About Janice L. Gauthier

Janice L. Gauthier received a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College. She began her career at the law firm of Sidley & Austin in Chicago, worked as Senior Attorney for The Marcus Corporation in Milwaukee and served as Vice President and General Counsel of a Milwaukee area real estate development company before fulfilling a long-cherished dream of starting her own business by establishing The Gauthier Law Group. She brings more than twenty years of experience to the representation of her clients. Ms. Gauthier is licensed to practice law in both Wisconsin and Illinois and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. For more detailed information on Ms. Gauthier's background and experience, please visit www.gauthierlawgroup.com.

How to Close a Startup LLC


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In the excitement of starting a business, no one wants to think about ending it, but knowing how to make a safe exit, as well as a grand entrance, is a skill every startup founder should have.  Most startup founders will have to close a business at some point in their careers.  Here are a few tips on how to do that, if your business is organized as an LLC. Continue reading

The Pros, Cons and (Surprisingly) High Cost of Using Online Legal Forms

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Startup founders often wonder if they should use online legal documentation services, rather than hiring an attorney. There are many online providers out there, and the temptation to save on legal fees by using this seemingly low-cost alternative can be powerful, especially for founders who may already be “maxing-out” their credit cards to pay startup expenses.

Now, since I am an attorney, you may think that I will, automatically, be opposed to the use of online legal documentation services. On the contrary, however, I have long been Continue reading