Godfrey hires two new associates
Godfrey & Kahn recently announced that it had hired Henry Weiner and Paul Covaleski as associates.
Weiner, who works out of the firm’s Milwaukee office and joins the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group, specializes in matters such as stock purchases, asset sales and mergers. He earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2014.
Covaleski, who works in the firm’s Madison office and joins the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, works primarily on antitrust and employment matters. He earned his law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2015.
Quarles & Brady adds two attorneys
Quarles & Brady recently announced that it has hired two new lawyers.
Jeffery Phillips, who earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2006, will work in the firm’s Madison office and joins the firm as senior counsel in its Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditor’s Rights practice group.
Phillips specializes in representing creditors and debtors in Chapters 7, 11 12 and 13 proceedings and advising clients on complying with the Wisconsin Consumer Act and dealing with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Brian Anderson, who earned his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2000, joins Quarles’s Real Estate Practice Group as of counsel in the firm’s Madison office.
Anderson specializes in commercial real estate and mortgage finance.
Before practicing law, Anderson was a math and English teacher in rural Wisconsin and Kenya, where he volunteered for the Peace Corps.
von Briesen & Roper promotes 4 attorneys
von Briesen & Roper has promoted four attorneys to shareholder. The firm recently announced that Andrew Frost, Melanie Persich, Danny Thomas and Peter White all had been promoted.
Frost, who earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2010, works in the firm’s Milwaukee office and specializes in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, executive compensation and employee benefits.
Persich, who earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2006, works in the firm’s Milwaukee office and specializes in toxic torts, insurance coverage and general litigation.
Thomas, who earned his law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2003, works out of the firm’s New York Office. He specializes in toxic torts, civil litigation and corporate investigations.
White, who earned his law degree at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2009, works out of von Briesen’s Milwaukee office and specializes in mergers and acquisitions, business and tax.
Axley makes two new hires
Axley Brynelson recently announced that it had hired two of its law clerks as full-time attorneys.
Mary Parmeter and Morgan Stippel both earned their law degrees from the University of Wisconsin Law School in May.
Parmeter works in Axley’s business practice group. Stippel joined Axley’s litigation practice group.
Magazine gives props to Foley, Husch Blackwell
Working Mother magazine has placed Foley & Lardner and Husch Blackwell on its list of top firms for women.
The firms were chosen as being among the 60 Best Law Firms for Women in the recently released rankings. The list recognizes law firms around the country that advance women and carry out initiatives meant to help employees maintain a work-life balance.
Michael Best adds real estate partner in Madison
Michael Best & Friedrich recently announced that it has hired Truda Chow to be the firm’s chief operating officer.
Chow will work with firm leadership to oversee the firm’s operations.
Chow, who has more than two decades of management experience, recently was senior adviser at LawVision Group, a professional and legal services consulting firm.
She earned her law degree from the Loyola University School of Law in 1998.
Also, Kevin Martin has joined the firm’s real estate team as a partner in its Madison office.
Martin, who earned his law degree from the Boston College Law School in 2009, was previously senior counsel at Foley & Lardner. He specializes in representing lenders and developers in commercial real estate transactions.
Michael Best Strategies has hired Stacy Conrad to its health-care practice. Conrad joins the firm as a principal in Wisconsin and will work out of Waukesha.
Conrad has more than 25 years of experience in the health-care industry. Before joining the firm, she was vice president of BSG Analytics and a shareholder at Ingenium Prime, the holding company for Hausmann Johnson Insurance, Benefit Services Group and Park Bank.
Hinshaw & Culbertson promotes 2 attorneys to partner
Hinshaw & Culbertson recently announced that two Milwaukee attorneys have been elected to partner at the firm.
Mollie Kugler and Elizabeth Odian were promoted to partner on July 1.
Kugler, who earned her law degree from the New York-based Fordham University School of Law in 2011, works in the firm’s insurance services practice.
Odian, who earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School in 2011, works in the firm’s labor and employment practice.
The two were part of a group of 12 attorneys from Hinshaw & Culbertson’s nine offices who were elected to the partner level.
GRGB hires lawyer
Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown recently hired Kristen Nelson to work in the firm’s health law section.
Nelson, a 2012 graduate of DePaul University College of Law, previously worked in private practice specializing in representing health-care providers in criminal, civil and regulatory settings.