate proceedings.
Probate Law & Estate Settlement
The death of a loved one is a time to grieve rather than a time to deal with complicated financial and legal matters. We’re here to take the stress out of the estate settlement process by providing the tools necessary to ease the transition of asset ownership.
You can turn to us to answer any legal questions about probate procedures in Wisconsin, including understanding when you need probate and how to apply for probate.
Real Estate Law
Buying and selling real estate in Wisconsin can be complicated. Whether it’s a house for sale by owner or a multi-million-dollar commercial property, we will manage and coordinate your real estate transaction to ensure all the necessary steps are followed.
As real estate buyers and sellers ourselves, we understand how personal these transactions can be. McCarty Law’s attorneys in Appleton will serve as your partners in navigating the real estate process efficiently and effectively to protect your home, business or land.
Title IX & Civil Rights in Education
At McCarty Law, we help your institution get it right when it comes to Title IX compliance and bias-related investigations. Our trauma-informed investigations allow educational institutions to rely upon an unbiased third party when resolving allegations of sexual misconduct and gender bias. We are sensitive to the pressures and anxiety faced by everyone involved with sexual misconduct and other bias-related complaints, and we approach our investigations in a prompt, professional, and thoughtful manner.
Trademark Law & Intellectual Property
McCarty Law assists clients in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights in Wisconsin such as trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. We also negotiate and document contractual relationships that involve intellectual property and proprietary information, and regularly assist our clients in drafting non-disclosure agreements.