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

Working Virtual? Here Are Some Tools We Use: - We have offices in Cedarburg and Madison – but in reality, we work all over the place (or did, until we all started working from home). Making that happen seems pretty easy, especially with technology, but getting the right mix and hitting our stride took time – and there were bumps in the road. Along ... Read more
Social Distancing: You Check Out Any Time You Like, But You Can Never Ship? - We’ve been getting a lot (a lot) of questions about how breweries, wineries, or distilleries can practice and encourage effective “social distancing” with their clientele. So, let’s review for the record: Basic Rule: Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries can sell at their place of manufacture/tasting room for off-premise consumption. In other words, they can all sell ... Read more
Side Gig or Not: Limit Your Liability. - I have been asked quite a bit lately about when one should create a business entity like an LLC. I get told things like: “It is just a small side gig.” or, “It is a direct sales thing.” And I get it. You don’t know if it is going anywhere, and you don’t want to ... Read more
We ARE Trying. - It has been a busy first quarter for our clients, which means a busy time for us. One thing that has kept us hopping is the purchase or sale of businesses. Often, but not always, that takes the form of an asset sale. That means assets of the business are sold – not ownership of ... Read more
Family Feud - OK, you have gone through all of the questions that Gary set out for you, but now’s the toughest one of all: Do you have the support network at home for this? Start-ups are not for the faint of heart. You will be putting in hours of work – possibly for little or no pay ... Read more
FDA Issues New Enforcement Letters to CBD Companies - Two months ago, the FDA disclosed that they recently warned 15 companies producing and\or selling CBD that their actions in marketing the products were contrary to Federal Law. We were just gearing up for the holidays, so everyone at OG+S didn’t want to sour the mood, but now that we’re halfway though January, this development ... Read more
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