Retirement funds are exempt – except when inherited

For many years, it has been the law of the land that retirement plan accounts, including IRA’s, are exempt from the claims of creditors, including creditors in bankruptcy. The exemption has been available not only to the original owner of the account, but also to children or grandchildren who inherit the account. This offered a.

Thomas Shannon top rated

FOS shareholder Thomas Shannon has been named 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in banking and finance by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™. Tom’s achievements include obtaining the highest AV peer review rating. Tom’s rating is recognized in The American Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Magazine’s September, 2013 issue.

FOS on the move

FOS associate Laurna Jozwiak has been reelected to the Board of the Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association. FOS shareholder Diane Slomowitz, 2012 Women in the Law winner, was honored on June 20, 2013 at the 10th Anniversary Women in the Law Reception. The reception recognized those attorneys named Women in the Law since the award’s 2002.

Trust me – A subpoena doesn’t have to bite

As lawyers, we routinely receive calls from clients whose days have been abruptly interrupted by the service of a subpoena. A subpoena normally requires a witness to appear for a deposition at a lawyer’s office or to testify at a court hearing or trial. When calling, the client often sounds confused, panicked, or even angry..

The Affordable Care Act – Its almost here

The Affordable Care Act has been one of the most contentious pieces of legislation in recent memory. Regardless of one’s personal feelings towards the Act, it is being rolled out following its timeline. The following provisions take effect January 1, 2014: Individual Mandate—A non-exempt individual must maintain minimum essential coverage or make a “shared responsibility.