Business

Every business needs legal services. Whether it is establishing a corporate structure, filing the appropriate paperwork and formalizing the relationships between the people in your company, or whether someone copied your software, Ogden Glazer + Schaefer can help. For years, the attorneys of Ogden Glazer + Schaefer have been helping businesses with all of their legal needs. From establishing your family business and ensuring succession plans are in place, to developing and negotiating your contracts, processing alcohol licensing, leases and licenses, to collecting on those past due bills.

Entrepreneurship and Emerging Companies

Ogden Glazer + Schaefer is an entrepreneurial firm. We are entrepreneurs; our attorneys have started, run, and exited their own companies. We are deeply committed to and actively involved in the Madison and Wisconsin entrepreneurial communities. If you need help with formation, angel or venture investment, other financing, IP audits, IP protection, or just a consultation to get you set in the right direction, we can leverage our own background and expertise or make connections with others throughout the community. We have numerous flat-rate fee packages targeted at growing companies.

Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions

The attorneys of Ogden Glazer + Schaefer have led and negotiated multi-million dollar mergers and acquisitions. From a simple asset purchase to complex reverse triangular mergers, Ogden Glazer + Schaefer can make sure the work is done right and that the deal gets done.

Sometimes all you need is to get your corporate books in order and we’re here for that too. Corporate minutes, resolutions, bylaws, Articles of Incorporation/Organization, cap tables, and all the other stuff that you find boring and tedious is right up our alley!

Municipal Law

Dealing with the city, county or state can be a headache. Paperwork, obscure regulations, and frustrating run-arounds can leave you frustrated for the better part of a day. Rejections, denials, or referrals can set your business plans back months. Our experience in working with the city, our knowledge of state, county and city codes, and our tireless fight before government boards, panels and committees, can help your business get what it needs.

Non-Profits

Organizing non-profits is often a difficult and thankless task. As a board member of numerous non-profits, the attorneys at Ogden Glazer + Schaefer have experience with advising on a wide variety of topics and helping your non-profit achieve its goals. From picking an organizational structure right for your non-profit to obtaining exempt status as a 501(c)(3) to setting up bylaws.

Recent Blog Posts About Business

Cut that slice in half: Dilution and Pizza - Building on the totally tubular authorized, issued, and outstanding shares (pizza slices) post from two weeks ago, this post discusses a simple dilution example to help highlight the basics.  Leonardo’s Pizza Parlor has 5,000,000 Authorized Shares; it has 1,000,000 shares outstanding.  Let’s assume you own 100,000 shares of  the Company – or 10% of the ... Read more
Wedding Barns Under Attack - The Tavern League and Distributors have been trying to get wedding barns closed for years. Why? Because the members of the Tavern League include hotels, restaurants, and convention centers. People are choosing to get married at barns instead of hotels and holding events at barns instead of convention centers and restaurants. Tavern League and Distributors ... Read more
There is Only One Pizza – But the Number Of Slices is Up to You - This is the first post in a series about dilution.  Before we start down that path though, lets start with some simple background information. The key to understanding dilution comes with three simple words: Authorized, Issued, and Outstanding (shares). Authorized Shares means the total (read, total ever) shares a Corporation can create or “cut itself into.”  If ... Read more
Ack! It’s November, Already? - Oh, how quickly year end comes.  Summer slides by in a shimmer of sunscreen. The school year begins with a flurry of schedule changes. And BAM! We have 6 weeks before December 31st ends the calendar year.  This is when we begin to get all of the “So… I want to buy or sell this ... Read more
Residential Real Estate: Criminal Histories in the Tenant Application Process - 3 Bedrooms 2 Bath1,350\sqft$1,200\month + $1,200\security depositNo Arrests\ConvictionsNo evictions on CCAPProof of Income and References Required The housing market is tightening – interest rates are on the rise – and so are rents – all good things for Landlords.  As a consequence, good rentals are getting harder for tenants to find, and Landlords can afford ... Read more
Growing Hemp in Wisconsin - Under the 2014 Federal Farm Bill,  hemp cultivation is allowed to be undertaken by States as part of an approved agricultural pilot program.  Despite many other federal laws banning cultivation and use of hemp, the Farm Bill created this carve-out and a new opportunity for entrepreneurs and farmers in States that adopted the pilot programs.  Luckily, ... Read more
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