In the News
Vol. 81, No. 4, April
In the News
an announcement in In the News
New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Bryan M. Becker, Marquette 1998, has been named a partner in
Howard, Solochek &
Weber SC, Milwaukee, and continues to focus on creditors' rights law.
John C. Chandler, DePaul 1975, has joined the Metropolitan
District of Greater Chicago as a senior assistant attorney in the real
estate division and
focuses on commercial real estate law. He previously was a shareholder
with the Law Offices
of John C. Chandler S.C., Kenosha.
Jennifer L. Ciralsky, Georgetown 2002 cum laude, has joined
the labor and
employment practice group in the Milwaukee office of Michael Best &
Several attorneys have been promoted at
Foley & Lardner LLP.
Jeffrey A. Simmons
, U.W. 1998, has been elected a partner. He is
with the intellectual property litigation,
trademark, copyright and advertising, and general commercial litigation
Brian W. Bauman
, U.W. 2001, Michelle
, U.W. 2001, Stephan J. Nickels
2000, and Mark P. Tilkens
, Marquette 2002, have been elected
senior counsel in the
Madison office. Bauman is with the transactional and securities and
and business counseling practices. Manning is with the chemical and
practice and the nanotechnology industry team. Nickels is with the
litigation and intellectual property litigation practices. Tilkens is
with the labor and
employment and general commercial litigation practices.
Jessica S. (Lochmann) Allen
, Harvard 2001,
Heidi M. Furlong
, Virginia 2001, Kristine L.
, Virginia 1999, Cassandra H.
, Georgia 2001, and Joseph S.
, Houston 1999, have been elected senior counsel in the
Milwaukee office. Allen is with the transactional and
securities practice. Furlong is with the finance and financial
institutions practice. Havlik is
with the estates and trusts and tax and individual planning practices.
McCauley is with
the distribution and franchise and general commercial litigation
practices. Rupkey is
with the real estate practice.
Mark Gundrum, U.W. 1994, has been called up for active duty
service in Iraq as a
judge advocate with the Army Reserve. He is with Hippenmeyer, Reilly,
Moodie & Blum
S.C., Waukesha, and is a member of the Wisconsin Assembly.
|Christopher J. Hussin, Denver 1997, has been
made a partner with Lathrop & Clark
LLP, Madison, and continues to focus on patent, trademark, and copyright
law. Matthew J. Wheeler, U.W. 2007, has joined the firm as an
associate and focuses on school,
municipal, and labor and employment law.
Tim Kasten, Michigan 1997 cum laude, M. Juris Oxford 1999, has
been elected to
the partnership of Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels, Belgium. He focuses
on all aspects of
European competition (antitrust) law.
||Ross Townsend, U.W. 1987, and David
Weber, Marquette 1999, have been named partners
at Liebmann, Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry S.C., Green Bay. Townsend
focuses on labor and
employment law. Weber focuses on complex litigation, including
property, products liability, and injury cases.
|Lauren K. Lofton, Washington Univ. 2003, has joined
Solheim Billing & Grimmer
S.C., Madison, as an associate and focuses on real estate and
Gregory S. Mager, Marquette 1997, has been elected a
shareholder in the Port
Washington office of O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C., and continues
to focus on civil
litigation and family law, including mediation.
Patrick D. McNally, Marquette 2002, has become a shareholder
Powell, Peterson & Frauen S.C., and continues to concentrate in
civil litigation, insurance
coverage, and appellate advocacy.
Sean J. Mickelson, William Mitchell 2000, has been named a
Terhaar, Archibald, Pfefferle & Griebel LLP, Minneapolis.
Correction: Josephine M. Petty, Marquette 2006, has joined
Halling & Cayo S.C.,
Milwaukee, as an associate and focuses on family law, worker's
general litigation. Her name was misspelled in the February issue.
Seven attorneys have
been promoted to partner at the Milwaukee office of Quarles &
Brady LLP. John T. Barry, U.W. 1997, focuses on taxation,
corporate services, mergers
and acquisitions, and private equity/venture capital. Jennifer M.
Clements, Minnesota 1998, focuses on mergers and acquisitions,
private equity investments, and general
corporate work. Terri S. Flynn, U.W. 1996, focuses on
intellectual property law. Patricia M. Hutter, Illinois 1997,
focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital,
corporate finance and securities, and general corporate
services. Raymond D. Jamieson, U.W. 1996, concentrates in
products liability defense and
contract and intellectual property litigation. Peter E.
Pinnow, U.W. 1999, practices in commercial bankruptcy,
restructuring and creditors' rights, corporate services, and
commercial financial services. Sean M.
Scullen, U.W. 1999, focuses on private and
public sector labor and employment law.
|Mark Schuman, U.W. 1985, has joined Carlson, Caspers,
Vandenburgh & Lindquist
P.A., Minneapolis, as a partner and focuses on representing generic-drug
He previously was a partner with Merchant & Gould P.C., Minneapolis.
||Heather L. Utlaut, Marquette 2007, has joined Leib &
Katt LLC, Milwaukee, as an
associate and focuses on complex products liability matters.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
|Mark J. Goldstein, U.W. 1994, has opened Mark J.
Goldstein S.C., 7177 N. Port Washington Rd., Suite 200, Milwaukee, a
general practice firm that focuses on management
side labor and employment law, business litigation, and business
counseling. He previously
was with the Milwaukee office of Wessels & Pautsch P.C.
||Ryan J. Hetzel, Marquette 1997, and David
Nelson, Marquette 1999, have formed Hetzel & Nelson
LLC, 120 N. Main St., Suite 240, West Bend, focusing on
plaintiff's personal injury work, worker's compensation claims, and
other civil litigation.
Hetzel formerly was with Hetzel Law Office LLC. Also with the firm is
Lisa M. Moore, U.W. 2004, who emphasizes family law and criminal
|Valerie L. Bailey-Rihn, U.W. 1991 magna cum laude, has
joined the Ice Age Park &
Trail Foundation board. She is a partner with the Madison office of
Quarles & Brady LLP
and focuses on commercial transactions litigation, employee benefits,
bankruptcy and restructuring and creditors' rights.
Kurt D. Dykstra, Marquette 1998 summa cum laude, has been
appointed to the
Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners and has been named chair of the West
Authority Board. He is a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP,
Holland, Mich., and focuses
||Jonathan T. Levy, U.W. 1995, has been elected treasurer
of the Palm Beach County
Justice Association board. He is a partner with Rosenthal, Levy &
Simon P.A., West
Palm Beach, Fla., and focuses on personal injury, wrongful death,
insurance, and Social
Security disability matters.
The Monroe County Bar Association has elected the following officers:
- Candice C.M. Tlustosch; president-elect -
Russell E. Hammer; and secretary/treasurer -
Steven W. Laxton, all of Sparta.
Israel Ramon, Marquette 1994, has been elected to the board of
the American Civil
Liberties Union of Wisconsin. He is a shareholder in the Milwaukee
office of Hawks,
Quindel, Ehlke & Perry S.C.
|Laura Katers Reilly, U.W. 2000, has been elected
president of the Michigan Council
of School Attorneys. She is a shareholder in Kendricks, Bordeau,
Adamini, Chilman &
Greenlee P.C., Marquette, Mich., and focuses on labor and employment
law, school law, probate,
and real estate matters.
Diane Slomowitz, U.W. 1980, has been appointed a visiting
professor at Herzen
State University in Russia as part of a program organized by the Center
Legal Studies. She is a partner with Fox, O'Neill & Shannon S.C.
George W. Soule, Harvard 1979, has been reelected managing
partner of the
Minneapolis office of Bowman & Brooke LLP, which focuses on defense
of corporations in products
liability and commercial litigation matters.
The Wisconsin Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
the following officers: president - Thomas H.
Geyer, Platteville; vice president -
Carlton D. Stansbury, Milwaukee; secretary -
Anthony J. Menting, Oconomowoc; and treasurer
- Marta T. Meyers, Madison.
||Joseph P. Wright, U.W. 1988 cum laude, has been elected
to the executive committee
of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and serves as the firm's operations partner.
He focuses on
business litigation, insurance, and utility law.
Kevin B. Cronin, U.W. 1970, participated in the Eastern
Association fall meetings in Tallinn, Estonia, in September, on behalf
of the U.S. Agency for
International Development (AID). He is assistant general counsel with
the Public Service
Commission of Wisconsin and an independent energy consultant to foreign
Thomas M. Domer, U.W. 1983, presented "Worker's Comp
Ethics" and "Second Injury Funds
- National Survey" at the Professional Education System's National
Compensation Medical/Legal Conference in Las Vegas in February. He
represents injured workers at
Domer Law, Milwaukee.
Sue Ehrmann Provenzano, U.W. 1995 cum laude, coauthored
"Teaching in Reverse: A
Positive Approach to Analytical Errors in 1L Writing," 39
Loyola Univ. Chicago Law Journal 123 (2007). She is an associate
clinical professor of law at Northwestern
Awards, Degrees, Honors
Foley & Lardner LLP attorneys Michael W. (Mick) Hatch,
Yale 1974, and
Bruce A. Keyes, U.W. 1990, are the 2008 recipients of the
Gordon Sinykin Award of Excellence from the Wisconsin Law
Foundation, in recognition of their restoration efforts in the Milwaukee
their contributions to the Menomonee Valley Partners Inc. and the
Friends of the Hank
Aaron State Trail Inc. Hatch is a partner and former chair of the firm's
estate practice. Keyes is a partner in the environmental regulation and
practices and the golf and resort industry team.
The School District of Random Lake has renamed its library in honor
John Hawley, U.W. 1982, who recently retired after 20 years'
service as a member and president of
the Random Lake Board of Education. He is with Hawley, Kaufman &
Kautzer S.C., Random Lake.
Frederick P. Kessler, U.W. 1966, received the Eunice Z. Edgar
Achievement Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin
Foundation at its 2008 Bill
of Rights Dinner in February. He is a labor arbitrator and redistricting
a member of the Wisconsin Assembly.
Dara Biederman Kobylarz, U.W. 2003, has been certified by the
Financial Planner Board of Standards. She is with RMR Financial Advisors