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    Vol. 81, No. 4, April 2008

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    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 Water Reclamation 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 & Friedrich LLP.

    Jeff Simmons Simmons
    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 practices. Brian W. Bauman, U.W. 2001, Michelle Manning, U.W. 2001, Stephan J. Nickels, Marquette 2000, and Mark P. Tilkens, Marquette 2002, have been elected senior counsel in the Madison office. Bauman is with the transactional and securities and commercial transactions and business counseling practices. Manning is with the chemical and pharmaceutical practice and the nanotechnology industry team. Nickels is with the general commercial 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. Havlik, Virginia 1999, Cassandra H. McCauley, Georgia 2001, and Joseph S. Rupkey, 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. Christopher Hussin Matthew Wheeler
    Hussin Wheeler

    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 David 
Weber 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 business, intellectual property, products liability, and injury cases.
    Townsend Weber
    Lauren K. Lofton, Washington Univ. 2003, has joined Solheim Billing & Grimmer S.C., Madison, as an associate and focuses on real estate and development matters. Lauren 
K. Lofton

    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 with Borgelt, 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 partner at 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 compensation, and general litigation. Her name was misspelled in the February issue.

    John 
Barry Jennifer Clements Terri 
Flynn

    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.

    Barry Clements Flynn
    Patricia Hutter Raymond Jamieson Peter 
Pinnow
    Hutter Jamieson Pinnow
    Sean 
Scullen    
    Scullen    

    Mark Schuman, U.W. 1985, has joined Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh & Lindquist P.A., Minneapolis, as a partner and focuses on representing generic-drug manufacturers. He previously was a partner with Merchant & Gould P.C., Minneapolis. Mark 
Schuman

    Heather Utlaut 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. Mark 
Goldstein

    Ryan 
Hetzel David 
Nelson Ryan J. Hetzel, Marquette 1997, and David A. 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 defense.
    Hetzel Nelson

    Appointments, Elections

    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, and commercial bankruptcy and restructuring and creditors' rights. Valerie Bailey-Rihn

    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 Michigan Airport Authority Board. He is a partner with Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, Holland, Mich., and focuses on litigation.

    Jonathon Levy 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: president - 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. Laura 
Reilly

    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 for International 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 has elected 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 

Wright 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.

    Authors, Speakers

    Kevin B. Cronin, U.W. 1970, participated in the Eastern Regulators Regional 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 countries.

    Thomas M. Domer, U.W. 1983, presented "Worker's Comp Ethics" and "Second Injury Funds - National Survey" at the Professional Education System's National Worker's 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 University, Chicago.

    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 area, particularly 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 national real estate practice. Keyes is a partner in the environmental regulation and real estate practices and the golf and resort industry team.

    The School District of Random Lake has renamed its library in honor of 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 Lifetime 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 consultant and a member of the Wisconsin Assembly.

    Dara Biederman Kobylarz, U.W. 2003, has been certified by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. She is with RMR Financial Advisors LLC, Madison.




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