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  • Building the Future: An Inside Look at Milwaukee Bucks Related Construction Projects - State Bar of Wisconsin Seminar

    October 11, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Construction and Public Contract Law Section program, An Inside Look at Milwaukee Bucks Related Construction. This program will include a timely discussion for construction professionals on the development of the Milwaukee Bucks Arena, Training Center and Entertainment District. A panel of leading area construction professionals will provide insight on how these development projects came together, how the project team managed various legal and technical issues and the overall design and development process of each location. Panelists will include, Eric Andalman of Icon Venue Group, Cynthia Buchko of Construction



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Expands Corporate, Labor & Employment, and Commercial Litigation Practices in Metro-Milwaukee and Fox Valley Region

    September 22, 2017

    MILWAUKEE— Joseph E. Tierney IV, President of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., announced the addition of four attorneys in the firm’s Green Bay and Milwaukee offices. Danielle S. Snyder joined the firm’s Corporate Team, Abby S. Busler joined the Labor & Employment Team, and Ryan M. Wiesner and Ryan T. Carlson joined the Litigation Team. The firm has added 10 attorneys within the past year alone as it continues to expand its business law, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation, real estate, and trusts and estates practices. Davis & Kuelthau has several strategic initiatives underway in its effort to remain among the



  • Real Estate Alliance for Charity (REACH) Softball Event

    September 22, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is proudly sponsoring the 15th Annual REACH Softball Tournament on September 22, 2017 at The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, WI. 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, firm president 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 Softball Event, please



  • NAIOP 4th Annual Clay Shoot

    September 18, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Annual Clay Shoot on Monday, September 18, 2017. This annual program consists of a fun filled afternoon of shooting clay pigeons and networking. The event is scheduled to take place at the Waukesha Gun Club in Waukesha, WI. NAIOP Wisconsin is an organization for real estate developers, owners and investors. With their variety of programs both professional and educational promote advocacy, and leadership development for its members. Additionally, the organization’s mission is to enhance the economic growth of Wisconsin and the business



  • 29th Annual Environmental Law Update – State Bar of Wisconsin

    September 13, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is teaming 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 will be participating in a discussion titled, Ethical Issues Arising During Emergency Environmental Lawyering Today, along with panelists, Timothy J. Pierce and Jodi Arndt Labs. This full day seminar will be hosted at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee on September 13, 2017 and will be available via webcast. For more details or to register, please visit the



  • Lorman CLE Webinar | The Impact of Regulation A+ on Real Estate Development

    August 31, 2017

    Real estate attorney, Michael Van Someren and tax attorney, Mark G. Kmiecik held a in depth discussion covering Regulation A+ rules, including how they can be used to facilitate real estate projects, how to use these rules to raise capital from accredited investors, and the process required to complete a Regulation A+ offering. This online webinar was hosted by Lorman Education Services and took place on Thursday, August 31 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM. Because Mike Van Someren is a faculty member for Lorman, Davis & Kuelthau’s guests receive 50% off the registration fee. Please visit this link for more program



  • Wisconsin Law Journal Presents, Foxconn: Constructing a New Wisconsin

    August 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Law Journal’s program, Foxconn: Constructing a New Wisconsin, taking place on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. This panel discussion has been scheduled to bring area business, real estate development and community leaders together to discuss the upcoming Foxconn construction and development-related projects and labor needs for the $10 billion project. Panelists will include: Mike Fabishak, CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee, John Mielke, President of Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin, Ken Kraemer, Executive director of Building Advantage, Terry McGowan, President/business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local



  • Davis & Kuelthau Weighs In on Foxconn’s Anticipated Move to Wisconsin

    August 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau President and Shareholder, Joseph E. Tierney, IV, was featured in a TMJ4 interview on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 relative to the potential ripple effects of Foxconn’s highly anticipated move to southeastern Wisconsin. Tierney and others are embracing the positive effects likely to stem from this historic project. From manufacturing centers to housing to retail to transportation to expanded educational institutions and beyond, there are many projects to be addressed in the days ahead. As one of the leading firms in the Midwest and one of the area’s largest real estate teams, members of Davis & Kuelthau are working



  • Milwaukee Business Journal's Flash Forum: Foxconn Ripple Effect

    August 22, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Flash Forum, Foxconn Ripple Effect, taking place on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. This roundtable discussion fosters an opportunity for area business, real estate development and community leaders to discuss the outlook of Foxconn as it relates to retail and housing development, training and education programs for its employees and the opportunities for other employers. Panelists will include: Jim Barry, President of The Barry Co. Inc., Eve Hall, President and CEO of the Milwaukee Urban League, Vicki Martin, President of Milwaukee Area Technical College, Scott Neitzel, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department



  • 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,



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Real Estate CEO Roundtable Discussion

    June 20, 2017

    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 20th. 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 The Barry Company, Wangard Partners, Inc., Vangard Group, LLC, and Wiechmann Enterprises among others. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their July 13th print publication.



  • 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



  • The Daily Reporter's 2017 Construction Summit

    May 4, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored The Daily Reporter's Construction Summit on May 4, 2017 at The American Club and Whistling Straits. This first-time forum was designed to bring community leaders and construction and real estate professionals together for an for an in-depth perspective on recent commercial development across southeastern and northeastern Wisconsin. Business and community speakers included guests from Uline, the Green Bay Packers, the Bucks, the City of Oak Creek and the Village of Pleasant Prairie. Davis & Kuelthau's construction and real estate attorneys, Brian Pfeil and Michael Van Someren, shared perspectives on construction defect disputes and project contract



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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.



  • Attorney Robert Habich Selected as Board President for NAIOP Wisconsin

    January 24, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is pleased to announce Milwaukee attorney Robert W. Habich has been elected to serve as the 14th Board President for the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) as of January 1, 2017. NAIOP Wisconsin is an organization for real estate developers, owners and investors. With their variety of programs both professional and educational promote advocacy, and leadership development for its members. Additionally, the organization’s mission is to enhance the economic growth of Wisconsin and the business opportunities for its members and improve the image of the industry and the quality of life



  • 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



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

    November 11, 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 10 of its attorneys across nine practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2016. Additionally, three attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate Planning 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, Alternative Dispute Resolution Matthew R. McClean, Business Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2017’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 2, 2016

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the seventh consecutive year as reported by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This distinction showcases more than 11,000 law firms ranked nationally and regionally in a variety of legal practice areas. Davis & Kuelthau proudly ranked top tier across 13 practices: Green Bay Corporate Law Employment Law – Management Labor Law – Management Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law Litigation – Construction Litigation – Municipal Mediation Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In metropolitan Milwaukee, the firm ranked in Tier 2 for the



  • 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



  • 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,



  • Attorney Robert Habich Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Real Estate and Finance Practice

    September 16, 2016

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Robert W. Habich has joined the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate teams in its Milwaukee office. “We are delighted to welcome Rob to our commercial real estate and finance practice. His experience working with property developers, landlords/tenants, investors and lenders to provide strategic, cost-effective service complements the value our established team offers to clients,” said Daniel A. Kaminsky, Chair of Davis & Kuelthau’s Real Estate Team. With 12 years of experience, Rob focuses his practice on commercial real estate acquisitions and sales, development, leasing and financing for a variety of retail,



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Expands Corporate and Litigation Practice in Metro-Milwaukee and Greater Fox Valley Region

    July 1, 2016

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorneys Timothy J. Feldhausen, Benjamin A. Sauer, and Ryan M. Spott have joined the firm’s Corporate and Litigation Teams. “Davis & Kuelthau has been dedicated to effectively and efficiently serving the needs of Wisconsin businesses for many decades. The addition of these three attorneys further demonstrates our commitment to the success of our clients, “said Kathy L. Nusslock, president and chief operating officer of Davis & Kuelthau. “Our clients’ business activity continues to thrive. Tim and Ben, as experienced outside general counsel for a variety of industries, and Ryan as a budding



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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 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



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Adds Six Attorneys in Corporate, Litigation, Real Estate and Trusts & Estates

    February 26, 2016

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorneys Allen M. Salomon, Brian J. Pfeil, John W. Hein, Marjorie Mitchell Greene, Nicholas R. DiUlio, and William H. Frazier have joined the firm. The addition of these colleagues in Milwaukee and Brookfield is among several executed growth initiatives as Davis & Kuelthau continues to expand its focus in the greater Milwaukee and Green Bay regions. “We are excited to welcome each of these experienced attorneys to our dynamic team. Davis & Kuelthau has been dedicated to serving Wisconsin businesses, municipalities and individuals for many decades. A key factor in our success



  • Davis & Kuelthau Announces Leadership Changes in Corporate and Real Estate Teams

    February 26, 2016

    The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Joseph E. Tierney, IV as Team Head of the firm’s Corporate Practice Team and Daniel A. Kaminsky as Chair of the Real Estate Practice Team. Former Corporate Team Head, Scott E. Fiducci, will continue his role as member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Managing Shareholder of the Metro-Milwaukee offices. “These transitions met a Board objective to create additional opportunities for our attorneys to be involved in firm leadership,” said Kathy Nusslock, firm President and COO. “We are grateful for Scott’s dedication of many years as Corporate Team Head



  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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.



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2016’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 2, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the sixth consecutive year as reported by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This distinction showcases more than 11,000 law firms ranked nationally and regionally in a variety of legal practice areas. Davis & Kuelthau proudly ranked top tier across 12 practices: Green Bay Corporate Law Employment Law – Management Trusts & Estates Law Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law Environmental Law Litigation – Construction Mediation Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In metropolitan Milwaukee, the firm ranked in Tier 2 for the following areas: Litigation – Environmental Litigation



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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 Attorney, Brad Page, Appointed As Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Physicians Realty Trust

    January 8, 2015

    MILWAUKEE, WI - The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Bradley D. Page, real estate and corporate attorney, has been chosen by firm client, Physicians Realty Trust, as their Senior Vice President and General Counsel beginning February 1, 2015. Brad currently maintains an active practice representing clients in commercial real estate development, commercial lending, corporate and construction industries, and recently served as President of Davis & Kuelthau. His last day with the firm is anticipated to be January 15, 2015. “Brad’s transition to in-house counsel demonstrates our client’s appreciation of his skills as a long-time member of



  • Attorney Michael Van Someren Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice

    December 8, 2014

    MILWAUKEE—Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced today that Michael Van Someren has joined its Corporate and Real Estate Practice as an associate in its Milwaukee office. “We are very happy to welcome Mike to our team,” said Scott Fiducci, Chair of the firm’s Corporate and Business Law Team. “Our clients’ business and real estate transactional activity continues to be very active and fast paced. Mike, as an experienced corporate and real estate lawyer, will enhance our Team’s capacity to deliver the personalized service and expertise that our business and real estate clientele expect and appreciate.” Van Someren’s practice will include real estate, commercial



  • Attorney William A. Jennaro Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Litigation Team

    December 5, 2014

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney William A. Jennaro has joined the firm’s Litigation Practice in its Milwaukee office. Jennaro’s practice includes general litigation but will primarily focus on mediation and arbitration across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, construction, real estate, food and beverage, health care, and banking as well as estate planning and disputes. He brings over 45 years of legal experience to the firm, including service as an Assistant District Attorney, County Court Judge and Circuit Court Judge in Milwaukee County. Jennaro’s success with alternative dispute resolution matters has been acknowledged and awarded by



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2015’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 7, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the fifth consecutive year as reported by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This distinction showcases more than 11,000 law firms ranked nationally and regionally in a variety of legal practice areas. Davis & Kuelthau proudly ranked top tier for across 12 practices and three offices, including: Green Bay Corporate Law Trusts & Estates Law Madison Education Law Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Environmental Law Litigation – Construction Mediation Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In metropolitan Milwaukee, the firm ranked in the second tier for Corporate Law, Health



  • Davis & Kuelthau Announces Client’s Grand Opening, Engine Company No. 3

    September 11, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. has proudly announced the opening of a new spin on a local historic treasure. Peter Sandroni, owner of the acclaimed La Merenda tapas bar and restaurant in Walker’s Point has opened a breakfast-brunch restaurant, Engine Company No. 3, in a former fire station at 217 W. National Avenue. Known for his mission to preserve local family farming, Peter’s latest endeavor will feature his unique flare for incorporating local produce, Wisconsin fish and meats, and various house-made syrups, jams, sausages and infusions. “It’s been an honor to work with Peter and his wife and co-owner,



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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



  • Attorney Lisa Kleiner Wood Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice

    January 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE—Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Lisa Kleiner Wood has joined the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice as a shareholder in its Milwaukee office. Lisa concentrates her practice in commercial and residential real estate, corporate and general business matters, including acquisitions and mergers and sales of businesses. She also represents lenders in structuring, negotiating and drafting all types of commercial transactions, real estate lending, asset based lending, leasing, restructuring, workouts and liquidations of troubled or defaulted loans. In her real estate practice, she has worked on residential, commercial and mixed-use condominium developments, subdivision developments, complex real estate



  • Attorney Julie A. Seno Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice

    December 6, 2013

    MILWAUKEE—Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Julie A. Seno has joined the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Practice in its Milwaukee office. “We are excited to welcome Julie to our team,” said Scott E. Fiducci, Shareholder and Corporate Practice Chair. “Her experience assisting clients with commercial and real estate transactions as well as corporate transactions adds to the depth of our well established team and furthers the value we provide as a firm.” Julie’s primary clientele are corporations, real estate owners, investors, developers, and financial institution lenders. She regularly counsels clients in all aspects of commercial real estate,



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2014’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 15, 2013

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the fourth consecutive year as reported by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This distinction showcases more than 11,000 law firms ranked nationally and regionally in a variety of legal practice areas. Davis & Kuelthau proudly ranked top tier for numerous practice areas, including: Green Bay Corporate Law Trusts & Estates Law Madison Education Law Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Environmental Law Litigation – Construction Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In the metropolitan Milwaukee area, the firm ranked in the second tier for Corporate



  • 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



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Adds Corporate Transactions and Real Estate Attorney, Joseph LaDien

    July 2, 2013

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. announced today that Joseph LaDien has joined their Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups as an associate in the Milwaukee office. “We are excited to welcome Joe to our team,” said Scott Fiducci, the firm’s Corporate Practice Group Chair. “As an experienced attorney, he will add depth to the value we provide to our clients through our corporate transactions and real estate services.” LaDien offers a pragmatic approach to assisting business clients with their legal needs and will focus his practice in the areas of general corporate, commercial real estate, and commercial lending. In particular, he’ll



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