Client Successes

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$3.6 Million Condominium Construction Loan

Represented a community bank in a $3.6 million condominium construction loan.

Conventional and Mezzanine Loans for Hospitality Developer

Represented a hospitality developer in conventional and mezzanine loans in multiple phases of a resort facility.

ESOP Transaction for Multistate Auto Equipment Wholesaler

Represented a national lender in a $20 million credit facility to fund an ESOP transaction for a multistate auto equipment wholesaler.

Acquisition of Office Building Out of Foreclosure

Acted as purchaser’s counsel in a veterinarian’s acquisition of its office building out of foreclosure.

Aggregate of $15 million in Financing

Acted as lender’s counsel in a $15 million aggregate financing of three assisted living and memory care facilities.

Refinancing of $130 million debt

Represented a regional leader in the refinancing of $130 million debt secured by a water park resort.

Representation in Contract and Land Use Issues

Represent solid waste company; biosolids, septage and manure haulers/applicators; and remediation and electronic demanufacturing companies in contract and land use issues.

Representation in Breach of Contract Litigation

Defended landfill owner in Wisconsin breach of contract litigation; obtained trial verdict that client responsible for $0 in damages despite court’s earlier finding that landfill did not comply with contract.

Thomas Hofbauer
Commercial Litigation, Litigation
Representation of Property Insurer

Successfully defended property insurer of Illinois bowling alley complex in first party insurance claim with over $2.8 million in property damage and lost business income claims.

Thomas Hofbauer
Representation of Scaffold Erector

Defended scaffold erector in claim arising from dust explosion in coal dust collector at a public utility in Wisconsin that seriously injured 8 construction workers.

Thomas Hofbauer
Construction, Litigation
Representation of Trucking Accident Claims

Represented Illinois cooperative in two trucking accident fatalities; one claim successfully tried to verdict in Effingham County and the other successfully mediated in Cook County.

Thomas Hofbauer
Litigation
Represented Steel Manufacturer

Successfully defended steel manufacturer in 4 week jury trial in Milwaukee County arising from the collapse of a warehouse and over $63 million in property damage claims.

Thomas Hofbauer
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