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Small Business Assistance: A project of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Business Law Section​​

The Business Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin has initiated a program to provide a free legal consultation on business matters to small businesses and their owners.  This free consultation is provided virtually so this service is accessible state wide.

Business owners and organizations needing free non-litigation business law services they could not otherwise afford can set up a virtual appointment with a volunteer attorney with business law experience. The Section is particularly interested in assisting those who are low income or serving low income communities.  Please see Small business assistance which outlines the program and the process.

Services: Eligible participants can receive brief assistance on a wide variety of business law matters including:

  • Finance and lending
  • Insurance claims/coverage
  • Commercial leases and contracts
  • Tax
  • Labor and employment
  • Real estate
  • Commercial debtor/creditor
  • Regulatory compliance, including privacy and COVID-19 related requirements

There are exclusions that this Small Business Assistance will not handle and these exclusions are outlined on Small business assistance

This service will be offered by the State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Section in partnership with the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic of Marquette Law School.   In order to receive the services, clients must request an appointment for a phone or Zoom consultation at which will be scheduled through  the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic (MVLC).  The MVLC will coordinate the scheduling and the consultations will be available on weekday mornings with the consultation lasting up to one hour.

For more information, please refer see There is a printable brochure available at Small Business Assistance brochure.  Or please feel free to contact me with any questions.