Published Articles

All of our published articles originally appear in Wisconsin Lawyer, the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin, and appear here with permission.

Estate Planning: Beware Unhappy Beneficiaries

Published July 2015

Although lawyers’ highest duty of care is owed to their own clients, in estate planning matters lawyers must be aware of the malpractice-related risk of disappointing nonclient beneficiaries.

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Going It Alone: Overcoming the Fear and Finding Success

Published June 2015

Starting a new business is never fear-free, but learning about the risks and acting to minimize them will leave you well placed to succeed in a solo practice.

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Suing for Fees: Look Before You Leap

Published May 2015

Suing clients for fees is not forbidden, but the risks of doing so are sufficiently high that lawyers should take all possible steps to prevent fee disputes from occurring in the first place.

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Scams and Hackers: Or, 12 Security Basics Every Lawyer Should Know

Published March 2015

Law firms can be particularly vulnerable to computer fraud, because they often retain sensitive, confidential information about their clients. They also have many points of access to that confidential information. While there is no magic answer to protect your data, here are 12 security basics every lawyer should know.

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What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Published December 2014

Communication mistakes account for 25 percent of malpractice claims at WILMIC and are among the most frequent grievances filed with the OLR.  Avoid communication breakdown with clients by following effective communication practices.

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