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Who’s Doing What: New hires at several firms

ON THE RISE

Deja Vishny was installed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Vishny is an attorney at the Wisconsin State Public Defender Office in Milwaukee. She is the head of the statewide homicide practice group, an attorney manager and the deputy training director for the SPD. She served three terms on the Board of the Wisconsin State Bar Criminal Law Section, and she has published articles in The Champion and The Wisconsin Defender. Her upcoming book, “Suppressing Evidence,” is scheduled to be published in 2015. She earned her law degree in 1980 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Jerard Jensen, a senior member of the health law team at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee, and managing partner of the law firm’s Madison office, was named interim CEO of the Medical Group Management Association. The Englewood, Colo., organization represents more than 33,000 medical practice administrators and executives nationwide. Jensen will continue practicing in Madison while MGMA seeks a permanent CEO. He earned his law degree in 1978 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

YOU’RE HIRED

Erika Baurecht, Frank DiCastri, William Gardner, Philip Miller and Susan Minahan joined Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC, Milwaukee.

Baurecht is a member of the firm’s commercial real estate, construction services and commercial finance teams. She represents corporations, construction professionals, banking institutions, developers, retailers, technology companies and restaurant owners that frequently develop, manage and finance commercial real estate both nationally and internationally. She earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School.

DiCastri is a member of the firm’s business restructuring, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy team. His practice is concentrated in the areas of creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. He has also focused on litigation and trial work in matters involving sophisticated commercial transactions. DiCastri earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Gardner is a member of the firm’s commercial finance and business restructuring, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy teams. His 17-year legal career includes representing bank and nonbank lenders in commercial loan originations, corporate restructurings and bankruptcies. He has experience with syndicated loans, asset-based loans, leveraged loans, private investment in public equity investments, factoring facilities, leveraged leases and debtor-in-possession financings. Gardner earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.

Miller is a member of the trust and estates team with 27 years of legal experience. He represents individuals and businesses in a variety of legal areas and his practice includes estate and business succession planning, marital property, and probate and trust administration. He also focuses on tax planning for estate taxes, gift taxes, the generation-skipping transfer tax and income tax. Miller earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Minahan is a member of the firm’s trusts and estates team. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning, probate and trust administration, charitable giving, asset protection, and prenuptial agreements. She advises individuals and businesses with a focus on wealth transfers between generations, achieving clients’ personal goals while minimizing wealth transfer taxes. She earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Nicholas Boerke, Alan Marcuvitz and Andrea Roschke joined von Briesen & Roper SC, Milwaukee.

Boerke concentrates his practice in real estate, including eminent domain and real property taxation. Prior to practicing law, Boerke worked at Deloitte Tax LLP in Milwaukee. He earned his law degree in 2012 from Marquette University Law School.

Marcuvitz also focuses on eminent domain and real property taxation. He has experience in both trial and appellate courts. He is a founding member of American Property Tax Counsel and the Wisconsin member of Owners’ Counsel of America. He earned his law degree in 1957 from Marquette University Law School.

Roschke concentrates her practice on zoning, tax assessment and condemnation proceedings. She assists property owners and developers in development projects as well as assisting municipalities in redevelopment projects, and has a particular focus recently on projects for large suburban communities. She earned her law degree in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Christopher Johnson joined the Milwaukee office of New York based-Jackson Lewis PC, as a shareholder. Johnson, has more than two decades of experience in employment and labor law. Johnson represents and counsels employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, restrictive covenant and non-compete litigation, employer best practices, family and medical leave issues, workplace safety, and wage and hour disputes. He earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School.

Pamela Krill, Tom O’Day and Erin West joined Godfrey & Kahn SC, Milwaukee.

Krill rejoined the firm’s investment management practice group in the Madison and Milwaukee offices. She focuses her practice on securities and corporate law with particular emphasis on investment adviser/ investment company regulation, SEC compliance and reporting, and representation before the SEC, various stock exchanges and the state securities commissions. She earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

O’Day rejoined the firm’s labor, employment and immigration and health care practice groups in the Madison office. He focuses his practice on advising and representing both private and public employers in every aspect of labor and employment law. He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

West joined the firm’s litigation practice group in the Madison office. She represents individual and business debtors as well as secured and unsecured creditors including creditors’ committees. Her practice includes commercial litigation as well as complex state and federal litigation. West earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School.


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