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General Business Issues (Wisconsin Business Advisors Series)

Product ID: AE0273_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-317-4

Anyone can decide to start a business – the challenge is in the details. Early decisions can turn into legal dilemmas. That’s why a volume like General Business Issues is so useful. It’s a great start for advising your clients on how to establish and maintain a successful business in Wisconsin. You’ll learn how to ascertain your client’s needs and goals, whether that client is starting from scratch or considering the purchase of an existing business.

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Anyone can decide to start a business – the challenge is in the details. Early decisions can turn into legal dilemmas. That’s why a volume like General Business Issues is so useful. It’s a great start for advising your clients on how to establish and maintain a successful business in Wisconsin. You’ll learn how to ascertain your client’s needs and goals, whether that client is starting from scratch or considering the purchase of an existing business.

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343+ pp.; 2007
6" x 9", Softcover
(includes 2010 supplement)

Topics include:

  1. Preliminary Issues in Starting a Business
  2. Obtaining Financing
  3. Business Valuation
  4. Insurance Coverage Considerations
  5. Legal Opinions to Third Parties: Limiting the Risks of Liability
  6. Lobbying and Campaign Finance Law
  7. Ethical Considerations In Representing Business Clients 
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes, Regulations, and Rules
  • Index

The 2010 supplement discusses developments since publication of the 2008 supplement, including the following:

  • On July 15, 2010, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
  • Effective January 1, 2009, the Wisconsin Legislature enacted the Revised Uniform Securities Law in the form of 2007 Wisconsin Act 196, which replaced the former Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law
  • The minimum liability limits imposed by Wisconsin law have changed
  • The fees for obtaining lobbying licenses have changed
  • In response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the GAB is in the process of promulgating an administrative rule that covers independent political advertisements

State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® is the premier publisher of practice guides and handbooks for Wisconsin's attorneys, written by Wisconsin's attorneys. PINNACLE relies on the expertise and contributions of volunteers from within the State Bar of Wisconsin membership to help develop and deliver timely, relevant information to assist Wisconsin's attorneys provide the highest-quality representation and service.

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