Leslie B. Elkins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Madison, WI

Kramer, Elkins & Watt LLC
 | 2801 Coho St, Suite 300
Madison, WI 53713-3186
Phone: 608-729-7968
Fax: 608-260-7777
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2011
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner of Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC, Leslie B. Elkins represents businesses in Madison, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area. She provides businesses with legal advice with regards to employment issues, employment contracts, employee handbooks, unemployment insurance, Department of Labor audits, Fair Labor Standard Act compliance, overtime or and other wage issues, entity choice, business governance documents, drafting and enforcing contracts, buy/sell agreements, and related matters. 

    Attorney Elkins is licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois, and graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2009 with a Juris Doctor, and from the University of Illinois in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Economics. Attorney Elkins is admitted to practice in Illinois and Wisconsin and before the United States District Courts for the Central District of Illinois, the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Western District of Wisconsin as well as the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. 

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Business/Corporate
    • 50%Employment & Labor: Employer
    Focus Areas

    Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

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    About Leslie Elkins

    Admitted: 2011, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://kewlaw.com/leslie-b-elkins/

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2020 Wisconsin Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
    • 2019 Wisconsin Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
    • 2018 Wisconsin Rising Stars , Super Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The Business Drivers, Networking Group
    • Wisconsin State Courts
    • 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
    • Wisconsin State Bar 
    • Illinois State Courts
    • U.S District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
    • U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
    • U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • U.S District Court for the Central District of Illinois

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Legal Action of Wisconsin Volunteer Lawyers Project - Unemployment Insurance Appeals, 2020
    • Volunteer with Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation since 2020
    • Legal Action of Wisconsin Volunteer Lawyers Project - Unemployment Insurance Appeals, 2021
    • Small Claims Assistance Clinic Volunteer, 2017
    • Small Claims Assistance Clinic Volunteer, 2016
    • Small Claims Assistance Clinic Volunteer, 2015

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speak regarding overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Speaker, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Greater Madison Area American Payroll Association, Human Resources, 2016
    • Present regarding termination, harassment and discrimination in the workplace, including governing state and federal acts. , Speaker, Termination, Harassment & Discrimination in the Workplace, Express Employment Professionals, Business, 2016
    • Present regarding salary and overtime changes. , Speaker, Salary and Overtime Changes, Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC, Business, Employment, 2016
    • Speak regarding overtime and other issues covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act, Speaker, The Fair Labor Standards Act, The Fitchburg Chamber, Business, 2016
    • Presented to Madison South Rotary in December, 2019 regarding initial considerations to legally starting a business. , Presenter , Starting a Business, Legally, Madison South Rotary , 2019
    • Present as part of a panel regarding Department of Labor Overtime Rule Changes , Panel speaker, The Fair Labor Standards Act, Berndt CPA, Business, 2016
    • Present regarding issues to consider when starting a business, Presenter, Starting a Business, Legally, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation , Business, 2019
    • Present to attendees regarding responding to patients' requests for caregivers of certain race, religion, sex. , Presenter, When the Patient is Not Always Right: Requests for Race-Specific Care Givers, Leading Age Wisconsin, 2019
    • Presented to Leading Age Wisconsin convention in October, 2019 regarding workplace violence in healthcare. , Presenter, Workplace Violence in Healthcare, Leading Age Wisconsin, Healthcare, Nursing Homes, 2019

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Timothy B. O’Brien LLC v. David Knott, et al., 962 F.3d 348 (7th Cir. 2020)

    Transactions:

    • 2013-Present, Representing clients in various fields including: Acupuncture, Massage, Photography, Videography, Psychotherapy, Cleaning Services, Ecological Restoration, Real Estate, Payment Systems, Veterinary Medicine, Childcare, Construction, Residential Rental, Insurance Services, Biological Products Services, and more. 

    Representative Clients:

    • Representing clients in various fields including: Acupuncture, Massage, Photography, Videography, Psychotherapy, Cleaning Services, Ecological Restoration, Real Estate, Payment Systems, Childcare, Construction, Residential Rental, Insurance Services, Biological Products Services, and more. , 2018
    • Representing clients in various fields including: Acupuncture, Massage, Photography, Videography, Psychotherapy, Cleaning Services, Ecological Restoration, Real Estate, Payment Systems, Veterinary Medicine, Childcare, Construction, Residential Rental, Insurance Services, Biological Products Services, and more. , 2019
    • Representing clients in various fields including: Acupuncture, Massage, Photography, Videography, Psychotherapy, Cleaning Services, Ecological Restoration, Real Estate, Payment Systems, Veterinary Medicine, Childcare, Construction, Residential Rental, Insurance Services, Biological Products Services, and more. , 2021
    • Representing clients in various fields including: Acupuncture, Massage, Photography, Videography, Psychotherapy, Cleaning Services, Ecological Restoration, Real Estate, Payment Systems, Veterinary Medicine, Childcare, Construction, Residential Rental, Insurance Services, Biological Products Services, and more. , 2020

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Partner at Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC, 2015

    Videos:

    • Companies try and scam business owners into purchasing employment posters that are available for free. Attorney Elkins discusses some pitfalls and how to avoid this scam. , Don't be Scammed by Employment Posters!, Business, Employment, 2020
    • The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the statewide mask mandate in a 4-3 ruling. Leslie Elkins, partner at Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC, joined TMJ4 News at Noon to discuss what happens next, Supreme Court overturns statewide mask mandate - what's next? , 2021

    Newsletters:

    • Employment, business and current legal event topics for Wisconsin business owners. , KEW Tips, Business, Employment
    • Contributor to articles on day-to-day employment law issues for businesses, Law at Work, InBusiness Blog

    Educational Background:

    • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. , 2009
    • The University of Illinois, Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Economics , 2006

    Industry Groups

    • Acupuncture
    • Cleaning
    • Coffee Shop
    • Construction/Remodeling
    • Digital Marketing
    • Ecological Restoration
    • Massage
    • Photography
    • Property Management
    • Real Estate
    • Restaurant
    • Retail
    • Salon
    • SEO

    Comments

    • “Leslie is an excellent attorney and is very dedicated to serving her small business clients. ”

    These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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    Office Location for Leslie B. Elkins

    2801 Coho St
    Suite 300
    Madison, WI 53713-3186

    Phone: 608-729-7968

    Fax: 608-260-7777

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    Last Updated: 6/18/2021

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