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The “Cool Parents” Win

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

An interesting case was decided recently, on an issue that most Wisconsinites have dealt with either as a young person growing up in the state, or as a parent.  Wisconsin Courts decided that until the State Legislature says otherwise, adults are allowed to allow underage drinking parties at their homes.  (There could still potentially be liability for the aftermath of said parties, but that is a topic for a different article). Currently, state statute does not allow a county or municipality to legislate on alcoholic beverages unless the law strictly conforms with state law.  In this case,...

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Congratulations to Bert Liebmann for his receipt of the Brown County Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016! Each year, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a member of the Brown County Bar Association who meets the following criteria: • At least 25 years of legal experience; • Currently practices or has practiced in Brown County; • Has exhibited long-term excellence as an attorney; and • Has affected the legal system and community in a unique and positive manner. We are proud to have Bert as part of our team at Lin.Liebmann LLC.

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Medicaid Planning: Don’t Let the Nursing Home Get All Your Money

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Medicaid Planning is a complex, and ever-changing exercise.  If you’re like many estate planning clients that I have met, I bet you “don’t want the nursing home to get all your money.”  There are many ways that Medicaid planning can be accomplished to make sure your heirs inherit your estate, rather than having those funds paid to a long-term care facility. While planning ahead with a solid estate plan is perhaps the most important aspect of Medicaid planning, the application and qualification process for Medical Assistance is very confusing and complex.  Even though most social...

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Estate Planning – The Fundamentals

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Evan Lin recently partnered with Associated Bank as a presenter for the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Benefits Conference held at the Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton on October 29, 2016. Attorney Lin’s presentation was titled “Estate Planning – The Fundamentals.”

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Evan Lin Named Super Lawyer 2016

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Evan Y. Lin, an attorney and managing member of Lin.Liebmann LLC, has been named to the 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list by the publishers of Super Lawyers® Magazine.  Each year, only 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin are named a Super Lawyer.  Evan was previously named a 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyer and five-time Wisconsin Rising Star in Estate Planning and Probate by the same publication. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The selection process includes...

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Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in News, Quarterly Legal Update | 0 comments

Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors By Attorney Nicholas J. Vlies of Lin.Liebmann LLC On July 15, 2015, David Weil, the Wage and Hour Division Administrator, issued Administrator’s Interpretation (“AI”) No. 2015-1, which clarified the Department of Labor’s position on independent contractors. While the AI is not binding, the AI should be considered by companies that use independent contractors. As noted in the AI, the FLSA defines an “employee” as “any individual employed by an employer” and the definition of “employ” includes “to suffer or...

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