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Ruder Ware litigation attorneys have substantial trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts, as well as arbitrations, mediations, and administrative proceedings, throughout the country.
With decades of problem-solving experience, our litigation attorneys offer solutions to companies across numerous industries to resolve complex legal problems. We have particular depth within the manufacturing, construction, banking, health care, insurance, fiduciary and professional services, transportation, real estate, and ag industries. As a business-focused law firm, our attorneys understand how companies of all sizes operate.
Ruder Ware’s attorneys understand the need to work with a focused litigation strategy directed toward the client’s bottom-line needs. Experienced advocates for businesses, our litigators use their problem-solving skills to minimize litigation risk and implement risk-shifting strategies for your business.
Ruder Ware offers a depth and breadth of services unique to a Wisconsin law firm headquartered north of Madison. Working with both the public and private sectors, our litigation attorneys practice as part of a full-service law firm supporting clients with diverse business needs.
Services provided to nationally known corporations, locally owned businesses, nonprofit organizations, and others include:
Should legal disputes extend beyond Wisconsin, Ruder Ware’s affiliation with Meritas®, an international alliance of law firms, means our network of lawyers can provide counsel for clients anywhere in this country or around the world.
Founded in 1920, Ruder Ware provides business, employment, estate planning, and litigation services. A full-service law firm, over 45 attorneys provide clients with a one-stop approach to their legal needs. Ruder Ware, Business Attorneys for Business Success.
Posted on July 27, 2022 by Anne E. Flinchum
In March of this year, the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) announced there would be substantial changes to medical collection debt reporting coming this summer in an effort to help consumers faced with unexpected medical bills. The changes will remove nearly 70% of medical collection debt tradelines from consumer credit […]
Posted on July 20, 2022 by Kelly T. Wilfert
Estate planning isn’t just for the elderly. Young farmers can also benefit from taking a quick look at their own estate and succession plans. It is not uncommon for the estate and succession planning process to focus on the older generation, as they may be the individuals that have the most assets to plan for, […]
Posted on July 7, 2022 by Lisa O. O'Flyng
The National Elder Law Foundation recently certified Attorney Aric Burch as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) – one of twelve in the state of Wisconsin. The only certification program approved by the American Bar Association for elder law, the program was developed to identify lawyers who have the enhanced knowledge, skills, and experience to […]
Posted on June 29, 2022 by Anne E. Flinchum
Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided to some extent, banks and lenders are beginning to resume collections. Further, as interest rates and inflation continue to rise, it is likely that the number of past due accounts will also rise. One of the issues with collections are the slew of regulations that come with collections […]
Posted on June 21, 2022 by Shanna N. Yonke
One of the most common questions asked by our clients is, “What is the difference between a will and a trust, and which is right for me?” Last week, I provided a brief summary of the differences between these two common estate planning tools in a vlog. You can view the vlog here. In this […]
Posted on June 9, 2022 by Mary Ellen Schill
Due to the increase in the cost of gasoline since establishing the 2022 rates last year, the Internal Revenue Service is increasing mid-year the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses. Effective July 1, 2022, the optional standard mileage rates will be 62.5 […]
Posted on May 26, 2022 by Sara J. Ackermann
Recently, we have been fielding calls from clients regarding “remote” Form I-9 verification. The current rule is that employers can ONLY verify I-9 forms remotely for employees who are remote due to COVID -19. For the curious, read our FAQ below: 1. What was the rule pre-COVID? The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ALWAYS […]
Posted on May 13, 2022 by Kelly T. Wilfert
Carbon credits have been a hot topic around the country as a potential opportunity for extra farm revenue. However, like any contract, farmers should carefully consider the terms of a carbon credit sale before signing an agreement. There are several terms that could trip up the unwary signer. What is a “carbon credit?” A carbon […]
Posted on May 10, 2022 by Andrew M. Lorenz
In a perfect world, business owners could spend all of their time and money focusing on a singular task: running their business. Despite the best laid plans, however, at some point ancillary concerns will arise and require—at least to some extent—that a business divert its resources to address and correct an issue. One area of […]
Posted on April 29, 2022 by Mary Ellen Schill
On April 29, 2022, the IRS announced the Health Savings Account limits for 2023. With respect to contribution limits, the limits are higher than the ones for 2022 and the required deductible and out-of-pocket maximums have increased as well. As a reminder, these inflation adjusted amounts are effective for calendar year 2023 HSA/HDHP Requirement Cost-of-Living […]