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    Wisconsin Lawyer
    February 01, 2016

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    New Hires, Promotions, Partners

    Samantha M. AmoreSamantha M. Amore, U.W. 2014, has joined O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C., Milwaukee, focusing on estate and business planning, probate, and guardianship matters.

    Mark J. Andres, Marquette 2001, has joined Miller McGinn & Clark S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses in estate planning and administration, elder law, and tax planning.

    Ryann H. BeckEmily M. ChilsonRyann H. Beck, Marquette 2010, and Emily M. Chilson, Marquette 2011, have become nonequity partners in Andrus Intellectual Property Law, Milwaukee, where they focus on domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution and enforcement.

    Bradley R. ArmstrongBradley R. Armstrong, William Mitchell 2012, has joined Moss & Barnett, Minneapolis, with the creditors’ remedies and bankruptcy practice group.

    Eileen Brownlee, Marquette 1984 cum laude, has joined Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, and focuses on municipal, school, and public-sector employment law. She previously operated Kramer & Brownlee LLC, Fennimore.

    Mark S. DesRochers, Marquette 1990, has joined Lutz, Burnett, McDermott, Jahn & King LLP as a partner. The firm, now Burnett, McDermott, Jahn, King & DesRochers LLP, has offices in Chilton and New Holstein.

    Denna A. Flemming, Drake 2007 high honors, has joined the New Berlin office of Accident Fund Holdings Inc. as assistant general counsel. Flemming previously was a shareholder in the worker’s compensation defense practice group at Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik S.C., Milwaukee.

    Alison Helland, Iowa 2005, L.L.M. (taxation) Northwestern, has joined Murphy Desmond S.C. in the Madison office and focuses on business law, business succession planning, estate planning, and tax law.

    J Peterman Legal Group Ltd., Brookfield, announces the addition of four new lawyers. Theodore D. Kafkas, Marquette 1990, is with the general practice section. Monica Irelan Karas, John Marshall 2012, Tyler Rasmussen, Marquette 2011, and Kelly M. Smith, Hamline 2010, are with the mortgage default services section.

    Martin C. KuhnMartin C. Kuhn, Marquette 2004, has been named a shareholder in Jeffrey S. Hynes & Associates S.C., Wauwatosa, and the firm has changed its name to Hynes & Kuhn S.C. Kuhn continues to focus on all aspects of labor and employment law – representing employees, managers, executives, and small businesses – in matters involving severance and separation agreements, noncompetition agreements, discipline, discrimination, disability and medical leave, exit strategies, mediation, and litigation.

    Adam T. MandAdam T. Mand, U.W. 2015, has joined Bell, Moore & Richter S.C., Madison, and concentrates in estate planning and probate, general business matters and succession planning, elder law, family law, and employment law.

    Chad E. Novak, Marquette 2006, has joined Commercial Partners Title LLC, Minneapolis. He previously was with Old Republic Title, Minneapolis.

    Thomas J. Parins Jr.Thomas J. Parins Jr., Western Michigan 1992, has joined One Law Group S.C. (formerly Stellpflug Law S.C.), as a partner in the De Pere office. His practice areas include family law, business law, Social Security disability, criminal law, estate planning, personal injury, probate, real estate, and labor law.

    Richard V. Poirier, Marquette 1986, has been promoted to CEO of Church Mutual Insurance Co., Merrill, an insurance provider for religious organizations.

    Timothy J. (TJ) Proue, Western Michigan 2008, has joined Wiley Law S.C., Chippewa Falls, as an associate and focuses in corporate law and litigation.

    Lee TuronieLee Turonie, U.W. 2005, has joined Pietz, VanderWaal, Stacker & Rottier S.C., Wausau. He previously was with the Wisconsin Towns Association.

    Aaron FoleyDan McDermottJeffrey WilsonAaron Foley, Dan McDermott, and Jeffrey Wilson, all Marquette 2007, have joined Weiss Berzowski LLP, Milwaukee. Foley is with the estate planning and business team and the real estate team. McDermott is with the estate planning and business team. Wilson is with the litigation team.

    Nine lawyers have joined von Briesen & Roper S.C. In the Milwaukee office: Megan K. Heinzelman, Marquette 2008, Stephen R. Lundeen, Northwestern 1978, and Steven M. Szymanski, Marquette 1996, are shareholders with the business practice group. Ann E. Rabe, U.W. 2004, is a shareholder with the technology law section. Benjamin S. Stern, U.W. 1966, is a shareholder with the real estate group. Austin G. Dieter, U.W. 2015, is an associate with the labor and employment law section. Sarah A. Erdmann, Marquette 2015, is an associate with the business practice group. Derek J. Waterstreet, Marquette 2015, is an associate with the litigation and risk management practice group. In the Madison office: Josh C. Kopp, U.W. 2002, is a shareholder with the business practice group.

    Mergers, Relocations, New Offices

    Karp Law Offices S.C., a Milwaukee-area family law and personal injury law firm, has changed its name to Karp & Iancu S.C.

    K. Scott Wagner, Marquette 1989 cum laude, Andrew G. Frank, U.W. 2002 cum laude, and Anne Morgan Plichta, Northwestern 2000, have formed Wagner Law Group S.C., 839 N. Jefferson St., Suite 400, Milwaukee. Practice areas include business and commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, antitrust, class actions, transportation industry defense, and construction and real estate litigation.

    Stuart M. Widman, Northwestern 1974, has started a dispute resolution law practice, Widman Law Offices LLC, Chicago. His background includes commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation.

    Appointments, Elections

    Randy S. NelsonRandy S. Nelson, Marquette 1977, has been appointed to the Business Planning Committee of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel for 2016-2017. Nelson’s practice at Weiss Berzowski LLP, Milwaukee, includes estate planning, family business planning, advising service corporations and partnerships, tax planning, and trust administration and probate, and he has taught estate planning for more than 20 years at Marquette University Law School.

    Michele PerreaultMichele Perreault, U.W. 2003 magna cum laude, has been elected to serve on the executive committee of DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. and its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C. She is a shareholder in the Madison office, practicing in litigation and family law.

    Benjamin S. Wagner, U.W. 2003, has been elected president-elect of the Wisconsin Association for Justice and will become president of the organization in 2017. He is a shareholder at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., Milwaukee, and focuses on plaintiff’s tort trial law.

    Authors, Speakers

    Daniel S. Welytok, U.W. 1986, presented “Red Flags When Buying or Selling a Business” at the 2016 National CLE Conference in Vail, Colo. He is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of von Briesen & Roper s.c.

    Awards, Degrees, Honors

    Lydia Chartre, Marquette 2003, was granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers, whose members have distinguished themselves through contributions to the evolution and practice of community association law. Chartre is a shareholder practicing in the Milwaukee and Madison offices of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., where she co-leads the Condominium & HOA Law team.


    C. David Stellpflug, Toledo 1979, retired from One Law Group S.C. (formerly Stellpflug Law S.C.), De Pere, on Dec. 31, 2015.

    In Memoriam

    Kenneth H. Conell, U.W. 1956, Lake Geneva, Dec. 24, 1932 – Nov. 25, 2015.

    James D. Ghiardi, Marquette 1942, Milwaukee, Nov. 10, 1918 – Jan. 18, 2016.

    Donald L. Goodman, U.W. 1953, Sparta, 1926 – Oct. 6, 2015.

    Dennis L. Laufenberg, Wyoming 1992, Arena, Feb. 27, 1953 – Oct. 23, 2015.

    Thomas J. McGinn, Michigan 1972, Milwaukee, Nov. 11, 1946 – Nov. 2, 2015.

    Roger Pascal, Harvard 1965, Chicago, March 16, 1941 – Dec. 27, 2015.

    Bernard U. Roels, Marquette 1959,
    De Pere, Oct. 29, 1930 – Dec. 6, 2015.

    Merton N. Rotter, U.W. 1954, Milwaukee, Feb. 11, 1930 – Dec. 1, 2015.

    Patricia D. Struck, U.W. 1978, Madison, March 8, 1952 – Dec. 20, 2015.

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