MILWAUKEE – Davis|Kuelthau, s.c. has selected Brian J. Pfeil to serve as the firm’s next Litigation Team Chair. Pfeil succeeds Matthew R. McClean who led the team for five years and also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors.
Brian joined Davis|Kuelthau’s Litigation and Construction Industry teams in 2016. His practice focuses on three areas of real property disputes: 1) addressing property rights in lien priority disputes and other document challenges for the insureds of national title companies, 2) representing owners and lenders regarding their title and security interests, and 3) resolving commercial litigation disputes for construction projects, including the representation of commercial builders, developers, residential builders and remodelers, homeowners, and many subcontractors.
Brian is an active community and industry leader. He has presented numerous educational programs for the Metropolitan Builders Associations and the Wisconsin Land Title Association. Also, Brian is an active member of the Wisconsin Land Title Association and the Association of General Contractors. Brian earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Matt McClean joined Davis|Kuelthau’s Litigation, Insurance and Construction Industry teams in 2006. In October of 2017, he was appointed to serve on the firm’s Board of Directors. In addition to construction litigation, Matt represents clients in all aspects of commercial litigation including commercial contracts, real property claims, insurance disputes, environmental challenges, and intellectual property matters. Matt’s primary client base includes construction companies and small to mid-size businesses in manufacturing and other prominent sectors.
As an industry leader, Matt has served multiple years on the board of the State Bar’s Construction and Public Contracting Section and was the Chairman of the Section from 2012-2013. Additionally, he was appointed to serve as Chair on the State of Wisconsin’s Section Leaders Council (SLC) in 2019. Matt’s accomplishments in the legal industry include recognition by Best Lawyers® in America – Construction Law, Litigation-Construction (2013-2020), M Magazine, Leading Lawyers (2014), Wisconsin Super Lawyers®, Rising Star (2007-2012), and Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2013-2019).
Davis|Kuelthau’s Litigation Team handles cases in state and federal courts, administrative agency proceedings, municipal hearings, arbitrations and mediations. The team also advises clients how to avoid litigation, and drafts documents needed to settle disputes during or before litigation. Clients rely on the firm’s litigation attorneys to mediate or arbitrate disputes, especially in commercial, construction and environmental matters. Areas of experience include: anti-trust, commercial and contract, construction, creditor’s rights, employment, environmental, franchise, health, insurance coverage, intellectual property, labor, municipal, real estate, and white collar crime, among others.
Davis|Kuelthau, s.c. offers an array of innovative legal solutions to business owners and corporations of all sizes, including emerging middle market and Fortune 500 companies, high net-worth individuals and families, private and institutional investors, and lenders. The firm’s attorneys, who practice from three offices across Wisconsin, have national experience combined with strong community ties.