Events


  • Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2017

    July 12, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of BizTimes Media’s Family & Closely Held Business Summit taking place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. This forum will provide an extensive overview on how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. Attendees will learn from family business owners on a variety of topics ranging from culture, growth, transitioning, sustained success, and legacy. Davis & Kuelthau will offer the following roundtable discussions during the program: Planning for Transition in Your Family Business, Jacqueline L. Messler, Davis & Kuelthau, Trusts, Estates & Succession Planning Attorney Managing



  • ERISA Fiduciary Overview and Employee Benefits Update

    June 28, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is teaming up with area experts from Merrill Lynch and Empower Retirement to provide employee benefits professionals, HR professionals, legal counsel, and business owners with the latest insights on ERISA fiduciary duties along with trends and best practices. Davis & Kuelthau Employee Benefits Attorney, Katharine Shaw* will be presenting, Current Trends in Employee Benefits. She will address: Status of health care legislation Changes in 401(k) plan rules for approving hardship distributions and the use of forfeitures New ERISA rules for reviewing disability claims Remedial amendment period of 403(b) plans New life expectancy and interest rates for defined benefit plans Small employer HRAs Michael Poludniak,



  • Your Business and Public Accommodation Laws: An LGBT Focus

    May 24, 2017

    As a business owner, what you and your employees don’t know can hurt you. Worse yet, it can be harmful to your customers. Join Benjamin Sauer and Laurie Meyer of Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Labor & Employment Teams for a timely discussion addressing the current public accommodations laws relative to hotels, restaurants, retail, medical offices, transportation and more. Discrimination against customers can be a costly mistake. Benjamin and Laurie will address the various ways in which your business could be at risk for discriminating, whether inadvertently or intentionally, against members of the LGBT community. Know your rights as a business,



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2017 Annual Conference (ACC-WI)

    May 18, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau will be a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (ACC-WI) 2017 Annual Conference. Christopher Jaekels, Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Environmental Law Chair, along with Litigation and Environmental Attorney Elizabeth Miles, and Halina Caravello, Vice President of Environmental Health & Safety at Johnson Controls, will address the anticipated environmental regulations, pitfalls, and workarounds in the wake of the Trump Administration. Join more than 150 in-house counsel from an array of businesses across Wisconsin for this 1 ½ day conference. Attendees will network with peers and earn CLE credits. The conference will take place at



  • LGBT Business Diversity Summit

    May 10, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is proud to be a morning plenary session sponsor for the 2017 LGBT Business Diversity Summit taking place on Wednesday, May 10 at the InterContinental Hotel. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with business professionals from around the state and attend interactive breakout sessions focused on business growth including sales, marketing, and supplier diversity. Justin Nelson, Co-Founder and President of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) will be the keynote speaker for this year’s conference. Intellectual Property Attorney, Joseph Heino will be presenting, Intellectual Property: No Matter Your Size, Cover Your Assets. His presentation



  • D&K's Breakfast Briefing Series

    May 2, 2017

    D&K proudly hosts complimentary Breakfast Briefing programs for clients and contacts across the Green Bay, and the Greater Fox Valley region. These programs are designed to assist employers in minimizing the risk of employment liability on the state and federal level. Each program in the series combines an overview of the law with practical business advice covering a current topic in the labor and employment field. Our experienced attorneys discuss recent case developments and emerging legal issues and provide suggestions to employers on methods for limiting liability and conforming their conduct to state and federal statutes and regulations. These programs are



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 39th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 26, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Teams are proudly hosting our 39th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 26, 2017. Our public sector team will update attendees on several topics including: Pending Supreme Court and state cases related to transgender students and employees. Current developments in employee benefits. Municipal statutory immunity from liability. Public records and open meeting matters. Immigration: Latest trends including DACA adjudications; Executive Orders concerning ICE enforcement policies; Immigration enforcement in “Sensitive Locations” including schools, hospitals, churches and public events; Rights and responsibilities of public institutions when interacting with ICE and undocumented residents. The evening will



  • 2017 ICSC/CARW Retail Conference

    April 6, 2017

    D&K is a proud sponsor of the Commercial Association of REALTORS® (CARW) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Retail Conference being held in Milwaukee. This event will feature several keynote speakers, industry roundtables, and networking opportunities with roughly 400 retail and commercial real estate professionals. This conference will take place at the Pfister Hotel located on 424 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. For more details or to register, please visit CARW's Website.



  • CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series 2017

    March 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud supporter of St. Norbert College’s ‘CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series’. These programs cover a variety of business topics featuring speakers who are significant business and community leaders. They will share their stories related to common business challenges and provide success strategies. Attendees have an opportunity to network and gain key information to help them reach their business goals. Please join us on February 7, 2017 and March 23, 2017 for our sponsor program. Mark Kaiser, CEO of Lindquist Machine Corporation will be presenting, "Crucial Conversations: Creating an Intentional Culture" on February 7 and Wilson



  • Webinar | Are You Ready for the 2017 H-1B Season? Current Issues and Trends in Preparation for the April 1st Filing Deadline!

    March 1, 2017

    The H-1B visa is the obvious choice for many employers looking to hire foreign workers. However, in practice this visa category can be full of surprises for businesses and workers. Davis & Kuelthau Immigration and Employee Benefits attorney, Hugo Rojas explored the current parameters of the H-1B category, including: What is the H-1B cap and who is subject to it? What is a Specialty Occupation? Which businesses can take advantage of this program? What about dependents and work authorization? What does a typical timeline look like? Who should attend? This webinar is designed for business executives, human resources professionals, in-house counsel and other executives involved



  • Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) Annual Winter Gala

    February 25, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Annual REACH Winter Gala taking place on February 25, 2017 at Turner Hall from 7:30 - 10:30 PM. REACH serves as the primary non-profit organization for the Greater Milwaukee commercial real estate industry. REACH organizers partner with area companies, individuals, and professional real estate associations such as the local chapters of BOMA/AOMA, CARW, CCIM, IREM, NAIOP, SIOR and WCREW to raise funds for local charities. They also host five signature events each year. Joe Tierney, Firm President and Shareholder, serves on REACH’s Board of Directors. For more details on REACH and their



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Flash Forum

    February 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Flash Forum, Sales Tax Options to Help Develop Milwaukee, taking place on February 23, 2017. This roundtable style discussion has been scheduled as a means to bring area business, real estate development and community leaders together to develop and discuss avenues to better support the region’s cultural assets such as the convention center. Guests will explore the potential impact of an increase in the Milwaukee County sale tax as well as other sales tax options intended to help the City of Milwaukee fund expansions and support its current



  • Step-by-Step Estate Planning II – State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar Series

    February 23, 2017

    Ann Rieger of Davis & Kuelthau’s corporate, health care, non-profit organizations, tax, and trusts, estates and succession planning teams will be presenting, Gifting Techniques Using Trusts and The Use of Family Limited Partnerships/LLCs in Estate Planning at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Step-by-Step Estate Planning Series II on February 23, 2017. This series will cover advanced concepts and applications related to the estate planning practice and is designed for established attorneys who may be looking to incorporate this into their practice as well as offer valuable insights to attorneys who are new to the estate planning practice. Attendees will learn about federal



  • 31st Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards

    February 9, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau labor & employment attorney, Laurie Meyer and corporate and labor & employment attorney, Benjamin Sauer, have been invited to speak at the 31st Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards. Their discussion, Legal Audits for Business and Employment Issues will help businesses understand the need for a legal audit, what a legal audit is and how to perform one. Businesses must comply with a significant number of laws and regulations that impact daily operations, and a legal audit enables businesses to prioritize and anticipate important issues and minimize costly surprises or problems. This two-day conference is hosted



  • Recent Immigration Factors Impacting Employers

    January 31, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau’s labor & employment and corporate attorneys Hugo P. Rojas and Timothy J. Feldhausen will be hosting an interactive discussion addressing three “corporate structure” impacts of the new “startup visa” rule. In addition, the discussion will address updates to the employer verification form (I-9) and the new increased penalties for immigration violations. Legal perspectives for both CEOs, CFOs, business owners and human resource professionals will include: Why should we care about the “start-up visa” rules? How does this affect MY business? What are the new visa and immigration requirements? Does this mean other new changes might be coming along? This complimentary seminar will



  • Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference 2017

    January 26, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WPELRA) Annual Conference. This annual conference provides a unique learning and networking experience for all labor relations and human resources professionals. The conference program features a variety of timely and relevant session topics for labor professionals at all levels. This two-day conference will take place at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI from Thursday, January 26, 2017 to Friday, January 27, 2017. For more information or to register, please visit the WPERLA’s Website.



  • Northern Trust Economic Trends 2017

    January 26, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Northern Trust Economic Trends 2017 forum. This annual forum provides a content rich overview of the year ahead with a vibrant discussion among Wisconsin business leaders and industry experts on the U.S. economy as well as a sneak peek of the emerging local and national trends in business, manufacturing and technology industries. The keynote speakers for 2017 will include Cynthia LaConte, CEO and President, The Dohmen Co.; Debbie Seeger, Senior Vice President, Co-Founder, Patina Solutions; W. Kent Lorenz, Chairman and CEO, Acieta LLC; and Michael Knetter, Economist, President and CEO of the



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – CEO Roundtable Discussion

    January 24, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s CEO Roundtable forum that will take place on January 24th. The area’s community leaders will discuss the current developments with Milwaukee's building projects in the downtown area, along with the significant opportunities that will come in light of the developments. Current developments that will be covered in the forum discussion include: the parking lot at North Fourth Street and West Wisconsin Avenue, the Italian Community Center parking lot in the Third Ward and land near the Couture site along Milwaukee's lakefront.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 29th Annual School Law Seminar: Law Enforcement Presence in Schools: Your Duties, Their Role

    January 18, 2017

    Join us for a dynamic panel discussion addressing the collaborative use of law enforcement personnel in schools. As safety concerns increase, new challenges have emerged for both schools and law enforcement. Representatives from Wisconsin school districts and law enforcement agencies will join Davis & Kuelthau’s School & Higher Education Law Team to provide first-hand best practices for maximizing safety on school grounds. Hear their stories. Share your own. Ask questions. Leave informed. Topics will include: Department of Justice September 2016 Guidance Considerations for students with disabilities Disorderly conduct citations Expulsions Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Interagency agreements School Board duties Panelists include, Judy Baseman, Assistant Superintendent at Appleton



  • Competitive Advantage Breakfast Series | Construction

    November 22, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored The Daily Reporter’s Competitive Advantage Breakfast Series on November 22, 2016 at Bultman Financial Services. Our program, Employment & Immigration Compliance for Construction Businesses: Upcoming Deadlines and Areas of Ambiguity for 2017, addressed: Employer case studies on implementation Ramifications for lack of compliance Managing employee morale Anticipated areas the Trump Administration may address Updates on the employment verification process Executive Orders related to immigration Davis & Kuelthau labor and employment attorneys, Laurie Meyer and Robert Burns, along with immigration attorney, Hugo Rojas, participated in this timely panel discussion addressing these and other employment related legal changes impacting construction businesses. Following the



  • Attorney William Jennaro Presents During Wisconsin Association of Mediators Annual Meeting

    November 11, 2016

    Mediation and litigation attorney, William Jennaro presented, Mediation as Experienced from Both Sides of the Bench at the Wisconsin Association of Mediators annual meeting. The Wisconsin Association of Mediators provides numerous educational opportunities, conferences, publications, and networking opportunities for its members and the general public. To learn more about this organization, please visit the Wisconsin Association of Mediators Website.



  • Save the Date! Davis & Kuelthau's 29th Annual School Law Seminar

    October 28, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau's 29th Annual School Law Seminar will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Click here for more information. Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar is held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention. Mary S. Gerbig will be presenting, Open Enrollment and the Special Needs Scholarship Program at 8:00am on January 18th at the 2017 Wisconsin State Education Convention as part of the annual School Law Track. Featured School and Higher Education Law News: U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Transgender Issue as Wisconsin Federal Judge Allows Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit to Proceed Under Title IX Court Denies Teachers' Attempt at



  • FET 32nd Annual Environment Conference

    October 26, 2016

    Environmental and litigation attorneys, Bill Mulligan and Elizabeth Miles will be presenting at the 32nd Annual Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc. (FET) Conference. Their presentation, What do you do if a DNR, EPA or an OSHA Inspector Visits Your Facility, will cover strategies to implement before, during and after a regulatory inspection. This three-day conference took place at the Country Springs Hotel & Conference Center located at 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI. Click here to download a complimentary copy of the program materials.



  • ACC-WI & D&K CLE and Reception at The Rep

    October 26, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau and the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter (ACC-WI) will be hosting an afternoon of CLE credit and entertainment among fellow ACC members and prospective members. Two business/legal topics will be presented at the Stackner Theater. PROGRAM I: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Real Estate Fitness: Strengthen Your Know-How You asked, we'll deliver. From property inspections to financing challenges to sale and leasebacks, our Real Estate Team will guide you through the latest legal hurdles and best practices to aid your company's property management needs. Special guest, Steve Pape, Partner at Greywolf Partners, will join us to provide



  • Social Media, Your Company, and the Law

    October 13, 2016

    Social media presents an excellent opportunity to grow your business, but business owners need to be aware of the risks and ramifications. Join Milwaukee area LGBT Chamber of Commerce members along with Wisconsin-based general counsel firm, Davis & Kuelthau, for a complimentary roundtable discussion addressing the latest trends in utilizing social media to achieve your business objectives. Topics will include how to use social media to: Develop and maintain your brand Launch and advertise products and services Create and hold contests and prize giveaways Use brand ambassadors and endorsements Speakers: Benjamin Sauer, Corporate Attorney, Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Laurie Meyer, Labor & Employment Attorney, Davis & Kuelthau,



  • 2016 WSAA/WASB Employment and School Law Seminar

    October 13, 2016

    School and Higher Education Law attorney Robert Burns presented at the 2016 Employment & School Law Seminar on October 13th and October 14th. This seminar is provided for school board members and administrators by the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA) and the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB). Robert Burns co-presented, Administering Leaves of Absences on Thursday, October 13th. This presentation will focus on the myriad of issues school districts face when employees access their leave rights. In addition, the Wisconsin and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts will be addressed. This two-day conference will be taking place at the Kalahari Resort



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 11, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that took place at The Chef's Table on October 11, 2016. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Speakers included David Carpenter of Chr. Hansen Co., Rebecca Scarberry of Becky's Blissful Bakery, Evan Hughes of Central Standard Craft Distillery, Andy Gehl of Contract Comestibles, LLC, Chip Kubly of Jim's Cheese, Sam Maglio, Jr. of Maglio & Company, Kim Marotta of MillerCoors, LLC, Mike Walz of Miller's Bakery, Inc.,



  • Employment Law for Church Leaders

    September 24, 2016

    Labor and Employment attorneys, Steve Knowles and Laurie Meyer will be presenting Employment Law for Church Leaders on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Their presentation will cover the essentials of employment law and provide key insight on how to best deal with the challenges that come with managing a work environment. This seminar is designed for pastors, administrators and lay leaders. The seminar will take place at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, WI from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. For more details or to register, please visit the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Website.



  • 28th Annual Environmental Law Update – State Bar of Wisconsin

    September 14, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with fellow members of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Environmental Section to present a timely discussion addressing the latest state and federal developments regarding air, land, and water. D&K real estate and environmental attorney Christopher J. Jaekels led a discussion titled, Ethical Issues Arising during Enforcement Actions along with panelists, Timothy J. Pierce and Jodi Arndt Labs. This full day seminar was hosted at the State Bar Center in Madison on September 14, 2016 and will be available via webcast. For more details or to register, please visit the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Website.



  • New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure - State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    September 8, 2016

    Litigation attorney Sue Schellinger participated in the State Bar of Wisconsin’s seminar on How will the New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Work and will they Work in Wisconsin? on Thursday, September 8, 2016. Featuring local experts, this seminar provided an in-depth look at how federal discovery practice has changed and explores the possible advantages and drawbacks of adopting the rules in Wisconsin. State civil litigation, employment law attorneys and government lawyers were encouraged to attend. Sue’s presentation titled, A Civil Justice Perspective: Should Wisconsin State Court Rules of Procedure More Closely Align With the Federal Rules? covered what these new



  • FaB Industry Roundtable: Gaining Competitive Market Share in the Digital Era

    August 25, 2016

    While the innovative tools available for growing your business are abundant, the available customer pool is far less bountiful - particularly in the food and beverage industry. Join Milwaukee area social media strategy expert, Sōsh, and Wisconsin-based general counsel firm, Davis & Kuelthau, for a complimentary roundtable discussion addressing the latest trends in utilizing social media to grow your food and beverage (FaB) business. Hear first-hand from FaB business owner, Robyn Wright of kalyANa Organics, on how she has successfully leveraged a variety of social media strategies to market her products and gain market share online as well as via



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Discusses Employment Workforce Obstacles for Immigrants

    August 18, 2016

    Hugo Rojas of Davis & Kuelthau’s Immigration and Labor and Employment teams participated in DRI’s – The Voice of Defense Bar’s “Let’s Talk” series on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He discussed a variety of topics including, the impact stemming from the current immigration laws as well as an update on the Supreme Court case concerning President Obama’s immigration Executive Order. This one hour teleconference took place on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. For more details, please visit DRI’s – The Voice of Defense Bar’s Website.



  • Church Law Day - Southwestern Minnesota Synod

    August 18, 2016

    Labor and Employment attorney, Steve Knowles presented at Southwestern Minnesota Synod’s Church Law Day. His presentation covered employment law and other legal issues currently affecting churches and other religious organizations. This program was held in conjunction with the Southeastern Minnesota Synod and took place at Gustavus Adolphus College on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. For more details, please visit Southwestern Minnesota Synod’s Website.



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Real Estate CEO Roundtable Discussion

    June 30, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Real Estate CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on June 30th. The area’s leading real estate professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss the state of real estate in the greater Milwaukee region. Guests included CBRE, Inc., Colliers International, HSI Properties, Kahler Slater, Inc., Klein Development, NAI MLG Commercial, Mandel Group, Inc., and Zilber Ltd. among others. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their July 15th print publication.



  • 2016 Municipal Attorneys Institute

    June 16, 2016

    Labor & Employment attorney, James Kalny spoke at the 2016 Municipal Attorneys Institute on Thursday, June 16, 2016. His presentation, FLSA Primer and Update addressed the new rules released by the Department of Labor related to employees classified as exempt and give attendees insight on key items to consider before the new rules go into effect on December 1, 2016. This three-day conference took place at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay from Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17th. For more details, please visit the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Website.



  • State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference 2016

    June 16, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Annual Meeting & Conference 2016. This conference brings together judges, lawyers, legal staff, other legal professionals, and legal vendors for multiple days of learning and networking. Additionally, the series of discussions and workshops offer in-depth CLE programming for flexible learning opportunities and social activities. D&K Municipal Law attorney, Anthony Wachewicz, III, co-presented Brownfield Primer: The Elements of Successful Redevelopment along with area service professionals on June 16, 2016. This presentation offered an overview of the legalities involved in returning contaminated sites to productive use. Panelists addressed the redevelopment



  • Fox Valley Roundtable | DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance

    June 15, 2016

    Employers may have anticipated the new rules on overtime pay as released on May 17th by the Department of Labor; however, the degree of impact these changes will have on organizations has yet to be experienced. The implications are vast and thousands of area workers will be impacted. Are you prepared? The Wisconsin Family Business Forum (WFBF) and Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment attorneys, Bruce Deadman and James Kalny held a time-sensitive roundtable, DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance. Practical Issues and Opportunities to Address Old & New Problems. During this complimentary seminar, Davis & Kuelthau and area businesses discussed real world



  • Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2016

    June 2, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored BizTimes Media’s Family & Closely Held Business Summit on Thursday, June 2nd. This forum provided an extensive overview on how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. Attendees learned from family business owners on a variety of topics ranging from culture, growth, transitioning, sustained success, and legacy. Leaders of local, family and closely held businesses participated in interactive sessions and shared their advice and experiences. The keynote speaker for this year’s summit was Tom Deans, New York Times best-selling author of Every Family’s Business. Following



  • Webinar | DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance. Practical Issues and Opportunities to Address Old & New Problems

    June 1, 2016

    Employers across the United States anticipated the new rules on overtime pay which were released on May 17th by the Department of Labor (DOL). The implications are vast and millions of workers will be impacted. Yet, compliance is merely one factor among many to address in short order. Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment attorneys, Bruce Deadman, James Kalny, and Laurie Meyer presented real world examples of how employers across Wisconsin and beyond are taking quick action to achieve compliance as well as leverage the hidden, organic opportunities to resolve old problems within their workplace policies. Topics included: Options for reorganization Addressing



  • 2016 WASBO Spring Conference

    May 26, 2016

    Corporate attorney, Thomas Rohan spoke at the 2016 Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Spring Conference on Thursday, May 26, 2016. He presented, Using a Line of Credit for Cash Flow Borrowing along with Eben Johnson, Vice President of FirstMerit Bank. This presentation defined what a revolving Line of credit (LOC) is and provided information on how to use a revolving LOC for funding operating cash flow deficits. The speakers provided examples of using real life month cash flow projects, and address common misperceptions about Line of Credit. This two-day conference took place at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2016 Annual Conference (ACC-WI)

    May 19, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (ACC-WI) 2016 Annual Conference. D&K’s Susan G. Schellinger, Insurance Coverage Disputes Chair, Sherry D. Coley, Litigation and Products Liability Attorney and Ryan Murphy General Counsel at Edgerton Contractors, Inc., will be presenting, “Beyond the Rules: Leveraging the New Federal Discovery Rules to Curtail Discovery Cost and Expedite Resolution”. This discussion will highlight the changes and address implementable cost saving strategies for discovery as well as the opportunity to expedite resolution faster than before. Whether facing litigation or needing to ensure compliance with document retention, the



  • Executive Briefing Series

    May 17, 2016

    You asked. We answered. Davis & Kuelthau is launching a high-level discussion series to help Wisconsin’s business executives stay ahead of the curve on trending labor, employment and immigration factors impacting their bottom line. Our Labor and Employment Team understands the value of a productive workforce and thus aligns closely with businesses to help attract, retain, build and collaborate with their employees. Focused on cutting-edge topics, this executive-level program is designed to help business leaders develop and employ strategies aligned with their comprehensive, long-term business goals. Together, we’ll discuss the issues at large and provide practical concepts for implementation within



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 38th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 27, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Teams are proudly hosting our 38th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 27, 2016. Our public sector team will update attendees on several topics including: Review of selected decisions or cases around the state dealing with a variety of issues arising out of the post-Act 10 era; Open meetings/public records update; Impact of Flambeau federal court decision on wellness plans; FLSA changes on the horizon which could require reclassifying some employees and incurring additional overtime costs; and Benefits and Affordable Care Act (ACA) update of interest to public



  • 2016 ICSC/CARW Retail Conference

    April 20, 2016

    D&K is a proud sponsor of the Commercial Association of REALTORS® (CARW) and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Retail Conference at the Hyatt in Milwaukee. This event will feature speakers, industry roundtables, and networking opportunities with retail and commercial real estate professionals. Nearly 300 retail professionals are expected to attend. This conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located on 333 W. Kilbourn Avenue in Milwaukee on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. For more details or to register, please visit CARW's Website.



  • CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series 2016

    April 5, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud supporter of St. Norbert College’s ‘CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series’. These programs will cover a variety of business topics featuring speakers who are significant business and community leaders. They will share their stories related to common business challenges and provide success strategies. Attendees have an opportunity to network and gain key information to help them reach their business goals. Please join us on April 5, 2016 for our sponsor program. Mike Jansen, CEO of Faith Technologies, will be presenting, “Grow Big or Grow Home: Changing Your Business Model for Profitable Growth”. Below is the full



  • Association for Women Lawyers – Women Judges’ Night

    March 10, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau’s Litigation Team is a proud supporter of Women Judges’ Night scheduled for March 10, 2016 at the InterContinental Hotel in Milwaukee. For 35 years, this forum has celebrated women who serve on the bench. For more details, please visit the Association for Women Lawyers website.



  • Build Your Practice: Step-by-Step Estate Planning II – State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar Series

    March 3, 2016

    Ann Rieger of Davis & Kuelthau’s corporate, health care, non-profit organizations, tax, and trusts, estates and succession planning teams presented, Gifting Techniques Using Trusts and The Use of Family Limited Partnerships/LLCs in Estate Planning at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Build Your Practice: Step-by-Step Estate Planning Series II on March 3, 2016. This “Build Your Practice” series covered advanced concepts and applications related to the estate planning practice and is designed for established attorneys who may be looking to incorporate this into their practice as well as offer valuable insights to attorneys who are new to the estate planning practice. Attendees



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Manufacturing CEO Roundtable Discussion

    March 1, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Manufacturers CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on March 1st. The area’s leading manufacturing professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss the state of manufacturing and labor concerns facing their businesses. Speakers included, Tim Sheehy of Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Ajita Rajendra of A.O. Smith, John Mellowes of Charter Manufacturing Co. Inc., Frank Krejci of Strattec Security Corp., Rich Meeusen of Badger Meter, Inc., Mary Isbister of GenMet Corp., Manny Manuele of Technical Innovation & Quality, Russ Klisch of Lakefront Brewery, and Kurt



  • Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) Annual Winter Gala

    February 27, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is proudly sponsoring the 8th Annual REACH Winter Gala on February 27, 2016 at the Milwaukee Art Museum. REACH serves as the primary non-profit organization for the Greater Milwaukee commercial real estate industry. REACH organizers partner with area companies, individuals, and professional real estate associations such as the local chapters of BOMA/AOMA, CARW, CCIM, IREM, NAIOP, SIOR and WCREW to raise funds for local charities. Joe Tierney, Corporate Team Chair and member of Davis & Kuelthau’s Real Estate practice, proudly serves on REACH’s Board of Directors. For more details on REACH and their Annual Winter Gala, please visit the



  • Northern Trust Economic Trends 2016

    January 29, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Northern Trust Economic Trends 2016 forum. This annual forum provided a content rich overview of the year ahead with a vibrant discussion among Wisconsin business leaders and industry experts on the U.S. economy as well as a sneak peek of the emerging local and national trends in business, manufacturing and technology industries. The keynote speakers for 2016 included Michael Knetter of the (University of Wisconsin Foundation), Peter Gunder of (American Family Insurance), Jonas Prising of (ManPowerGroup), and Todd Zakreski of (HUSCO Automotive). Together, they will bring perspectives from their industries and predictions



  • Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference 2016

    January 21, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WPELRA) Annual Conference. This annual conference provides a unique learning and networking experience for all labor relations and human resources professionals. The conference program features a variety of timely and relevant session topics for labor professionals at all levels. This two-day conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center located on 1305 Kalahari Drive in Wisconsin Dells from Thursday, January 21, 2016 to Friday, January 22, 2016. For more information or to register, please visit the WPERLA’s Website.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 28th Annual School Law Seminar: Building a Skilled Workforce

    January 20, 2016

    This dynamic roundtable addressed the rapidly evolving demands placed on K-12 districts in aligning education and training with the growing workforce needs of our State and beyond. The discussion included first-hand perspectives on: K-12/higher-ed/employer programs – the variety, A - Z Student networking: integration of career-specific clubs Success examples, common challenges, and customization to your district’s needs Legal Vue: Every Student Succeeds Act; liability concerns; agreement considerations; licensure requirements Panelists included, Brooke Holbrook, Manager K-12 Relations at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Patti Andersen-Shew, Director-Education and Workforce Development, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and D&K School and Higher Education Attorneys, Robert W. Burns, and



  • ACC-WI & D&K CLE and Reception at The Rep

    November 17, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau and the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter (ACC-WI) hosted an afternoon of CLE credit and entertainment among fellow ACC members and prospective members. Two business/legal topics were presented at the Stackner Theater. PROGRAM I: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Labor & Employment: Critical Wage & Hour, Joint Employment, and Immigration Changes. With wage & hour laws likely to change by year-end, in particular, those related to so-called "white-collar overtime exemptions," employers need to brace for a significant impact on their workforce and overall operational expenses. Labor & Employment Shareholder, Laurie Meyer, will highlight the proposed changes in the



  • Workshop: Business Formation and Contract Law 101

    November 4, 2015

    In collaboration with Gateway Technical College, D&K Corporate Team member, Mark Kmiecik will be conducting a timely workshop that will highlight the reasons for forming a corporation, pros and cons of each business formation, along with cost and tax implications. In addition, he will provide an overview of the necessary contract principals you need to know before executing any related agreements. This program will take place at Gateway Technical College’s SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant, WI. The new program date will be announced in January of 2016. For more information, please visit Gateway Technical College’s Website.



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 6, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on October 6, 2015. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Speakers included Peter Gottsacker of Wixon Industries, Inc., Jeff Hamilton of Sprecher Brewing Company, Shelley Jurewicz of FaB Wisconsin, Sam Maglio, Jr. of Maglio & Company, Kurt Penn of Good Foods Group, LLC, James Wright of MillerCoors, Phil Lenaghan of Stone Creek Coffee, and Jim McCabe of Milwaukee Brewing Company.



  • 27th Annual Environmental Law Update – State Bar of Wisconsin

    September 16, 2015

    The challenges associated with preserving and protecting resources presents a wide array of legal issues. Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with fellow members of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Environmental Section to present a timely discussion addressing the latest state and federal developments regarding air, land, and water. D&K real estate and environmental attorney Christopher J. Jaekels led a discussion titled, Ethics and the Negotiation of Environmental Issues In Real Estate Transactions along with panelist, Timothy J. Pierce. The discussion was moderated by Ted A. Warpinski. Attendees were able to network during a luncheon sponsored by the Environmental Law Section and



  • Breakfast Briefing: The Fair Labor Standards Act and YOU – What EVERY Business Needs to Know and DO – NOW!

    September 15, 2015

    Attorneys from Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment Team along with fellow business owners and HR professionals had a lively discussion addressing recent Wage and Hour Law proposals and developments. Topics included: Proposed changes to FLSA regulations that would nearly double the salary exemption floor for most salaried employees and lay the framework for that floor to rise annually. How should bonuses and incentives be treated for overtime and salary test purposes? Independent Contractors, does the Department of Labor think YOU are a "scofflaw"? What you can and should do now to meet these challenges. This complimentary seminar took place at the



  • Milwaukee Business Journal - Downtown Milwaukee Renaissance

    September 15, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Downtown Milwaukee Renaissance program that took place at the Pfister Hotel on September 15, 2015. The area’s integral real estate investors, developers, builders and other key players in the development of Park East, Westown, East Town, the Historic 3rd Ward and Walker’s Point gathered for this highly anticipated forum to discuss the significant opportunities to come from the developments in the downtown area. Peter Park, Former city planner of Milwaukee and City, County of Denver; Visiting Design Critic, Harvard Graduate School of Design was the keynote speaker for this



  • Patent, Copyright and Trademark 101

    September 9, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau’s Intellectual Property Chair, Joseph Heino, in collaboration with Gateway Technical College, provided an overview on the basics of patenting including: filing for a provisional, the difference between a utility and design patent, how copy-write protection works, and when to file for trademark protection. This program took place at the Gateway SC Johnson iMET Center (Room 225) in Sturtevant, WI on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For more information, please visit Gateway Technical College’s Website.



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum's Summer Picnic

    August 20, 2015

    In collaboration with Zander Press, Inc., Bank First National, and Schenck SC, D&K hosted a traditional summer picnic on August 20, 2015. Proudly produced as supporting members of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum (WFBF), this networking event included a blend of business and casual discussion along with food and fun for young and old. Attendees shared success stories and challenges as a business owner, learned more about WFBF's resources and sponsor opportunities, relaxed with long-time acquaintances, and met an array of business leaders from across the region. Beginning with a tour of Zander Press, Inc. in Brillion, WI, attendees then gathered



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Discusses Immigration Topics With Payroll Professionals at Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the APA

    July 9, 2015

    Hugo Rojas of Davis & Kuelthau’s Immigration and Labor and Employment teams presented at the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Payroll Association’s (APA) monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2015. His presentation covered a variety of topics including, I-9's, Visas, Resident and Non-Resident Aliens working in the United States, tax reporting for non-residents, and current government information on Executive Orders. This presentation took place at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, WI from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more details, please visit the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Payroll Association’s (APA) Website.



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Real Estate CEO Roundtable Discussion

    June 23, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Real Estate CEO Roundtable which took place at the Pfister Hotel on June 23, 2015. The area’s leading local development executives convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting current development projects. Speakers included Michael Weiss of General Capital Group, Tim Gokhman of New Land Enterprises, S.R. Mills of Bear Development, Blair Williams of WiRED Properties, and Stewart Wangard of Wangard Partners, Inc.



  • Business Succession Planning: Clearing Up the Confusion

    June 11, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Please join us along with area business leaders for the upcoming June 11, 2015 program in Appleton, Business Succession Planning: Clearing Up the Confusion. This program will be presented by Joe Cerniglia of Wells Fargo Private Bank and Steve Utech of UTECH Customized Organization Development. They will cover key concepts that will help you effectively create succession plans including: 5 compelling reasons to plan Common difficulties for putting off developing a succession plan Determining where you need to start Sponsors include: Bank First National Davis & Kuelthau, sc. 1st National Bank Schenck UW Oshkosh College of



  • Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2015

    June 4, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored BizTimes Media’s Family & Closely Held Business Summit on Thursday, June 4th. This forum provided an extensive overview on how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. Attendees learned from family business owners and CEO’s on a variety of topics ranging from culture, growth, transitioning, sustained success, and legacy. Leaders of local, family and closely held businesses participated in interactive sessions and shared their advice and experiences. The keynote speaker for this program included David Ransburg of Family Business Consulting Group, Inc. who presented, “An



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum: Deliverables for Family and Closely Held Business Leaders

    May 14, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Please join us along with area family and closely held business leaders for the upcoming May 14th program in Appleton, When Disaster Strikes…Best Practices For When An Untimely Event Strikes. This program will be presented by Meghann Kasper of Bank First National and Dan Kugler of the UW Oshkosh Center of Insurance and Risk Management. They will address various disaster recovery considerations for businesses, including: Types of disaster recovery plans Disaster recovery plan components Business impact analysis Risk assessment Risk management Sponsors include: Bank First National Davis & Kuelthau, sc. 1st National Bank Schenck UW Oshkosh College



  • Breakfast Briefing: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish–Proper HR Preparation & Preservation in a Litigious Era

    May 12, 2015

    Attorneys Robert W. Burns, Mary S. Gerbig and Anthony J. Steffek of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment and Litigation Teams reviewed practical measures to be better prepared should employment litigation be in your business future. In the increasingly litigious times in which we live, even those employers who generally follow "best practices" in the human resources area are likely to find themselves defending a claim or lawsuit from a former employee or unsuccessful applicant. Topics included: Due diligence protocols for adverse employment decisions Electronic discovery issues (subpoenas for e-mails, texts, metadata, etc.) Importance of litigation "holds" Documentation concerns: Is there an "original"? Defined decision



  • Build Your Practice: Step-by-Step Estate Planning II – State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar Series

    May 1, 2015

    Ann Rieger of Davis & Kuelthau’s corporate, health care, non-profit organizations, tax, and trusts, estates and succession planning teams presented, Gifting Techniques Using Trusts at the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Build Your Practice: Step-by-Step Estate Planning Series II on May 1, 2015. This “Build Your Practice” series covered advanced concepts and applications related to the estate planning practice and is designed for established attorneys who may be looking to incorporate this into their practice as well as offer valuable insights to attorneys who are new to the estate planning practice. Attendees learned about federal and Wisconsin estate taxes, planning opportunities for



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2015 Annual Conference (ACC-WI)

    April 30, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (ACC-WI) 2015 Annual Conference. D&K’s Susan G. Schellinger, Insurance Coverage Disputes Chair, and James E. Braza, Construction Industry Team Chair, along with Steven S. Bartelt, Director of Legal Affairs and Assistant Secretary at The Marcus Corporation, presented, “Critical Legal Developments Impacting Businesses in 2015 and Beyond”. This discussion explored key factors in-house counsel members should know about relative to the most recent court decisions, legislation and other legal developments. In addition, panelists identified and explored key topics the Wisconsin Supreme Court and legislature will address



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 37th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 29, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Law Teams proudly hosted our 37th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 29, 2015. Members of our Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Milwaukee offices updated public officials on several topics: Although the constitutionality of Act 10 was confirmed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court last summer, there are a number of cases around the state dealing with a variety of issues arising out of the post-Act 10 era; Recent Supreme Court retirement vesting decisions; Common questions relating to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and Employee Trust Fund



  • Northeast Wisconsin Cyber Security Conference

    April 24, 2015

    Tony Steffek of Davis & Kuelthau's labor and employment and litigation teams, spoke at Northeast Wisconsin’s Cyber Security Conference on April 24, 2015. His presentation, Cyber Security from a Litigation Perspective - Keeping You and Your Business Safe(r), covered some of the risks associated with internal data storage and security along with key practices to consider in order to reduce risk in the event of a lawsuit. This full day conference took place at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s (NWTC) Corporate Conference Center on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more details, please visit Northeast Wisconsin



  • Dream Big: Challenges and Triumphs of Building Wisconsin's Mega Projects – State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    April 16, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the State Bar of Wisconsin’s upcoming Construction and Public Contract Law program for construction, accountants, and insurer professionals on April 16, 2015. The discussion featured a panel of leading construction professionals who have recently worked on megaprojects in Wisconsin and will present insightful ideas on how to deal with risks that challenge the construction industry. In addition, the panelists shared information on new tools to better manage your projects. Panelists included, Richard Pierce of Pierce Engineers, Inc., Sandy Botcher of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance and Financial Services, Matt Rinka of Rinka Chung Architecture, Tim Cleary



  • Meet & Greet with State Bar President-Elect Candidate, Kevin J. Lyons

    April 7, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay and Fox Valley team, and other State Bar members from the eight county area, gathered for a complimentary meet and greet in preparation for the upcoming State Bar election. Attendees were able to voice your interests and concerns as a State Bar member, propose forward-moving ideas, and enjoy an evening of networking. Event details: This complimentary hors d'oeuvre and cocktail reception took place at Hagemeister Park in Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Join the conversation online at: www.linkedin.com/in/kevinforprez. Click here to view Kevin's campaign page.



  • 2015 United States Fab Lab Network Symposium

    March 25, 2015

    Join fellow makers and entrepreneurs for the 2015 United States Fab Lab Network (USFLN) Symposium. This event will focus on financial sustainability and growth of Fab Labs and will include various start-up workshops, equipment vendors conducting live demonstrations of their projects and capabilities along with interactive breakout sessions designed to answer specific questions from the program attendees. Intellectual Property attorney, Joseph Heino will be participating in one of the breakout sessions to discuss trademarks, contracts and legal issues for facilities. Attendees will have an opportunity to network with business owners and professionals throughout the technology industry. A feature presentation by



  • Breakfast Briefing: Untold Truths: All Is NOT Quiet on the Employment Front

    March 3, 2015

    Attorneys, Bruce B. Deadman and James M. Kalny from Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment Team addressed real world situations where employers have been sunk by their own actions, surprised by new laws and regulations, or found themselves re-actively taking cover in an increasingly employer unfriendly environment. Topics included: Home-cooked employment agreements—a trap for the unwary. Who is an employee? "Command and control" issues and independent contractors. How to lose the wage and hour battle—cautionary perspectives from the frontline. The National Labor Relations Board: from handbook issues and social media criticism to the "ambush election" rule. Beyond the buzz words: Defining "hostile environment" and "harassment claims." This



  • Northern Trust Economic Trends 2015

    January 29, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Northern Trust Economic Trends 2015 forum. This annual forum provided a content rich overview of the year ahead with a vibrant discussion among Wisconsin business leaders and industry experts on the U.S. economy as well as a sneak peek of the emerging local and national trends in business, manufacturing and technology industries. The keynote speakers for 2015 included: Michael Knetter (University of Wisconsin Foundation), Tina Chang (SysLogic Inc.), Tom Still (Wisconsin Technology Council), Keith Rozolis (ABC Supply Co. Inc.) and Todd Teske (Briggs & Stratton Corp.). Breakout Session: Executive Briefing: A New Era for Building and Preserving



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 27th Annual School Law Seminar

    January 21, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau's 27th Annual School Law Seminar took place on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. 4:30 - 5:00 PM - Registration 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Program 6:30 - 9:00 PM - Gourmet Buffet & Reception Our topics included: Teacher Mobility: The Legacy of Act 10 Current Issues in Student Discipline Managing the Public Education Cafeteria: Pupil Educational Choices and School District Obligations Legal Challenges Affecting Open Enrollment, Vouchers and Charters Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar was held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Riley at briley@dkattorneys.com or 414.225.7508.



  • Davis & Kuelthau Sponsors Oshkosh Community Event

    January 13, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored, ‘Tackling Wicked Problems’ along with the City of Oshkosh and Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. The event provided a creative problem solving learning experience for more than 150 community leaders. Michael Goodman, a well-known speaker, author, and practitioner of systems thinking, served as the keynote speaker. This three-day event took place at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Visitors Center from January 13, 2015 – January 15, 2015. For more information on this event, please visit the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation’s Website.



  • Post-Election Labor & Employment/Tax/Estate Planning Seminar

    December 3, 2014

    Join members of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum along with Schenck, SC and Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. for a timely post-election seminar, Employment, Corporate Tax and Individual Tax Issues. How will the changes in Congress impact you? This seminar will address the potential benefits and implications of the election relative to tax, employment, and succession planning considerations for family owned businesses. Speakers will include Ron Altenburg, Shareholder and CPA at Schenck, Robert Mathers, Shareholder and member of Davis & Kuelthau's Corporate Team. Specific topics will include: Wage & Hour laws Family Medical leave Act (FMLA) Equal Pay/Minimum Wage 2014/2015 Tax Issues Tax Inversions Legislative Updates Medicare "Dox Fix" SSD Fund



  • New North 2014 Summit

    December 2, 2014

    Join business leaders from Ahren, Bemis, Boldt, 4imprint, Sargento, Stellar Blue Technologies, and many others for the 11th annual New North Summit addressing the latest economic activity and updates on key initiatives throughout the region. Recognizing the need for continued diversification, business leaders will discuss the challenges and benefits of diversifying their products and services. The Summit will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI. More than 700 attendees are anticipated. The agenda includes: Q&A with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Keynote Address, Business Development “Stories of Diversity and Growth” by John Torinus, Wisconsin industry expert



  • Peeling Back the Layers of 3D Printing

    November 21, 2014

    Join fellow manufacturers for a timely discussion addressing the impact of 3D printing on innovation, product development, prototyping, and product improvement. Davis & Kuelthau’s Intellectual Property Chair, Joseph Heino, was joined on the panel by experts from EIGERlab, Snap-on, SC Johnson, and Rite-Hite. Mike Dalton, Managing Director and Chief Growth Coach of Guided Innovation, LLClead the discussion which included methods for addressing the legal issues that have developed with this new technology relative to product development and copyrights. Attendees had an opportunity to network with business owners and professionals in a variety of manufacturing areas. The event concluded with an Open



  • Breakfast Briefing: Managing Difficult Employees, Including Effective Discipline & Discharge

    November 20, 2014

    Is discipline necessary at your facility? Not sure how to deal with the marginal employee? Are certain employees bringing down the rest of your staff keeping you from achieving your maximum potential? Join us for, "Managing Effective Employees, Including Effective Discipline and Discharge", a seminar geared toward assisting employers in correcting performance, properly using corrective discipline, and if necessary, terminating an unproductive employee. In addition, Attorneys of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor and Employment Team will talk about the rights of the employee and employer during the discipline and discharge process and how discharges can be managed to avoid costly lawsuits. This



  • Breakfast Briefing: The Changing Tide of FMLA Compliance

    November 18, 2014

    Application of both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act can be a complex and, sometimes, frustrating process for employers. After several years of applying the federal FMLA’s revised regulations, the Department of Labor released proposed regulations in June of 2014 to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which will again impact FMLA application. Proper application of FMLA leave entitlements is a regular part of any covered employers operations. Therefore, it is vital to remain vigilant in understanding what the employer’s expectations are in order



  • Protecting Yourself and Your Business from Fraud

    October 29, 2014

    D&K proudly co-sponsored, 'Protecting Yourself and Your Business from Fraud' program. This program featured a group of industry leaders who discussed how businesses and organizations are just as susceptible to identity theft and fraudulent activity as individuals. Seasoned experts, D&K Labor & Employment Attorney James R. Macy, Sam McClone, CIC, Strategic Risk Advisor of McClone Insurance, Bob Van Kirk, AVP, Treasury & Payment Solutions of BMO Harris Bank, and Cyndi Hintz, CPA of Huberty CPA's and Trusted Advisors shared valuable fraud prevention tips, tools and best practices to protect you from internal and external fraud. This program took place at the Holiday



  • Back To School Series: Current Legal Issues In Public Education

    October 24, 2014

    Attorneys from Davis & Kuelthau's School and Higher Education Law Team, along with area school board members and administrators, held a timely discussion addressing the latest legal issues impacting public education in Wisconsin. This complimentary seminar was held at four locations throughout Wisconsin. Breakfast and lunch was served at each program. Topics addressed included: Selected Issues in Union and Employment Relations in a Post-Act 10 Environment Meet and confer Disclosure of employee records and information Union participation in personnel matters Dealing with non-certified labor organizations Employee compensation Public use v. employee/union use of school facilities School District Relationships with Other Governmental Institutions Record sharing agreements Family and juvenile courts: school rights



  • 2014 Wisconsin Family Business Forum Business Expo

    October 22, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Wisconsin Family Business Forum’s 4th Annual Family Business Expo on Wednesday, October 22nd at LaSure’s Banquet Hall located on 3125 S. Washburn St. in Oshkosh, WI. Members of the organization and program sponsors attended to create business awareness and help facilitate productive networking with family businesses in a casual environment. For additional details, please visit the Wisconsin Family Business Forum’s Website.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Whose Employee Is It Anyway?

    October 16, 2014

    While you may have certain personnel performing services for you as independent contractors or employees of someone else, various laws may say differently. Worse yet, if you are wrong, significant financial costs may apply. D&K presented, "Whose Employee Is It Anyway?", a seminar addressing the differences in employee classifications and what it means to your company. Attorney James R. Macy of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor and Employment Team and Robert A. Mathers of our Corporate Team discussed steps you can take to make sure those performing work are classified in the manner in which you want, and avoid unanticipated



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 7, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable held at the Pfister Hotel on October 7, 2014. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Anticipated guests included Becky’s Blissful Bakery, Cousins Subs, Fred Usinger, Inc., Maglio & Company, and O&H Danish Bakery. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their October 24th print publication.



  • Breakfast Briefing: HR Workshop Series: Lessons Learned for the Year Ahead

    September 23, 2014

    Lights, camera, action! While it may not be Hollywood, Davis & Kuelthau's September 23, 2014 Breakfast Briefing featured human resource vignettes. Presented by members of our Labor and Employment Team, each segment addressed real life situations that arise with employees in the workplace and provide implementable takeaways. The employment law issues addressed included: FMLA ADA WFEA FLSA Workers Compensation Discrimination issues Recent case and statutory laws, and other regulatory developments from the past year This complimentary seminar was held at the Comfort Suites- Rock Garden Conference in Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Registration and breakfast began at 7:30 a.m. The program was scheduled from



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum's Summer Picnic

    August 21, 2014

    In collaboration with Printco Incorporated, Bank First National, and Schenck SC, D&K held a traditional summer picnic on August 21st. Proudly produced as supporting members of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum (WFBF), this networking event included a blend of business and casual discussion along with food and fun for young and old. Attendees shared success stories and challenges as a business owner, learned more about WFBF's resources and sponsor opportunities, relaxed with long-time acquaintances, and met an array of business leaders from across the region. Hosted on the site of Printco in Omro, the evening included a tour of the Sperling family's



  • State Bar 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference

    June 25, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau was a program sponsor for the State Bar’s Annual Meeting & Conference that took place in Lake Geneva from Wednesday, June 25 – Friday, June 27. This annual conference was attended by hundreds of judges, lawyers, legal staff and other legal professionals, and legal vendors for multiple days of learning and valuable networking. In addition, these events included high-quality CLE programming for flexible learning opportunities and social activities. Litigation and Construction Industry attorney, Matt McClean participated in a panel discussion, ‘Hot Topics in Construction Law’. This discussion addressed the Wisconsin's Statute of Repose, examining how Wisconsin law in



  • RiskNet Seminar: Protecting Your Business

    June 10, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with RiskNet to provide a complimentary seminar covering best practices for effective disciplinary programs that will protect your business. D&K presented, "Legal Concerns & Liabilities Associated With Discipline and Discharge". Other local industry experts included, Diane Biersteker of Human Resources Consulting, Tim Kneeland of 180 Risk Partners, and Graham Ness of Forsite Benefits. This complimentary seminar was held at St. Norbert College (Bemis Center) in De Pere, WI on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.



  • Protecting Wealth: Safeguarding Assets for the Individual and the Community

    June 5, 2014

    D&K corporate attorneys provided an overview of asset protection planning for the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Their presentation included solutions to protect family wealth from potential lawsuits by structuring their investment and business affairs in advance. This session took place at The Waters in Oshkosh, WI with a brief networking session beginning at 4:45 PM led by the program which will start at 5:15 PM. For more information on this event, please visit the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Website.



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – CEO Construction Roundtable Discussion

    June 3, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Milwaukee Business Journal’s CEO Construction Roundtable. The area’s leading construction professionals discussed critical trends and concerns currently impacting the industry. This invite-only program took place at Café Rouge located in the Pfister Hotel starting at 7:30 AM with a brief networking session followed by the program which started at 8:00 AM.



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2014 Annual Conference (WISACCA)

    May 15, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter's (WISACCA) 2014 Annual Conference. This two-day conference provided attendees with an opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel and earn valuable CLE credits. The conference took place at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI from May 15 - 16. D&K attorneys Susan G. Schellinger and James E. Braza presented, "Litigation is Often Unavoidable. Overspending and Poor Results Are Not. Control Your Fate", along with Litigation Counsel, Timothy Saviano of We Energies. This discussion offered strategies that can be undertaken during a litigation process to minimize



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 36th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 29, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. held its Annual Public Official Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials. Our Green Bay and Oshkosh team updated public officials on: The status of Act 10, as well as various litigation around the state that deals with a variety of issues arising out of the post-Act 10 era Individual employee rights under MERA The effect of the pending re-certification elections and other ongoing developments In addition, other legislation or administrative regulations potentially impacting public entities in Wisconsin, public records and open meeting laws were addressed. The evening concluded with a question and answer panel of Davis & Kuelthau professionals who collaborated



  • Breakfast Briefing: Navigating the New Trends In Discrimination and ADA Situations

    April 22, 2014

    Claims of discrimination in your business can be expensive and time consuming. They can divide a workforce and provide a stigma that no business wants or needs. This seminar will keep you up to date on the latest developments in this area of law helping your company to prevent and avoid such claims. The panel will also discuss practical real world applications of these principals. Are you prepared? Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay Labor & Employment Team provided useful insights on how to get you there. This complimentary seminar was held at the Comfort Suites- Rock Garden Conference in Green Bay, WI



  • 52nd WHCA/WiCAL Annual Spring Conference

    April 10, 2014

    Health Care and Litigation attorney Alec Dobson, presented “Nursing Home and Assisted Living Lawsuits: How to Understand Them and Reduce Your Risk” and "Alternative Dispute Resolution: How to Resolve Negligence Claims Against Long-Term Care Facilities Without Going to Court” at this year’s Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA) and Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WiCAL) spring conference. His presentations provided insightful tips on how to navigate through these challenges. This three-day conference provided attendees an opportunity to network with Wisconsin long-term care providers and earn valuable CEU credits. The conference took place at the Radisson Hotel & Conference center in Green Bay,



  • Anatomy of a Construction Claim - State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    April 3, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with members of the State Bar’s Construction and Public Contract Law Section to present an insightful discussion for construction professionals on how to prepare for and manage a construction claim before and after it happens. D&K Litigation and Construction Industry attorney, Matthew R. McClean, presented along with Dean Robert Greenstreet of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, James R. Cole, Esq. of Cole Dispute Resolution, Mark A. MacDonald of Wipfli LLP, Christopher J. Smocke of Smocke & Associates, Inc., Scott Faris of M3 Insurance Solutions, Richard T. Kaczkowski of CTL Group and Larry Rocole



  • Breakfast Briefing: Navigating the New Trends In Discrimination and ADA Situations

    March 13, 2014

    Claims of discrimination in your business can be expensive and time consuming. They can divide a workforce and provide a stigma that no business wants or needs. This seminar will keep you up to date on the latest developments in this area of law helping your company to prevent and avoid such claims. Are you prepared? Our Labor & Employment attorneys provided useful insights on how to get you there. This complimentary seminar was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, March 13 in Oshkosh.



  • Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations in Wisconsin

    March 7, 2014

    With the constant changing system of laws and regulations involved in public contracting, Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with Lorman Education Services to provide a proactive workshop to help you make strategic decisions concerning bid protests and contractual disputes. D&K Litigation and Mediation and Arbitration attorney, Kevin Lyons lead the discussion on, ‘The Competitive Bidding Process’ where he covered bid issues, mistakes in bidding and the correction of bids. He also lead a second discussion on ‘Mediation and Arbitration of Public Contracts and Procurement Regulations’. Kevin was joined by attorneys, Scott. Halloin, Esq. of Halloin & Murdock, Kevin M. Long and



  • Speakers from Practice: Practicing Sports Law

    February 27, 2014

    Corporate attorney, Charles Henderson participated in a panel discussion with fellow sports law practitioners for Marquette University’s National Sports Law Institute and Sports Law Society. This discussion was part of the organization’s ‘Speakers from Practice’ series, where panelists provided insight on the realities of what it means to be a lawyer within their respective practice areas as well as the day-to-day activities they face within their profession. Charles was joined by Gerald Cassioppi of Nyberg & Cassioppi, LLC, John Drana of The Drana Group SC, and Roy Kessel of SportsBrain. This discussion took place at Eckstein Hall, located on Marquette University



  • Breakfast Briefing: 10 Employer Mistakes to Avoid

    February 25, 2014

    Where did we go wrong and how best can we reduce our liability moving forward? Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay Labor & Employment Team and fellow employers held an in-depth discussion addressing the some all-too-common pitfalls that most often lead to liability in the employment setting. The scenarios addressed included: Misclassifying "administrative assistants" or "supervisors" as exempt Handbook provisions that can raise the ire of federal agencies Non-enforceable separation agreements Employment applications that violate law Unemployment challenges gone awry and other risky missteps. The program concluded with a brief Q & A session that gave attendees an opportunity to share their own hurdles and



  • Midwinter Estate Planning Clinic

    February 15, 2014

    Trusts, Estates and Succession planning attorney Ann Rieger presented, Are inherited IRA’s protected from creditors? The potential impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of In re Clark, 714 F.3d 559 for the Midwinter Estate Planning Clinic. Topics included ERISA Anti-Alienation and Federal Bankruptcy Exemption.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 26th Annual School Law Seminar

    January 22, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau's 26th Annual School Law Seminar took place on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. 4:30 - 5:00 PM - Registration* 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Program 6:30 - 9:00 PM - Gourmet Buffet & Reception Our topics included: Legal Developments in Collective Bargaining Individual Teacher Contracts: The New Battleground for Employee Rights? 5 Things That Can Go Wrong With Statutory Grievance Procedures Myths and Facts on Educator Effectiveness Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar was held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention. Please contact Brandy Riley at briley@dkattorneys.com or 414.225.7508 if you have any questions.



  • Northern Trust Economic Trends 2014

    January 17, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Northern Trust Economic Trends 2014 forum. This event provided an overview of the year ahead with a vibrant discussion with Wisconsin business leaders, and industry experts on the economy, including a closer look into the staffing, manufacturing and technology industries. The keynote speakers this year were: J. Timothy Ferry (InSinkErator), Katherine M. Gehl (Gehl Foods, Inc.), Michael Knetter (University of Wisconsin Foundation), Steve Laughlin (Laughlin Constable) and Sue Marks (Pinstripe & Ochre House). D&K Corporate Attorneys, Scott E. Fiducci and Ann M. Rieger participated in the breakout sessions with fellow industry leaders from Northern Trust, Bridgewood



  • Breakfast Briefing: Updates In Employment Law - What Is New and What Is Coming

    January 16, 2014

    Labor & Employment attorneys looked back over the past year to highlight significant U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts and state courts' rulings affecting employment decisions. Administrative agencies have the power of legislation so it is worth considering new FMLA regulations, the I-9 form and NLRB rulings. To prepare for these new rulings, the attorneys will provide an in-depth review of the key employment-related actions that took place in 2013 and what decisions are likely to be made in 2014. This complimentary seminar was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, January 16.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Employment Law Potluck: Trending Issues Impacting the Workplace

    November 19, 2013

    This program provided a pre-Thanksgiving buffet of recent hot topics cooking in the kitchen of employment law. Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment Team members discussed significant court and agency decisions affecting today's employers. In addition, they provided an update on key legislative developments at the federal and state level as well as helpful best practices for employers to consider implementing. The program concluded with an interactive general employment law Q & A session. This complimentary seminar was held at the Comfort Suites- Rock Garden Conference in Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.



  • Health Care Reform: What's Next? - State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    November 14, 2013

    Before the Affordable Care Act goes into effect in 2014, Davis & Kuelthau joined members of the State Bar’s Tax Faculty to present a timely discussion addressing the tax issues regarding employee benefits under the ACA. D&K Employee Benefits attorney Kelly S. Kuglitsch participated in a panel discussion titled, “Health Care Reform: What’s Next?” along with panelists, John L. Barlament of Quarles & Brady, and Michael W. Taibleson of Whyte Hirschboek Dudek. Specifically, the discussion covered following: New taxes imposed on employers under the Affordable Care Act New administrative requirements -- such as changes to Form W-2 and a new "marketplace notice" Action steps



  • Breakfast Briefing: Managing Difficult Employees Including Discipline and Discharge

    October 24, 2013

    Effective management and supervision of employees can be one of the most rewarding as well as most challenging duties for a front line supervisor. Davis & Kuelthau attorneys from our Labor & Employment Team held a timely discussion on how to effectively discipline and discharge difficult employees when necessary. A considerable investment goes into everyone that your company hires. Like all investments, if properly reviewed from time to time, supported in its strengths, and appropriately corrected when necessary, companies are able to build a strong team. Yet at the same time, ineffective handling of performance problems disrupt the workplace and



  • Back to School: Current Legal Issues in Public Education

    October 24, 2013

    Attorneys from D&K's School and Higher Education Law Team along with area school board members and administrators held a timely discussion addressing the latest legal issues impacting Wisconsin school districts. Topics addressed included: Collective Bargaining Agreements and Employee Handbooks Social Media in the School Environment Contracting With Vendors and Contractors Educator Effectiveness and High Stakes Decisions This complimentary seminar was held at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield located in Brookfield, WI on Thursday, October 24, 2013.



  • Back to School: Current Legal Issues in Public Education

    October 8, 2013

    Attorneys from Davis & Kuelthau's School and Higher Education Law Team along with area school board members and administrators held a timely discussion addressing the latest legal issues impacting Wisconsin school districts. Topics included: Collective Bargaining Agreements and Employee Handbooks Social Media in the School Environment Educator Effectiveness and High Stakes Decisions This complimentary seminar was held at Hawk's View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, WI on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.



  • Back to School: Current Legal Issues in Public Education

    September 20, 2013

    Attorneys from Davis & Kuelthau's School and Higher Education Law Team along with area school board members and administrators held a timely discussion addressing the latest legal issues impacting Wisconsin school districts. Topics included: Collective Bargaining Agreements and Employee Handbooks Social Media in the School Environment Educator Effectiveness and High Stakes Decisions This complimentary seminar was held at Stoney Creek Inn in Onalaska, WI on Friday, September 20, 2013.



  • Breakfast Briefing: What Medical Questions Can I Ask My Employees?

    September 19, 2013

    Health Risk Assessments, Wellness Programs, ACA Retaliation, and Drug Testing Do you use Health Risk Assessments? Do you have a Wellness Program? Both can be great ideas, but also can create dangers if you are not aware of the new regulations and guidance. Labor & Employment attorney, Geoffrey S. Trotier, and Employee Benefits attorney, Kelly S. Kuglitsch, held a timely discussion addressing a critical question among today's employers, "What medical questions can I ask my employees?" The discussion included insights on the latest in drug testing, the ACA's retaliation provisions, and the latest medical information battlegrounds for employers. The latest legal developments



  • Understanding Health Care Reform

    September 13, 2013

    Multiple aspects of the Affordable Care Act are set to go into effect in January of 2014. As an employer, are you prepared? Davis & Kuelthau Employee Benefits Attorney,Kelly S. Kuglitsch, along with guest speakers from Johnson Insurance Services LLC, Schenk, Arise Health Plan, and the Wisconsin Hospital Association shared their insights on how the Reform will affect employers and their employees. In addition to this time-sensitive discussion, insightful breakout sessions will followed, covering topics from health insurance exchange updates to offering solutions to lower costs and improve employee health. Kelly also participated in the 'Small Group - Less than



  • Breakfast Briefing: The National Labor Relations Act for the Private Sector Employer

    September 10, 2013

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been in the news lately and it's likely to impact non-union employers. Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment Team attorneys held a timely informational discussion benefiting union and non-union private sector employers. After years of political and judicial controversy, the President has made five new appointments (three Democrats and two Republicans) and gained congressional approval. All very interesting, but if you are a non-union employer, what difference does the activity of the NLRB mean to you? The NLRB has jurisdiction over any circumstance where an employee (union or not) engages in "concerted activities"



  • 2013 Mining Law Symposium - State Bar of Wisconsin

    August 28, 2013

    As the controversy surrounding mining in Wisconsin continues, Davis & Kuelthau teamed with fellow members of the State Bar’s Mining Faculty to present a timely discussion addressing the environmental, real estate, government, and Indian Law challenges facing clients. D&K real estate and environmental attorney Christopher J. Jaekels led the discussion titled, “Federal, Tribal and Local Law and Their Impacts on Metallic Mining Projects” along with panelists, John L. Clancy of Godfrey and Kahn, and Erick J. Arnold of the Bad River Indian Tribe-Chief Blackbird Center. This full day symposium was hosted at the Jefferson Street Inn in Wausau on August 28,



  • 2013 Fastest Growing Firms Award Program

    August 16, 2013

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored The Business Journal of Milwaukee's Annual Fastest Growing Firms Award Luncheon. This event recognized public and private companies who have successfully achieved growth in their industries over the last three years. Congratulations to our clients, Catalyst Construction and Tim O'Brien Homes, and to their fellow 2013 honorees. This year’s winners include: Baptista's Bakery Inc. Cambridge Major Laboratories Carmex Precision Tools LLC Catalyst Construction Centare Concurrency Inc. Connecture Core Creative Inc. Drexel Building Supply Elite Human Capital Group Fox Bros. Piggly Wiggly Inc. Gehl Foods Inc. Guhring Inc. HUSCO International Inc. Inlanta Mortgage Kapco Inc. KS Energy Services LLC Lakefront Brewery Inc. Meetings & Incentives Optimum Vehicle Logistics Power Test Inc. River Run Computers Inc. Spring Bank Stella & Chewy's LLC Sussex



  • AWSA's Annual Legal Conference

    August 7, 2013

    D&K Labor & Employment attorneys presented at the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA) annual legal conference. Their program topics included; "Policy, Handbook, and Activity Codes: Updates, Do's and Don'ts," "Current Cyber Challenges," and "Addressing Difficult Staff Issues in a Post-Act 10 Environment." AWSA is the largest association of public school administrators, representing principals, HR directors, resource officers, and other administrative professionals. Kirk, Shana, and Bob are 3 of the 6 attorneys that presented at the annual legal seminar. For more information on this conference, visit the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Website.



  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel's Annual Conference

    August 1, 2013

    Attorney and mediator Kevin J. Lyons presented, "Successfully Mediating the Construction Defect Case," at the Wisconsin Defense Counsel's Annual Conference. This two day conference was held at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI.



  • Webinar: Litigation from Eau Claire to Green Bay and Back Again

    July 1, 2013

    D&K Labor & Employment Team attorneys, presented, "Litigation From Eau Claire to Green Bay and Back Again: A Discussion of Litigation Under Acts 10 & 32 Involving Public Safety Bargaining." This free presentation was hosted by the Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Risky Business: Managing Risk Near and Far in the Corporate World

    June 25, 2013

    Type: Breakfast Briefing Location: Comfort Suites - Rock Garden Conference Center, Green Bay, WI Description: Join Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. and guest speakers from Aon to learn how to protect your business and yourself from unnecessary business risks. The program featured presentations from legal and risk management & insurance brokerage professionals concerning a host of business risks prevalent in places as diverse as the local workplace and the global marketplace. Subjects included workers' compensation risk management, fleet safety and driver management, trade credit, supply chain risk, mergers and acquisitions, business continuity and crisis management and personal liability in the corporate world. Speakers: Dick Rupiper,



  • NBI: Accounting 101 for Attorneys

    June 6, 2013

    Type: Seminar Location: The Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, WI Description: This program provided a comprehensive understanding of financial records and accounting methods for various roles. Attendees learned the basics of accounting and provide helpful tips on how to avoid potential risks. Attorney Robert Mathers presented a topic that discussed various strategies on how to comply with ethical standards.



  • Public Policy Forum 100th Anniversary Gala

    May 9, 2013

    Type: Sponsorship Location: We Energies Auditorium, Milwaukee Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Public Policy Forum's 100th Anniversary Gala. Keynote speakers include David Brooks and E.J. Dionne. Click here for more information.



  • Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter 2013 Annual Conference (WISACCA)

    May 9, 2013

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter (WISACCA) 2013 Annual Conference. Attorney Susan G. Schellinger presented a topic that offered practical advice on how to maximize insurance coverage in all cases. The conference provided attendees an opportunity to network with fellow in-house counsel and earn valuable CLE credits. For ACC members, all of the session materials are available for review on the chapter website: http://www.acc.com/chapters/wisc/. Click here for more information.



  • The 7th Annual Wisconsin Restorative Justice Conference

    May 9, 2013

    D&K School and Higher Education Law attorneys participated in a panel discussion on how to handle the legal challenges that arise with technological crimes. Click here for more information.



  • Breakfast Briefing: New Employee Rights Under State And Federal Law

    April 30, 2013

    Our workforce is an immediate mirror of society's changes. As society evolves in response to new technologies, new protected classes, and world events, our workforce demands new rights and protections that previously were never even considered. Join us for a discussion of these new and developing rights so that your company is prepared to comply with ever-changing state and federal employment laws. The following topics will be discussed: Social Media freedoms, including NLRB-approved social media policies, employer demands of passwords, and free speech issues The NLRB's increased push to regulate non-union workplaces Transgender protections in the workplace Discrimination claims related to domestic



  • AWSA New Building Leadership Conference

    April 25, 2013

    This conference series included networking and online learning, delivered by a five-person faculty of outstanding educational school and district leaders.



  • Breakfast Briefing: New Employee Rights Under State And Federal Law

    April 11, 2013

    Type: Breakfast Briefing Location: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Milwaukee, WI Description: Our workforce is an immediate mirror of society's changes. As society evolves in response to new technologies, new protected classes, and world events, our workforce demands new rights and protections that previously were never even considered. Join Attorney Geoff Trotier for a discussion of these new and developing rights so that your company is prepared to comply with ever-changing state and federal employment laws. Attorney Trotier discussed the following: Social Media freedoms, including NLRB-approved social media policies, employer demands of passwords, and free speech issues The NLRB's increased push to regulate non-union workplaces



  • Breakfast Briefing: Employee Handbooks

    March 7, 2013

    For those employers with Employee Handbooks, we will walk you through an audit of the Employee Handbook to make sure the Employee Handbook contains everything it should and does not contain anything creating liability. For those employers without Employee Handbooks, we will encourage you to have an Employee Handbook and discuss with you where to start. This complimentary seminar was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Registration deadline is March 5.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Business Owners' Guide to ADA Compliance

    January 29, 2013

    Your rights and obligations under the ADA & WFEA are constantly changing. Get the latest from our employment lawyers or risk being left behind! This free seminar was held at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa, WI on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 25th Annual School Law Seminar

    January 23, 2013

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Location: The Hyatt Regency Hotel 4:30 - 5:00 PM -- Registration* 5:00 - 6:15 PM -- Program 6:15 - 8:30 PM -- Reception and buffet Our topics included: Educator Effectiveness Myths And Facts About Act 10 And The Courts Employee Handbooks: What Happens Now? Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar is held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention.



  • Northern Trust Economic Trends 2013

    January 18, 2013

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Northern Trust' Economic Trends event. The event included a vibrant discussion between prominent Wisconsin business leaders, state representatives, and industry experts on the state of the economy. Attorneys, Kelly Kuglitsch, Amy Krier and Steve Sorenson presented during the breakout sessions at the event. For more information on this event, please click here.



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