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Real Estate, meet Hospitality.

Underground parking? On-site gym? Rooftop pool? Mechanical valet parking? Developers and property managers alike agree that these Class-A amenities have now become commonalities in the multifamily housing sector. While luxury amenities have been established as significant selling points, tenant..

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Take the Regulators Out to the Ballgame

This week, we celebrate one of the very best days of the year: Opening Day for Major League Baseball. I’m from Milwaukee and grew up going to County Stadium/Miller Park to watch the games. Whenever I’d go, I always admired the catchers. I was impressed by their ability to crouch behind the plate..

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Business Income Coverage: Saving Your Business from Failure!

Imagine this: You own a deli shop and operate that business in a commercial space that you rent. Your income is derived entirely from meat and other food sales. One day, a tornado blows through town, damaging your shop severely. The building is now unusable, the refrigerators are gone, the..

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2 Questions Property Owners Should Ask About Pollution Liability

For starters, most general liability insurance policies have a pollution exclusion built into the coverage form, and often additional exclusionary wording regarding mold and fungi. These exclusions are meant to exclude coverage for bodily injury or property damage arising out of the discharge,..

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Indemnification - Big Word, Big Risks 

Almost all businesses enter into numerous contractual agreements each year.  These agreements are often given the same cursory review as an iTunes Agreement.  Failure to closely scrutinize the details of these agreements can adversely impact the business’s total cost of risk in the event of a..

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New Tax Bill Could Mean Additional Costs for Homeowners

Dissecting the recently passed 400+ page tax overhaul can be daunting, but there is one change that should have all homeowners taking a second look at their current insurance program.

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Property Management Liability:  Protecting the People Who Oversee Your Assets

Property managers fill a variety of roles while overseeing the performance of their residential or commercial properties.   Coordinating maintenance issues, finding high quality tenants to fill vacancies, and collecting rents are only a few examples of the responsibilities that fall to the..

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A Phishing Trip You Won’t Soon Forget!

Many contractors enjoy a fishing trip to Canada or up north with family and/or friends to get away and relax. The time away recharges their batteries for what now feels like a year-round busy season.

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Ho, Ho, Host Liquor Liability

The holiday season is officially upon us, and for many, this means that festive parties are right around the corner. As Wisconsinites, we’ve grown accustomed to enjoying an Old Fashioned, Hot Toddy, or Tom and Jerry to warm us up during these cold weather revelries. Unfortunately, there is..

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ASC 606 and Qualified Opinion Letters

Beware of the qualified opinion letter!  With accounting revenue recognition standards changing for work under contract, consider your credit relationships when you decide whether or not to change your accounting method to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

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