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  • 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



  • 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



  • 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,



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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.



  • 2016 Municipal Attorneys Institute

    June 16, 2016

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



  • State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference 2016

    June 16, 2016

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



  • Fox Valley Roundtable | DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance

    June 15, 2016

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



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

    June 1, 2016

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



  • Davis & Kuelthau 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



  • Municipal Attorney Jim Kalny Oversees Special Council Meeting in Clintonville

    September 22, 2015

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



  • 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



  • 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



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

    April 29, 2015

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



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

    March 3, 2015

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



  • 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 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.



  • 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



  • 2013 Mining Law Symposium - State Bar of Wisconsin

    August 28, 2013

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



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