Litigation

Litigation

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:

  • Appeals
  • Banking and Financial Services Litigation
  • Business Divorce/Ownership Issues
  • Business Litigation/Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Business Risk Analysis & Risk Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Litigation
  • Estate, Trust & Fiduciary Litigation
  • Health Care Regulation Litigation
  • Litigation Support
  • Mediation Services
  • Tax Controversies & Litigation
  • Warranty/Product Litigation

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.

Navigating Employment Verification Challenges: When to Seek Tailored Legal Advice

Posted on January 25, 2024 by

Federal laws place employers in a challenging position, requiring them to navigate between compliance with laws designed to prevent the employment of persons not eligible to work in the United States and laws punishing discrimination and document abuse. Non-compliance can lead to lawsuits, fines, and potentially even criminal prosecution. While all employers would benefit from […]

Gifting, Inheritance, and Capital Gains Tax: When Should I Give My Kids Their Inheritance?

Posted on January 9, 2024 by

As people begin to think about passing on their assets to the next generation, some consider gifting to their children during their life, rather than passing their assets by inheritance at their death.  Possible motivations for this type of transfer include transferring ownership of a business to a child or the protection of assets in […]

Common Misconceptions About Estate Planning

Posted on December 28, 2023 by

There is a lot of confusion about estate planning. This is understandable. Most people don’t deal with these issues on a regular basis, and planning for what happens when we die or become incapacitated isn’t something most of us like to think or talk about. Common misconceptions about estate planning include: 1. Having a will […]

IRS Releases Mileage Rates for 2024

Posted on December 14, 2023 by

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2024 optional standard mileage rates today for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes.  The most notable change is the slight per mile increase for businesses. Effective January 1, 2024, the optional standard mileage rates for the use of a car […]

Capitol Connection, November 2023

Posted on November 17, 2023 by

The ever-changing landscape of state government requires businesses across all industries to stay informed on the happenings in Madison. Welcome to the November issue of the Capitol Connection. Inside this issue Legislature Stands Adjourned Until Mid-January Top Three Issues of Interest American Family Field Alcohol Regulations Gov. Evers’ Special Session Legislation on Workforce and Child […]

2024 Qualified Plan Cost of Living Increases, 2024 Social Security Taxable Wage Base

Posted on November 1, 2023 by

On November 1, 2023 the Internal Revenue Service announced the cost-of-living adjustments for the various qualified retirement plan limits.  Almost all of the limits shown below have increased from last year.   Qualified Plan Limit Cost-of-Living Adjustments 401(k) and 403(b) elective deferral limit 2023 – $22,500 2024 – $23,000 $200,000 compensation limit 2023 – $330,000 […]

Estate Planning Considerations for Business Owners

Posted on October 23, 2023 by

When your days are consumed with running a business, it can be hard to look ahead towards tomorrow’s to-do list, much less towards a to-do list for something far in the future, like estate planning. If you’ve pushed off putting in writing what will happen to your business once you’re gone, it’s time to tackle […]

Collections in a Post-COVID-19 World

Posted on October 23, 2023 by

As a collection and banking attorney, I am often asked whether (or when) I think collections will restart now that we are somewhat “beyond” COVID-19, although not fully. In my own practice I have seen an increase in demand letters to businesses and consumers for past due accounts or debts. Banks and businesses need to […]

Capitol Connection, October 2023

Posted on October 18, 2023 by

In this issue: Welcome to the Ruder Ware Capitol Connection Note From Public Affairs Director John Jacobson Top Three Issues Of Interest Assembly Passes Bill to Authorize State Funding, Financing Plan for Milwaukee Brewers’ American Family Field Legislative Redistricting & Looming Impeachment Gov. Evers’ Special Session Bill Works its Way Through Legislature, GOP Income Tax […]

Evaluate the Risks When Using Non-Competes

Posted on September 27, 2023 by

In today’s interconnected world, how to protect vital business assets such as key employees and confidential information is top of mind for businesses. Tools such as non-solicitation, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements are utilized as a method of protection for businesses. However, the changing legal landscape related to non-compete provisions has made it essential to be […]

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