July 20, 2017

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Phone: 800-622-0607

von Briesen & Roper, s.c. is not your traditional law firm. We transform the traditional law firm into a modern platform for legal innovation. We combine our industry leading expertise with innovative technology and a creative approach to problem-solving to generate game-changing advantages for our clients.

Recognized as a great place to work and founded on our core values of unparalleled service and recognized expertise, we provide innovative, cost-effective, value added and practical legal advice and effective representation.

Founded in 1904, we are today more than 100 lawyers strong and the seventh largest law firm in Wisconsin with offices in Milwaukee and Madison. Our practice is global, national, regional and local and we are regularly chosen by industry leaders for their most significant and complicated legal matters while at the same time assisting growing businesses, startups and entrepreneurs in addressing their legal needs. Neither “Big Law” nor a “small firm”, we fit the niche that sophisticated consumers of legal services seek.

Contributing authors from von Briesen & Roper, S.C.:

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Pat Bergin is a registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and chairs the firm’s Patent Law Section. He regularly assists clients with a broad range of...
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Gilbert Berthelsen, Von Briesen, School Law Attorney, government legislation lawyer, board of education legal counsel
Shareholder
Gilbert Berthelsen is a Shareholder and Chairs the firm’s School Law Section. For the past twenty years he has practiced primarily in the area of school law. In October of 2002, Gib...
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Paralegal
Bill Bracken serves as a Research Coordinator for the firm. He assists public employers in complex and sensitive collective bargaining negotiations, interest arbitration and grievance...
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Philip J. Bradbury, Von Briesen, commercial litigation lawyer, construction law attorney
Phil Bradbury is a Shareholder in the Madison office. He focuses his practice on commercial law and litigation, construction law and litigation, real estate, alternative dispute resolution...
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Doris Brosnan, Health Care benefits lawyer, Immigration attorney, von Briesen, employment policy legal counsel, workplace harassment representation
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Doris Brosnan is a Shareholder and Leader of the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Section, and focuses exclusively on assisting clients with employment issues. Doris regularly advises health...
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Kraig Byron, risk management lawyer, labor litigation attorney, von Briesen, outdoor advertising law, family issues legal counsel
Shareholder
Kraig Byron is a Shareholder in the Litigation & Risk Management Practice Group. Kraig offers many years of experience in the areas of complex business litigation, labor &...
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Michael Carlton, Von Briesen, Trial Attorney, Policy analyst Lawyer, Environment EPA Law, private entities legal counsel, transactional representation
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Mike Carlton worked as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., representing the EPA and other government agencies. Thereafter, he worked as a senior attorney...
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Nick Castronovo, risk management attorney, von Briesen, civil litigation, property damage claims lawyer, OSHA counseling, citation defense legal counsel
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Nick Castronovo is a member of the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. His practice focuses on commercial and business litigation including contract and lease disputes,...
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Smitha Chintamaneni, business contract Attorney, construction lawyer, von Briesen, commercial liability legal counsel
Shareholder
Smitha Chintamaneni is a Shareholder and represents businesses in contractual, real estate, eminent domain, taxation, insurance coverage, and probate issues. Smitha also provides insurance...
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David Cisar, Banking lawyer, Commercial Transactions Attorney, Von Briesen, inter-creditor agreement legal counsel, financing law
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Dave Cisar chairs the Banking and Commercial Transactions Section of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He represents financial institutions and businesses in all aspects of commercial finance,...
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Our Construction Law and Litigation team represents clients in all aspects of construction-related matters. Our team assists clients on construction projects – big and small, in Wisconsin...
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Catherine Conway, ERISA HIPAA attorney, von Briesen, self-insured health plans lawyer, Affordable Care Act legal counsel
Shareholder
Catherine Conway has worked extensively with clients on designing and administering qualified and nonqualified retirement and deferred compensation plans, insured and self-insured health...
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Charles W. Cousland, Von Briesen, Real Estate Development Lawyer, Construction Disputes Attorney
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Charlie Cousland is the Chair of the Real Estate Group. He has significant experience in real estate transactions and leasing, real estate development and construction and land use disputes...
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Randall D. Crocker, president, CEO von Briesen Roper, law firm
Shareholder
Randall D. Crocker is a shareholder with thirty-five years of experience in the practice of law. He emphasizes problem solving in his practice and has handled some of his clients most...
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Thomas R. Crone, Public and Private Sector Employment Attorney, Von Briesen Law firm
Partner
Tom Crone is a Shareholder in the Madison office. He has extensive experience representing public and private sector clients in a variety of labor and employment matters and has...
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David Edquist, Environmental lawyer, Health care industry attorney, Von Briesen, commercial dispute representation, administrative tribunal legal counsel
Shareholder
David Edquist brings a risk management approach to his work with the firm’s health care and business clients that is based on over thirty years of experience in litigating commercial...
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Linda Emery, Commercial, Litigation, interactive television Attorney, Von Briesen, trademark lawyer, software licensing legal counsel
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Linda specializes in the areas of new media, social media, internet law and content, interactive television, consumer privacy, software licensing and trademark law. She has a wealth of...
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Energy and water are fundamental to our economy and health, shaping our daily lives and influencing our business operations. The way we produce and use energy is ever changing. With...
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Sarah Erdmann is a member of the Business Practice Group. Her practice focuses on general business and corporate matters. Prior to joining von Briesen, Sarah interned in the legal...
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George Evans, Von Briesen, Estate Planning Attorney, pension planning lawyer, profit-sharing legal counsel, transfer taxation law
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George Evans began his legal career representing privately owned companies with the objective of helping such companies and their owners and employees achieve financial goals. This included...
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Jeffrey Evans, Insurance Risk Management Attorney, Von Briesen, insurance coverage litigator, general tort lawyer, legal malpractice counsel
Attorney
Jeff Evans is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. His practice focuses on the preparation of insurance coverage opinions, insurance coverage litigation, and...
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Jason is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He works with clients to provide creative dispute resolution outcomes that avoid litigation, minimize...
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Brittany Finlayson, Intellectual Property Attorney, von Briesen, corporate lawyer, retail real estate legal counsel, technology law matters
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Brittany Finlayson is a member of the Business Practice Group. Her practice focuses on intellectual property, as well as general business and corporate matters. During law school, Brittany...
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Mark Foley, bankruptcy lawyer, appellate attorney, von Briesen, industry trade association legal counsel, data security representation
Shareholder
Mark F. Foley is a Shareholder at von Briesen & Roper, s.c. with more than 25 years experience meeting the complex business and legal needs of clients ranging from individual business...
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Nathan Fronk, Commercial lawyer, construction attorney, von Briesen, environmental compliance enforcement legal counsel, civil litigation defense
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Nathan Fronk is a member of the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He represents businesses, insurers, financial institutions, health care providers and individuals, helping...
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Andrew Frost primarily focuses his practice on employment counseling, employment litigation, private-sector labor relations and employee benefits. He routinely counsels employers on...
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Lisa M. Gingerich, Von Briesen Law Firm, Health Care Attorney
Shareholder
Lisa Gingerich is a Shareholder in the Health Law Section. She is a practical, solutions-oriented advisor that advises clients on transactions, strategic opportunities and implementing...
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The Government Law Group is a dynamic team of more than 30 lawyers and other professionals who are dedicated to addressing the many legal issues that confront those in the public sector....
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Kyle Gulya, appellate, corporate, employment, attorney, von Briesen, law firm
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Kyle Gulya is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Law Section. Kyle advises both public and private sector employers with employment-and labor-related issues including regulatory...
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Andrew Guzikowski, finance, attorney, von Briesen, law firm
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Andy Guzikowski is a Shareholder and Chair of the Firm’s Public Finance Section. Andy has had more than 25 years of experience in public finance. He has served as bond counsel and issued...
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Jill Pedigo Hall, Von Briesen, FMLA administration attorney, disability accommodation lawyer
Jill Pedigo Hall combines her experience in operating her own company with years of employment law practice to provide creative, strategic counsel and defense to employers of every size on...
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Chrissy Harniel, Education Law, FERPA, Student Discipline, FMLA, von Briesen Law Firm
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Chrissy Hamiel focuses on all aspects of education law, including Title IX, FERPA, student discipline and expulsions, student and athletic codes, and policies and procedures. She advises on...
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Devin Hayes is a member of von Briesen’s Labor and Employment Law Section. He represents public and private sector clients in all areas of employment law including discrimination defense,...
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von Briesen & Roper’s Health Care Practice Group provides comprehensive legal services to the health care industry nationwide as both general counsel and special project counsel. Our...
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Ryan P. Heiden, VonBriesen, labor employment lawyer, student governance attorney
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Ryan Heiden is a member of the Government Law Group where he focuses his practice on school law, municipal law, and labor and employment issues. His work for school districts includes open...
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Thomas W. Henshue, Von Briesen Roper, Venture Capital Financing Lawyer, Biotech Attorney,
Shareholder
Thom is a Shareholder in the Madison office of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business owner, executive and attorney with a deep...
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John Edward Hintz, Von Briesen Law Firm, Health Care Attorney
Attorney
John Hintz is a member of the Health Care Practice Group, and focuses his practice on health care business transactions, including structuring clinically integrated organizations,...
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Kenneth Hoogstra, ERISA, Immigration, Attorney, von Briesen, law firm
Shareholder
Ken Hoogstra maintains an extensive employee benefits practice, advising clients on such matters as ERISA compliance for group health, welfare and pension plans, and the design and...
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Thomas S. Hornig, Advertising, Corporate, Civil Litigation Attorney, von Briesen
Shareholder
Tom Hornig is a Shareholder in the Madison Office and chairs the firm’s eminent domain and outdoor advertising sections. He deals with takings in all forms including actual takes,...
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Thomas J. Kammerait, Corporate Attorney, von Briesen Law firm
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Tom Kammerait is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Business Practice Group. Tom represents businesses on all aspects of their corporate and business needs including transactional matters,...
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Chris Koehnke focuses on municipal law and civil litigation. He has extensive experience representing clients in courts throughout Wisconsin. He currently serves as the Assistant Village...
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James R. Korom, von Briesen Law Firm, labor law attorney
Shareholder
James Korom has been involved in advising public and private sector clients on all aspects of labor and employment law; he has acted as chief spokesperson in negotiations; he has advised...
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Frank Kowalkowsk, Indian Affairs Attorney and  Shareholder, von Briesen Roper Law Firm, Green Bay
Frank Kowalkowski is a Shareholder in the Green Bay office. He has an extensive Federal Indian Law practice representing municipalities, counties, state governments, businesses and...
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Jenifer Kraemer is a Shareholder in the Madison office. Her practice focuses primarily on construction law and litigation, real estate and business law. Jenifer is listed in The Best...
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 Beth Kushner, Litigation Attorney, von Briesen Law Firm, commercial disputes lawyer
Shareholder
Beth Kushner specializes in complex litigation and has successfully handled a broad range of business and commercial disputes, product liability claims, fraud and RICO cases, antitrust...
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Our Labor and Employment Group attorneys specialize in all areas of management labor and employment issues. A significant portion of the practice focuses on prevention – making sure...
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In von Briesen & Roper’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group, we pride ourselves on obtaining the best results for our clients, whether it involves formal litigation,...
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Susan Lovern, complex business litigation attorney, Von Briesen law firm
Shareholder
Susan Lovern is a Shareholder representing clients in the area of complex business litigation and appeals in state and federal courts and in arbitration proceedings. She has substantial...
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Jeffrey E. Mark, Health Care Attorney, von Briesen law Firm
Shareholder
Jeff Mark is a member of both the Health Care Practice Group and the Business Practice Group. Jeff advises hospitals, multi-institutional health care systems, physician groups and specialty...
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Gottlieb John Marmet, Von Briesen law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Gottlieb John Marmet is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. John is a registered patent attorney and focuses his practice on intellectual property law...
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Robert A. Mathers, CPA, Private Wealth Services Attorney, Von Briesen Law Firm
Attorney
Bob Mathers is a Shareholder providing legal and business advisory services to Midwest businesses and their owners with a focus on closely-held businesses, estate planning and private...
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Timothy C. McDonald, Health Care Attorney, Von Briesen Law Firm
Shareholder
Timothy McDonald is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Compensation & Benefits/ERISA Section. His practice focuses on health and welfare, corporate pension, 401(k), profit sharing,...
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Peter F. Mullaney, Von Briesen Law FIrm, Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Peter Mullaney is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group, specializing in personal injury litigation, business disputes, and insurance coverage contests. Before...
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Douglas Raines, Von Briesen, risk management lawyer, insurance defense counsel, land use attorney, real estate litigator
Shareholder
Doug Raines is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. His practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation, insurance defense, and appellate work....
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Jessica Reginato, Von Briesen, product liability Attorney, toxic tort litigator, personal injury legal counsel, construction defects lawyer, fair dealership law
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Jessica Reginato is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. She represents corporate and individual clients in matters involving product liability and...
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Philip Reid, Von Briesen, toxic tort Attorney, asbestos legal counsel, insurance coverage lawyer, professional liability law, personal injury representation
Shareholder
Phil Reid is an equity shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. His practice focuses solely on litigation, with a particular emphasis on asbestos and toxic tort...
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Michael L. Riopel, Von Briesen, real estate, leasing, and business transactions Lawyer
Mike Riopel focuses his practice on the structuring, documentation and negotiation of complex financing, real estate, leasing, and business transactions using his strong background in...
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Christopher Riordan, Von Briesen, Risk Management Attorney, personal injury lawyer, insurance coverage issue litigation, medical negligence legal counsel
Shareholder
Christopher Riordan is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. Chris’ practice focuses on medical negligence, hospital malpractice, personal injury, insurance...
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Joseph M. Russell, Von Briesen Law Firm, Litigation Attorney
Shareholder
Joseph Russell is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He has litigated a wide variety of cases in state and federal courts throughout the country, including...
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Mark Schmidt, Risk Management Attorney, Von Briesen, non-competition lawyer, commission dispute legal counsel, supply chain issue litigator
Shareholder
Mark Schmidt is a Shareholder who practices with the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group and Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Restructuring and Real Estate Sections in the Milwaukee...
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Donald Schoenfeld, Real Estate Attorney, VonBrisen, performance contracting lawyer, joint venture legal counsel, credit facility enforcement law
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Don Schoenfeld is a shareholder and past chair of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. His expertise includes all aspects of real estate acquisition, construction, performance contracting...
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Christopher Schreiber, Bankruptcy lawyer, Real Estate development Attorney, Von Briesen, discounted payoff agreement legal counsel, foreclosure representation, banking association law
Shareholder
Christopher Schreiber is a Shareholder in the Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Restructuring & Real Estate Practice Group. His practice is primarily focused on three distinct yet often...
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Ryan Siehr, Health, Technology Attorney, von Briesen Law Firm
Ryan Siehr is a member of the Business Practice Group and the Health Law and Technology Law Sections. He focuses his practice on business transactions, licensing, start-up and business...
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Rebecca Simoni, Von Briesen, business succession planning attorney, commercial transactions lawyer, estate tax legal counsel, marital property agreement law
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Rebecca Simoni is a Shareholder in the firm’s Business Practice Group. She advises for-profit and non-profit entities, individual clients and financial institutions in a variety of business...
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William Taibl, Von Briesen, Real Estate Attorney, truth in lending lawyer, land development legal counsel, regulatory compliance law, ECOA representation
Shareholder
Bill Taibl has an extensive practice in nearly all areas of financial institution representation and in a wide variety of real estate related matters. He regularly provides counsel on law...
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Lauren Triebenbach, Bankruptcy Attorney, Von Briesen, construction contract lawyer, condo association legal counsel, commercial lease law, national corporation representation
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Lauren Triebenbach is a member of the (1) Banking and Commercial Transactions, (2) Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights, (3) Real Estate, (4) Construction Law and Litigation, and (5) Commercial...
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Geoffrey Trotier, Von Briesen, employment litigator, discrimination claim defense, Family Medical Leave attorney, wage hour dispute lawyer, human resource legal counsel, non-compete agreement law
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Geoff Trotier is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Law Section. Geoff proactively assists businesses of all sizes and complexities as well as municipalities and school districts in...
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Roy Wagner, Von Briesen, construction legal dispute counsel, contractor attorney, property developer lawyer, project completion law
Shareholder
Roy Wagner is a Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Construction Law and Litigation Section. The largest segment of his commercial practice relates to construction matters including...
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Anne E. Wal, Real Estate, Construction, Bankruptcy Attorney, VonBriesen law firm
Shareholder
Anne is a Shareholder in the Real Estate, Construction Law and Banking, Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Sections of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. She represents privately and publicly...
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Stacy Gerber Ward is a Shareholder and Leader of von Briesen’s Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations Section. Stacy focuses on helping clients respond to government...
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James Wawrzyn, Mergers Acquisitions Attorney, Von Briesen, stakeholder engagement lawyer, contract negotiation legal counsel, supply-chain alternatives law
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James Wawrzyn counsels clients on commercial contract negotiation, mergers and acquisitions, supply-chain alternatives, and general corporate matters. James collaborates with clients to...
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Daniel S. Welytok, Corporate Attorney, Von Briesen Law firm
Shareholder
Dan Welytok has been practicing law since 1987. Dan’s practice focuses on helping management achieve practical results in all aspects of business. He assists clients with tax issues,...
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William West, Mergers Acquisitions Attorney, Von Briesen, corporate governance lawyer, business formation legal counsel, succession planning, commercial real estate law
Shareholder
Bill West is a Shareholder and serves as the Chair of the Firm’s Business Section, which is comprised of more than 30 attorneys practicing in the various core business specialty areas. Bill...
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David A. Westrup, Insurance Attorney, Von Briesen law firm
Shareholder
David Westrup is an equity shareholder and member of the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group and Chair of the Drug and Medical Device Litigation Section. He advises...
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Brion Winters, von Briesen, Bankruptcy Attorney, wealth management lawyer, investment legal counsel, developer law
Shareholder
Brion is a Shareholder in the Banking, Bankruptcy, Business Restructuring and Real Estate Practice Group and practices in the firm’s Milwaukee office. A significant portion of Brion’s...
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