Client Successes

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Freeze Out, Squeeze Out / Shareholder Oppression Matters and Business Disputes

Represented companies, majority shareholders and minority shareholders, and members in freeze out, squeeze out, and related shareholder oppression matters and business disputes

Jonathan Schuster
Airport Improvement Projects

Represents airports throughout the state to acquire land rights necessary for airport improvement projects.

Contract Preparation – $200M Manufacturing Facility

Represented owner preparing contract documents for $200 million dollar manufacturing facility

Favorable Decision – Discretionary Immunity – Supreme Court of Wisconsin

Received favorable decision from the Supreme Court of Wisconsin in Brown v. Acuity, a case in which he briefed and argued the issue of discretionary immunity.  The Court accepted his argument, overturning a decision of the Court of Appeals, and establishing a bright line rule that operators of emergency vehicles are not authorized to ignore specific statutory mandates contained in the rules of the road.

Mike Riley
Personal Injury
Successful Multi-Week Jury Trials

Successfully defended insurance carriers in two-week jury trial and three-week jury trial against claims by separate insureds that the insurers wrongly denied policy benefits for abatement of toxic substances

Kevin Trost
Bank & Financial Institution Defense

Regular defense, including trial representation, of financial institutions alleged to have violated the FDCPA, FCRA, TCPA, TILA, Wisconsin Consumer Act, and other banking and collections statutes

Kevin Trost
Enforcement of Lender Security Interests – $2M Life Policy

Representation of lender in federal lawsuit to enforce its security interest in $2 million life insurance policy

Kevin Trost
Federal Court Litigation
Collateral Recovery

Regular representation of lenders seeking recovery of secured business and personal assets, including vessels subject to federally registered first preferred ship’s mortgages.

Spearheaded bank’s sheriff-assisted replevin of a defaulted borrower’s inventory from 25,000+ sq. ft. warehouse.

Kevin Trost
Collateral Recovery Disputes

Repeated representation of financial institutions in lawsuits addressing whether the sale of recovered collateral is commercially reasonable.

Representation of lender whose marine vessel replevin was featured in New York Times article.

Kevin Trost
Insurance Defense – Fraud & Arson

Defense of insurers in first party lawsuits brought by insureds whose insurance claims were denied on grounds of fraud or arson

Kevin Trost
Mass Tort Insurance Subrogation

Successfully represented insurance carrier as first chair counsel in mass tort lawsuit arising out of the flooding of 1,400 vehicles at a fairgrounds concert

Kevin Trost
Jury Verdict – $1 Million+ in Damages – Plaintiff’s Suit Against Chemical Manufacturer

Along with Axley Attorney Guy DuBeau, obtained a jury verdict of $1 million+ in damages in plaintiff’s suit against chemical manufacturer following two-week trial in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Andrew Clarkowski
Litigation
Indoor Air Quality Issues

Represents parties in connection with indoor air quality issues, including Sick Building Syndrome, mold claims and litigation

IRS / Wisconsin Department of Revenue Disputes

Represents individuals and businesses in disputes with the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue

Defended Lake Koshkonong Wetland Association

Defended Lake Koshkonong Wetland Association against Lake District attempts to raise water level and flood out Thiebeau Hunting Club marsh

Buck Sweeney
Environmental
Environmental & Construction Issues

Numerous cases with Department of Justice involving environmental and construction issues

Buck Sweeney
Construction, Environmental
Represented Wetland Association over Water Levels at Supreme Court

Represented a Wetland Association through Oral Argument at Supreme Court over water levels

Buck Sweeney
Construction, Environmental, Water Law
Amicus Briefs

Represented several trade associations with amicus briefs

Buck Sweeney
Acquisition, Permitting, WDNR Issues & Dispute Resolutions

Represented frac sand companies in acquisition, permitting, WDNR issues, and dispute resolutions

DOT Claims

Represented subcontractor on DOT claims and facilitated settlement with DOT, General Contractor, and other subcontractors

Buck Sweeney
Construction, Wisconsin DOT