There are a wide range of legal issues that can arise from the operation of a business.

While the attorneys in our Business & Financial Services group help resolve many issues before they escalate into litigation, KMK’s Business Litigation attorneys can be called upon when matters progress to court.

KMK attorneys realize that legal strategy should be based upon a sound combination of legal analysis and the clients’ business considerations. Our mission is to give our clients incisive and accurate assessments of the opportunities, risks, and costs of available options, rooted in an understanding of our clients’ imperatives and financial constraints.

We provide complete representation to companies in administrative proceedings and in state and federal courts, regularly litigating at both trial and appellate levels in class actions and on behalf of individual businesses. We also represent plaintiffs and defendants in voluntary or compulsory arbitration and mediation. Our objective is to deliver the best results possible given the prevailing economic conditions in which our clients do business.

The following are examples of transactional litigation matters for which KMK litigators are regularly retained:
  • Breach of contracts for sale, purchase, or provision of services;
  • Agency, distributor, and supplier agreements, including the Wisconsin Fair Dealership Law;
  • Commercial fraud;
  • Licensing disputes;
  • Disputes arising out of real property and other lease arrangements;
  • Secured transactions;
  • Tortious interference;
  • Unfair competitive practices;
  • Intellectual property protection of trade secrets, trademarks, trade dress, trade names, service marks, and copyright;
  • Disputes arising from contracts for the sale of goods and secured transactions governed by state versions of the Uniform Commercial Code;
  • Finance and banking agreements;
  • Employment agreements, including confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-compete arrangements;
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency;
  • Disputes among partners or stakeholders;
  • Creditors and debtor actions concerning loan workouts;
  • Actions for enforcement, collection, foreclosure, and asset recovery; and
  • “Bet-the-company” litigation.