New Hires, Promotions, Partners
Steven Badciong, Marquette 1987, has joined Libera Knapp P.A., Winona, Minn., and focuses on estate planning, business, and real estate law. He previously was director of credit management for United Building Centers.
Grant A. Beardsley, Stetson 2012, has joined the Eau Claire office of Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C. and is with the business and government/industrial sand sections, focusing on real estate. He previously practiced in Florida.
Abigail M. Brand, U.W. 2014, has joined Carney Thorpe LLC, Janesville, and focuses on litigation, personal injury law, insurance defense, and worker’s compensation matters. (An announcement in the December 2014 issue listed an incorrect firm name.)
Donald A. Daugherty, Northwestern 1990, has joined the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn S.C. as a shareholder in the litigation practice group. New associates at the firm include the following: Emily Ertel, Drake 2013, is with the environment and energy strategies practice group in the Madison office. Benjamin J. Clarke, U.W. 2014 cum laude, and Matthew S. Covey, Northwestern 2014 cum laude, are with the corporate practice group; Christopher K. Flowers, Marquette 2014, Charles (Andy) A. Gordon, Marquette 2014 cum laude, and David R. Konkel, Seattle Univ. 2013 summa cum laude,are with the litigation practice group; and Jacqueline R. Roush, U.W. 2014 cum laude, is with the investment management and corporate practice groups, all in the Milwaukee office.
Robert J. Heinrich, Minnesota 1998, has joined the Milwaukee office of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. as a shareholder in the banking and finance practice. He previously was with an international law firm.
Marie G. Bahoora, U.W. 2013, and Y. Douglas Yang, Boston Univ. 2014, have joined the Milwaukee office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Bahoora is with the litigation practice group. Yang is with the labor and employment relations practice group.
Matthew D. Moeser, U.W. 1999 cum laude, has joined the Corneille Law Group LLC, Madison, and focuses on health care, medical malpractice, and general liability law. He previously was a Dane County assistant district attorney.
John C. Thomure Jr., U.W. 1993, LL.M. (taxation) Washington Univ., has joined Petrie & Stocking S.C., Milwaukee, and represents privately owned businesses in general corporate matters and real estate transactions. He previously practiced in New York City.
Max T. Stephenson, Marquette 2013, has joined Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP, Milwaukee, with the family law team.
Peter J. White, U.W. 2009 cum laude, has joined Weiss Berzowski Brady LLP, Milwaukee, as an associate, focusing on business and tax law.
Michael J. Cronin, George Mason 2005, and Melinda S. Giftos, Univ. of Florida 2000 with honors, have been elected shareholders atWhyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Both are with the intellectual property practice group in the Madison office, and Cronin leads the life sciences team. Paul J. Dombrowski, Iowa 1991 magna cum laude, and Jeffrey L. Vercauteren, Notre Dame 2008 cum laude, have joined the firm’s real estate practice in the Madison office.
Mergers, Relocations, New Offices
Gary D. Lippow, U.W. 2001, has formed Lippow Law Offices LLC, 7670 N. Port Washington Rd., Milwaukee, focusing on personal injury, estate planning and probate, and family law.
Ramon & Medrano S.C. has moved to 5720 W. Oklahoma Ave., Milwaukee, and continues to focus on worker’s compensation, personal injury, and Social Security disability matters.
Frank A. Gumina, Marquette 1991 cum laude, has been named executive vice president of legal services at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. He is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office and co-leader of the health care law team.
John Yentz, U.W. 1982, will assume operational direction of The Schroeder Group S.C., Attorneys at Law, Waukesha, taking over from firm founder Stuart Schroeder, Oklahoma City 1977.
Authors of the recently revised LLCs and LLPs: A Wisconsin Handbook (State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE, 5th ed. 2014) are the following: Joseph W. Boucher, U.W. 1978, Neider & Boucher S.C., Madison; Steven R. Battenberg, Iowa 1997, LL.M. (taxation) Univ. of Washington, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Waukesha; Chris A. Jenny, U.W. 2001 cum laude, and Marcus S. Loden, Marquette 1986, LL.M. (taxation) New York Univ., von Briesen & Roper S.C., Madison; Sarah E. McNally, U.W. 2002 summa cum laude, Debra Sadow Koenig, Chicago 1978, and Douglas J. Patch, U.W. 1995 cum laude, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Milwaukee; Bret A. Roge, Marquette 1984 cum laude, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, Milwaukee; and Jed Roher, New York Univ. 2006 magna cum laude, Godfrey & Kahn S.C., Madison and Milwaukee.
Bill Levit, Harvard 1967, taught a course on international commercial arbitration at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, during the fall 2014 term. He is with Levit ADR LLC, Milwaukee.
Awards, Degrees, Honors
John W. Daniels Jr., Harvard 1974, has been named 2014 Trustee of the Year by the Wisconsin Hospital Association Inc. He is chair emeritus at Quarles & Brady LLP, Milwaukee.
Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, Marquette 2004, was awarded the 2014 Wisconsin Association of Mediators President’s Award for significant contributions to the advancement of mediation. She is chair of and an assistant professor with the Justice Department at Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, and coordinator of the LOTUS (legal options for trafficked and underserved survivors) legal clinic.
Rebecca Persick, Chicago-Kent 1994, was honored for her service as Sheboygan County Bar Association president at a bar meeting in November. She is a Sheboygan County court commissioner.
Quarles & Brady LLP partners Michael Gonring, Marquette 1982, and Michael Ostermeyer, Vanderbilt 1989, have been honored as Wisconsin Legal Innovators by the State Bar. Gonring, a member of the firm’s product liability practice group, was recognized for his work developing the Mobile Legal Clinic. Ostermeyer, a member of the real estate practice group, was recognized for his Partner Development Program.
Pro Bono, Public Service
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP attorneys and Marquette Law School students drafted almost 100 estate planning documents at a Wills for Veterans event in October. Participating Michael Best attorneys included Alan Cheslock, Gregory Helding, Rhett Holland, Katrina Hull, Bradley Kalscheur, Andrew Paprocki, Timothy Teicher, and David Trautschold.
Stephen R. Bick, Marquette 1977, Superior, June 15, 1951 – Nov. 18, 2014.
John Doar, Berkeley 1949, New York City, Dec. 3, 1921 – Nov. 11, 2014.
Hon. Ralph Adam Fine, Columbia 1965, Milwaukee, Feb. 14, 1941 – Dec. 4, 2014.
Terrence M. Gherty, South Dakota 1974, Hudson, Oct. 30, 1949 – Oct. 7, 2014.
Samuel H. Hertogs, Minnesota 1952, Hastings, Minn., Jan. 18, 1926 – April 17, 2014.
Hon. Robert W. Radcliffe, U.W. 1962, Black River Falls, July 16, 1934 – Sept. 8, 2014.
Heather A. Rippl, U.W. 1998, Beloit, Aug. 29, 1971 – Oct. 5, 2014.
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