Testing the Constitution

Last year, my daughter took several of her college exams remotely due to the pandemic. She took one of her finals at our home in her bedroom. She had an online proctor that supervised her while taking the test and she had to pan her webcam around the room before starting to show that she […]

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Leggo My Trademark

If you watch any professional sporting event on TV, invariably you will see one of the athletes look at the camera, wave and yell, “Hi mom!” While I played lots of catch in the yard with my dad, my mom was the one who signed me up for everything, took me to practice, took me […]

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Wisconsin’s New LLC Laws: What You Need to Know

Effective January 1, 2023, business entity law changes are coming for limited liability companies (LLCs) in Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers recently signed 2021 Act 258, which adopts a more standard set of LLC laws similar to those LLC laws already used by 23 other states. Act 258 is a step towards the modernization of Wisconsin’s […]

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Not Playing Games

My greatest legal project was helping one of our tavern clients stay open. After the tavern’s owner and operator passed away, the family closed it down until it could be sold. However, the local ordinance provided that if the tavern ceased operation for 90 consecutive days, it would forfeit its liquor license. The closing on […]

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Salad Dressing Down

Because it was a ‘Long Hot Summer,’ my wife and daughter didn’t like to eat too heavy of meals. Accordingly, they whipped up several fancy salads to nosh on. Many of those salads were adorned with Newman’s Own dressing. Legendary actor Paul Newman started making his famous salad dressing way back in 1982, when he […]

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Ice Queen

I was in a store the other day and they already had Halloween things out. Pretty soon, store shelves will be lined with Christmas stuff and will be piping in Christmas music. The holiday season seems to come earlier each year. And I love it. Christmas is definitely the most wonderful time of year. I […]

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Kia Boyz Will Be Kia Boyz

Wisconsin is well known for some awesome things, like cheese, brats, waterparks and supper clubs. But then, we’re also known for some not so awesome things, such as obesity, polar vortexes, high taxes and serial killers. And most recently, the Kia Boyz. The name is attributed to a bunch of teenagers in Milwaukee who steal […]

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OnlySued

One of the darkest chapters of American history was the Salem witch trials. Between February of 1692 and May of 1693, more than 200 people in colonial Massachusetts were accused of witchcraft, 78% of which were women. Of these, 30 were found guilty, 19 of whom were executed by hanging. If a woman was promiscuous, […]

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Subtract the Additives

Marshawn Lynch was an explosive running back who helped the Seattle Seahawks earn its first Super Bowl win in 2014. Nicknamed ‘Beast Mode,’ his rare combination of power and speed caused him to rack up a lot of yards and touchdowns. He attributed some of his prowess to Skittles, the rainbow-colored fruit candy. He could […]

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Not So Fantastic Voyage

As a nerd, I am a huge fan of ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture.’ After the TV series got canceled in 1969, it was awesome to see the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise return to the big screen a decade later. Capitalizing on the popularity of science fiction movies like ‘Close Encounters of the Third […]

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