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von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

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 180 professionals strong with offices throughout Wisconsin and in Chicago. 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.

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Chris Avallone Co-Chairs von Briesen’s Appellate Section and is a member of the Commercial and Business Litigation Section. He has represented a wide variety of clients in both the…
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Dev Baumbach is a Shareholder in the Madison office. He has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in commercial litigation, business, construction, real estate and…
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Edric Bautista is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. His practice focuses on advising and representing clients in insurance coverage matters arising…
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Scott has been a practicing patent attorney since 1996. For the past several years he has been entirely focused on patent prosecution and opinion work. Some of the technologies with which…
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Pat Bergin is a registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is the chair of the Information Technology, Data Privacy and Security Section and regularly…
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Gilbert Berthelsen focuses his practice in the area of school law. In October of 2002, Gib received the George Tipler Medal for distinguished service in school law. His book, “Wisconsin…
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Nancy Bonniwell is a Shareholder of von Briesen & Roper, focusing her practice on estate, business succession and marital property planning, estate administration and business law. She…
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Terri Boxer is the Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section. She practices in the areas of marital property, estate planning, and probate and trust administration. She advises clients on…
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Phil Bradbury focuses his practice on commercial law and litigation, construction law and litigation, real estate, alternative dispute resolution, and business and estate planning for…
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Doris Brosnan is a Shareholder in the firm’s Labor and Employment Law Section, and focuses on assisting clients with employment issues. Doris regularly advises health care and corporate…
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Nicole Bulman is a Shareholder in the Intellectual Property Section of the firm. She has extensive experience counseling clients in the protection of intellectual property rights in the U.S…
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Janet Cain is a Shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. Her practice focuses on insurance coverage disputes, product liability, civil litigation and…
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Joe Camilli is a Shareholder in the Business Practice Group. He focuses his practice on business and corporate issues, mergers and acquisitions, and employment matters. Joe enjoys working…
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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 is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. His practice focuses on commercial and business litigation including breach of contract disputes,…
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Blayne Christy is a member of the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. She focuses her practice on representing insurance carriers and their insureds in complex legal disputes,…
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Dave Cisar Co-Chairs the Banking and Commercial Finance Section. He draws on his 35 years of experience to counsel businesses on governance, financing, contracting, real estate,…
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With broad technical experience, Derek has practiced exclusively in all areas of patent law. He has substantial experience drafting and prosecuting patents for the mechanical, electrical,…
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Our Construction Law and Litigation Section represents clients in all aspects of construction-related matters. We draft and negotiate construction, owner's representative, and design…
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Daniel Dennehy advises private sector clients, especially health care providers on all aspects of employment, personnel, and labor matters. As part of this advising, he has conducted…
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In his role as Senior Counsel, David Edquist brings over forty years of legal and practical knowledge to bear in advising the firm’s business clients, including those in the manufacturing…
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Jon Feldbruegge is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He focuses his practice on construction litigation, fire and explosion litigation, insurance coverage…
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With significant experience in various facets of intellectual property law, including both trademark and patent litigation, Mary brings a unique perspective to her prosecution practice,…
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Based in the Fox Valley, Bill is a seasoned commercial litigator and business advisor with a diverse practice. Bill advises all manner of businesses and individuals, including manufacturers…
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Natalie Fluker focuses her practice on real estate, government law and labor and employment. Prior to joining von Briesen, Natalie worked for several non-profits in Milwaukee where she…
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Aaron Foley focuses his practice on estate planning, probate and trust administration, business law, real estate and adult guardianship.
Aaron values community service and is a volunteer…
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Mark Foley is a Shareholder with more than 40 years experience meeting the complex business and legal needs of clients ranging from individual business owners to industry trade associations…
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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 is a Shareholder and Chair of the Government Law Group. Kyle advises both public and private sector employers with employment- and labor-related issues including regulatory…
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Jill Pedigo Hall is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Section. She combines her experience of founding and operating a successful multi-location business for eleven years, with more…
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von Briesen & Roper’s Health Law Section provides comprehensive legal services to the health care industry nationwide as both general counsel and special project counsel. Our clients…
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Ryan Heiden is a member of the Government Law Group where he focuses his practice on school law and public sector labor and employment issues.
Ryan helps public sector employers navigate…
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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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Tom Hornig is a Shareholder in the Madison Office and chairs the firm’s outdoor advertising section and co-chairs the eminent domain and condemnation section. He deals with takings in all…
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Chris Jenny is a Shareholder and Chairs the Business Practice Group. Chris focuses his practice on representing business owners to become more profitable while minimizing their risk and…
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Megan Jerabek is a Shareholder, the Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section, Chair of the Sports Law Section and a member of the firm’s Business, Tax and Real Estate Sections. Her…
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Tom Kammerait is a Shareholder and the Chair of the Business Succession Planning Section. Tom represents businesses on all aspects of their corporate and business needs including…
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Mark Kapocius is a school attorney with more than twenty years of experience working in administrative leadership roles for school districts in Wisconsin. As a Shareholder in the Government…
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Alex Karana focuses his practice on intellectual property law. He studied Chemical Engineering at Michigan State where his senior design project was designing a gasification process that…
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Chris Koehnke is a Shareholder focusing on restructuring, insolvency, and commercial litigation. Chris represents lenders and other creditors with respect to the following:


Representing…
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Frank Kowalkowski is a Shareholder in the Green Bay office. He has an extensive Native American 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. She represents business owners,…
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Mollie Kugler is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group where she focuses her practice on representing and counseling insurance companies in litigation and…
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Beth Kushner is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. She specializes in complex litigation and has successfully handled a broad range of business and…
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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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President & CEO
Susan Lovern is the President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. and Chairs the firm’s Commercial and Business Litigation Section. She represents clients in complex business…
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Nick Lubenow is a member of the Business Practice Group. He focuses his practice on business and transactional matters including contracting, corporate governance, business structuring and…
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Steve Lundeen is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice on handling matters for clients who are actively engaged in the global economy, including several capital…
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Jim Macy represents employers in all aspects of employment law including labor negotiations, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge or employment contract…
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Alan Marcuvitz is a Shareholder in the Real Estate Section. He is recognized as one of Wisconsin’s preeminent attorneys in the fields of eminent domain and real property taxation, based on…
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Jeff Mark is a Shareholder in the Health and Business Sections. Jeff has extensive experience advising hospitals, multi-institutional health care systems, physician groups and specialty…
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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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Timothy McDonald is a Shareholder in the Compensation & Benefits/ERISA Section. His practice focuses on health and welfare, corporate pension, 401(k), profit sharing, 403(b), executive…
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Tom is a Shareholder and Chairs the Patents and Intellectual Property Sections. An experienced attorney most active in patent prosecution, portfolio management, and providing opinions of…
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Tom Moniz is a Shareholder in the Business Practice Group, where he assists clients on all aspects of business and estate planning, including:


Trust and estate planning


Trust and estate…
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Peter Mullaney is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group, specializing in personal injury litigation, business disputes, and insurance coverage contests. For the…
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Randy Nelson is a Shareholder focusing his practice on estate planning, advising family businesses, tax planning, trust administration and probate. He is a Certified Public Accountant and…
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Steve Nelson is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. Steve has extensive experience in litigation and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation…
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Kelly Noyes is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group and co-Chair of the Class Actions Section.
Kelly specializes in complex business litigation, particularly…
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Craig Papka is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Law Section. Craig counsels clients about a wide variety of matters with a view to preventing costly litigation. Craig can help…
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Tom Phillips focuses his practice on taxation and provides tax analysis, advice, and tax opinions to publicly traded and closely-held business entities. He has more than 40 years of…
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John Pinzl is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. He focuses his practice on insurance coverage and litigation, third party recovery, medical malpractice…
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Jessica Reginato is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Toxic Tort Section. Jessica enjoys working with clients to optimize risk management and develop strategies for all phases of litigation…
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Phil Reid is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. His practice focuses solely on litigation, with a particular emphasis on asbestos and toxic tort matters,…
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Denisha Renovales is a member of von Briesen's Business Practice Group where she focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and transactional matters for businesses, health care and…
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Our Restructuring and Insolvency Section attorneys are trusted advisors who partner with clients to address problems arising from financially distressed companies. Complementing our core…
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Chris Riordan is a Shareholder and Co-Chair of the General Litigation Section. Chris’ practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, medical negligence, hospital malpractice,…
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J.J. Rolling focuses his practice on matters involving real estate including eminent domain, drainage problems and property tax assessments. Prior to joining von Briesen, J.J. handled cases…
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David Ruetz has over 30 years of experience in the environmental field, including work as an environmental attorney, the President of an environmental consulting-engineering firm, an…
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Joseph Russell is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group with broad experience in commercial, constitutional and environmental matters in federal and state trial…
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Angela Rust is a Shareholder in the Health Law Section. She focuses her practice on representing independent providers, such as physician clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and provider-…
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Michael Sherer is a member of the Labor and Employment Section. Michael focuses his practice on employment litigation, employment law counseling, collective bargaining, contract…
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Mark Schmidt is a Shareholder in the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Construction Law and Litigation Section.
Mark helps clients resolve their most…
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Don Schoenfeld is a Shareholder in the Real Estate Section. His expertise includes all aspects of real estate acquisition, construction, leasing, finance and development. He has extensive…
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Vicki Seltun is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment and Immigration Sections and the Government Law Group. Vicki has more than 25 years of experience in all areas of labor and…
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John Sikora is a Shareholder representing clients in tax planning, tax controversies and the buying and selling of businesses and real estate with a particular focus on corporate,…
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Bob Simandl is a Shareholder and Chair of the Labor and Employment Section. He has over 30 years of experience advising clients on a wide range of employee benefit, labor and employment law…
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Rebecca Simoni is a Shareholder in the firm’s Trusts and Estates Section. She advises individual clients, for-profit and non-profit entities, and financial institutions with a focus on…
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Aaron Smith is a member of the Health Law Section. He concentrates his practice on legal and business issues for health care providers, with a strong focus on compliance. Aaron advises…
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Paralegal
Janet Starck has over thirty years of experience as a Paralegal focusing on labor and employment issues. Her experience includes researching case law, reviewing employee handbooks and…
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When a crisis occurs you require immediate action and a solid legal plan. Our Strategic Risk and Crisis Management team should be your first call. Our experienced team of attorneys have…
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Bill Taibl has experience in nearly all areas of financial institution representation and in a wide variety of real estate-related matters. He provides counsel on law and regulatory…
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von Briesen’s Tax attorneys are experienced in every type of matter that may present a significant tax issue and with over a dozen advanced tax degrees or certifications have the knowledge…
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Rob Teuber is a Shareholder focusing his practice on tax disputes and controversies for clients nationally, regionally and locally. From a national perspective, Rob assists in resolving IRS…
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Morgan Turner is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section at von Briesen & Roper. She concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, which includes, wills, trusts, special…
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Heidi Vogt is a Shareholder and Chair of the Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group. She has substantial and broad experience in litigation matters with a particular focus on…
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Our School Law Section is uniquely qualified to provide the solution to all of a school district’s legal needs. For more than fifty years, we have delivered client-driven results to school…
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Scott Wade is a Shareholder in the firm’s Labor and Employment Section. He focuses his practice on Worker’s Compensation and is the Chair of the firm’s Worker’s Compensation Section. 
Scott…
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Anne is a Shareholder in the Real Estate, Construction, Banking, Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring Sections. Her practice focuses on real estate transactions and leasing, real estate…
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Meghan Wallace is a member of the Health and Business Sections. She focuses her practice on corporate law and transactional matters for businesses, health care and nonprofit organizations.…
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Stacy Gerber Ward is a Shareholder, leader of the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations Section, and Co-Chair of the Health Law Section. As leader of the Government Enforcement…
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Dan Welytok is a Shareholder in the Milwaukee office. Dan’s practice focuses on helping management achieve practical results in all aspects of business. He assists clients nationally and…
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Bill West is a Shareholder and Chairs the Business Section and Co-Chairs the Mergers & Acquisitions Section. Bill is a trusted advisor to his clients and they rely on his ability to…
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David Westrup, a Shareholder and member of the firm’s Litigation and Risk Management Practice Group, provides trusted advice and innovative solutions to national and international…
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Brion is a Shareholder at von Briesen with a unique background and skillset that service the diverse needs of his clients.  Brion’s clients come in all shapes and sizes from closely-held…
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Bill Woodward is a Shareholder in the Green Bay office and chairs the firm’s Manufacturing Section. He serves as general counsel for business clients in a wide range of corporate and…
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 The National Law Review selected von Briesen's COVID-19 Task Force as a Go-To Thought Leader for 2021 for the group’s coverage of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. As the coronavirus vaccine became widely available, many employers debated whether to require vaccines for their employees or if such mandates were legal. In particular, the group’s coverage of OSHA and CMS guidance on federal vaccine mandates provided must-read insights for employers navigating compliance with the rules.  Authors who contributed insights into this area include John A. RubinCraig T. PapkaRobert J. Simandl and Audrey R. Merkel.
 

The National Law Review recognizes John A. Rubin as a Go-To Thought Leader for his regular coverage of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and COVID-19 updates from the Department of Labor (DOL). Mr. Rubin’s experience as a Field and Trial Attorney for the NLRB provides real-world insight to his thought leadership, and his articles distill NLRB decisions for employers into efficient, actionable insights. Concerning the DOL, his analysis of revisions to the FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) rules including the healthcare provider exemption, the work availability requirement, and notice and documentation requirements under the EPSLA (Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act) provides employers needed guidance on how to update their leave policies to be compliant.

Ryan T. Siehr, a member of the Business Practice Group and the Health Law and Technology Law Section with von Briesen, was named a 2019 National Law Review Go-To Thought Leader for his analysis of  Office of the Inspector General (OIG) actions and other healthcare industry investigations. He provides National Law Review readers with important information involving electronic healthcare records and compliance with the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") changing requirements. 

 von Briesen & Roper, s.c. has been selected for a 2018 NLR Go-To Thought Leadership Award for their coverage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The attorney-authors at von Briesen and their coverage of the TCJA provided a thorough overview of the major tax overhaul, with special attention paid to how it may impact aspects of Estate Planning.

 

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