Our Areas of Practice

Business Law

Van Lieshout Law Office offers sound planning and litigation strategies to corporations, joint ventures, partnerships, and other professional associations throughout the state. We can handle the smallest start-up business to large multi-million dollar deals. Our business attorneys handle a wide variety of matters, including:

  • Organization and formation of corporations, LLCs, LLPs and other business entities
  • Business purchases and sales
  • Stock transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial transactions
  • Business succession planning
  • Confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Director and officer liability
  • Risk management
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Employment law issues

Criminal Law

The counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney can make all the difference when someone is arrested or charged with a crime. At Van Lieshout Law Office we provide personalized attention; ensuring clients understand the charges against them, the proceedings and the likely outcome of their case. Our criminal defense attorneys have a history of successful sentencing outcomes. A sentencing strategy either during a plea negotiation or after conviction is critically important when a person is convicted of a crime or the evidence against the person is too great to face the risk of a trial and the exposure of an unknown amount of jail or prison time. Our attorneys have experience defending clients against many criminal charges (felony and misdemeanor) including:

  • Repeat Drunk Driving
  • Drug Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Restraining Order Violations
  • Battery
  • Theft, Fraud and Embezzlement
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Juvenile Sex Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • Probation and Parole Violations
  • Traffic Violations

Drunk Driving/OWI Defense

When arrested for drunk driving you may be understandably concerned and unsure where to turn or where to begin. However, in order to protect your rights it is important that you speak with an attorney at the earliest possible stage of your case. Drunk driving, which is referred to as operating while under the influence (OWI) in Wisconsin, may involve alcohol, illegal drugs, or legal over-the-counter drugs which impair driving. The intoxicated driving laws are complex and the potential fines and other penalties are great, making the assistance of an experienced attorney essential. At Van Lieshout Law Office, our attorneys are experienced in defending individuals charged with intoxicated driving offenses (misdemeanor and felony), including Operating While Under the Influence (OWI), Operating with a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration, and Operating While Under the Influence Causing Injury.

Our attorneys are committed to obtaining the best possible result for you and will aggressively advocate for you, whether it consists of defending against the charge in the courtroom or conducting plea negotiations with the prosecution. We have a history of successful sentencing outcomes and know the alternatives (including treatment or counseling options) available to help you minimize the impact of this unfortunate event on you and your family, and help you move on with your life. We also regularly advise clients regarding the steps needed to reestablish their driving privileges after being charged or convicted of an intoxicated driving offense.

Personal Injury

If you are the victim of a serious accident, be assured that the personal injury attorneys at Van Lieshout Law Office are here to help; from the moment you first meet with us until the time that we have a satisfactory resolution.

Our attorneys represent individuals and the families of such individuals, who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others. Unlike certain large firms, we don't just limit ourselves to multi-million dollar settlements, but believe anyone with a viable lawsuit deserves quality legal representation. Each client is treated with the same professional and caring attitude regardless of the size of their potential case.

Van Lieshout Law Office charges no fees until your case is successfully resolved. Our primary goal is to aggressively represent you until you get the results you deserve.

Employer Law

Our firm provides specialized employment advice to a wide variety of employers. Our attorneys prepare, review and update personnel forms, procedures and agreements, including employee handbooks, to ensure legal compliance. In the challenging area of non-compete agreements, we assist employers in developing appropriate safeguards and in litigation involving the enforceability of such agreements.

We handle workers compensation, death and disability claims, wage and hour issues, whistle blower claims, civil rights violations, and a wide variety of related matters. Our firm has provided a range of services relating to sexual harassment policies, procedures, training and prevention. Our employment attorneys handle litigation involving employee claims in the state administrative agencies, state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the federal courts.

Estate/Probate

We are experienced in handling all of the following probate issues:

  • Large and Small Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Asset Protection
  • Marital Property Classification
  • Death Tax Planning
  • Gift Planning
  • Business Succession and Family Business Transfers
  • Divestment
  • Elder Law

Litigation

Although we counsel our clients to avoid litigation as often as possible, by means of informal talks and negotiations, there are times when litigation is necessary as a means to protect our clients' interests. We have found that by only initiating litigation after informal attempts at dispute resolution have fail we are able to save our client substantial time and money. When litigation is necessary our attorneys are well qualified to represent clients in all phases of a lawsuit in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts, and before administrative agencies.