Shepherd Express Honors FOS

For the second year in a row, FOS was honored at the January 21, 2020 “Best of Milwaukee” event, sponsored by the Shepherd Express newspaper. FOS was a finalist in the Best Estate Planning Firm, Best Family/Divorce Firm and Best Business Firm categories. Both FOS and shareholder Jacob Manian were finalists in the Criminal Defense.

New Law Aids Buyers’ Sales Tax Inquiries

Purchasing a business involves multiple steps and a tremendous amount of due diligence. One important aspect of due diligence is determining the purchaser’s successor liability for the seller’s unpaid sales and use taxes. The purchaser and seller cannot contract away successor liability. Therefore, it is important that the buyer obtain full disclosure of any outstanding.

2020 Democratic Convention Set to Bombard Milwaukee

All eyes will be on Milwaukee next summer, as the Democratic Nominating Convention descends on our fair city July 13-16, 2020. The city kindly agreed to slide the Convention in between Summerfest and Festa Italiana, so we Milwaukeeans do not get bored or lonely in the middle of the summer. The Convention is expected to.

Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule

Most employers are familiar with the Department of Labor’s overtime pay requirements. Non-exempt employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are afforded special protections, including the payment of one and one-half time the employee’s normal pay rate for the hours worked over 40 hours per week. Under a new rule issued by the.

What a Year it Has Been, and What a Year It Will Be

December is always a busy month. Shoveling. Preparing for the arrival of loved ones. Booking that plane ticket “home.” Hosting or attending holiday parties. Buying too many holiday presents. More shoveling. And at FOS, facilitating the 2019 closing of commercial transactions, finalizing our pre-2020 tax strategies, and drafting of new and/or revised estate plans. Even.

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