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    Vol. 75, No. 4, April 2002

    In the News


    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Eric W. Anderson, U.W. 1986, has joined Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta, Ga., as a partner. He will continue to practice in bankruptcy, restructuring, and commercial finance.

    Robert E. Callan, Marquette 1981, has joined the Milwaukee office of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. as a shareholder in the business and corporate law section, focusing his practice on commercial lending, mergers and acquisitions, and general business and corporate law. He previously was general counsel for Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers Inc.

    Daniel D. Crean, U.W. 1970, has joined the New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange, Concord, N.H., as legal consultant. He previously practiced as a sole practitioner for 20 years, concentrating on all aspects of municipal law.

    Stephen A. DiTullio
    DiTullio

    Stephen A. DiTullio, U.W. 1992, has been named managing partner of DeWitt Ross & Stevens, Madison. DiTullio also will continue focusing on representing management in labor and employment matters. He is the chair of the Community Development Committee for Hospice Care Inc. and a member of the safety committee of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association.

    Leslie E. Doerr, Marquette 2000, has joined Northwestern Mutual as a specialist in the marketing materials review division of compliance best practices. Doerr previously was an associate director of major gifts at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee.

    Foley & Lardner has promoted the following to partner in the firm's Madison office: Anat Hakim, Harvard 1993, a member of the intellectual property litigation and e-business and information technology practice groups, works on patent, trademark, and domain name disputes, and counsels clients in internet law and e-commerce litigation; and Gregory Monday, U.W. 1993, a member of the tax and individual planning department, advises clients in asset protection, succession of family businesses, and estate management through will drafting and trust creation and administration.

    The firm promoted the following to partner in the Milwaukee office: Charles G. Carter, Georgetown 1993, a member of the chemical practice group in the intellectual property department, focuses on client counseling, licensing, preparation and prosecution related to U.S. and foreign patents in chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and material science technologies; Daniel M. Hess, U.W. 1992, a member of the estates and trusts practice group, counsels privately-owned businesses and their owners in a broad range of business and estate planning matters and is also in the commercial transactions and business counseling group, concentrating on mergers, acquisitions, and financing for private companies, as well as general corporate and commercial matters; Maria Gonzalez Knavel, Marquette 1993, a member of the payments/compliance practice group, counsels clients on corporate matters and operational issues of hospital and health care facilities, compliance issues, Medicare reimbursement, and acquisition and sale of medical practice groups; David W. Simon, U.C.-Berkeley 1994, in the litigation department's compliance, counseling and government enforcement and antitrust groups, represents clients in commercial litigation and corporations and individuals in a variety of criminal and government enforcement matters; and Andrew J. Wronski, Minnesota 1994, focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and trial work in areas including banking and finance, commercial loan enforcement and workouts, insolvency-related litigation under the U.S. Bankruptcy code and state law insolvency provisions, the Uniform Commercial Code, securities law, the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, and software licensing disputes.

    Alan Gesler, U.W. 1970, has joined Stierman, Steffens & Kuphall S.C., Waukesha, as of counsel with Daniel D. Blinka, U.W. 1978. The firm offers arbitration, mediation, and legal consultation services statewide.

    Michael Gotzler, U.W. 1997 cum laude, has joined the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie, as an associate in the firm's labor and employment group. He previously was an associate in the labor and employment group at Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago.

    Dennis R. Krueger
    Krueger
    Ricardo Perez
    Perez
    Linda S. McPike
    McPike

    Dennis R. Krueger, U.W. 1987, has joined Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Waukesha, practicing personal injury law. He previously was an assistant district attorney in Waukesha County. Ricardo Perez, U.W. 1999, has joined the firm as an associate. He formerly was with Peterson, Johnson & Murray S.C. Perez is practicing personal injury law in Habush's newly opened Kenosha office.

    Spencer E. Davczyk, Marquette 2001, has joined the Wausau office of Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik S.C., as an associate practicing in products liability and insurance defense. Brian C. Williams, Marquette 2001, has transferred from the firm's Milwaukee office to the Wausau office, and Anthony P. Hahn, Marquette 2000, has transferred from the Wausau office to the Milwaukee office. Both are associates practicing in products liability and insurance defense.

    Linda S. McPike, Northwestern 1992, has rejoined von Briesen, Purtell & Roper S.C., Milwaukee, in the health law practice group. She previously was with Extendicare Health Services, and before that von Briesen, Purtell & Roper.

    Elizabeth A. Krueger, Marquette 2000, has joined the West Bend City Attorney's Office as an assistant city attorney.

    Meghan P. MacKelly, Marquette 2001, has joined Kohn Law Firm S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on debt collection and commercial litigation.

    Matthew S. Mayer, Marquette 1990, and Mark A. Sauer, Petit College of Law 1996, have been elected shareholders at Mallery & Zimmerman S.C., Wausau. Mayer practices commercial litigation, personal injury, and family law. Sauer practices corporate law, civil litigation, and employment law.

    Diane J. Silverberg
    Silverberg

    Diane J. Silverberg (Kliebard), U.W. 1986, has been named a partner of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, Buffalo Grove, Ill. She practices commercial and complex litigation, and electronic records risk management consulting. She has recently authored articles on electronic records issues and lectured on electronic records discovery issues.

    Harvey Temkin, Illinois 1978, has joined Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Madison, as a shareholder. Temkin was voted Madison's top real estate lawyer in a 2001 Madison Magazine poll.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Associations

    Joel W. Brodd
    Brodd

    Joel W. Brodd, William Mitchell 1982, has opened his specialized personal injury and insurance litigation practice, as Brodd Law Firm LLC, Hudson, Wis. He is a certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is licensed to practice in all courts in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. has opened a new office in Kenosha at 6905 S. Green Bay Rd. The new office handles personal injury litigation.

    Alan A. Panek, Hamline 1983, Susan C. Schill, Marquette 1991, and Timothy S. Gebert, Detroit College of Law 1995, have established Panek Schill & Gebert LLP, 110 E. Grand Ave., Suite 130, Wisconsin Rapids. Panek practices business law, estate planning and probate, credit union law, and real estate. Schill is a general practitioner emphasizing family law. Gebert, also a general practitioner, emphasizes civil and criminal litigation.

    Von Briesen, Purtell & Roper S.C., Milwaukee, and Bright Consulting Inc., a lobbying firm, have formed a strategic alliance.

    Authors, Speakers

    J. Aaron Ball, American University 1997, has authored "A Merger Mystery: Outlining a Legislative Solution for the Problem of Distinguishing Between Deductible Expenses and Capital Expenditures Discussed in Wells Fargo v. Commissioner," 14 Depaul Business Law Journal 1 (Fall 2001).

    Peter J. Walsh, Depaul University 1998, with Walsh & Keating S.C., Milwaukee, published an article in the December 2001 issue of Tax Strategies (an IRA publication), entitled "No Swing Vote Premium on Minority Interest in Family Business."

    Appointments, Elections

    Hon. Faye M. Flancher, Marquette 1988, has been appointed judge to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Hon. Dennis J. Flynn, Marquette 1967. Flancher previously was deputy family court commissioner.

    Patrick W. Brennan
    Brennan

    Patrick W. Brennan, Marquette 1981, has been elected president of the Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin (CTCW), a 700-member organization of lawyers primarily devoted to the defense of civil litigation. Brennan is a shareholder with Crivello, Carlson, Mentkowski & Steeves, Milwaukee. CTCW lawyers provide legal services to businesses, individuals, and public entities throughout the state.

    Dennis R. McBride, NYU 1980, has been appointed to a committee of federal judges and lawyers from Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, that is drafting model jury instructions for use in U.S. district courts in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. McBride is a senior trial attorney in the Milwaukee district office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    Carol M. Gapen, U.W. 1988 cum laude, has been elected managing partner of the Madison law firm of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP. Gapen practices in adoption and children's law and is a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.

    Larry Phillips, Drake 1960, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.), has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Retiree Council. He will serve as the liaison for military retiree offices in Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota.

    Claire Ann Resop, U.W. 1993, with Murphy & Desmond S.C., Madison, has been elected to the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society's board of directors. Daniel G. Jardine, also with the firm, was elected to the Dane County Humane Society's board of directors for a three-year term.

    Scott Roberts, U.W. 1979, has been appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Board of Administrative Oversight, part of the lawyer regulation system. Roberts is a sole practitioner in Stevens Point and previously was a Portage County assistant district attorney.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Hon. Elsa C. Lamelas, Michigan 1978, received the 2001 Outstanding Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee. She was one of six award winners.

    In Memoriam

    Neil L. Hobbs, U.W. 1952, Fond du Lac, March 1, 1922 - Dec. 24, 2001.