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

The Corporate Transparency Act is Coming, is Your Company Ready? - Two days before Christmas Eve 2020, I drafted this blog post regarding the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA). As of January 1, 2024, the CTA will be enforced for all new and existing entities. If you’re interested in what the CTA means for your business, please read on. The CTA is set to fundamentally change corporate ... Read more
Small Business To Do: Annual Report - Companies help owners limit their liabilities. That means the owner isn’t putting all of their own personal assets at risk due to the activities of the company. Generally, we business owners like that idea. But it does mean that those who interact with the business may be limited on recouping their damages if they are ... Read more
Minnesota and Non-Competes - As OG+S’s attorney licensed in Minnesota and on the heels of last week’s post about the FTC proposed rule related to non-compete clauses, I figured I should cover recent changes in Minnesota law related to non-compete agreements. If you are looking for some helpful context about non-competes, Collin’s post provides helpful context. For agreements entered ... Read more
Proposed FTC Rule on Non-Competition Clauses - If you're a small business owner, you've likely heard about the proposed rule by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to ban non-compete clauses. You might be wondering what this means for your business and what you should do if the rule becomes law. Let's break it down.
Taking the Good with the…Service - You may remember the CD-ROM, that vestige of a technological age mostly past by now. This was software as a good, a tangible item for sale usable in several ways. Of course, as with time, so goes with new technology: change is inevitable. Nowadays, we download, stream, and access software without even so much as ... Read more
The Bar Exam, As In Life - For many recent law school grads, today is the day to sit for the dreaded bar exam. When non-lawyers ask me about the experience, they usually end up with a pained expression and tell me how glad they are to not have to do that themselves. Now that I have distance from the experience, it’s ... Read more
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