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  • Northern Trust Economic Trends 2018

    January 19, 2018

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Northern Trust Economic Trends 2018 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 2018 will include Becky Frankiewicz, President, ManpowerGroup North America; Nick Turkal, President & CEO, Aurora Health Care; and Michael Knetter, Economist, President and CEO of the University of WI Foundation. Together, they will bring perspectives from



  • Trusts 101 – NBI Seminar

    December 19, 2017

    Corporate and trusts and estates attorney, Jacqueline L. Messler will be presenting Trusts Used for Tax Reduction in conjunction with NBI’s Trusts 101 program. The focus of this program is to examine the challenges associated with different types of trusts by understanding their characteristics and explore how to minimize common mistakes when selecting and drafting estate planning documents. This full day seminar will take place at the Holiday Inn Pewaukee-Milwaukee West Hotel located on N14 W24140 Tower Place in Pewaukee, WI on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:40 PM. Attendees are eligible to receive CLE, CPE, CF, IACET,



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

    November 10, 2017

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 11 of its attorneys across eight practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2017. Additionally, two attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee Dillon J. Ambrose, Business Litigation 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2018’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 1, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the eighth 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 following



  • Davis & Kuelthau Announces Five New Shareholders

    October 11, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the additions of Alec Dobson, Aaron E. Hall, Mark G. Kmiecik, Elizabeth K. Miles and Anthony J. Steffek to shareholders of the firm, effective October 1, 2017. Alec Dobson (Brookfield) is a member of the litigation team focusing in the health care arena. He defends long-term care facilities, hospitals, physicians and other health care providers in litigation and regulatory matters. Alec’s clients range from large, national providers to small, family-owned facilities. His professional activities include membership of and active participation in the Wisconsin



  • 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



  • Table of Experts: Advancing the Role of Women in Law

    September 29, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau corporate attorney, Ann M. Rieger, was interviewed by Kira Lafond, Market President & Publisher of the Milwaukee Business Journal, along with Danielle Bergner of Michael Best and Deborah Tomczyk of Reinhart for a Women in the Law Table of Experts column. As Past President of the firm and a current member of its Board of Directors, Ann offered insights on the growing opportunities for female law graduates and how select Milwaukee area law firms, such as Davis & Kuelthau, are harnessing creative professional growth opportunities and the flexibility provided through technology to attract and retain female talent. Click



  • 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



  • 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



  • Best Lawyers Highlights "Women in the Law" in Spring Business Edition

    June 30, 2017

    Best Lawyers in America® recently released its Spring 2017 Business edition highlighting Women in the Law across the United States. Davis & Kuelthau is proud to have three of its female attorneys included in the Women in the Law feature. The Davis & Kuelthau female attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Women in the Law are: Brookfield Ann M. Rieger, Corporate Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Trusts and Estates Milwaukee Kathy L. Nusslock, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment Susan G. Schellinger, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction Ann M. Rieger, Milwaukee Metro Area, Non-Profit/Charities Law, was also selected as Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the



  • Jacqueline Messler Joins Girls on the Run Board of Directors

    June 15, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is pleased to announce Brookfield attorney Jacqueline L. Messler has been named to the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Southeastern Wisconsin. She previously served as a Board Member. Girls on the Run is a non-profit program for girls enrolled in the 3rd through 8th grade. Through fun activities and curriculum centered around running, their mission is to help girls to appreciate health and fitness. Click here to learn more about Girls on the Run of Southeastern Wisconsin.



  • Attorney Mark Andres Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Trusts and Estates Practice

    June 12, 2017

    BROOKFIELD— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Mark Andres has joined the firm’s Corporate Team as a shareholder in its Brookfield office. Mark has served small to midsized businesses, particularly hospital-based physicians, dentists and other medical practitioners, for more than 15 years. His areas of focus include business entity law, tax planning, and succession planning. Mark has also represented health care professionals and health care organizations in the areas of professional liability and risk management, as well as contract drafting and negotiation for health care services and equipment. Mark also offers extensive experience in the areas of



  • 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



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

    February 23, 2017

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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



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

    March 3, 2016

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



  • 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



  • 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



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

    November 10, 2015

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 10 of its attorneys across eight practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2015. Additionally, two attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2015 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, Alternative Dispute Resolution Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business Litigation Attorneys



  • 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



  • 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



  • Business Succession Planning: Clearing Up the Confusion

    June 11, 2015

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



  • Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2015

    June 4, 2015

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



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

    May 14, 2015

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



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

    May 1, 2015

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



  • 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



  • 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



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

    December 3, 2014

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



  • 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, 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



  • 2014 Wisconsin Family Business Forum Business Expo

    October 22, 2014

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



  • 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.



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum's Summer Picnic

    August 21, 2014

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



  • 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.



  • Attorney Mark G. Kmiecik Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning Practice

    May 6, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Mark G. Kmiecik has joined the firm’s Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning Team as well as its Tax Team in metro-Milwaukee. "Mark brings a strong legal background in estate planning and tax having served as a tax advisor for 14 years," said Charlie G. Maris, Shareholder and Trusts, Estates and Succession Planning Chair. “His extensive experience in advising on all aspects of high net-worth estate planning further complements our practice and the quality of services we provide for related asset management.” Mark earned his Masters of Law degree in Taxation



  • Midwinter Estate Planning Clinic

    February 15, 2014

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



  • Northern Trust Economic Trends 2014

    January 17, 2014

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



  • 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



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