Schober Schober & Mitchell, S.C.

Schober Schober & Mitchell, S.C. prides itself in providing quality legal service to its clients throughout Waukesha County, Southeastern Wisconsin and beyond. The firm presently has offices in New Berlin, Oconomowoc, and Wauwatosa.

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Wisconsin is making news! But not good news. Wisconsin has joined the elite group of states with the worst numbers in Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. What’s the problem, and what’s being done about it? The problem is that there is no plan. The politicians are more concerned about winning or making the other side lose than they are in protecting the lives of their constituents. It’s time for the bickering to end. Our Governor Evers is weak. He has come up with some mandates, and they may be good ideas, but they are all too little and too late.…
Governor Tony Evers this week announced that he would release names of businesses that have had two or more employees test positive for COVID-19 or are linked to two or more contact tracings. It is believed this list was to be released today, October 2, 2020. A group, consisting of WISCONSIN MANUFACTURERS AND COMMERCE, MUSKEGO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, and NEW BERLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND VISITORS BUREAU sought to stop that release in an action brought in Waukesha County, before Hon. Lloyd V. Carter, Circuit Court Judge. In his ruling, Carter issued a Temporary Restraining Order, barring the release,…
This article is the marvelous work of our current law clerk Kieran O’Day, who will be finishing his stint with us shortly and heading on to clerk with the Supreme Court for the State of Wisconsin! Now that many of the initial small businesses who received PPP loans are in full swing on using such funds, many are looking toward the loan forgiveness provided by the CARES Act. Additionally, in anticipation of forgiveness applications, there have been significant updates from the federal government including (1) releasing the forgiveness application and guidance related to it; (2) publishing guidance on the forgiveness…
This post was drafted primarily by our talented law clerk, and recent Marquette University Law School Graduate, Kieran O’Day, who will soon begin a clerkship with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Congrats to Kieran on his graduation! On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court declared the extended Safer at Home Order unlawful, which meant businesses originally deemed “nonessential” could reopen. After the order was issued, a handful of counties and other municipalities implemented their own orders that largely reflect the former statewide order. For the most part, as of May 26, 2020 (the date the Safer at Home Order was…
This article is the marvelous work of our current law clerk Kieran O’Day, who will be finishing his stint with us shortly and heading on to clerk with the Supreme Court for the State of Wisconsin! Wisconsin Statutes Permitting Proxies Generally Wisconsin corporations are governed by Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 180. Specifically, Wisconsin Statute Section 180.0722, titled “Proxies,” sets forth the process for and requirements of proxy voting for Wisconsin corporations. Wisconsin Statute Section 180.0722(1) states in its entirety, “A shareholder may vote his or her shares in person or by proxy.” This statute section provides shareholders a statutory right to…
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the impact of the Wisconsin Safer at Home Order , we have been faced with the challenge of how to legally accomplish real estate transactions while adhering to social distancing requirements. Before we even had heard of the concept of “social distancing”, a real estate transaction would culminate in an in person “closing”.  At the closing, all of the involved parties physically get together in one location and execute all documents to finalize the transaction. The closing occurs when, simultaneously, the title and ownership of the real estate transfers from the Seller to the…
What are “Full Time Equivalents” (or “FTE”) under the CARES Act, as they relate to PPP loan forgiveness? We did some digging and found several helpful links. First, is the healthcare.gov website that has an FTE calculator. According to healthcare.gov, “full time” is an average of at least 30 hours a week for more than 120 days/year. The calculator on the above link also has a “Learn how FTEs are calculated” link that gives a basic description. We played with the numbers. Say an employer had 10 full time employees and 158 hours of part time work, the calculator converted…
Here is a summary of the changes in Wisconsin Governor Evers’ extended Safer at Home Order. An important point to begin with is that it does not add any or remove categories of essential businesses. This Order in in effect until May 26, 2020 or until a superseding order comes from DHS. Safe Business Practices Section 2(b) of the Order outlines several practices that the Department of Health Services either encourages or requires essential business that remain open to implement. Some practices include complying with social distancing requirements, restricting the number of workers present, and adopting more rigid sanitation and…
This article is the marvelous work of our current law clerk Kieran O’Day, who will be finishing his stint with us shortly and heading on to clerk with the Supreme Court for the State of Wisconsin! In a recent post, Attorney Jeremy Klang discussed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the CARES Act. This post will serve as an update regarding how the PPP and the Emergency Injury and Disaster Loans (EIDLs) interact. Head to the Business Law Blog for our other posts regarding COVID-19’s effects on the legal and business worlds particularly as those effects relate to Wisconsin…
We just received word that late yesterday, the IRS extended the 45 and 180 day deadlines for Section 1031 transactions. It appears that such deadlines which fall between April 1st and July 14th will be extended to July 15, 2020. We have also been alerted that our colleagues at IPX 1031 are working diligently with the IRS requesting that the start date be moved back to January 20th. We will keep you informed! For now, if you have a Section 1031 in progress, be sure to contact us if you are concerned about making your deadlines, and hopefully we can…
This article is the marvelous work of our current law clerk Kieran O’Day, who will be finishing his stint with us shortly and heading on to clerk with the Supreme Court for the State of Wisconsin! To help navigate the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), the Department of Labor (DOL) published guidance on April 6, 2020. In our last post, we discussed the ins and outs of the leave provisions of the FFCRA. In this post, we will highlight that guidance. For information regarding the FFCRA, the Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act, or Wisconsin’s Safer At Home…
This article is the marvelous work of our current law clerk Kieran O’Day, who will be finishing his stint with us shortly and heading on to clerk with the Supreme Court for the State of Wisconsin! On March 25, 2020 Wisconsin’s Safer At Home Order (the Order) went into effect. The order is Wisconsin’s version of  a shelter-in-place or stay at home order that other states such as Illinois, California, Michigan, and New York, among others, have enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The order mandates that Wisconsinites only leave their homes for essential activities, and when they do…