Hurley Burish and Stanton, SC Attorneys at law

Using 28 U.S.C. § 2241 To Challenge an ACCA Sentence

Attorney Catherine E. WhitePhone: 608-257-0945Email: cwhite@hurleyburish.com A federal conviction for being in unlawful possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), usually carries a 10-year maximum sentence. But under the Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), the defendant is instead subject to a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence, with a maximum possible sentence of […]

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What happens when a charity named in my estate plan goes defunct?

Attorney Thomas VercauterenPhone: 608-257-0945Email: tvercauteren@hurleyburish.com Recently, Dane County decided to end its partnership with the Henry Vilas Zoological Society, the nonprofit entity that supported the Vilas Zoo.  The county cited concerns regarding the large cash reserves that the nonprofit held and the accessibility of funds raised with the intention to support the zoo. Perhaps overlooked […]

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Divorced/Single with minor children and planning to move? Read this Primer on the Change in the Wisconsin Relocation Statute

Attorney Sarah SchuchardtPhone: 608-257-0945Email: sschuchardt@hurleyburish.com Wisconsin changed the relocation statute just over a year ago, which changed the process and what a parent must establish before getting approval to relocate with the minor child(ren) after a divorce or paternity judgment. Previously, a parent seeking to relocate only had to provide notice and an opportunity to […]

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New Department of Corrections Interpretation of Sex Offender Registry Statute Now Requires Thousands of Individuals to Register as Sex Offenders For Life.

Attorney Marcus Berghahn Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: mberghahn@hurleyburish.com Wisconsin law provides that an individual who has been convicted of a “sex offense” must register as a sex offender. A qualifying “sex offense” is defined in Wis. Stat. § 301.45(1d)(b). Unless the individual was convicted of the most serious offenses or was found to be a sexually […]

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An Expunged OWI Counts for Purposes of Determining Penalties for Subsequent OWIs

Attorney Sarah SchuchardtPhone: 608-257-0945Email: sschucardt@hurleyburish.com The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling on December 21, 2018 in State of Wisconsin v. Justin A. Braunschweig, 2018 WI 113, that a prior expunged OWI must be counted when determining penalties for subsequent OWIs.  State of Wisconsin v. Justin A. Braunschweig, 2018 WI 113, ¶ 2.  The […]

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Drastic Wisconsin OWI Law Change Now in Effect: Lifetime revocation of driver’s license for fourth or subsequent convictions.

Author: Attorney David E. Saperstein Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: dsaperstein@hurleyburish.com As of December 1st, 2018, the drastic OWI law changes ushered in by Wisconsin’s legislature in the enactment of 2017 Wisconsin Act 172 are now in effect. These changes will have potentially life-altering, employment-crippling consequences for anyone charged on or after December 1, 2018, and ultimately […]

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Non-Competes: Considerations for Both Employers and Employees

Author: Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-257-0945 Email: espencer@hurleyburish.com When an employer and an employee end their employment relationship, there are many loose ends that need to be tied up. One area that employees should review and employers should be monitoring is the status of any non-compete agreement and any restrictive covenants. The Law A […]

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New Emergency Wisconsin DOR Rule Requires Some Online Sellers to Collect Sales Tax

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077, 608-257-0945 Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com, espencer@hurleyburish.com Effective October 1, 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) now requires remote sellers to collect and remit Wisconsin sales or use taxes but only if their annual sales or transactions exceed a certain amount. The DOR issued this […]

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What Condominium Associations Need to Know About Recent Changes to Fees and Executive Summaries

Authors: Attorney John C. Mitby & Attorney Elizabeth L. Spencer Phone: 608-575-4077, 608-257-0945 Email: jmitby@hurleyburish.com, espencer@hurleyburish.com Condominium law experienced several changes this spring when 2017 Wisconsin Act 303 was enacted. The Act, now law, affects three areas: fees, executive summaries, and payoff statements. 1.The fee changes include that, associations may now only charge fees for […]

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