What Happens if Someone Steals a Trade Secret?
In business, finding a “secret sauce” in a given niche can be the difference between being successful and barely making ends meet. Given that competitive advantages are often hard to come by and may take considerable time and effort, it behooves a business owner to keep them secret. The advantages that are unique to a… Read more
Non-Compete Agreements in Wisconsin: What You Should Know
In Wisconsin, there are some protections that employers have over their information and ability to do business. One of these protections is known as a non-compete agreement. Essentially, a non-compete agreement prevents an employee, once they leave a company, from working for a direct competitor and divulge trade secrets to a new employer that may… Read more
What Constitutes a Construction Defect?
Building a new home or dwelling creates a sense of pride for the owner. Turning hard-earned money into a practical application that you design is a big moment and should be celebrated. Unfortunately, there are situations where construction defects can literally crash the party. When this happens, the attorneys at Kerkman & Dunn are ready… Read more
Do Customers Know that you Filed Chapter 11?
A common misconception about chapter 11 bankruptcy is that it is bad for the business. While certainly not something that the company was hoping to undergo when they opened, chapter 11 bankruptcy is essentially debt reorganization that is done in a way that allows the business to stay open and retain profitability. Many large corporations… Read more
Is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Bad?
There are a lot of common misconceptions when it comes to business bankruptcy. One of the most common is surrounding Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Often, when discussed in the news or elsewhere, it can have a negative connotation surrounding it. And while it isn’t a position businesses necessarily want to be in, there are many benefits… Read more
Bankruptcy and the Coronavirus
Many people are understandably concerned about the Coronavirus outbreak and its impact on their ability to complete the bankruptcy filing process. We want you to know that we can easily accommodate your needs. We can complete any stage of the bankruptcy process from consultations through the actual filing via video. You need only a computer…
Chapter 11: The Good, The Bad and The Facts
No business owner wants to file Chapter 11. There’s the stigma associated with bankruptcy, with the potential of a tarnished reputation. And then, there’s the loss of privacy. Business owners have to provide very detailed financial information to the bankruptcy court and this information becomes part of the public record. With some Chapter 11 filings,…
You Don’t Have To Declare Chapter 11
Consider An Out of Court Workout Chapter 11. The word that evokes dread in the corporate world. When there’s no alternative, it’s the only alternative. And, it’s complicated. It’s expensive. It also takes a lot of focus away from the day-to-day management of the company. So, before your management team decides to file Chapter 11,…
Trade Secret Protections In Wisconsin
Business Law Firms in Milwaukee Helping Business Owners Protect Trade Secrets Losing your trade secrets to a competitor could have disastrous consequences for your business. So, it is essential to do everything you can to protect your trade secrets from theft and misappropriation. Fortunately, there are laws in Wisconsin, and at the federal level, that…