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December 2012

Business continuity planning: Conduct a critical vendor review

12/27/12

Business continuity planning: Conduct a critical vendor review

Emerging state and federal laws require that companies in nearly every industry implement a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. This holds especially true for companies engaged in health care, insurance, financial service, and other highly regulated sectors. In addition to regulatory mandates, sound business judgment encourages that companies prepare a “Plan B” for their operations to respond to unforeseen events.

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How safe is your 401(k)?

12/19/12

How safe is your 401(k)?

Investors hate surprises, and in the past few years, we’ve had more than our fair share courtesy of a hyper-volatile stock market. The fiscal cliff is just one problem facing the U.S. right now. Back in the summer of 2011, members of Congress discussed the possibility of the U.S. government defaulting on its debt. Sometime in the first quarter of 2013 the country will again hit its “debt ceiling.”

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WEDC seeks to address financial reporting missteps

12/06/12

WEDC seeks to address financial reporting missteps

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) has been under the microscope since it replaced the Department of Commerce in July 2011, and rightfully so, as the new entity charged with transforming the state’s approach to economic development. Over that time, WEDC has successfully created a nimble, efficient, customer-focused organization – one that is better positioned to meet the needs of businesses.

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2012 year-end tax-planning tips for businesses

12/04/12

2012 year-end tax-planning tips for businesses

In light of our Congress being in gridlock, the election, the impending fiscal cliff, the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, and the expiration of all or part of the Bush-era tax cuts, it has been a challenging environment for business owners who need to plan for the future of their companies. What assumptions do you make about taxes when, even at this late date, the only thing that is certain is that our tax policy is uncertain?

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Commercial real estate jargon 101: Subleasing and assignment

12/04/12

Commercial real estate jargon 101: Subleasing and assignment

Strong, tenant-favorable sublease and assignment language in a commercial lease is one of the surest methods of securing flexibility within your lease contract. Because it is such a critical issue, your tenant advocate should include comprehensive sublease and assignment language in the initial proposal process as these are key deal terms that should be agreed to in the early stages of negotiations.

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