Lin Law LLC is pleased to welcome Attorney Emily E. Ames as an associate attorney. Emily practices in the areas of Estate Planning, Probate, Elder Law, Real Estate, Corporate / Business Matters, and General Civil Litigation.

Emily obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as a managing editor of the Wisconsin Law Review, a class representative for the Student Bar Association, and an intern for the Honorable Shirley S. Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Emily is a member of:
State Bar of Wisconsin
Brown County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Association 
Estate Planning Council of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc. 
Green Bay Estate Planning Forum

In her free time, Emily enjoys getting outdoors in the Green Bay area, spending time with her family and friends, and practicing yoga.


Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Donald Trump is set to be inducted as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. One of the things he has pledged to do is repeal the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”). The actual plan is currently unknown, but it can be safely assumed that something will change. The Affordable Care Act is a tremendously complex set of legislation and executive orders, and trying to discuss every aspect of what might change is a fool’s errand. I want to touch on possible changes to Medicaid. Medicaid is the program whereby the...

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What is Elder Law?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

As someone who practices in the area of “Elder Law” I am often asked. What is elder law? The purpose of this article is to answer that question. Elder Law generally describes the clients that an elder law attorney works with: people on various spectrums of the aging process, and their families. An Elder Law attorney uses a collaborative approach, working with other professionals to ensure that a client’s unique needs are being met. This includes working with financial advisors, CPAs, banks, trust companies, insurance agents, medical...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Employers Can Condition Continued Employment of Employee on Employee Signing Non-compete

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in News, Quarterly Legal Update | 0 comments

On April 30, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Runzheimer International, LTD. V. Friedlen, 2015 WI 45, 362 Wis.2d 100, 862 N.W. 2d 879 and held that an employer may condition the continued employment of an employee on the employee signing a restrictive agreement, such as a non-compete.  The decision helps to clarify what constitutes adequate consideration for an employee entering into a restrictive covenant with their employer.  However, the Court did not address whether the agreement was reasonable. In Runzheimer the employee,...

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Exempt Employee Salary Threshold to Change in 2016

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in News, Quarterly Legal Update | 0 comments

By Attorney Nicholas J. Vlies of Lin.Liebmann LLC On July 6, 2015 the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule that, among other things, seeks to change the minimum salary an employee must be paid to qualify as an exempt executive, administrative or professional (“EAP”) employee.  If an employee meets the EAP exemption criteria, then the employer is not required to pay that employee for overtime. As it stands, the minimum weekly salary to qualify for the EAP exemption rate is $455 per week.  The proposed...

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