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

On the Back of a Napkin - I’ve written about this topic before, but it keeps reasserting itself in client questions, comments, and requests on a regular basis – so, I suppose it’s time to write about it again. “We want a quick one page agreement.” “Collin, I need a simple commercial lease, no more than three pages.” “They don’t like written ... Read more
Resolved: The Importance of Corporate Resolutions - For a relatively short and simple document, a corporate resolution can be of the utmost importance. The use of corporate resolutions is imperative to the lawful continuation of your business. So today, I am going to walk you through the basics of corporate resolutions and why they are so important. What is a corporate resolution? ... Read more
Changes are Coming – Be Prepared to Disclose “Beneficial Ownership” in 2021 - Ah, the Panama Papers – remember that? What about “Essential Consultants, LLC” – does that ring a bell? Without going down the rabbit hole that either of those links could send you down (c’mon – click one!) suffice it to say that both were made possible by federalism and the fact that corporations and LLC’s ... Read more
Fill ‘er Up! - It is December, which means we’re busy wrapping up client work that needs to be done by the year’s end.  But it also means that we are planning for 2021.  We have big plans.  I hope some of them can involve seeing you in person, but even if not, we still need to figure out ... Read more
Beware of the Ponzi Scheme: The 2020 SEC Enforcement Report - It’s my favorite time of year. I do love celebrating the harvest as much as the next guy – but I really love November because the SEC Enforcement Report is published. If you work in securities, or have an affinity for all things Ponzi scheme (like me) – it’s a wonderful season. This post is ... Read more
For Sale: Business, Slightly Used - We help business owners buy and sell companies. It can be fun; it can be stressful. It always makes for a busy year end. Often, we first get asked about the deal once the buyer and seller have already found each other. Sometimes many of the terms are set. Great! Other times, a business owner ... Read more
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