Swift Reprisal

My niece is possibly the biggest Taylor Swift fan on the planet. She has all of Taylor’s albums, has read every book written about her, and knows the lyrics to each of her songs. She owns endless Taylor Swift t-shirts, sweatshirts and even shoes. She’s also been to a concert for each of Taylor’s tours. […]

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Back to School is Cool

Our family has had a great summer vacation so far. My son’s baseball team took second place in their tournament, my daughter helped backstage at TeenStage’s great production of ‘The Addams Family,’ and my wife spent a week at a dude ranch in Wyoming with her friends riding horses. But while they’re having all this […]

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The Benefits and Uses of WiscPACT Trusts

The concept of having too much money is foreign to almost all of us. But if you receive needs-based government benefits like Medicaid, Family Care, IRIS, SSI, or other programs, having money can be an issue. For parents and grandparents of program recipients, it can be a struggle to decide whether to include the recipient […]

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That’s A Lot of Books

Over the 4th of July holiday, our family watched ‘National Treasure.’ The movie stars Nicholas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian who is searching for the hoarded wealth of the Knights Templar, which ended up in the hands of the Freemasons. Gates needs to find our national treasure before the bad guys. The map […]

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Why Employers Should Stress Over Office Romances

Several months ago, I wrote a blog article on the #Metoo Movement and sexual harassment in the workplace.  Clients often ask about romantic relationships in the workplace.  Are these unlawful?  What are the risks?  Well, that depends on the situation.  If the relationship is truly consensual, then it would not run afoul of the federal […]

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Strictly Symbolic

In law school, one of my best friends and roommates was Carl. He is originally from Virginia and got his undergraduate degree from UVA. Throughout law school, we obviously had many intense discussions over which collegiate athletic conference was superior – the Big Ten (clearly) or the ACC. Carl is very proud of his roots […]

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New Law Can Be Taxing

It’s hard to believe, but we’re less than six months away from Christmas. So after stores take down their back-to-school displays, the Christmas ones will go up. While I still love to snag great deals in the stores on Black Friday, the last few years, we’ve been doing most of our holiday shopping online. You […]

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Smoking Gun?

Some of the most heated legal issues in our world today involve the legalization of medicinal marijuana and gun control. And while they may seem unrelated, in some states, they can become a joint problem. Last month, Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medicinal marijuana. Marijuana has been proven to be helpful in treating […]

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McCarty Law Goes Fourth

On July 3rd, McCarty Law held our annual firm picnic complete with food, fun and fireworks. This year, we held the picnic on the same night as the Memorial Park fireworks so we could enjoy the show right here from our own backyard. There were about 100 people in attendance at the picnic, which included […]

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