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  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 19, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that will take place on October 12, 2017. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals will convene at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry.



  • 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



  • 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



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

    April 20, 2017

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



  • Irish Butter Is Back – In Wisconsin

    April 6, 2017

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



  • 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



  • 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 – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 11, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that took place at The Chef's Table on October 11, 2016. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Speakers included David Carpenter of Chr. Hansen Co., Rebecca Scarberry of Becky's Blissful Bakery, Evan Hughes of Central Standard Craft Distillery, Andy Gehl of Contract Comestibles, LLC, Chip Kubly of Jim's Cheese, Sam Maglio, Jr. of Maglio & Company, Kim Marotta of MillerCoors, LLC, Mike Walz of Miller's Bakery, Inc.,



  • 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,



  • FaB Industry Roundtable: Gaining Competitive Market Share in the Digital Era

    August 25, 2016

    While the innovative tools available for growing your business are abundant, the available customer pool is far less bountiful - particularly in the food and beverage industry. Join Milwaukee area social media strategy expert, Sōsh, and Wisconsin-based general counsel firm, Davis & Kuelthau, for a complimentary roundtable discussion addressing the latest trends in utilizing social media to grow your food and beverage (FaB) business. Hear first-hand from FaB business owner, Robyn Wright of kalyANa Organics, on how she has successfully leveraged a variety of social media strategies to market her products and gain market share online as well as via



  • 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.



  • 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



  • Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2016

    June 2, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored BizTimes Media’s Family & Closely Held Business Summit on Thursday, June 2nd. This forum provided an extensive overview on how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. Attendees learned from family business owners on a variety of topics ranging from culture, growth, transitioning, sustained success, and legacy. Leaders of local, family and closely held businesses participated in interactive sessions and shared their advice and experiences. The keynote speaker for this year’s summit was Tom Deans, New York Times best-selling author of Every Family’s Business. Following



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

    June 1, 2016

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



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

    April 22, 2016

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



  • 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



  • Litigation Attorney Aaron Hall Discusses Contract Terms and Conditions

    April 1, 2016

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



  • 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



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

    December 17, 2015

    GREEN BAY — Litigation attorney, Sherry Coley has accepted the State Bar of Wisconsin’s nomination to run for the Judicial Council for a three-year term. The Judicial Council is a 21-member body whose primary responsibilities include; studying and making recommendations relating to court pleadings, practice and procedures, as well as court organization, jurisdiction, and methods of administration and operation of Wisconsin courts. Sherry practices in the areas of complex business litigation with an emphasis on financial services litigation and product liability. During her 12 years of practice, Sherry has earned significant trial experience in both state and federal courts and jury



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 6, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on October 6, 2015. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Speakers included Peter Gottsacker of Wixon Industries, Inc., Jeff Hamilton of Sprecher Brewing Company, Shelley Jurewicz of FaB Wisconsin, Sam Maglio, Jr. of Maglio & Company, Kurt Penn of Good Foods Group, LLC, James Wright of MillerCoors, Phil Lenaghan of Stone Creek Coffee, and Jim McCabe of Milwaukee Brewing Company.



  • 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



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

    August 14, 2015

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



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Discusses Immigration Topics With Payroll Professionals at Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the APA

    July 9, 2015

    Hugo Rojas of Davis & Kuelthau’s Immigration and Labor and Employment teams presented at the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Payroll Association’s (APA) monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2015. His presentation covered a variety of topics including, I-9's, Visas, Resident and Non-Resident Aliens working in the United States, tax reporting for non-residents, and current government information on Executive Orders. This presentation took place at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, WI from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more details, please visit the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Payroll Association’s (APA) Website.



  • Attorneys Anthony S. Wachewicz, III and Sherry D. Coley Join Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment and Litigation Practices

    June 29, 2015

    GREEN BAY— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that Anthony S. Wachewicz, III has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as senior counsel and Sherry D. Coley has joined the firm’s Litigation Team as senior counsel. Both attorneys are based in the firm’s Green Bay office. Tony will concentrate his practice on serving the firm’s business, municipal, and school clients on labor & employment matters across Wisconsin. His services will include representing employers in labor negotiations, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge or employment contract disputes, and other sensitive personnel transactions. Tony began his practice in



  • 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



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Immigration Practice

    April 2, 2015

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Hugo P. Rojas has joined the firm’s Immigration and Labor & Employment Team in its Milwaukee office. Hugo focuses his practice on advising employers on strategies for navigating the complex regulations of the U.S. immigration system while seeking a path for permanent residency for their multinational workforce. He assists and advises businesses with every phase of the employment-based immigration process to help employers meet their objective of building a talented workforce in Wisconsin and beyond. Hugo’s clients include mid-large sized global manufacturers, engineering firms, financial services institutions, health care providers, IT



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Whose Employee Is It Anyway?

    October 16, 2014

    While you may have certain personnel performing services for you as independent contractors or employees of someone else, various laws may say differently. Worse yet, if you are wrong, significant financial costs may apply. D&K presented, "Whose Employee Is It Anyway?", a seminar addressing the differences in employee classifications and what it means to your company. Attorney James R. Macy of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor and Employment Team and Robert A. Mathers of our Corporate Team discussed steps you can take to make sure those performing work are classified in the manner in which you want, and avoid unanticipated



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 7, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable held at the Pfister Hotel on October 7, 2014. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Anticipated guests included Becky’s Blissful Bakery, Cousins Subs, Fred Usinger, Inc., Maglio & Company, and O&H Danish Bakery. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their October 24th print publication.



  • Breakfast Briefing: HR Workshop Series: Lessons Learned for the Year Ahead

    September 23, 2014

    Lights, camera, action! While it may not be Hollywood, Davis & Kuelthau's September 23, 2014 Breakfast Briefing featured human resource vignettes. Presented by members of our Labor and Employment Team, each segment addressed real life situations that arise with employees in the workplace and provide implementable takeaways. The employment law issues addressed included: FMLA ADA WFEA FLSA Workers Compensation Discrimination issues Recent case and statutory laws, and other regulatory developments from the past year This complimentary seminar was held at the Comfort Suites- Rock Garden Conference in Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Registration and breakfast began at 7:30 a.m. The program was scheduled from



  • 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,



  • 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.



  • RiskNet Seminar: Protecting Your Business

    June 10, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with RiskNet to provide a complimentary seminar covering best practices for effective disciplinary programs that will protect your business. D&K presented, "Legal Concerns & Liabilities Associated With Discipline and Discharge". Other local industry experts included, Diane Biersteker of Human Resources Consulting, Tim Kneeland of 180 Risk Partners, and Graham Ness of Forsite Benefits. This complimentary seminar was held at St. Norbert College (Bemis Center) in De Pere, WI on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.



  • Protecting Wealth: Safeguarding Assets for the Individual and the Community

    June 5, 2014

    D&K corporate attorneys provided an overview of asset protection planning for the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. Their presentation included solutions to protect family wealth from potential lawsuits by structuring their investment and business affairs in advance. This session took place at The Waters in Oshkosh, WI with a brief networking session beginning at 4:45 PM led by the program which will start at 5:15 PM. For more information on this event, please visit the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Website.



  • Attorney Laurie E. Meyer Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment Team

    April 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE - Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Laurie E. Meyer has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as a shareholder in its Milwaukee office. Laurie concentrates her practice on employment law. She investigates and defends claims alleging all types of discrimination as well as harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and denial of medical leave or disability accommodations. She also counsels business employers on employment relationships and the appropriate course for avoiding claims or successfully defending claims if litigation is unavoidable. “We are excited to welcome Laurie to our team,” said Kirk D. Strang, Shareholder



  • 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



  • Breakfast Briefing: 10 Employer Mistakes to Avoid

    February 25, 2014

    Where did we go wrong and how best can we reduce our liability moving forward? Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay Labor & Employment Team and fellow employers held an in-depth discussion addressing the some all-too-common pitfalls that most often lead to liability in the employment setting. The scenarios addressed included: Misclassifying "administrative assistants" or "supervisors" as exempt Handbook provisions that can raise the ire of federal agencies Non-enforceable separation agreements Employment applications that violate law Unemployment challenges gone awry and other risky missteps. The program concluded with a brief Q & A session that gave attendees an opportunity to share their own hurdles and



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



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

    June 26, 2013

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



  • Breakfast Briefing: Employee Handbooks

    March 7, 2013

    For those employers with Employee Handbooks, we will walk you through an audit of the Employee Handbook to make sure the Employee Handbook contains everything it should and does not contain anything creating liability. For those employers without Employee Handbooks, we will encourage you to have an Employee Handbook and discuss with you where to start. This complimentary seminar was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Registration deadline is March 5.



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

    May 10, 2012

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



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