We represent entrepreneurs and established businesses in all stages of the business lifecycle. From forming new entities to dealing with operational issues and employment-related matters, we are a full-service law firm for Wisconsin businesses’ legal needs.

Experienced Business and Employment Law Attorneys Serving the Wausau Area

Whether you are forming a new company, hiring employees, negotiating with customers or suppliers, or dealing with any of the other countless issues that business owners face on a daily basis, what you are doing has legal implications. Business and law go hand-in-hand, and to protect your company (and yourself), you need to make sure that you haven’t overlooked any issues that could lead to trouble down the line.

At Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C., we provide experienced legal representation for new and established businesses in Wausau and throughout North Central Wisconsin. Whether you have a specific question or aren’t exactly sure where you need help, you can count on us to provide sound and cost-effective representation tailored to your business’s legal needs.

Our Business and Employment Law Services

Entity Formations

For any business, one of the first and most important steps is to select and properly form an appropriate business entity. We can advise you on the benefits and drawbacks of the different options that are available, and then prepare all of the filings and other paperwork necessary to form your new entity. We regularly assist clients with regard to:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Corporations
  • Other types of business entities

Once we file the paperwork to establish your new company, there are several additional initial and ongoing steps that are required. We can assist you with everything from preparing operating agreements and shareholder agreements (to establish management and control rights and limit the owners’ liability) to drafting meeting minutes and submitting annual filings.

Employment Law

From hiring your first employees to dealing with severances and employment-related disputes, we can assist with your staffing-related legal needs as well. Our services in this area include drafting and negotiating employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements, as well as preparing documents such as company policies and employee handbooks. Having these documents in place serves a number of important purposes, from protecting your company’s intellectual property to minimizing its exposure in the event of an employee or third-party dispute.

If you are facing a dispute, we can assist you here as well. We maintain a broad civil litigation practice and use our extensive experience in both transactional and litigation matters to strategically pursue efficient solutions for protecting our clients’ interests.

Contracts and Operational Matters

Beyond company and employee-related matters, most businesses deal with a number of other contracts and operational issues on a daily basis. We have extensive experience representing a wide range of businesses, and can advise your company in all aspects of its day-to-day operations. Some of the services that we regularly provide to companies of varying sizes across North Central Wisconsin include:

  • Drafting and negotiating client and vendor contracts
  • Risk avoidance and management
  • General business counseling

Our business clients call on us regularly to ask us questions and seek our advice on everything from re-evaluating their existing operations or exploring new growth opportunities. In our business law practice, we focus on establishing long-term relationships so that we can efficiently and effectively serve our clients on an ongoing basis.

Business Disputes

We also regularly represent clients in a wide range of business-related disputes. Our attorneys are licensed to practice in Wisconsin’s state and federal courts, and our experienced litigators take a practical and results-oriented approach to protecting clients’ rights. We understand that disputes mean disruptions for your business, and we will work to develop a case strategy designed to obtain a favorable resolution as quickly as possible.

A Collaborative Approach to Business Representation

When representing our business clients, we often work closely with their insurance, accounting, and other professional advisors. Having a fuller picture of your company will allow us to become more attuned to its unique legal needs. By taking this collaborative approach, we can also provide more comprehensive, efficient representation, while helping to keep issues from falling through the cracks.

Speak with a Business Lawyer at Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C. Today

Contact us to speak with a business and employment law attorney at Crooks, Low & Connell, S.C.  You may call our Wausau, WI law offices at (715) 842-2291. You can also send us a message online if you would like to schedule an initial consultation. We look forward to assisting your business in whatever way we can.

The attorneys below practice in business and employment law. Click on an attorney below to read their biography.


James E. Low

Attorney James E. Low

Robyn J. De Vos

Attorney Robyn J. De Vos

Kristen E. Lonergan

Attorney Kristen E. Lonergan