Nonresident Lawyers Division Founder's Award
The Nonresident Lawyers Division (NRLD) helps nonresident members maintain their ties with Wisconsin. It promotes communication and business opportunities among nonresidents, and it oversees the growing network of local NRLD chapters across the United States.
The NRLD Founder’s Award recognizes a nonresident member who has brought positive change to the division and has actively participated in State Bar activities for many years.
Attorney David “Dave” Zubke is this year’s recipient. Dave is employed at Best & Flanagan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is a partner and Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice area. He serves clients ranging in size from sole proprietorships to publicly traded corporations in a wide range of industries and at all levels of distribution, from international manufacturers to local retailers and service providers.
Outside of the firm, Dave provides pro bono services to local nonprofit organizations and has served as an officer and board member of the Fairway Foundation, an organization that offers life skills and golf instruction to youth in the Twin Cities area. He is also an Eagle Scout and volunteers with several Boy Scout organizations.
Dave is the recipient of this year’s award due to his longtime involvement with the Nonresident Lawyers Division. Over the years, he’s been an active member of the Minneapolis - St. Paul Chapter, been on the NRLD Board multiple times, and served as NRLD President in 1997 - 98.