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Attorneys Serving the Baraboo, WI, Area

Whether you're seeking compensation after being injured in an accident or you'd like legal advice regarding a financial or business transaction, our highly trained attorneys are ready to work with you.

Banking Law

LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP represents many local banks in Southern Wisconsin. We provide Banking legal services in six Southern Wisconsin counties including Adams County, Columbia County, Dane County, Juneau County, Richland County and Sauk County. We regularly represent clients in the courthouses of Baraboo, WI; Portage, WI; Richland Center, WI; Mauston, WI; and Madison, WI. Services we provide include:
  • Opinions on Loan Documents
  • Reviewing Security Agreements and Personal Guarantees
  • Consulting on outside service contracts
  • Collections Actions
  • Foreclosure Actions
If you have a question or a situation where you need the assistance of an experienced attorney, please call Attorneys Derek Horkan or Laura Colt in our Reedsburg office or Patrick Taggart in our Sauk City office. We would be happy to assist any financial institution with all of its legal needs.

Bankruptcy

Everyone runs into financial difficulty at some point in their lives. At LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP, we will treat you with respect while we help you get to a better financial situation. We serve six Southern Wisconsin counties including Adams, Columbia, Dane, Juneau, Richland and Sauk. Our local bankruptcy attorneys, Laura Colt in our Reedsburg office and John Gerlach in our Sauk City office, are dedicated to help you solve your financial challenges. Call LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP to set up your FREE 15 minute phone assessment.

What is bankruptcy? 
Bankruptcy is a process in which a person in debt (debtor) can receive a discharge. A discharge is a release from personal liability from specific debts and prohibits creditors from ever taking any action against the person in debt to collect those debts. 

What is the purpose of bankruptcy?
A fundamental goal of bankruptcy is to give debtors a financial “fresh start” from burdensome debts. The Supreme Court has said, “It gives to the honest but unfortunate debtor… a new opportunity in life and a clear field for future effort, unhampered by the pressure and discouragement of preexisting debt.” 

Are there different types of bankruptcy?
Yes, there are six basic types of bankruptcy cases. The most common are Chapter 7 and Chapter 13.

What is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy?
Chapter 7 bankruptcy is known as a Liquidation and is designed for debtors in financial difficulty who do not have the ability to pay their existing debts.. This is an orderly, court-supervised procedure by which a trustee takes over the assets of the debtor’s property, reduces them to cash and pays the creditors. A debtor may be able to keep some personal items and certain exempt property. 

What is a Chapter 13 bankruptcy?
Chapter 13 is the process of creating a repayment plan to pay off creditors in three to five years. Usually Chapter 13 allows a debtor to keep his or her property, but the debtor must earn wages or have some other source of regular income in order to make repay the debt they owe. The repayment plan is overseen by a trustee who will collect the payments from the debtor, pay the creditors and make sure the debtor lives up to the terms of the repayment plan. 

Links
United States Courts Bankruptcy Webpage: 
http://www.uscourts.gov/FederalCourts/Bankruptcy.aspx

Corporate and Business Law

Starting a business is an exciting venture. It can also be stressful when choosing which business model is the correct fit for you. Several LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP, attorneys have extensive experience serving business clients. The choice of a business model is critical. Whether it is a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, cooperative, nonprofit entity or sole proprietorship, the attorneys from our firm have the knowledge and experience to assist clients in making these choices.

In addition to starting your business, LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP also provides continuing advice to our clients on the day-to-day operations of their businesses, including mergers and acquisitions. If you are looking for a firm that is dedicated to your success, please give us a call at either of our two locations.

Employment and Labor Law

When an individual employee or employer runs into a potential problem in the workforce, they should take the oppoturnity to learn about their rights and obligations under current State and Federal law. The attorneys at LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP are here to help both employers and employees find the right solutions so that everyone can move forward in a productive manner.

Employment and Labor Law are two large areas of law that cover a wide range of issues for Wisconsin workers and employers. There are many statutes and programs that apply to each individual area of the law. For example, there are both Federal and State Labor Standards which address wage and hour labor requirements for Wisconsin employees. Another example is the Wisconsin Fair Employment law deals with discrimination in employment settings. The Family and Medical Leave Act gives workers certain rights for time away from work for the birth of a child and serious health conditions. Finally, the Wisconsin Vocational Rehabilitation program is a federal and state program designed to obtain, maintain and improve employment for people with disabilities. These are just a few of the laws and programs in place for Wisconsin workers and employers.

We provide Employment and Labor law legal services in six Southern Wisconsin counties including Adams County, Columbia County, Dane County, Juneau County, Richland County and Sauk County. We regularly represent clients in the courthouses of Baraboo, WI; Portage, WI; Richland Center, WI; Mauston, WI; and Madison, WI. If you have a question regarding an Employment or Labor law issue, please contact Attorney Jim Gerlach in our Reedsburg office or Attorney Patrick Taggart in our Sauk City office for an experienced and knowledgeable assessment of your specific situation.

Personal Injury

If you have been injured in an accident or sustained an injury and someone else is more at fault for it than you are, you may have a claim against that person or business and their insurance company. It is important to have your case evaluated quickly because there are deadlines that vary with each type of injury case, known as “statutes of limitations.” The personal injury attorneys at LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP will give you an honest assessment of your case and provide experienced advice on how to move forward to getting the compensation you need to recover. We provide Personal Injury legal services in six Southern Wisconsin counties including Adams County, Columbia County, Dane County, Juneau County, Richland County and Sauk County. We regularly represent clients in the courthouses of Baraboo, WI; Portage, WI; Richland Center, WI; Mauston, WI; and Madison, WI. Some of the Personal Injury cases we handle include:
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial accidents
  • Home/farm/apartment/recreational injuries
  • Workplace accidents
  • Intentional injuries
  • Products injuries
If you have sustained an injury and would like your case evaluated, please call Attorney Kate Campbell in our Reedsburg office or Attorney Patrick Taggart in our Sauk City office for an experienced assessment of your specific situation.

Real Estate Law

Real estate law encompasses a number of legal issues involved with financing, purchasing, maintaining, leasing and selling property. At LaRowe Gerlach Taggart LLP we believe that combining our experience and legal knowledge with our dedication to personal service is the best way to achieve our clients’ goals.

Some of the services we provide include:
  • Real estate Offers to Purchase
  • Counter-Offers
  • Obtaining Title Insurance
  • Reviewing Mortgages and Loan paperwork
  • Drafting Deeds and Transfer on Death Deeds
  • Advice on how to Title your property (i.e. Tenants-in-Common, Joint Property, in Trust, LLC, etc.)
  • Landlord/Tenant Law including drafting Leases, Evictions, Judgments, Garnishments, etc.
If you have a real estate question or issue, please give our local real estate attorneys a call at either of our office locations. We provide Real estate and Landlord/Tenant legal services in six Southern Wisconsin counties including Adams County, Columbia County, Dane County, Juneau County, Richland County and Sauk County. We regularly represent clients in the courthouses of Baraboo, WI; Portage, WI; Richland Center, WI; Mauston, WI; and Madison, WI.
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