Client Successes

Amazon Distribution and Fulfillment Center

Served as the Developer’s lead legal counsel in connection with an expedited and complex approval, construction and delivery process, including public-private collaborative efforts with the City of Kenosha, the State of Wisconsin, and the end user. The project is one of the largest in Wisconsin and includes new buildings with over two million square feet of floor space, serves as the workplace of over 2000 employees, and had construction costs in excess of $250,000,000. The timeline from site selection, municipal and State approvals, permitting, construction and opening a completed and operating facility was less than 18 months.

Brian Mullins
Construction
Representing Electrical Transmission Line Company in Condemnation Proceeding and Related Litigation

… for the construction of a 180 mile transmission line from Middleton to La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Justin Lessner
Obtained Summary Judgment In Significant Personal Injury Claims

… for several water and amusement parks in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Justin Lessner
Represented Landowner and Related Trusts

… in obtaining total dismissal of Fortune 500 mining company’s lawsuit in Illinois alleging fraud and breach of stock purchase agreement seeking over $10 million in damages.

Justin Lessner
Obtained defense verdict

… in favor of family practice doctor for failure to timely diagnose breast cancer.

Justin Lessner
Obtained Six-Figure Jury Verdict

… in favor of real estate broker based on seller’s breach of listing contract.  Verdict affirmed on appeal- 2015AP2627.

Justin Lessner
Dismissal – Possession of Child Pornography Based on Unlawful Search Warrant

Successfully moved Court to dismiss multi-count charge of possession of child pornography based on unlawful search warrant.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense
Not Guilty – Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and Reckless Endangerment to Officer’s Safety

Won jury trial defending individual charged with Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer and Reckless Endangerment to Officer’s Safety.

Brian Hough
Criminal Defense
Representing Wisconsin State Agencies

As a former Assistant Attorney General with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, favorably negotiated a complex settlement involving six entities, three lawsuits and multi-million dollar claims.

Sara Beachy
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Right-to-take and Writ of Assistance for Airport Improvement Project

Successfully defended a right-to-take challenge to an airport improvement project, navigated complex relocation issues, and obtained a writ of assistance from court after landowner refused to vacate the property.

Sara Beachy
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Compensation and Special Assessment Challenge

Successfully challenged a large special assessment and increased just compensation for landowner whose land was condemned for municipal road project.

Sara Beachy, Steven Streck
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Increased Compensation

Increased a landowner’s just compensation payment by $200,000 over the condemnor’s original offer for a highway taking.

Sara Beachy
Condemnation & Eminent Domain
Representation Against Violations Brought By WDNR Wardens

Representation of individual clients in hunting and fishing violations brought by WDNR wardens.

Buck Sweeney
Representation of Contractors Involved in Chapter 30 Litigation With the Wisconsin DNR
Act as General Counsel for Lake Districts

Represent lake districts in water level disputes

Representation of Dam Owners

Representation of dam owners concerning operating order, litigation and dam removal.

Representation of Clients for Claims Above Insurance Coverage on Construction-Related Accidents.
Buck Sweeney
Representation of Construction Companies Regarding Bankruptcy Issues

Representation regarding bankruptcy issues and extensive contract claims, including work-outs with bankruptcy.

Buck Sweeney
Act as General Counsel for a Variety of Construction Related Companies

Act as general counsel for construction companies, engineering firms, aggregate and construction associations, and companies providing supplies to the construction industry.

Buck Sweeney
Representation of Aggregate Companies in Dispute

Representation of aggregate companies in dispute over expansion of operations.

Buck Sweeney
Aggregate Permits, Construction