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Milwaukee Bar Association’s new digs to open in mid-November

The Milwaukee Bar Association’s new home will be opening in mid-November.

The MBA, which has served the Milwaukee area for 160 years, moved this summer after spending 25 years at 424 E. Wells St. Its new office at 747 N. Broadway will officially open in mid-November, said Sarah Martis, MBA executive director.

The new space will make the MBA more visible and easier for the public to go to the its offices and work with its Lawyer Referral & Information Service and the Milwaukee Justice Center, according to a news release.

The association has been raising money for the move and has about $25,000 more to go, said Martis.

The top donors include:

  • Godfrey & Kahn
  • Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren
  • Foley & Lardner
  • Quarles & Brady
  • Michael Best & Friedrich
  • von Briesen & Roper
  • Habush Habush & Rottier
  • Michael Hupy – Hupy and Abraham
  • Meissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols
  • Dewitt Ross & Stevens
  • Davis & Kuelthau

Maggie Cook, a litigation attorney at Godfrey & Kahn as well as a member of the MBA’s board of directors, said in a statement that she is proud of the firm being the first to contribute to the campaign.

“I am proud of Godfrey & Kahn for its leadership in being the first to contribute to the Milwaukee Bar Association’s capital campaign,” said Cook in a statement. “The Milwaukee Bar Association has long been recognized as the voice of the legal community in Southeast Wisconsin and the Firm appreciates the value it provides to all lawyers, regardless of experience level, as well as the community within which we practice and live.”

Godfrey and other donors were recognized at the MBA’s Annual Meeting on Aug. 23 at the Fiserv Forum, the Milwaukee Bucks’ new arena.

“We are honored and humbled by the outpouring of support from the Milwaukee legal community,” Martis said. “The willingness to invest in the MBA demonstrates the important role the MBA plays in the lives of the legal professionals and public in Milwaukee.”

About Erika Strebel, erika.strebel@wislawjournal.com

Erika Strebel is the law beat reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal and a law school student at UW-Madison. She can be reached at 414-225-1825.

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