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  • Attorney Sue Schellinger Authors Insurance Coverage Article for the American Bar Association

    January 19, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau Litigation attorney and Insurance Coverage Team chair, Susan Schellinger authored, Triggering Insurance Coverage for Success in Commercial Litigation for the Winter issue of the American Bar Association’s, Business Torts Litigation Journal. The article addresses the importance of understanding the different types of insurance policies available in order to "plead to coverage" to guarantee the best chances of monetary recovery. To read the full article, please visit the American Bar Association’s Website.



  • Attorney Wick Schmidt Discusses Federal Document Restrictions

    November 10, 2016

    Commercial litigation attorney, Wick Schmidt presented with Judge Griesbach on a topic about sealing or restricting access to documents filed in federal court. The program was jointly sponsored by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association (EDWBA). Schmidt currently serves as President of the organization. The EDWBA’s mission is to improve the practice of attorneys who appear before the Eastern District. They provide continuing legal education seminars directly applicable to an attorney’s practice and networking opportunities with their colleagues. For more information about EDWBA, please visit their website.



  • Davis & Kuelthau’s Margaret Jaberg Chaired Hearing on Ancillary Improvements Placed in Yards

    October 3, 2016

    Earlier this summer Margaret Jaberg, of the Davis & Kuelthau Commercial Real Estate team, chaired in a Board of Appeals hearing in the Village of Brown Deer, WI. The hearing reviewed two cases related to ancillary improvements placed in yards. Both cases involved parcels located on corner lots, with streets on two sides. The Village’s Development Director had previously determined both projects were not permitted under the existing Zoning Code. In each case, the Board members reviewed merits and hardships of each proposal, and weighed the Zoning Code regarding front and side yard designation. Typically the front yard is assumed to



  • Tim Feldhausen Joins New North Board of Directors

    September 27, 2016

    Furthering Davis & Kuelthau’s commitment to Wisconsin’s economic development efforts, we are pleased to announce Green Bay attorney Timothy J. Feldhausen, has joined New North’s Board of Directors as of September 27, 2016. New North is a nationally recognized nonprofit, regional economic development organization dedicated to fostering growth and collaboration among business leaders across 18 counties in Northeast Wisconsin. New North partners with the State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), more than 100 private investors, and dozens of local economic developers throughout the state. Fellow Board members include leaders from Bemis, The Boldt Company, Miron Construction, Kimberly-Clark, AT&T,



  • Corporate Attorney Tim Feldhausen Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: Steering the Ship

    September 14, 2016

    Tim Feldhausen, Corporate attorney in Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay office, was featured in Wisconsin Law Journal’s Asked & Answered interview series. This series provides a personal and professional perspective on individual attorneys both in and outside of the office. To read the full article, please click here.



  • Attorney McClean Authors Blog Post for State Bar of Wisconsin

    September 8, 2016

    Litigation team chair, Matt McClean authored a post for the State Bar of Wisconsin's Construction Blog. His blog post, The Construction Statute of Repose: More Hammer or Nail Today?, discusses recent appellate cases applying Wisconsin's construction statute of repose. Click here to read the article.



  • Corporate Attorney Tim Feldhausen Discusses Public Benefit Corporations

    September 1, 2016

    Tim Feldhausen of Davis & Kuelthau’s corporate team authored an article, Coming Soon To Wisconsin: Public Benefit Corporations? for New North B2B’s September 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Immigration Attorney Hugo Rojas Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: Getting to America

    August 15, 2016

    Hugo Rojas, Immigration and Labor and Employment attorney in Davis & Kuelthau’s Milwaukee office, was featured in Wisconsin Law Journal’s Asked & Answered interview series. This series provides a personal and professional perspective on individual attorneys both in and outside of the office. To read the full article, please click here.



  • Labor & Employment Attorney Bob Burns Discusses Workplace Harassment Implications

    August 1, 2016

    Bob Burns of Davis & Kuelthau’s labor and employment team authored an article, Workplace Harassment for New North B2B’s August 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Labor & Employment Attorney Bruce Deadman Discusses Overtime Exemption Rules

    July 1, 2016

    Bruce Deadman of Davis & Kuelthau’s labor and employment team authored an article, Millions of employees impacted by new overtime rules. Are you prepared? for New North B2B’s July 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Attorneys Christopher Jaekels and Kevin Lyons Selected as Umpires by the Department of Natural Resources

    June 27, 2016

    Environmental attorneys Chris Jaekels and Kevin Lyons have been selected to as Umpires by the Department of Natural Resources. They both met the qualifications based on Wis. Stat. § 292.35 and will assist with local government cost recovery disputes for environmental remediation activities. For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource's Website.



  • Attorney Kevin Lyons Selected to Serve on State Bar of Wisconsin’s Executive Director Search Team

    June 15, 2016

    Litigation and Mediation attorney, Kevin Lyons has been selected to serve on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Transition and Search Committee. This Committee will aid the Board of Governors to select the next Executive Director. The current Executive Director, George Brown will retire in June 2017 after 16 years of service in that role. For more information, please visit the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Website.



  • Immigration Attorney Hugo Rojas Discusses Upcoming Supreme Court Decision to Impact Legal Status for Immigrants

    June 1, 2016

    Hugo Rojas of Davis & Kuelthau’s immigration and labor and employment teams authored an article, U.S. Supreme Court to Decide on Legal Status for Immigrants, for New North B2B’s June 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Attorney Sherry Coley Wins Judicial Council for the State Bar of Wisconsin

    April 22, 2016

    Litigation Attorney Sherry Coley was elected to the Judicial Council of the State Bar for a three-year term. The Judicial Council is a 21-member body whose principal statutory responsibilities are to study and make recommendations relating to court pleading, practice and procedure and organization, jurisdiction and methods of administration and operation of Wisconsin courts. For more information, please visit the State Bar of Wisconsin Website.



  • Keep It Moving: New Procedural Rules Seek Efficiency

    April 5, 2016

    On November 4, 2015, the Civil Committee of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association hosted a CLE entitled “Changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: What You Need to Know.” Cynthia Rigsby, a partner at Foley & Lardner, moderated a lively exchange between a panel consisting of Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph, Magistrate Judge David Jones, and Mr. Matthew Stippich, Vice President/General Counsel of Digital Intelligence, Inc. The panelists shared their thoughts on the new rule changes and how those changes will be implemented practically. Both Judge Joseph and Judge Jones summed up the theme of these changes



  • Litigation Attorney Aaron Hall Discusses Contract Terms and Conditions

    April 1, 2016

    Aaron Hall of Davis & Kuelthau’s litigation team authored an article, Battle of the Forms: Practical Tactics to Minimize Risk in Day-to-Day Transactions, for New North B2B’s April 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Litigation Attorney Co-Authors State Bar of Wisconsin Publication

    March 18, 2016

    Litigation attorney, William Mulligan co-authored a chapter in the second edition of the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE’s Business Litigation in Wisconsin, book. In the chapter, Addressing Allegations of Corporate Crimes: Initial Considerations for the Corporate Counsel, William along with Franklyn M. Gimbel and Kathryn A. Keppel, highlight issues that are potentially faced by corporate counsel when allegations of misconduct arise in the federal arena.



  • Intellectual Property Attorney Joe Heino Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: Novel Idea: Heino Helps Clients Protect Their Property

    March 16, 2016

    Joe Heino, Corporate, Franchising and Intellectual Property attorney in Davis & Kuelthau’s Milwaukee’s office, was featured in Wisconsin Law Journal’s Asked & Answered interview series. This series provides a personal and professional perspective on individual attorneys both in and outside of the office. To read the full article, please click here.



  • Laurie Meyer and Claire Hartley Published in DRI on Supreme Court’s New Test for Determining Employer Violations of 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    January 28, 2016

    Laurie Meyer, shareholder, of Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment team published an article, Preventing Claims Related to Failure to Accommodate Pregnancy, in DRI’s January 2016 For The Defense magazine. In the wake of Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., their article addresses the new test requiring employers to prove that their actions did not discriminate against pregnant workers and allows claims to proceed when pregnant workers didn’t receive certain accommodations. Click here for a complimentary copy of the article.



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Selected as President of the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation

    January 4, 2016

    Immigration Attorney, Hugo Rojas has been selected as President of the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation. In this role, Hugo will lead the Foundation Board of Directors in its community-wide activities throughout the year. These activities include the organization of community-wide events throughout the year. His term will run from January 2016 - December 2016.



  • Tim Kronquist, Davis & Kuelthau Alumni, Named General Counsel to Paul Ryan’s Political Team

    November 6, 2015

    House Speaker Paul Ryan has named former Davis & Kuelthau attorney, Timothy Kronquist, as general counsel to his political operation team. A Wisconsin native, Kronquist served on D&K’s corporate and real estate teams for 14 years where he advised private and public sector clients on a variety of real estate, zoning, and business transaction matters. In 2014 Kronquist moved to Washington, D.C. to join the political law firm Holtzman Vogel Josefiak Torchinsky PLLC. For additional details, please see the National Law Journal article linked here.



  • Municipal Attorney Jim Kalny Oversees Special Council Meeting in Clintonville

    September 22, 2015

    During a Clintonville City Council meeting Mayor, Judy Magee gave her official resignation after a year-and-a-half investigation which also led to the City Administrator stepping down. Municipal attorney and Labor and Employment Chair James M. Kalny met privately with the city council’s board, overseeing the agreement between both Magee and Tricia Rose, who filed a complaint against Magee. He resignation will be effective January 1, 2016. For more information, please visit the Waupaca County News Website.



  • Litigation Attorney Matt McClean Noted in Pennsylvania’s Record Report on Construction Case

    September 9, 2015

    Litigation Chair Matt McClean was noted in Pennsylvania’s Record Report article, Luxembourg company sues to have European judgment upheld. CTI Systems, a global provider of integrated automated heavy load systems is represented by Rosen Jenkins and Greenwaled and Matt McClean of Davis & Kuelthau. To read the full report, please visit Pennsylvania’s Record’s Website



  • Labor Attorney Bruce Deadman Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: Deadman Finds His Labor of Love in Helping People

    September 4, 2015

    Bruce Deadman, Labor and Employment attorney in Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay office, was featured in Wisconsin Law Journal’s Asked & Answered interview series. This series provides a personal and professional perspective on individual attorneys both in and outside of the office. Click here to read the full article.



  • Trial Attorney Sherry Coley Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: Davis & Kuelthau’s Coley Stays Ready for Everything

    August 14, 2015

    Sherry Coley, Litigation and Commercial Finance attorney in Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay office, was featured in Wisconsin Law Journal’s Asked & Answered interview series. This series provides a personal and professional perspective on individual attorneys both in and outside of the office. Click here to read the full article.



  • Attorney William A. Jennaro Elected to Wisconsin State Bar Dispute Resolution Board

    July 22, 2015

    Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation attorney, William Jennaro was elected as a member of the Dispute Resolution Board for the State Bar of Wisconsin for a three-year term. This section of the board primarily consists of attorneys and collaborates with other dispute resolution organizations to help promote and create standards for the growing profession of mediators. They also encourage other lawyers, courts and the public to utilize the variety of dispute resolutions available which offer an alternative to litigation. Members also serve as mentors by being able to train and teach other lawyers how to serve as advocates in similar contexts. Together, they



  • Davis & Kuelthau Proudly Recognized Among UPAF Campaign Contributors Per Fox6 News

    June 9, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly supported the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) this year. UPAF is dedicated to keeping the performing arts a vital part of life in Southeastern Wisconsin. Fox6 News highlighted D&K as having raised the most money of the 19 new Workplace Giving Campaigns. To read more highlights on this year's campaign, please click here.



  • Corporate Attorney Authors Article for the The Journal of Accountancy

    April 13, 2015

    Corporate and Tax attorney Mark Kmiecik authored an article in the April edition of the Journal of Accountancy (JofA), a flagship publication of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The article addresses the responsibilities tax practitioners must take when considering to file a UTP. To read the full article, please visit, the Journal of Accountancy's Website.



  • Trial Attorneys Sue Schellinger and Liz Miles Noted in Law360 on Insurance Case

    April 2, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau Litigation Team members Susan Schellinger and Elizabeth Miles were noted in Law360’s recent article, Insurers Can’t Replace Attys In Window Defect Row. The article addresses U.S. Judge Barbara Crabb’s decision to allow Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Co. Inc. to keep its chosen counsel for a proposed class action suit over allegedly defective windows. Kolbe & Kolbe is represented by various attorneys at Foley & Lardner LLP along with Sue Schellinger and Liz Miles of Davis & Kuelthau. To read the full article, please visit Law360.



  • Library Director Bev Butula Reviews Wisconsin State Legislature Website

    April 1, 2015

    Beverly Butula, Director of Library Services, co-authored the following article, Open the Door to Legislative Knowledge and Research with the Wisconsin State Legislature Website for the State Bar of Wisconsin’s bi-weekly newsletter, Inside Track. The article examines the features of the website along with insightful tips on how to use it for research purposes. To read the article, please click here.



  • Labor & Employment Attorney Bob Burns Weighs in on Right to Work Bill

    February 27, 2015

    Labor & Employment attorney, Robert W. Burns of Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay office, sat down with Green Bay's TV5 to discuss the impact of the "Right To Work" bill on companies and union workers.



  • Attorney Kevin Lyons Runs for State Bar President-Elect

    December 19, 2014

    Litigation and Mediation attorney, Kevin Lyons accepted the State Bar of Wisconsin’s nomination to run for 2015 president-elect. "Better Together is the essence of the multiple purposes our Supreme Court established for the State Bar. If elected, I will work to make us all better together through professional and business education and member services. I will work with Section and Board of Governors elected leaders and the State Bar staff to engage our diverse membership in defining and addressing professional and economic challenges we all face. When we become better lawyers, we better serve our clients, be they individuals, businesses,



  • Attorney James Braza Elected Board President of Milwaukee Repertory Theater

    August 16, 2014

    The Milwaukee Repertory Theater has announced Davis & Kuelthau Construction Industry and Litigation Attorney James Braza as their new President of the Board of Trustees. Braza has served as a board of trustee for The Rep for six years. Newly elected executive officers and trustees are: Gregory Oberland, president of Northwestern Mutual; Joseph Rock, partner at KPMG; Stacy Williams, vice president at Robert W. Baird & Co.; Edward Seaberg, vice president of IT service operations at Rockwell Automation; Mark Benskin, managing director of BMO Private Bank; Nic Wahl, managing partner of Godfrey & Kahn S.C.; and Howard Williams, senior vice president



  • Attorney Burns Weighs In on Act 10 Ruling

    August 1, 2014

    School Law and Labor attorney Robert Burns provides insight on the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision declaring Act 10 constitutional.



  • Dantinne Named Alumni President of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC)

    May 29, 2014

    Stephanie Dantinne, Local Office Administrator for the Green Bay office was elected to serve as President for the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Alumni Association. As President, she will work with the board members to address important issues such as membership, alumni awards, fundraising, and focused planning. In addition, Stephanie will continue to serve as a member of NWTC's Paralegal Advisory Committee.



  • NAFUSA Recognizes William Mulligan's Lifetime Achievement Award

    April 30, 2014

    The National Association of Former United States Attorneys (NAFUSA) published an article recognizing William Mulligan's Lifetime Achievement Award from the Marquette University Alumni Association.



  • Program Review: Seventh Circuit Year in Review

    March 19, 2014

    On February 13, 2014, members of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association gathered over lunch for the “Seventh Circuit in Review: A roundup of key civil decisions from 2013” presentation. Scott W. Hansen, of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c., Anne Berleman Kearney, of the Appellate Consulting Group, and Thomas L. Shriner, Jr., of Foley & Lardner, LLP, provided insight into key decisions issued by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in 2013 and important lessons for practitioners gleaned from those decisions. Mr. Hansen kicked off the presentation by discussing the decisions in Stollings v. Ryobi Technologies, Inc., 725 F.3d



  • Book Review: “Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror,” By Dean A. Strang

    March 19, 2014

    Wisconsin attorney Dean Strang’s new book, “Worse than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror,” sheds light on the compelling and largely overlooked 1917 criminal trial of eleven Italian immigrants in Milwaukee and the subsequent appeal led by famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow. The book literally starts out with a bang. On November 24, 1917, a worker discovered a bomb planted outside the Third Ward church of Reverend August Giuliani. A local boy took the bomb to a nearby Milwaukee police station, where it exploded, killing nine officers and one civilian. It was the largest



  • Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine Reviews 'Intellectual Property for the Medical Professional'

    January 10, 2014

    Joseph S. Heino's latest book, Intellectual Property for the Medical Professional, was recently reviewed by the Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine. To read the full review, visit the State Bar of Wisconsin's Website.



  • Two Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored as “Women in the Law”

    June 26, 2013

    MILWAUKEE – The law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that attorneys Kathy L. Nusslock and Susan G. Schellinger were honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal as 2013 Women in the Law honorees. This distinguished award recognizes the outstanding achievement and positive influence of high-level women in the practice of law. “Kathy and Sue’s recognition as leaders in the legal industry is well-deserved,“ said Ann Rieger, the firm’s President. "The commitment they put forth to meet their clients’ needs is a wonderful example of service to all of us.” Kathy Nusslock is an experienced litigator and chairs the



  • How to interpret the NLRB’s latest take on social media

    June 25, 2013

    When employees get fed up at work, they increasingly turn to social media to air their gripes. The National Labor Relations Board repeatedly has pursued employers that have disciplined employees for denigrating the workplace on Facebook or Twitter. In fact, the NLRB also has forced companies to rescind or revise policies that restrict employees from discussing workplace issues on social media platforms, arguing that the employees are exercising their right to protected concerted activity under the National Labor Relations Act.



  • Milwaukee Attorney Authors Intellectual Property Guide for Medical Professionals

    February 4, 2013

    Milwaukee, WI – Joseph S. Heino, a shareholder with Davis & Kuelthau in Milwaukee, has recently released a new book titled Intellectual Property for the Medical Professional. Heino, a local intellectual property attorney, also published the fiction novel, “Seamless,” a Midwestern ghost story based on actual events in Northern Wisconsin. Heino’s new book details his personal experiences as a registered U.S. Patent attorney and provides a concise overview of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret concepts protected under U.S. Law. Developed for the medical profession, it also helps to recognize what intellectual property is and gives an understanding of the



  • Four Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by Eastern District Association Bar for Pro Bono Service

    October 29, 2012

    The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association hosted its second annual Pro Bono Recognition Luncheon during the American Bar Association-sponsored National Pro Bono Celebration Week. Attorneys who completed pro bono requests from the court over the past year were recognized and honored at the luncheon with the judges of the Eastern District. Among those honored included: Dillon Ambrose Heather Gatewood Elizabeth Miles Kathy Nusslock Congratulations!



  • Bruce named chair of Greater Milwaukee Foundation board

    August 3, 2012

    The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has appointed Peter Bruce, of counsel at Davis & Kuelthau, to be the chairman of the foundation’s board of directors.



  • What now? Employer's Guide to the Affordable Care Act

    July 23, 2012

    The U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision on June 28 to uphold President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act no doubt took many business executives by surprise.



  • Kewaskum School District asks court to uphold teacher's firing

    July 13, 2012

    The Kewaskum School District is asking a Washington County Circuit Court to overturn the ruling of an arbitrator and allow the district to dismiss a middle school special education teacher who is accused of using excessive physical force to control students.



  • New school district handbooks take effect

    July 2, 2012

    The Lodi School District plans to outsource its nighttime custodial staff at the end of the summer to save $150,000. In Verona's summer school program, the most experienced teachers will be paid less per hour than they make during the school year, a move expected to help offset the cost of the growing program.



  • FDIC Selling Off Legacy Bank Mortgages

    September 9, 2011

    In an effort to recover some of the money the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. expensed when it became the receiver of Legacy Bank, the FDIC is seeking bids for delinquent home mortgages from the bank valued at $16 million. Seaway Bank and Trust Co., Chicago, bought about $165.9 million of Legacy Bank’s assets, which consist mainly of loans, in March when regulators closed the central city Milwaukee ban



  • So You Think You Have A Patentable Idea - Now What?

    January 11, 2010

    An idea for a new and useful product has been looming in your thoughts for quite some time. Perhaps you have doodled some drawings showing how the product works. Perhaps you have even built a working model. Better still, you have perfected your working model and have given thought as to how you are going to manufacture the product, market it, and build a successful business based upon that product.



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