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As temperatures rise and our weather begins to settle back into seasonally appropriate norms, the folks at KMK want to assure everyone who has trusted us with their business that we stayed “on the case” through the worst of it. Should Old Man Winter decide to send another Polar Vortex our way, we offer this survival guide to help all those in its chilling path.

There are growing signs of financial instability in the U.S. economy, including high debt levels, and our clients should be mindful of the risks and work with competent counsel to prepare for the potential downturn in the economy and increased levels of bad debt.

 

In its recent report on financial stability, the Federal Reserve warned that the U.S. economic system is vulnerable to elevated asset prices, historically high debt owed by businesses, and the increasing issuance of risky debt. In its report, the Federal Reserve also expressed concern that the commercial real estate market is at risk because prices of property are increasing at a faster rate than rents. The Fed’s warnings are issued in the midst of rising interest rates that are beginning to negatively impact the economy, resulting in concerns in the financial markets and elsewhere that growth is slowing.

 

Keeping in mind these growing risks to the economy, KMK clients must more thoroughly and carefully evaluate the credit risks posed by their customers. Further, it is critical to stay on top of the age of receivables and tighten standards to flag potential bad debt early and take aggressive action to ensure the maximum level of recovery on debt not paid within terms.

 

As always, KMK stands ready to assist our clients in minimizing the risk that a significant economic downturn could impact their ability to recover their receivables. When facing these risks, it is critical to move early, quickly, and aggressively to ensure that you have the best chance to recover the balances you are owed. You can rely on KMK’s long history of successful receivable recovery to enhance your bottom line in this period of growing economic uncertainty.

 

If you have any questions about liquidating delinquent commercial debt, please contact KMK attorney Christopher C. Kailas at (414) 962-5110 or ckailas@kmksc.com.

 

 

About KMK

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com

As has been previously discussed, the “American rule” governs litigation expenses in the courts of Wisconsin. In contrast with the “English rule” wherein the losing party pays the prevailing party’s costs and fees, under the American rule each party to a lawsuit bears its own attorneys’ fees unless a statute or contract provides otherwise.

 

Wisconsin courts, however, have recently recognized significant exceptions to the American rule based in equity. As noted earlier this year, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals reaffirmed the “third-party litigation exception” in the case of Talmer Bank and Trust v. Jacobson, which held that attorneys’ fees may be assessed against a party whose fraudulent or otherwise wrongful acts cause a second party to incur legal expenses to protect its interests against a third party.

 

No sooner had the ink dried on the Talmer decision when the Wisconsin Supreme Court found another exception to the American rule in Nationstar Mortgage LLC v. Stafsholt. In Nationstar, the court held that attorneys’ fees may be awarded as an equitable remedy “in exceptional cases and for dominating reasons of justice.” Nationstar was a residential foreclosure action that presented egregious facts from which the court rendered its decision.

 

In Nationstar the loan servicer, Bank of America, made successive and indefensible errors. The mortgage required the borrower, Stafsholt, to provide proof of home insurance. Stafsholt repeatedly did so. The bank, however, failed to recognize Stafsholt’s compliance and ultimately purchased lender-placed insurance on the collateral and then charged Stafsholt for the premiums. To add insult to injury, when Stafsholt subsequently spoke to a bank representative about the insurance issue, the representative directed Stafsholt to “elevate” his complaint to “the next level of customer service” by skipping a mortgage payment. Stafsholt followed the bank’s “advice” and skipped his next two mortgage payments.

 

The result was not pretty. Rather than granting Stafsholt a higher level of customer service, the bank accelerated the loan. Stafsholt repeatedly contacted the bank to correct its errors and made various payment offers to reinstate the loan. The bank ignored Stafsholt’s curative efforts and, instead, initiated foreclosure proceedings.

 

The trial court was not amused by the bank’s conduct. The judge granted Stafsholt’s request to reinstate the mortgage before taking the unique step of ordering the bank to pay Stafsholt’s attorneys’ fees. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals overturned the fee award citing the American rule. The Supreme Court of Wisconsin, however, reinstated the trial court’s order.

 

In reaching its decision, Wisconsin’s highest court followed the United States Supreme Court precedent holding that attorneys’ fees may be available as an equitable remedy in exceptional cases. In evaluating the bank’s actions, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court concluded that the bank engaged in bad faith to such a degree that it met the “exceptional cases” standard. The court reasoned that the bank had improperly caused and perpetuated the dispute by charging Stafsholt for unnecessary lender-placed insurance, advising Stafsholt to default on his loan, and refusing to remediate its errors prior to the conclusion of the ill-advised foreclosure action.

 

The court’s decision in Nationstar continues the common-sense inroads into the American rule recognized in Talmer, namely, a party may be liable for attorneys’ fees where it unjustly forces another party into litigation. Nationstar serves as an added warning that businesses will be judged on how they communicate with their customers. In awarding attorneys’ fees, the court gave significant weight to the bank’s ineffective or otherwise nonexistent communications with the borrower. Nationstar teaches that the failure to exercise effective customer relations practices could have expensive consequences, not just at the cash register, but also in a court of law.

 

If you have any questions about litigation, appeals, or recent changes to Wisconsin law, please contact attorney Zach S. Whitney at (414) 962-5110 or zwhitney@kmksc.com.

 

About KMK

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) recently joined Nextlaw Referral Network. This enables the firm to connect its clients to high-quality lawyers and other professional service providers around the world. Nextlaw Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in the world, with more than 650 member firms and 30,000 lawyers covering more than 200 countries.

 

Steve Kailas, Chairman of KMK, said, “By joining Nextlaw Referral Network, we can continue providing superior service to our clients from our offices in Milwaukee while also having thoroughly vetted, top-tier law firms in other jurisdictions available for legal counsel and business advice, should the need arise.”

 

“We’re delighted to have a firm the caliber of Kohner, Mann & Kailas as part of our network,” said Jeff Modisett, Nextlaw Referral Network CEO. “We’re only as good as the quality of our member firms and KMK makes us stronger and better able to meet the needs of our other members’ clients in Wisconsin.”

 

Nextlaw Referral Network was created by Dentons, the largest law firm in the world. The network employs a detailed screening system to guarantee the quality of its member firms and has developed proprietary technology to allow members to identify lawyers at other member firms with the appropriate experience where clients need legal counsel.

 

 

About KMK

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com

 

About Nextlaw Referral Network

Nextlaw Referral Network is a client-focused legal referral network created by Dentons, the world’s largest law firm. The network utilizes a proprietary technology platform to help member firms research, contact, and rate the performance of network members in order to guarantee that clients receive the highest quality legal advice and business solutions. www.nextlawnetwork.com.

Three attorneys from Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) (Robert L. Gegios, Matthew P. Gerdisch, and Samuel C. Wisotzkey) were recognized as 2018 “Super Lawyers” in Wisconsin and one KMK attorney (Ryan M. Billings) was recognized as “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars.”

 

The annual Super Lawyers list, compiled by Thomson Rueters, recognizes no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state. The lists are published annually in state and regional editions of Super Lawyers Magazines and in inserts and special advertising sections in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers.

 

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.

 

The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers, regardless of year, can be found on SuperLawyers.com.

 

 

About KMK

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com

On November 1, 2018, Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) was nationally recognized for its outstanding work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms”. The firm was regionally recognized as a Tier 1 firm for its work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law as well as Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation – Antitrust, and a Tier 2 firm for Litigation – Bankruptcy and Corporate Law.

 

Firms included in the 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. The collaborative evaluation effort between U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers is now in its ninth year. To be eligible, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first as “The Best Lawyers in America”, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the country. Over 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,125,000 law firm assessments, and almost 12,000 clients provided more than 107,000 evaluations.

 

“This year we reviewed 14,643 law firms throughout the United States – across 75 national practice areas – and a total of 2,118 firms received a national law firm ranking,” says Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”

 

KMK has consistently ranked as one of the “Best Law Firms”, a testament to its unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Find all of KMK’s “Best Law Firms” rankings here.

 

 

About KMK

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com

 

About “Best Law Firms”

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a 2019 ranking, a law firm must have at least one lawyer recognized in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America list for that particular location and specialty.

Attorney Eric R. von Helms, of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK), was recently certified as a Business Bankruptcy Specialist by the American Board of Certification (ABC). His certification is based on meeting the ABC’s rigorous standards, including a day-long exam, strict continuing legal education requirements, a comprehensive peer review from fellow practitioners and adverse counsel, and at least a five-year focus in the bankruptcy field.

 

Mr. von Helms is an experienced creditors’ rights lawyer who specializes in the representation, protection, and assertion of business and commercial claims of secured and unsecured creditors. He is a seasoned litigator who has regularly represented creditors before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and administrative law judges. He also resolves a large volume of workout solutions, chattel-secured foreclosure, and replevin actions. Mr. von Helms continues KMK’s impressive record of defending commercial creditors against preference payment claims brought against them under Chapters 7, 11, 12 and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

 

Board certification provides a simple, meaningful, and objective measure of skill and expertise in the area of bankruptcy. While the testing ensures mastery of bankruptcy/creditors’ rights law, legal ethics, and the chosen specialty area, the required 60 hours of continuing legal education during the three years preceding Recertification guarantees the attorney remains abreast of the latest trends, guidelines, and changes in the industry.

 

 

About KMK

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com

 

About ABC

The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy bar. ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law. All three certifications programs are accredited by the American Bar Association. The ABC is co-sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. For more information, visit www.abcworld.org.

For more than a decade, Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) has been representing Wisconsin businesses in massive antitrust litigation brought against eleven large energy companies accused of fixing natural gas prices. These efforts resulted in a settlement with four of the energy groups for $20.5 million, the proceeds of which were distributed to Wisconsin industrial and commercial clients earlier this year. Litigation against the remaining seven energy companies continues. In August of this year, KMK secured two important victories in the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that enhance the interests of KMK’s Wisconsin clients and advance the cases towards trial and further recovery for KMK’s clients.

 

The first appeal addressed the District Court’s denial of KMK’s motion for class certification. KMK seeks to certify a Wisconsin class so that it can represent all Wisconsin industrial and commercial purchasers of natural gas during the price-fixing period (2000-2002). The District Court initially denied KMK’s certification motion, but KMK appealed to the Ninth Circuit, arguing that the District Court had erred. The Ninth Circuit agreed with KMK and reversed the District Court’s decision and ruled in favor of KMK’s clients. The Court of Appeals also suggested that it might now be time to return the cases to Wisconsin for trial and KMK has filed motions to return the cases to Wisconsin for conclusion.

 

The decision means that KMK is able to renew its certification motion, with a fresh chance to argue that the Wisconsin cases need to proceed as a class action, so that all Wisconsin industrial and commercial purchasers of natural gas can jointly seek redress for the substantial damages caused by Defendants’ alleged price-fixing.

 

The second appeal addressed the District Court’s decision to grant defendant CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc.’s motion for summary judgment, dismissing that energy company from the case. KMK again argued to the Ninth Circuit that the District Court had erred, and in particular that the District Court had failed to properly apply binding precedent of the United States Supreme Court.

 

The Ninth Circuit again sided with KMK after considering its arguments and reversed the District Court. Adopting KMK’s arguments, the Court of Appeals explained that CenterPoint was formerly owned by the Reliant family of companies (another defendant group in the litigation). CenterPoint admitted for purposes of its summary judgment motion that the other Reliant companies had intentionally fixed natural gas prices to profit from retail sales at inflated rates to Wisconsin businesses. KMK argued that CenterPoint played an essential role in the Reliant companies’ price-fixing, by buying overpriced gas from another Reliant subsidiary, reselling it to Wisconsin companies, collecting the profits from sales at inflated rates, and distributing those profits to its Reliant parent. Under binding Supreme Court holdings, KMK argued, CenterPoint shares the intent of the Reliant companies who participated in wrongdoing, and it is undisputed that the other Reliant companies intended to fix prices.

 

The Ninth Circuit agreed with KMK’s arguments. It explained that the Supreme Court held, in Copperweld v. Independence Tube Corp., that a parent company and commonly-owned subsidiaries who participate in antitrust violations are considered to be a single unit. This is because companies are controlled by their owners, and since commonly-owned companies share the same owners, there is really only one decision-maker for a group of commonly-owned companies. In analyzing intent to violate antitrust laws, the parent and its subsidiaries are considered to be a single unit because the parent controls all its subsidiaries. Here, because the Reliant parent and other subsidiaries intended to fix prices to profit from sales of natural gas at inflated rates to Wisconsin businesses, the Reliant company CenterPoint is deemed to share that nefarious intent of its Reliant parent and the other Reliant companies who participated in the price-fixing scheme.

 

This decision means that KMK has materially improved prospects for recovery and can continue to litigate against CenterPoint, a company which sold more than $200 million in natural gas to Wisconsin companies during the relevant period. The clear and lucid explanation of Copperweld that the Ninth Circuit made in the decision (adopting KMK’s position), will also likely assist other courts in deciding similar matters, and helps reaffirm that companies cannot evade antitrust laws by spreading the wrongdoing out among several subsidiaries, each of them contributing only one piece of the puzzle necessary to accomplish the illegal price-fixing. This decision has prospects for becoming an important legal precedent.

 

If you have any questions about antitrust litigation or would like further insights into the judgements outlined in this article, please contact KMK Attorneys Bob Gegios (rgegios@kmksc.com), Ryan Billings (rbillings@kmksc.com) or Melinda Bialzik (mbailzik@kmksc.com) via email or call (414) 962-5110.

 

About KMK

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com

Class actions can be a powerful tool to vindicate the rights of a group of plaintiffs, especially in cases where legal costs would deter any individual member of the group from bringing suit (see our companion article discussing KMK’s class action litigation against natural gas defendants). On the other hand, the collective threat of liability in class action litigation can pressure defendants to settle (even when the claims at issue lack merit) because defendants face too much exposure. Courts have struggled with navigating the balance between encouraging meritorious class litigation and discouraging frivolous class action suits, and companies have searched for means to protect themselves against massive class action liability. A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court gives businesses a powerful tool to stop class action litigation dead in its tracks.

 

In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court held that an employment agreement, requiring individualized arbitration of any employment dispute, prevented employees from bringing a class action for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This opinion allows employers to draft their employment contracts in a fashion that can bar class action lawsuits brought by their employees.

 

The employees in Epic Systems argued that the right to bring class action litigation to pursue labor violations was established in the National Labor Relations Act, which generally protects the rights of workers to unionize and bargain collectively. However, the Supreme Court held that there is nothing in the NLRA that explicitly governs litigation versus arbitration of labor disputes. In contrast, the Federal Arbitration Act specifically directs courts to enforce arbitration agreements unless the contract itself is unenforceable, for instance, if it were executed as a result of fraud. But if the contract is enforceable, so too is the arbitration clause it contains, and nothing in the NLRA dictates otherwise.

 

In other words, there is nothing wrong or improper with an employer requiring its employees to sign employment contracts that contain provisions requiring any dispute about the employment to be pursued in individual arbitration. This decision follows on the heels of the Supreme Court’s prior decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, in which the Court held that a consumer contract, requiring individual arbitration of any dispute, bars a consumer class action. It marks a trend among courts to encourage arbitration and enforce arbitration agreements, and this trend provides employers with an opportunity to protect themselves against class action litigation.

 

Under the ruling in Epic Systems, an employer can prevent class action suits brought by its employees by requiring employees to sign an employment contract that requires individual arbitration of employment disputes. Similarly, under the ruling in Concepcion, a company can prevent class action suits brought by its customers by requiring individual arbitration of any dispute as a condition of sales or other transactions with customers. There are, of course, exceptions, but Epic Systems and Concepcion together give companies powerful tools to defend themselves against class action liability.

 

Too often, arbitration or mediation clauses are tacked on to the end of contracts without much thought. As the recent Supreme Court ruling in Epic Systems demonstrates, this is a mistake. Companies should carefully consider their options in deciding if arbitration or mediation clauses should be part of their contracts, evaluating such factors as the nature of their business, the types of lawsuits they might reasonably face, and the best mechanism for resolving disputes that arise. Businesses should discuss these issues with competent counsel to craft a strategy to maximize protection and minimize cost. If executed carefully and correctly, a well-drafted arbitration clause can make a huge difference in avoiding substantial class action liability.

 

If you have any questions about arbitration or mediation clauses or agreements or would like a review of the clauses or agreements that you have in place, please contact Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. Attorney Ryan M. Billings at (414) 962-5110 or rbillings@kmksc.com.

 

About KMK
Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com

Five attorneys from Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (David S. Chartier, Robert L. Gegios, Matthew P. Gerdisch, Christopher C. Kailas, and Samuel C. Wisotzkey) were recognized today in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the only purely peer-review guide to the legal profession.

 

David S. Chartier, Matthew P. Gerdisch, Christopher C. Kailas, and Samuel C. Wisotzkey were all recognized for their work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. Matthew P. Gerdisch was additionally recognized in the practice area of Litigation – Bankruptcy, David S. Chartier was recognized in Corporate Law, and Samuel C. Wisotzkey in the area of Commercial Litigation. Robert L. Gegios was recognized for his work in three practice areas: Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation – Antitrust.

 

Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 145 practice areas. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.8 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 60,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.

 

“Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide,” says Best Lawyers CEO Phil Greer.

 

The process begins when attorneys are nominated for consideration. They are divided by geographic region and practice areas and are evaluated by their peers on the basis of professional expertise. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an authentication process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing. Only then can these top attorneys be recognized by Best Lawyers.

 

In addition to the individual awards, Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) was also recognized as a National Tier 3 firm in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. In Milwaukee, KMK was recognized as a Metropolitan Tier 1 firm in Antitrust Law,  Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law. KMK was recognized as a Metropolitan Tier 2 firm (in Milwaukee) in the areas of Corporate Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy.

 

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected attorney ranking service in the world. For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the attorneys best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers lists are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.

 

About KMK

 

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is a value-driven law firm with a global reputation for success and a rich tradition of results. When you need unsurpassed legal expertise in business and financial services, business litigation, or commercial collections, let our seasoned attorneys help you achieve your most important objectives. Founded in Milwaukee in 1937, KMK enjoys a local, national, and international reputation, recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s Best Law Firms. For more information, visit www.kmksc.com.For more information, visit www.kmksc.com



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