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Client Alert: Wire Transfer Fraud

Item In late August, the Milwaukee office of Chicago Title, the largest title company in Wisconsin, came to the offices of Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, S.C. to advise them that scams by hackers were now targeting title company closings, by misdirecting wired funds from customers to offshore accounts.  Chicago Title was calling on major real.

MCDONALD’S LEFT HUNGRY IN BIG MAC TRADEMARK DISPUTE

“Use it or lose it,” the saying goes. As McDonald’s recently learned as to its Big Mac burgers, that quote is more than theoretical when applied to protecting registered trademarks.  You may have seen that the European Union Intellectual Property Office canceled McDonald’s trademark for its Big Macs. Is that because McDonald’s no longer sells.

PASS-THROUGH TAX BREAK FOR WISCONSIN

The federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act caps an individual’s deduction for state income taxes and property taxes.  The cap is $10,000.  The change is effective for 2018.  In December, Wisconsin enacted legislation to help owners of S corporations and partnerships get around the cap.  The new law allows a pass- through entity to elect.

MY CUSTOMER FILED BANKRUPTCY! NOW WHAT?

Without any warning, you receive a notice from a bankruptcy court that a customer who owes you thousands of dollars has filed for bankruptcy. You’ve heard about companies going bankrupt, of course, but you’ve never been in the middle of one. What should you know? The notice should tell you what type of bankruptcy your.

Fraudulent Transfers – Know When to Sue

A debtor, faced with a creditor’s lawsuit or judgment, will sometimes transfer property to a spouse, affiliated business or other third-party, and then claim “poverty” to avoid paying the debt. Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Transfer Act provides remedies for such defrauded creditors. Those remedies, however, don’t last forever. Wisconsin law bars a fraudulent transfer action that is.

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