December 6, 2019

Godfrey & Kahn S.C.

Godfrey & Kahn provides high-level service and creative legal solutions to its clients. For nearly 55 years, our attorneys and staff have been guided by five core values originally set forth by our founders: A focus on our clients' success, trust in one another and our clients, a culture of teamwork that helps us achieve more together, a work ethic to achieve whatever is possible, and an integrity that keeps us focused on the right thing to do for our employees, our clients, and our communities. Our firm was founded on a simple idea - judge our success by the success of our clients. We serve clients by first understanding their business and their needs, and then by offering strategic legal advice and smart, practical solutions to real-world problems.

Our attorneys are quick to collaborate in the interest of client success and service their needs with efficiency and responsiveness. With six locations across Wisconsin and in Washington D.C., our attorneys have made it a point to become an integral part of the communities they serve. Whether we are taking on pro bono cases, supporting environmental causes, or offering university scholarships to promising students, we're proud to be strengthening bonds with our neighbors, within our firm, and in our global business community.

Contributing authors from Godfrey & Kahn S.C. :

Jon Anderson Labor & Employment Attorney
Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group
Jon Anderson is the Madison office managing partner and a shareholder in the Labor & Employment Practice Group, a team he led for over ten years. He represents management in all aspects...
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Michael Apfeld Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Mike Apfeld, a shareholder and a member of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group in Milwaukee, devotes the majority of his practice to civil appeals and complex motion practice. He has...
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Wend Arends Government Attorney
Special Counsel
Wendy Arends is special counsel in the firm’s Madison office where she advises businesses, organizations and trade associations regarding their interactions with local, state and federal...
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Daniel Barnes Employment & Tax Attorney
Associate
Daniel Barnes is an associate in the Employee Benefits and Tax Practice Groups in the Milwaukee office. Daniel focuses his practice on employee benefits and executive compensation. He has...
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Nina Beck Commercial Litigation Attorney
Associate
Nina Beck is commercial litigator and a member of the firm’s Financial Services Litigation and Government Investigations, White Collar and Compliance practice groups in the Milwaukee office...
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Zachary Bemis insurance lawyer Godfrey Kahn
Special Counsel
Zach Bemis is an administrative and regulatory attorney and a member of the firm’s Insurance Practice and Political Law Groups. Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Zach served as Chief...
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Sean Bosak Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Sean Bosack is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group in the Milwaukee office and a member of the Government Investigations, White Collar & Compliance Practice Group. Since...
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Shannon Braun Estate Planning Attorney
Associate
Shannon Braun is a shareholder and a member of the Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. She works closely with her clients to help them...
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Molly Bussie Investment Management Attorney
Associate
Molly Bussie is an associate in the Milwaukee office and a member of the Investment Management Practice Group. Molly represents investment companies and investment advisers with respect to...
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Marvin Bynum Real Estate Attorney
Associate
Marvin Bynum is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group and is based in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Marvin tackles challenges with a pragmatic, level-headed approach, partnering with...
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Chris Cahlamer Investment Management Attorney
Shareholder
Chris Cahlamer is the team leader of the firm’s Investment Management Practice Group, where he practices in investment management and securities law, focusing on investment companies,...
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Christie Carrino Litigation Attorney
Associate
Christie Carrino is an associate in the Milwaukee office and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Christie focuses her practice on disputes surrounding stock and asset purchase...
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John Clancy Environment & Energy Attorney
Shareholder
John Clancy is a shareholder and the leader of the Environmental Strategies and Energy Strategies Practice Groups. John provides environmental and energy-related services to a wide variety...
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Todd Cleary Employee Benefits Attorney
Shareholder
Todd Cleary is a shareholder in the firm’s Employee Benefits Practice Group. Todd works extensively with retirement plans, such as ESOPs, pension, profit sharing, 401(k), 403(b), 457, cash...
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Kieran Coe Tax & Corporate Attorney
Associate
Kieran Coe is an associate in the Tax Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on the tax and corporate law aspects of complex business transactions. ...
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Maggie Cook Litigation Attorney
Associate
Maggie Cook is a member of Godfrey & Kahn’s Litigation Practice Group and practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Maggie represents a broad range of clients in a variety of complex...
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Godfrey & Kahn has a diverse and deep client base, ranging from multinational publicly traded and privately held companies to middle market and family-owned businesses. Our clients rely...
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John Donahue Tax & Employee Benefits Attorney
Shareholder
John Donahue is a shareholder in the Tax and Employee Benefits Practice Group. He works in the Milwaukee office. John’s practice includes tax, employment and corporate law with a primary...
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Ellen Drought Investment Management Attorney
Shareholder
Ellen Drought is a shareholder in the Investment Management Practice Group, where she specializes in investment management law. Ellen provides advice to mutual funds, investment advisers...
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Annie Eiden Labor & Employment Attorney
Shareholder
Annie Eiden is a shareholder in the Green Bay office and is a member of both the Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups. Her practice focuses on employment litigation and she...
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Dan Flaherty Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Dan Flaherty is an experienced trial lawyer and member of the Litigation Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex business litigation. Prior to joining the Firm, Dan was a Federal...
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Chris Flower Litigation Attorney
Associate
Chris Flowers is an attorney in the Litigation Practice Group and an active member of the firm's Distribution, Franchise & Dealership Litigation practice.  Chris concentrates his...
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James Friedman Insurance Attorney
Shareholder
James Friedman is the team leader of the Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group and former co-team leader of the Litigation Practice Group, working out of the Madison office. He...
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Kerry Gabrielson, Litigation Attorney, Godfrey Kahn, Law Firm
Associate
Kerry Gabrielson is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Madison office. While in law school, Kerry worked for the Public Service Commission as a law clerk and served as a...
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Rufino Gaytán, Labor & Employment Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm "
Associate
Rufino Gaytán is an associate member of the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Milwaukee. Rufino assists private and public employers in addressing general human resource...
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Carol A. Gehl, Securities Law Attorney, Godfrey and Kahn law firm
Shareholder
Carol Gehl is a shareholder and the team leader of the Securities Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Carol’s practice is focused on investment management entities, including mutual...
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Stevin George, MIlwaukee, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm, Environmental Attorney
Associate
Stevin George is an associate in the Environmental Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee Office. While attending law school, Stevin worked as a student attorney for the Federal Appellate...
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Gardner Govan Attorney, Estate Planning, Godfrey & Kahn Law Firm
Attorney
Gardner Govan is the former chair of Godfrey & Kahn’s Estate Planning Group in the Milwaukee office, where his practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, business...
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Mark Hancock, Litigation Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Associate
Mark Hancock is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Madison office. He has litigated numerous complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout the...
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Jennifer A. Hannon, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm, fiduciary income taxation lawyer
Member
Jennifer A. Hannon is a member of the Estate Planning Group.  Jennifer’s practice focuses on fiduciary income taxation, estate and gift taxation, probate and trust administration, and the...
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Arthur J Harrington environmental law attorney godfrey & Kahn Lawn Firm
Shareholder
Art is chair of the firm's Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Law Practice Group and a member of the Environmental & Energy Law Practice Group. He has a reputation for...
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C. Wade Harrison, Godfrey Kahn Law firm, Labor law attorney
Member
C. Wade Harrison is a member of the Labor, Employment & Immigration and Health Care Practice Groups in the Madison office. Wade's practice involves advising and representing both...
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Kendall W. Harrison, Commercial Insurance Litigator, Godfrey Kahn, Law firm
Shareholder
Kendall Harrison is a commercial litigator who regularly handles insurance, reinsurance and class action matters. In recent years, his practice has taken him from California to New York and...
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Susan Hoaglund, Investment Management Attorney, Godfrey Kahn law firm
Member
Susan Hoaglund is a member of the Investment Management Practice Group. Susan provides advice to investment advisers, investment companies, broker-dealers and banks regarding legal,...
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Jonathan R. Ingrisano, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Member
Jonathan Ingrisano is a member of the Litigation Practice Group and practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Jonathan concentrates his practice in two areas. The first is Estate, Trust...
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Godfrey & Kahn has one of the Midwest's largest investment management practices, with a team of attorneys dedicated solely to investment management clients. Our team offers a wide range...
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Kristen Irgens, investment legal advisor, Godfrey Kahn, Law practice, Milwaukee
Associate
Kristen is an associate in the Investment Management and Corporate Practice Groups. Kristen represents investment companies and investment advisers with respect to compliance matters, fund...
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Jodi Jensen, Administrative Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn Law Firm
Associate
Jodi Jensen is an administrative and regulatory attorney and a member of the firm’s Political Law Practice Group. Each day, Jodi helps clients navigate and comply with campaign finance,...
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Josh Johanningmeier, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm, Madison, Labor and Employment, Insurance Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Josh is a shareholder in Godfrey & Kahn’s Products Liability & Torts Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Litigation and Insurance Practice Groups....
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Lecia D. Johnson, Tax and Employee Benefits Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Lecia Johnson is a shareholder on the Tax and Employee Benefits Group in Milwaukee. Lecia counsels both publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as executives, on compensation...
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John L. Kirtley, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Partner
John L. Kirtley is a partner in the firm's Litigation Practice Group, a member of its Board of Directors, and Chair of its Financial Services Litigation Group. In his 26 years of practice,...
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Maria L. Kreiter, complex litigation attorney, Godfrey Kahn, law firm
Shareholder
Maria L. Kreiter is a shareholder in the litigation group of Godfrey & Kahn's Milwaukee office. Her practice focuses on complex business litigation, primarily in the areas of banking...
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Pamela M. Krill, Godfrey Kahn, Investment management lawyer, Stock Exchanges Attorney
Pam Krill is an attorney in the firm’s Investment Management Practice Group. She practices securities and corporate law with particular emphasis on investment adviser/ investment company...
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Margaret Kurlinski, Labor & Employment Attorney with Godfrey Kahn
Associate
Meg Kurlinski is an associate member of Godfrey & Kahn's Labor and Employment Practice Group. Meg assists clients with a variety of labor and employment matters, including the...
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The firm's Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group has a long history of successfully representing businesses in labor and employment disputes. In addition to its strong...
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Scott LeBlanc, Labor & Employment Attorney with Godfrey Kahn
Member
Scott LeBlanc is an associate in the firm's Labor, Employment & Immigration and Health Care Practice Groups. Scott represents a wide range of employers, including health systems,...
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Michael J. Lokensgard, Godfrey Kahn, Industrial Property Development Lawyer, Real Estate Attorney
Shareholder
Michael J. Lokensgard is a shareholder in the Firm's Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups in the firm's Appleton office. Mike counsels businesses and business owners with respect to...
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Rebeca Lopez, Labor & Employment Attorney with Godfrey Kahn
Associate
Rebeca Lόpez is an associate in the Labor, Employment & Immigration Practice Group in the Milwaukee office.
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Richard S. Marcus, Godfrey Kahn, Financial institutions Attorney, Remote Deposit Regulation lawyer
Member
Rick Marcus is a member of the Financial Institutions Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Rick's primary practice involves representing financial institutions and other businesses in...
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Aaron McCann, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm, Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Aaron McCann is an associate in the firm’s Green Bay office and a member of the Labor, Employment & Immigration Practice Group. Aaron’s practice is focused on counseling and advocating...
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John McDonald, Corporate Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Member
John McDonald is a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, Technology & Digital Business Practice Group and co-chair of the Emerging Companies Practice Group. He is a...
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Christine McLaughlin, Labor Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Christine Liu McLaughlin is a shareholder and chair of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Christine also is the immediate-past chair of the firm's Women'...
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Sarah E. McNally, Tax Planning Attorney, Godfrey Kahn, Law Firm
Member
Sarah McNally is a member of the Tax Planning Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. In addition to general tax planning, Sarah focuses her practice on the tax and corporate law aspects of...
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Katheryn A. Mills, Godfrey Kahn, Labor Litigation Lawyer, Employment Immigration Attorney
Associate
Katie Mills is an associate in the firm’s Milwaukee office and a member of the Labor, Employment & Immigration Practice Group. While attending law school, Katie was an intern at...
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Carol A. Muratore, Real Estate Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn Law Firm
Carol Muratore is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. She counsels clients on the purchase, development, financing, leasing and sale of real estate. Carol...
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Patrick S. Murphy, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm, Financial Institutions Attorney
Shareholder
Patrick Murphy is a shareholder in the Banking & Financial Institutions and Securities Practice Groups in the firm's Milwaukee and Madison offices. Patrick concentrates his practice on...
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Daniel Narvey Litgation Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Associate
Daniel Narvey is an associate in the Milwaukee office and a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. During law school, Daniel worked on litigation and policy matters for the Duke...
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Joseph M. Nicks Litigation Attorney in Green Bay office Godfrey Kahn law firm
Shareholder
Joseph M. Nicks is a member of the Litigation Practice Group in the Green Bay office. He concentrates his practice on business litigation in Wisconsin and Federal Courts, including...
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Carrie Noonan Healthcare Lawyer Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Practice Group Coordinator
Carrie works closely with the firm's Health Care Practice Group.  She is instrumental in the implementation and maintenance of the group's strategic goals. Carrie has developed and...
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Kevin J. O'Connor, Litigation Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Kevin O’Connor is chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice Group and has offices in both Madison and Milwaukee. He has more than twenty years of experience in antitrust, trade...
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Thomas O'Day, Health Care Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn Law Firm
Special Counsel
Tom O’Day is a member of the Labor & Employment and Health Care Practice Groups in the Madison Office. Tom’s practice focuses on advising and representing employers in every aspect of...
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Andrew S. Oettinger business disputes lawyer Godfrey Kahn law firm
Shareholder
Andrew Oettinger is a shareholder in Godfrey & Kahn’s Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee office. Andy represents clients in a variety of commercial litigation and...
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Jennifer M. Olk, Estate Planning Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Special Counsel
Jennifer M. Olk focuses her practice in estate planning and administration. She assists her clients with all aspects of estate planning including marital property, private foundations,...
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Mark E. O’Neill Real Estate Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Mark E. O’Neill is a shareholder and chair of the Real Estate Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Mark counsels clients and is experienced in all phases of commercial real estate law...
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Douglas J. Patch Tax Law Attorney Godfrey & Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Doug Patch is the leader of the Tax Practice Group and a shareholder in the firm’s Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on the tax and corporate law aspects of complex business...
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David H. Patzer Taxation Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
David Patzer is the chair of Godfrey & Kahn's Estate Planning Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. His areas of practice include fiduciary income taxation, estate and gift taxation,...
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James N Phillips Tax Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Jim Phillips is a shareholder in the Tax and International Law Practice Groups in the Milwaukee office. His practice is concentrated in the areas of domestic and international tax...
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Brian Pierson Tribal Lawyer Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Brian Pierson leads Godfrey & Kahn's Indian Nations Law Team. Brian clerked for federal district judge Myron L. Gordon before entering private practice. Brian has more than 20 years...
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Jed A. Roher Tax Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Jed A. Roher is an associate in the Tax and Employee Benefits and Corporate Practice Groups. Based primarily in the firm's Madison office, Jed also spends significant time in Milwaukee.
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Sarah A. Sargent Associate Milwaukee Cybersecurity Practice Group, Technology & Digital Business Practice Group
Associate
Sarah Sargent is a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group and Technology & Digital Business Practice Group. She holds the CIPP/US and CIPP/E certifications from...
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Gene Schaeffer Labor & Employment Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Gene Schaeffer is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Madison office. He concentrates his practice primarily in immigration law and employment law. As a member of...
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Sarah R. Schenck, Godfrey Kahn, commercial, industrial, tribal and municipal clients
Associate
Sarah Schenck is an associate in the Environment & Energy Strategies Practice Group. Sarah advises commercial, industrial, tribal and municipal clients on a wide range of environmental...
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Andy Schlidt Shareholder Milwaukee Technology & Digital Business, the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity
Shareholder
Andy Schlidt is a shareholder in the Technology & Digital Business, the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity and the Corporate legal practice groups.  He advises clients in commercial...
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Linda S. Schmidt Constitutional Law Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Special Counsel
Linda is a commercial litigator who regularly helps clients resolve their most difficult disputes, particularly in the areas of business torts, constitutional law, and insurance. Since...
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Godfrey & Kahn's Securities Practice Group regularly represents a broad range of companies in matters involving federal and state securities laws, mergers and acquisitions, corporate...
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Thomas Shorter Healthcare Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Thomas N. Shorter is a shareholder in the firm's Madison office and Chair of the Health Care Team. Tom represents hospitals, physicians' groups, research institutions and health care...
608-284-2239
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Timothy C. Smith Tax and Employee Benefits Attorney Godfrey Kahn law firm
Associate
Tim Smith is a tax attorney in Godfrey & Kahn’s Milwaukee office. His practice focuses primarily on the federal and state income tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other business...
414-287-9622
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Todd Smith Insurance Attorney Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Since joining the firm, Todd has helped clients resolve their most difficult commercial disputes, including those involving employee benefits and insurance coverage. Todd has represented...
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Brian Spahn Internal Investigations Lawyer Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Brian Spahn is a member of the litigation group of Godfrey & Kahn's Milwaukee office. Brian's practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar defense and internal...
414-287-9314
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Danny S. Tang, Real estate lawyer Godfrey Kahn
Associate
Danny S. Tang is an associate in the firm's Real Estate Practice Group in Madison. He offers commercial entities assistance and advice on real estate acquisition, finance, development and...
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Charles Vogel Healthcare lawyer Godfrey Kahn
Shareholder
Chuck Vogel is a shareholder in the Corporate and Health Care Practice Groups in the Milwaukee office. Chuck represents business clients involved in diverse industries and provides counsel...
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Justin Special counsel  co-chair Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group
Special Counsel
Justin serves as special counsel and is co-chair of the firm’s Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group. He is also a member of the firm’s Technology & Digital Business Practice...
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Peter Wilder Financial Attorney Godfrey Kahn
Shareholder
Peter Wilder is a shareholder with the Banking and Financial Institutions Practice Group. His clients include banks, mortgage companies, finance companies, financial services company...
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Eric J. Wilson, White Collar Defense, Attorney, Godfrey Kahn Law Firm
Shareholder
Eric Wilson is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group, and a member of the Government Investigations, White Collar & Compliance; International Trade Compliance; and Antitrust...
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Mark Witt Corporate Lawyer Godfrey Kahn
Shareholder
Mark Witt is a shareholder in the firm’s Milwaukee office and member of the Corporate Practice Group. His practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, financings, private...
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Edward Witte Environmental lawyer Godfrey Kahn
Shareholder
Ned Witte is a shareholder in the Environmental Strategies Practice Group. He represents clients in the service and manufacturing industries as well as government bodies in a wide range of...
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Mike Wittenwyler Administrative and regulatory lawyer Godfrey Kahn
Shareholder
Mike Wittenwyler is an administrative and regulatory attorney at Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., and the lead attorney in the firm's Political Law Group. Splitting his time between Madison,...
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Godfrey & Kahn has been selected for the 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership Award for their coverage of Tribal Law. Godfrey's monthly  Indian Nations Law Updates covers relevant litigation and regulation impacting this area of law, and it provides NLR Readers with the legal analysis they need to stay up to date. 

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