Are family limited partnerships for you?

With the estate tax exemption amount uncertain after the end this year, it is more important than ever to think about planning techniques to minimize potential estate tax liability. One technique is creating what is known as a family limited partnership (“FLP”). FLPs are used to transfer wealth from one generation, typically an older generation,.

FOS on the move

FOS associate Laurna A. Jozwiak has been elected to the board of directors for the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (MYLA). MYLA focuses on local charitable and educational activities, advancing the professional education of young attorneys, and promoting fellowship. Laurna focuses her practice at FOS on family law, business law and civil litigation. FOS shareholder Diane.

The real taxes in the new health care law

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on the basis that the individual mandate is a tax. Whether or not the mandate is a tax is debatable. But to help pay for health care reform, the PPACA does impose two new taxes on individuals. Both new.

Knowing your rights means knowing when they apply

When I was in high school, I occasionally watched the popular 90’s television medical drama “ER” with my mother. As a nurse, she had no qualms calling the writers of the show to task for taking liberties with reality for the sake of entertainment. “Oh, give me a break….that would never happen that way,” she’d.

Jacob A. Manian joins FOS

FOS welcomes former Milwaukee County assistant district attorney and corporation counsel Jacob A. Manian to FOS’ civil and criminal litigation practice team. Jake’s practice includes civil and criminal litigation. As an assistant district attorney, Jake tried over 40 criminal cases. Jake’s extensive criminal prosecutorial experience is an excellent addition to the full range of legal.