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

Let’s ‘Paws’ for a Moment to Talk More About Soap - Last time in my soap opera, I discussed professionals that I would need to talk to before I started any soap business. I received a nice email from Gary Barber, a committed volunteer at the Madison Chapter of SCORE. He proposed that his first steps are not the professionals, but rather something else: My first ... Read more
Good Clean Fun - If you have heard me present lately, you will know that I have started to make soap. I have gone full nerd on it using graduated cylanders and all. It has been fun to build a new knowledge set, bust out my old chemistry and lab skills, and try out a whole bunch of fragrances. ... Read more
Pick Your Fight - We’ve all seen the legal dramas on TV where the lawyers storm into court with vicious questioning and killer closing arguments. But in the real world, most disputes don’t end up in court. Many go to what is called “alternative dispute resolution” or ADR. The two most common of those are arbitration and mediation. Arbitration ... Read more
S-Corps and the Single Class of Stock Rule - Two weeks ago, we began a discussion about S-Corps and covered the basics. This week, we delve into a little more detail about why S-Corps can be a hassle for startup companies trying to raise money. The biggest single issue with S-Corps for startups is the “single class of stock rule.” In essence, this means ... Read more
S-Corps - S-Corporations are a popular form of business “entity”, but what does it really mean and are there special rules you should know about? In this post, we discuss the basics of S-Corps, and, in two weeks, we explore what an “S election” means for your business in the long run.  S-Corp basics: First things first, ... Read more
Stand for Something…or Fall for My Perfume - Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference, Unilever’s CEO Alan Jope said: “We believe the evidence is clear and compelling that brands with purpose grow. In fact, we believe this so strongly that we are prepared to commit that in the future, every Unilever brand will be a brand with purpose.”  That seems to ... Read more
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