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Who’s Doing What: Reinhart’s Deisinger named State Bar president-elect

Reinhart’s Deisinger named
State Bar president-elect

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren has announced that Francis Deisinger, the firm’s General Counsel and a shareholder in its Litigation Practice, has been elected as the next president-elect of the State Bar of Wisconsin.

He will serve a one-year term as president-elect starting July 1 before succeeding Ralph Cagle as president on July 1, 2016.

Deisinger focused his campaign around two principles: delivering value to State Bar members and service to the cause of justice.

WHD’s Corning elected
as DCBA president

The law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. has announced that Jordan Corning has been elected as president-elect of the Dane County Bar Association.

Corning assumed the one-year post on June 1 and will become president of the DCBA on June 1, 2016.

Corning is an attorney in WHD’s Madison office, where he is a member of the Business and Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation teams. He represents businesses and individuals in complex litigation in federal and state courts with an emphasis on disputes involving trade regulation statutes, business torts, trade secrets and breach of contract.

Previously co-chair of the DCBA Programs Committee, Corning is a member of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers and Litigation sections, as well as the Dane County Courthouse Security and Facilities Committee. He was named State Bar of Wisconsin LRIS Hotline Attorney of the Year in 2014.

Allex joins team at
Stafford Rosenbaum


Johanna Allex

Stafford Rosenbaum has announced the addition of Johanna Allex to the firm’s Madison office.

Allex is joining the firm as a partner and is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates group.

Prior to joining the firm, Allex was at Christenson and Allex LLC. Her practice covers all aspects of estate planning, marital property, probate and trust administration, charitable planning, gift and estate taxation, business succession planning and operations, and tax-exempt/nonprofit organizations.

Lundgren named leading
attorney by Who’s Who 

Michael Best & Friedrich partner Thor Lundgren has been named one of the world’s leading attorneys in the area of Corporate Governance by Who’s Who Legal. Lundgren is the only Wisconsin attorney selected for the honor, according to a new release from Michael Best.

Since 1996, Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in 34 areas of business law. Nominees are selected based on comprehensive, independent survey work with clients, general counsel and private practice attorneys.

Lundgren is a partner in Michael Best’s Transactional Practice Group. His practice concentrates on all aspects of corporate law, business transactions and finance, including domestic and foreign mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and debt and equity restructuring and financing under securities and banking laws.

Lundgren regularly advises boards of directors of public and private companies on strategic and corporate governance matters and has conducted internal investigations throughout the world.

Ruder Ware’s Gonzalez
earns Paralegal of the Year 

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Angela Gonzalez

Ruder Ware’s Angela Gonzalez has received the Paralegal of the Year award from the Paralegal Association of Wisconsin.

There are about 3,000 paralegals in the state, with more than 200 of those paralegals members of PAW. The Paralegal of the Year award is the most prestigious award given by PAW. The award celebrates the dedication and efforts of an individual exemplifying a successful paralegal. Honorees are not only active within their firms but also their communities, giving back civically.

Gonzalez became a founding member of the Wausau Chapter of the Association in 2011 and assisted in its formation. She was nominated for the position of Secretary on the Board of Directors in 2013 and continues to serve in that capacity.

As a paralegal, Gonzalez specializes in trust and estate administration. She assists trustees and personal representatives with valuing and inventorying assets, obtaining court authorizations when necessary, responding to beneficiary inquiries and processing asset transfers.

Van de Kamp elected shareholder
at O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing has elected Timothy Van de Kamp as a shareholder of the firm.

Van de Kamp has been with the firm since 2012 and is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. He focuses his practice in Real Estate and Construction Law and Banking and Creditors’ Rights.

He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Iota Court Preservation Association, the Real Estate Alliance for Charity, and NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

Peterson, Johnson & Murray
hire new attorneys

fortney-brownPeterson, Johnson & Murray has hired two new associates.

Dane Brown has joined the firm’s Milwaukee office. Brown, a graduate of Marquette University Law School, formerly clerked for The McCormick Law Office and was an intern for Justice Michael Gableman.

Michael Fortney has joined the firm’s Madison office. Fortney earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School and formerly clerked for Previant Law Firm and was an intern at Assurant Health.

Quarles & Brady attorneys
named to Pro Bono Honor Society

Quarles & Brady has announced that 52 attorneys from the firm’s Milwaukee and Madison offices were named to the 2014 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society.

The Quarles & Brady attorneys named to the society are:

  • John Bannen
  • David Bartel
  • Paul Bauer
  • Ave Bie
  • Noelle Bobbe
  • Sarah Coyne
  • Lindsey Davis
  • Alyssa Dowse
  • Nicole Druckrey
  • Gregory Everts
  • Emily Feinstein
  • Andrea Fowler
  • Sarah Fowles
  • James Friedman
  • James Goldschmidt
  • Michael Gonring
  • Rachel Graham
  • David Groose
  • Lars Gulbrandsen
  • Lauren Harpke
  • Keith Heidmann
  • Jennifer Hennessy
  • Patricia Hintz
  • Jennifer Jackson
  • Noleta Jansen
  • Alyce Katayama
  • Brandon Krajewski
  • Scott Langlois
  • Jessica Lewis
  • Kevin Long
  • Melissa McCord
  • Leah McNeely
  • Mitchell Moser
  • Patrick Nolan
  • Kristin Occhetti
  • Adrienne Olson
  • S.L. Owens
  • Katherine Perhach
  • John Remington
  • Isaac Roang
  • Leila Sahar
  • Patrick Schoen
  • Grant Sovern
  • Matthew Splitek
  • Patrick Taylor
  • Rachel Taylor
  • Margaret Utterback
  • Eric Van Schyndle
  • Valerie Vidal
  • Matthew Vogel
  • Joe Wilson
  • Michael Zeka

The Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society was created in 2014 by the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Pro Bono program. In order to qualify, attorneys must be in good standing with the State Bar and perform at least 50 hours of qualifying pro bono legal services to benefit people of limited means.

DeKraay, Pellerin, Knueppel
join Murphy Desmond

wlj-combined-061115Attorneys Sarah DeKraay, Nicole Pellerin and Shanna Knueppel have joined the law firm of Murphy Desmond S.C.

DeKraay and Pellerin work in the Madison office, and Knueppel works in Janesville.

DeKraay’s practice focuses on family law and divorce. She earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2001.

Pellerin handles general litigation matters, and she represents debtors and creditors in all chapters of bankruptcy. Pellerin obtained her law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2008.

Knueppel practices primarily in business law and litigation in Rock County. She received her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2011.

Hupy and Abraham
named Top Workplace

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has named Hupy and Abraham S.C. as one of the Milwaukee-area’s Top Workplaces for 2015. This is the fourth consecutive year that the firm has received this recognition.

Out of the 75 small businesses, the firm was ranked as the 10th Top Workplace.

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