Purity Can Be Taxing

Frank Sinatra is my favorite singer. In the 1950s, Sinatra popularized the concept album, which was a record containing songs focusing on a central theme. One such album was ‘Come Fly With Me,’ which was designed as a musical trip around the world. In addition to the title track, it featured the songs ‘Autumn in […]

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San Fran Ban

In the summer of 1983, my parents took my buddies and me to see ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,’ and it was absolutely awesome. In the beginning of the movie, Luke Skywalker infiltrates the palace of the vile gangster, Jabba the Hutt, to rescue Han Solo who was frozen in carbonite. Jabba’s palace was […]

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The Press Rocks

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of my favorite actors. I’ve been a huge fan of his since his professional wrestling days. I loved watching him raise his eyebrow, ask the fans if they smell what he’s cooking, and then drop “the People’s Elbow” on his opponent. After winning countless matches, he conquered Hollywood. He’s […]

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Get to Know Us: Attorney Sarah Knutson

Where do you live? Appleton Where are you from? I grew up in Hayward, WI. My legal practice… Focuses on corporate transactions, particularly mergers and acquisitions. I take great pride in helping individuals, families and equity firms transition to the next phase – whether it is a start-up dream, a retirement or a strategic add-on […]

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New Claws in New York Pet Statutes

When I was a kid, my buddy, Pearl, had a dog named Tai. She was a cocker spaniel and was the sweetest dog I ever met. Tai loved to play with us outside, but she was just as happy to sit on our laps to be petted while we watched movies. Then Pearl’s sister got […]

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Generous to a Default

At least two or three times a year I will get a phone call from a client with questions about cosigning a loan on their child’s behalf.  Invariably, the parent has received a notice that their child has defaulted on the loan.  The client then proceeds to ask, “Could I possibly be on the hook […]

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What’s In a Name?

While I try to avoid reality TV, my wife is a closet ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ fan. I’ve walked through the room while she’s watching and there is constantly drama in the Kar/Jenner clan, as they’re often called. Most of this drama, it seems, is self-inflicted. The show seems like an endless loop of […]

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Get to Know Us: Ali Rodriguez

Where do you live? Appleton Where are you from? Wautoma My legal practice… While I am learning a little bit about many new areas of law, I am primarily learning estate planning and elder law. My family….  My husband, Enrique, and I have been together for almost 8 years and married for almost a year. […]

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