Client Successes

Drafting and Negotiation of Commercial Leases

Drafted and negotiated multiple commercial leases on behalf of property owners and tenants alike.

Rezoning and Relocation of Retail Business

Represented retail business in rezoning and relocation of its store as part of shopping district redevelopment.

Purchase of Urban Manufacturing Facility

Successfully represented the purchaser of an environmentally impaired urban manufacturing facility for conversion to a corporate headquarters.

Sale of Former Peat Mining Operation

Successfully represented Seller in sale of environmentally impaired, former peat mining operation to real estate developer.

Representation in Environmental Remediation Projects

Represented businesses in environmental remediation projects in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Cost Recovery Action Defense

Defended businesses in numerous cost recovery actions in the state and federal courts of Illinois and Wisconsin.

Dave McCormack
Environmental
Prosecuted CERCLA Private Cost Recovery Action

Successfully prosecuted a CERCLA private cost recovery action on behalf of a national telecommunications company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Western Division.

Brownfields, Wetlands and Issues Pertaining to Environmentally Impaired Property

Advised lenders, developers and property owners regarding brownfields, wetlands and issues pertaining to environmentally impaired property in real estate transactions.

Dave McCormack
Environmental
Financing of Environmentally Impaired Real Estate

Advised lenders with regard to financing of environmentally impaired real estate.

Negotiation and Documentation of Equipment Lease Finance Transactions

Negotiated and documented hundreds of multi-million dollar equipment lease finance transactions on behalf of a national equipment finance company.

Drafted Documents for Document Template System

Drafted master lease of personal property, master loan and security agreement and all ancillary documentation for the document template system of a national equipment finance company.

Sale of Lease Portfolio

Represented national equipment finance company in the sale of a $1.4B lease portfolio sale including air and rail assets and established documentation and procedures for post-closing servicing of portfolio.

Drafting of Employment Handbooks

Drafted employment handbooks, counseled, and advised numerous Wisconsin Businesses regarding employment claims and best practices.

Workplace Conflict Matters

Resolved numerous employment claims involving discrimination, hostile workplace, violation of employer policies, wrongful termination and severance on behalf of both employers and employees.

Breach of Covenant Not to Compete Defense

Successfully represented executives in claims for breach of covenants not to compete by former employers.

Wage and Hour Defense

Successfully defended businesses in claims for violation of wage and hours laws.

Dave McCormack
Labor & Employment, Wage & Hour
Disability Discrimination Defense

Obtained summary judgment in favor of a manufacturer in a disability discrimination lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Non-Compete Agreement

Drafted and then successfully enforced a non-compete agreement on behalf of a financial planning firm.

Misrepresentation & Misappropriation Claims

Litigated and resolved various misrepresentation and misappropriation claims against a business client involved in the non-emergent medical transport industry.

Heath Straka
Litigation
Motorcycle Vs. Car

Successfully litigated a motorcycle versus car accident case for a man who suffered a closed head injury.