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Michael Brennan

Jun 30, 2021

7th Circuit uses ‘wholistic’ reading of statutes to define scope of alternative fuel tax credit

After a “wholistic” reading of the statutory text about an alternative fuel tax credit, the Seventh Circuit has ruled that a Wisconsin-based fuel producer may not receive tax refunds for its gasoline-butane fuel mixture. The court released its decision in U.S. Venture, Inc. v. United States of America on Tuesday. The lawsuit was over the scope of a […]

May 10, 2018

GOP overrides objections to confirm Brennan on 7th Circuit (UPDATE)

The U.S. Senate has taken the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one of his home-state senators.

Aug 16, 2017

Experts: Wisconsin vacancy on Appeals Court won’t be filled anytime soon

Although President Donald Trump recently announced that he had chosen a Milwaukee lawyer to fill a long-vacant federal judgeship designated for a judge from Wisconsin, the nominee still needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Feb 14, 2017

The name game: As law firms grow up, so do their naming conventions

Mark Bartels has one regret about his firm changing names from Stellpflug Law to One Law Group. “I think we should have done it sooner,” said Bartels, president of the 10-attorney firm, which has offices in De Pere and Appleton.

Oct 19, 2016

Cutting-edge technology can keep you one step ahead

When it comes to law-office technology, there are the must-haves, the don’t-needs and the wish lists.

Jun 22, 2016

Appeals court judges, Waukesha attorney finalists for spot on state Supreme Court

Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that a committee charged with finding a successor to Justice David Prosser on the state's high court has narrowed the list down to three finalists.

Nov 25, 2014

Lobbyist named as Schimel’s deputy

A business lobbyist with the Hamilton Consulting Group LLC, Madison, will be the new attorney general’s deputy, according to a news release from J.B. Van Hollen’s office.

Apr 9, 2014

Walker to decide between 4 former judges for elections board slot

Gov. Scott Walker will decide between four former Wisconsin circuit court judges to fill an opening spot on the Government Accountability Board.

Jun 18, 2013

LEGAL CENTS: Virtual law becoming a legal reality

Clients can deal with legal questions on their schedules, from their homes or businesses. Attorneys save a lot of money in bypassing the bricks-and-mortar office, and they can pass the savings on to clients.

Jul 8, 2011

Walker appoints seven to Judicial Selection Advisory Committee

On Friday, Gov. Scott Walker appointed seven members to his new Judicial Selection Advisory Committee.

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