Client Successes

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Representation of Municipal Entities

Representation of municipal entities concerning annexations, inter-governmental cooperation, public works projects, public financing, utility regulation and tax incremental financing matters

Lead Associate – Multimillion-Dollar Securities Fraud Claim Against Partnership Blind Pool Investment Fund

Lead associate in pursuing a multimillion-dollar securities fraud claim against a limited partnership blind pool investment fund on behalf of a group of limited partners.

Strategic Reorganization Involving $30M Private Venture Fund Investor

Engaged and currently assisting client with strategic reorganization involving a $30 million dollar private venture fund investor.

Negotiation and Refinancing of Apartment Complex Project with National Lender

Representation of the owner of a significant multi-family apartment complex located in Florida in negotiating and structuring the refinancing the project with a national lender within a very short time frame

Larry Libman
Negotiation of Long Term Complex Lease with National Food Manufacturing Tenant

Representation of the owner of several large industrial buildings in negotiation of a long term complex lease with a national food manufacturing tenant

Larry Libman
Negotiation and Implementation of Licensing Contracts

Representation of a technology licensing company in the negotiation and implementation of licensing contracts with new licensees in the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and the Middle East

Larry Libman
Development of New Water Park Resort

Representation of a large water park hotel developer in the development of a new water park resort with a variety of facilities

Conversion of Several Properties to Hotel Condominiums

Represented large resort owners in conversion of several properties to hotel condominiums and structuring the sale of the units

Larry Libman
Purchase, Annexation and Development of Land

Representation of local real estate developer in the purchase of a large tract of vacant land, annexation of the land into an adjoining municipality and development of three separate apartment projects on the property

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 of financial institutions alleged to have violated the FDCPA, FCRA, 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