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  • 4th Annual NWTC Business Summit

    November 14, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) 4th Annual Business Summit taking place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. This premier business summit is attended by 400 small business owners from all over northeast Wisconsin to learn from experts, network with other small business owners, and gain momentum to successfully maintain their businesses. Topics covered at this summit will include intellectual property, social media, sales, search engine optimization (SEO) and many other subject matters that relate to the summit’s theme, “A Day to Invest in Your Business”. The keynote speaker for this year’s summit will be



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Welcomes Terrance Navin as Executive Director

    October 9, 2017

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce Terrance (Terry) J. Navin has joined the firm as its Executive Director. “As our firm grows, we sought a management professional with exceptional experience in leading midsized law firms particularly in the areas of recruiting, client service and business administration,” said Joseph E. Tierney, President of Davis & Kuelthau. “Terry’s first-hand knowledge of our market along with his acumen for modern law firm management align well with our initiative to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing business environment. Dynamic administrative leaders like Terry are the foundation of our



  • Next Generation Manufacturing Summit

    October 4, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of BizTimes Media’s Next Generation Manufacturing Summit taking place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. This forum will provide an interactive panel discussion with CEOs from southeastern Wisconsin companies who will share their best operation strategies and provide insightful solutions on how they compete in a global marketplace, and strive to be world-class manufacturers in the 21st century. Attendees will learn from industry leaders who are creating processes that not only attract talent but drive innovation in their business. The panelists for this discussion include Jim Hawkins, CEO of Kenall Manufacturing, Jim Leef, President of ITU



  • 24 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Guide

    August 15, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 24 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all three of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 service areas. Additionally, three of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2018 are: Brookfield Marilyn M. Carroll, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates,



  • 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. The keynote speaker for this year’s summit will be Tom Deans, New York Times best-selling author of Every Family's Business. Following the speaker will be an informative panel discussion featuring



  • 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



  • Irish Butter in Wisconsin – Take 2 Will Re-appear on April 21

    April 20, 2017

    To arrange an interview with Steve Knaus of Old World Creamery on Friday, please contact Susan Finco or Scott Stein at (920) 965-7750 or via email at sfinco@LFpublicrelations.com or sstein@LFpublicrelations.com. (Sheboygan, Wis.) – Irish butter will return to the shelves at Woodman’s Markets in Wisconsin on Friday, April 21. Old World Creamery of Sheboygan, Wisconsin began selling a branded Irish butter at Woodman’s on April 11, but sale of the product (which at this point can’t be named due to pending legal issues) was halted by week’s end due to a trademark dispute. This Friday, “Old World Creamery” Pure Irish Butter will



  • Attorney Sherry Coley Quoted in BizTimes

    April 11, 2017

    Sherry Coley, Litigation and Intellectual Property attorney was quoted in a recent BizTimes article regarding a packaging and distribution dispute involving Old World Creamery, LLC and Eurogold USA, LLC. To read the full article, please click here.



  • Irish Butter Is Back – In Wisconsin

    April 6, 2017

    A kick-off event will be held at the Woodman’s Market in Sun Prairie (1099 S. Grand Ave.) on Tuesday, April 11 at 9 a.m. Steve Knaus, of Old World Creamery, along with Phil Woodman, owner of Woodman’s, will be on hand and available for interviews. The first 100 people to come to the Irishgold™ butter display at Woodman’s in Sun Prairie will receive a coupon for a free, 8 oz. package of Irishgold butter. (Sheboygan / Sun Prairie) – Fans of Irish butter will no longer have to cross state lines to get the butter they crave. Old World Creamery of Sheboygan,



  • Davis & Kuelthau Adds Employee Benefits, Trusts & Estates, IP and Litigation Attorneys in Metro-Milwaukee and Greater Fox Valley Regions

    December 19, 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Joseph E. Tierney, IV, President of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., announced the addition of four attorneys in the firm’s Brookfield, Green Bay and Milwaukee offices. Katharine G. Shaw joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Team, Jacqueline L. Messler and James E. Lowe joined the Corporate Team, and T. Wickham Schmidt joined the Litigation Team. “We added 15 colleagues to our firm throughout 2016. This expansion is one of many initiatives underway at Davis & Kuelthau to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing business environment,” said Tierney. “The addition of good people like these is key to meeting



  • 18 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Guide

    August 16, 2016

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all three of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 service areas. Additionally, three of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2017 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care



  • Davis & Kuelthau Proudly Announces Joseph E. Tierney, IV as the Firm’s Next President

    August 12, 2016

    The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Joseph E. Tierney, IV, corporate and real estate attorney, will take the helm as the firm’s next president as of October 1, 2016. This transition is one of several steps the firm is making to remain at the forefront of the next generation of progressive, dynamic legal service workplaces. “Joe was selected as our next president for many reasons, including his forward-thinking approach, understanding of the changing legal landscape, and his 10 years of service as a transactional attorney with our firm,” said Kathy Nusslock, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer



  • 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.



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorney Recognized as a Leader by Chambers USA

    March 21, 2016

    MILWAUKEE, WI – Joseph S. Heino, a shareholder with Davis & Kuelthau in Milwaukee, has been recognized by Chambers USA in the area of Intellectual Property Law for the fourth consecutive year. Heino is among an elite group of attorneys selected as ‘Leaders in their Field’ and will be featured in the June edition of ‘Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business’. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Their annual guide to U.S. law firms is based on in-depth research and is widely regarded by industry-leading companies throughout the



  • 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.



  • Dynamic Drinkware Wins Latest Round of Patent Battle against National Graphics

    January 28, 2016

    In a major win for Dynamic Drinkware, LLC ("Dynamic"), a three judge panel convened by the United States Patent and Trademark Office's ("USPTO") Patent Trial and Appeal Board ruled in favor of Dynamic's challenge to National Graphics U.S. Patent No. 6,424,467 (the "'467 patent") entitled High Definition Lenticular Lens. Dynamic challenged the '467 patent using the relatively new Inter Partes Review procedure at the USPTO on the grounds that certain of the claims were anticipated and others were obvious over several prior art patents. The '467 patent was directed to a thin lenticular lens typically used in magazines and comic



  • 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



  • 20 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 Guide

    August 17, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 20 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across four of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 of our service areas. Additionally, two of our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2016 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann



  • 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



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 7, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 11 of its attorneys across seven practice areas and four offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2014. Additionally, three attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Business Litigation Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business Litigation Attorneys selected



  • Attorney Matthew R. McClean Named Chair of Davis & Kuelthau’s Litigation Team

    October 1, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is proud to announce Matthew R. McClean as chair of the firm’s Litigation Team. Matt succeeds Kathy L. Nusslock who led the practice for six years. Matt has been a member of the firm’s Milwaukee office and Litigation Team since 2006. He focuses his practice in the area of construction litigation and also represents clients in all aspects of litigation over commercial contracts, real property claims, and intellectual property matters. Matt’s primary client base includes small to mid-size businesses, construction companies, and municipalities. He also works with individuals who have contract, construction and high-fee disputes. As



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Guide

    September 3, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 22 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all five of the firm’s offices and spans 24 of our service areas. Additionally, four of our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2015 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2015 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann M.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Announces Kathy Nusslock As the Firm’s Next Chief Operating Officer

    July 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. has proudly announced that it will appoint Shareholder Kathy L. Nusslock the firm’s next Chief Operating Officer. Kathy will work in conjunction with the Board of Directors and will be responsible for overall management of the firm’s operations, including human resources, facilities management, and oversight of accounting/finance, information technology, and marketing/business development. Kathy joined the firm’s Litigation Team in 1998 and since then served in a variety of firm management roles including Litigation Team Head, Employment Litigation Practice Chair, Director on the firm’s Board, member of the Shareholder Development Committee, and Pro Bono Coordinator.



  • Attorneys Joseph S. Heino and Bradley D. Page Recognized by Chambers USA

    March 18, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau is pleased to announced that two of its attorneys, Joseph S. Heino and Bradley D. Page have been named as leaders in their respective fields for 2014 by Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business’. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Their annual guide to U.S. law firms is based on in-depth research and is widely regarded by industry-leading companies throughout the U.S. and worldwide. In addition, the firm was also recognized for its Real Estate practice. Joe Heino was recognized as a leader



  • 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.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 13, 2013

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 12 of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2013. Additionally, five others were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Thomas L. Schober, Business Litigation Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Business Litigation Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Joseph E. Tierney, IV, Real Estate Attorneys selected



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorney Recognized by Chambers USA

    February 21, 2013

    Milwaukee, WI – Joseph S. Heino, a shareholder with Davis & Kuelthau in Milwaukee, has been recognized by Chambers USA in the area of Intellectual Property Law. Heino is among an elite group of attorneys selected as ‘Leaders in their Field’ and will be featured in the June edition of ‘Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business’. Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. Their annual guide to U.S. law firms is based on in-depth research and is widely regarded by industry-leading companies throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Heino is experienced



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorney Honored For Legal Assistance By Small Business Administration

    May 10, 2012

    MILWAUKEE, WI – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. attorney Joseph Heino, will be recognized at the 27th Annual Wisconsin Small Business Award ceremony for his Legal Assistance award. Nominated by Laura Schmitz of the UW-Milwaukee Small Business Development Center for his contributions to entrepreneurs in its program, Heino frequently speaks to and consults with small businesses on intellectual property issues. Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration provides recognition and thanks to the people and organizations that are critical to the success of small business communities throughout the country. The awards are given in recognition of National Small Business Week, an



  • 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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