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O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing SC announces that Attorney John R. Schreiber and Attorney Joseph M. Maier have been elected as shareholders of the firm.

Schreiber will continue his practice in the Banking and Creditors’ Rights practice group assisting creditors, commercial landlords and other entities, in the enforcement, collection and workout of loans, leases and other obligations. Schreiber received his law degree from the Marquette University Law School, cum laude.
Maier will continue to assist businesses in employee benefit design and ERISA issues, executive compensation planning, income tax planning, state and succession planning, operation and liquidation of business entities and the creation, formation, merger and acquisition of businesses. Maier received his J.D., summa cum laude, graduating #1 in his class from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

In a collaborative effort with Caffeine Communications, Warshafsky Law Firm presented “Don’t Risk It”, an online and offline cause campaign to prevent drunk driving. This campaign was recognized by PR News’ Legal awards as the best Social Media & Online campaign of the year. The award further supports Warshafsky’s innovative efforts to make a positive difference through meaningful awareness campaigns that aim to create nothing more than a safer place for Wisconsin residents to live, work and play.

Warshafsky’s primary message behind “Don’t Risk It” was to reduce drinking and driving incidents on Halloween, one of the most common holidays for drinking and driving. To reduce accidents and prevent drunk driving, those who visited Warshafsky’s Facebook page and pledged to not drink and drive were given a cab code for a free ride home. For each pledge, Warshafsky donated one dollar to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. To further illustrate the dangers of drunk driving and to drive traffic to its facebook page, Warshafsky placed crashed cars in high traffic areas across Milwaukee to bring attention to what can occur when you drink and drive. The response was overwhelming as over 800 rides were given on Oct. 30, 2010.

Caffeine Communications and Warshafsky Law have been invited to receive their award and to discuss story telling through social media in Washington, DC on March 8 at The National Press Club.

The law firm of Murphy Desmond SC has been chosen as a Finalist in the “2011 Turnaround Awards” for the firm’s work with the sale of Wick Building Systems Inc., as announced by The M&A Advisor.

The Turnaround Awards for 2011 include 138 finalists representing 110 different firms in 31 categories. Murphy Desmond is a finalist in four categories: Turnaround of the Year (Lower Middle Market); Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year (Middle Market); Distressed M & A Deal of the Year; and Turnaround Community Impact Award.

For more information about the award, visit

Melli Law SC, Madison
, announces that Rhyan J. Lindley has joined the firm as an associate, where he will continue his practice in construction law, business transactions, insurance law and litigation.

Lindley earned his J.D. from Marquette University (2004). Lindley serves on the Board of Directors for the Sauk Prairie Foundation for Academic Excellence and the Sauk Prairie Court Commission. He is also a volunteer firefighter for the Prairie du Sac Fire Department.

Foley & Lardner LLP announces that Nancy J. Sennett has been selected as a recipient of the 2011 Sacagawea Award. Each year, this honor recognizes two women who have distinguished themselves through leadership, intelligence, foresight, common sense and adaptability.

Presented by Professional Dimensions, a membership organization that promotes the professional and personal growth of women, the award is determined by a committee of community leaders based on nominees’ significant career accomplishments, commitment to community, support for the advancement of women and embodiment of the trailblazing spirit of Sacagawea.

Krukowski & Costello SC will be moving to the former Pabst brewer’s renovated boiler house at 1243 N. 10th St. by July 1. The 13-attorney firm will occupy the second floor of the three-story building which has approximately 44,000 square feet of space. The firm has been at its Greenfield location at 7111 W. Edgerton Ave. for the last 25 years.

The Milwaukee office of Shneidman Law SC moved its location to 222 E. Erie St., Suite 210, Milwaukee, WI 53202, effective March 4. Telephone and fax numbers remain the same: telephone: 414-271-8650; fax: 414-271-8442.

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