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Gone Phishing – For Paychecks

In the old days, the heavily-armed robbers would wait in the shadows for the Brinks truck to pull up on payday, then storm their way through the back doors to grab the cash. Today the robbers sit at a laptop, eating chips and sipping soda, and fire off spoofed emails to HR looking for some.

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.

Chinese Tariffs – Any Way Around Them?

In today’s global market, virtually all businesses import goods in one form or another, primarily from China. Whether it be the component parts incorporated into final products or the equipment used to create those products, the goods that companies are importing from China are cutting deeper into their pocketbooks at a significantly higher rate under.

Practice Corner: Strategic Arbitration – Everything Counts

Lawsuits involve a bit of procedural jockeying – substitution, consent to a magistrate judge, removal, picking a mediator. In arbitration, everything is up for grabs. Parties choose the arbitrators, set discovery’s scope, decide the hearing rules, and even choose the form of decision. If the arbitration agreement is basic, parties can challenge the arbitration locale.