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Business Law  We counsel businesses on legal issues such as organization, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, labor and employment matters and intellectual property protection.

Real Estate/Land Use We shepherd real estate and development projects to successful conclusion.

Litigation Trial and appellate lawyers practicing through the United States and achieving exceptional results.

Government Law We serve as general counsel to, and special prosecutors for, government entities such as cities, townships, public agencies and municipalities.

Homeowner and Condominium Associations We advise associations in all aspects of HOA law, including compliance, governance and litigation.

Higher Education We represent colleges and universities facing compliance and litigation challenges.

Labor and Employment We represent individuals in employment matters, large and small, in every aspect of labor and employment practices, including compliance reviews, internal investigations, collective bargaining negotiations, and defense of claims.

Private Client and Wealth Preservation  Our attorneys counsel individuals, families and business owners on estate and tax strategies to preserve wealth including: Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Charitable Planning and Charitable Foundation Formation and Governance.

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When experience counts, count on Rathje Woodward.

At Rathje Woodward, clients are served by lawyers who have practiced, on average, 20+ years in their fields. Our experienced attorneys remain fully-engaged in every aspect of a matter to ensure our clients receive high-quality, solutions-oriented advice in a timely manner.

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Intern Compensation

As summer approaches, recent changes to the tests as to whether Fair Labor Standards Act (wages/overtime) applies to interns are worth revisiting. The Department of Labor examines the “economic reality” of the relationship and who derives the primary benefit from that relationship to determine whether the intern should be paid as an employee.

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