Client Successes

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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
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
Dismissal – School Injury

Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against School District brought by student claiming injury during Phy Ed class

Gesina Seiler
Dismissal – Improper Installation & Servicing

Obtained dismissal of lawsuit against milking equipment dealer brought by farmer that claimed equipment was improperly installed and serviced

Gesina Seiler
Arbitrator and Mediator of Construction and Real Estate Disputes

Serves as a third-party neutral and as an arbitrator and mediator of construction and real estate disputes

Brian Mullins
Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration
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