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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 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.

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Pete Albrecht has more than 30 years of experience representing small and large employers in their labor and employment legal needs. He has a strong foundation in traditional labor issues,…
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Associate
Brian Anhalt is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee Office.
Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Brian worked for the Michigan Supreme Court as a law clerk…
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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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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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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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Jeff Billings is a shareholder with Godfrey & Kahn’s Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration Practice Group, practicing in the firm’s Milwaukee and Appleton offices. He…
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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 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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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 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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Kate Campbell is a member of the Data Privacy & Cybersecurity and Technology & Digital Business practice groups. She holds the Certified Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US…
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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 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 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 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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Dennis Connolly is a member of the Securities Law Practice Group, focusing on securities and corporate law with extensive experience in public and private securities offerings, mergers and…
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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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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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Shane Delsman is a nationally recognized leader in intellectual property law and the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Shane’s unique career path has…
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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 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 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 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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Associate
Emily has a comprehensive transactional practice, handling mergers and acquisitions, general corporate matters, and antitrust law. She represents buyers and sellers in stock and asset…
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Associate
Lizbeth Free is an attorney in the Tax Practice Group. She focuses her practice on the tax and corporate law aspects of complex business transactions. Representative matters include…
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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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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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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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Shareholder
Jennifer Gregor is a shareholder in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups, and is the co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.…
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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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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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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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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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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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The Indian Nations Practice Group provides a full range of legal services to Indian nations, tribal housing authorities, tribal corporations and other Indian country entities, with a focus…
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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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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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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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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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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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Associate
Margaret Johnson is an attorney on the Investment Management Team. She represents investment companies and investment advisers with respect to SEC compliance and reporting obligations, fund…
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Shareholder
As the most experienced member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Nicholas A. Kees has represented clients in the management and procurement, worldwide, of large, mixed portfolios…
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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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Shareholder
Brett Koeller is a shareholder in our Milwaukee office and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, which includes, among others, our firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions, Private…
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Associate
David Konkel is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Milwaukee office.
David represents a broad range of clients in a variety of complex commercial disputes including:…
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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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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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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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Associate
Alexander Lemke is an attorney in the Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation practice groups. Alex advises clients on a wide range of intellectual property matters…
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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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Associate
Rebeca Lόpez is an associate in the Labor, Employment & Immigration Practice Group in the Milwaukee office.
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Associate
Yamilett Lopez’s practice focuses on various aspects of corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, corporate governance, and drafting commercial contracts. Prior…
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Associate
Deborah Machalow is an attorney in the Litigation Practice Group, focusing on complex civil litigation matters. Prior to joining the firm, Deborah was a law clerk to the Honorable William M…
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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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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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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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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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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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Shareholder
Laura Meronk is a shareholder in Godfrey & Kahn’s Corporate Law and Real Estate Practice Groups, practicing in the firm’s Appleton and Green Bay offices. Laura represents clients in a…
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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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Associate
Sarah Mueller is an attorney in the Labor, Employment & Immigration practice group. Sarah’s practice focuses on advising clients on a wide variety of day-to-day employment matters,…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Shareholder
Allison helps clients decipher complex legal and factual puzzles with the goal of identifying effective and efficient strategies for positive outcomes. Allison’s diverse practice focuses on…
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Kristin Roeper is a Shareholder in the firm's Corporate Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Kristin's practice concentrates on commercial loans and other commercial financing…
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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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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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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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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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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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Shareholder
Jon is a shareholder in our Green Bay office and a member of the Litigation Practice Group. The focus of Jon’s practice is complex business litigation, including complex contract disputes,…
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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…
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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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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…
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Special Counsel
Michael Taibleson helps his clients navigate the complex world of employee compensation and benefit matters. He advises employers, retirement plan fiduciaries, insurers and plan…
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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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Associate
Ryan Van De Hey is an attorney in the Estate Planning, Estate & Trust Administration Practice Group in the Madison office. His areas of practice include wills and trusts, business…
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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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Shareholder
C.J. is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Group. He focuses on the representation of public companies with respect to…
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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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Associate
Erin has more than ten years’ experience helping lenders, trade vendors, committees, debtors, buyers, and other creditors navigate all facets of insolvency, bankruptcy, and financial…
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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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Associate
Zach Willenbrink is a member of Godfrey & Kahn’s Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Milwaukee office.
Zach represents clients in many types of litigation, primarily those involving…
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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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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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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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Jennifer Wolff is a shareholder in the Corporate Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Jennifer focuses her practice on commercial financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions and…
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Shareholder
Matt Wuest is a member of the firm's Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Groups.
Matt has represented clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, focusing on…
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