Quarterly Publication                                                                                                                    January 2020
The Firm Welcomes 
Marguerite  Z. Hammes

We are excited to announce that Marguerite Z. Hammes has joined the firm as a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Marguerite's broad experience as a litigator, as a transactional attorney, and as in-house counsel is of value to clients operating in regulated industries, whether involved in sophisticated commercial transactions, complex disputes, or regulatory compliance efforts.
Firm News

Attorneys JB Koenings and 
Erica N. Reib Elected as Shareholders

We are pleased to announce that Attorney JB Koenings and Attorney Erica N. Reib were recently elected as shareholders of the firm.
JB works with and advises clients on a wide range of business law matters, including form of entity selection and initial capitalization; raising funds through private equity offerings; securities compliance and broker/dealer matters; mergers and acquisitions; contract preparation and negotiation; and software, technology and IP matters.
Erica assists clients with employment discrimination litigation; non-competition and trade secret litigation; wage and hour issues; NLRB and unfair labor practice matters; employment policy and agreement drafting and review; unemployment compensation; investigations; and proper employment practices to avoid litigation.  We are pleased to add both JB and Erica as shareholders.

to Our Attorneys Listed 
in the 2019 Edition of 
Super Lawyers

Jean M. Ansay 

Douglas P. Dehler

James G. DeJong

Seth E. Dizard

Pete J. Faust

John G. Gehringer

Joseph E. Gumina

Carl D. Holborn

Dean P. Laing

Gregory W. Lyons

Patrick G. McBride

Joseph D. Newbold

Chad J. Richter

John R. Schreiber

Jason R. Scoby

Steven J. Slawinski

Rising Stars

Laura J. Lavey

Erica N. Reib


Super Lawyers surveyed more  than 15,000 attorneys and  judges  in Wisconsin, looking for  the  best attorneys in the State. 
Attorneys Christa D. Wittenberg and Grant C. Killoran Featured 
in Wisconsin Lawyer
Recently, Attorneys Christa D. Wittenberg and Grant C. Killoran were featured in the State Bar of Wisconsin publication Wisconsin Lawyer. In the article, they discuss the hot topic of measles and the due process implications of public health responses.


Attorney Willie Boucher Featured in Business Law Blog

Recently, Attorney Willie Boucher was featured in the State Bar of Wisconsin Business Law Blog. In the article, he discusses a recent  Wisconsin  Supreme Court ruling on the rights and obligations of members in a limited liability company and its potential impact on LLCs in Wisconsin. 

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The Potential Impact of Post-Valuation Date Events on Gift Tax Valuations
When a gift is made, the fair market value of the gift must be determined for federal gift tax purposes. The fair market value of a gift is important to determine whether the donor's gift exceeds the annual gift tax exclusion amount and, if so, how much of the donor's estate tax exemption is being used. 

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New Year - New Labor and Employment Law Developments 
Every Employer Should Know
In 2019, several federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board have either issued new regulations, new guidelines, or employer-friendly decisions that every employer should know as we venture into 2020.
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