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SCOTUS Reasons “Fair Ground of Doubt” Strikes a Balance

October 22, 2019 | Categories: Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

Under a recent United States Supreme Court ruling, creditors could be subject to sanctions if there is no “fair ground of doubt” as to the actions violating a debtor’s bankruptcy discharge. In Taggart v. Lorenzen, 139 S.Ct. 1795, 204 L.Ed.2d (2019), the Supreme Court held that the appropriate standard for finding civil contempt is whether […]

Natural Gas Antitrust Case Is Back in Wisconsin

October 21, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

KMK is delighted to report that it has obtained additional settlements of nearly $30 million in its longstanding price-fixing antitrust litigation on behalf of Wisconsin institutions. The additional settlements follow more than $20 million in settlements that KMK obtained in 2017, bringing all class action recoveries to date to roughly $50 million. The litigation continues […]

KMK Attorneys Recognized as America’s Best Lawyers

August 15, 2019 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

Four attorneys from Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (Robert L. Gegios, Matthew P. Gerdisch, Christopher C. Kailas, and Samuel C. Wisotzkey) were recognized today in the most recent edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the only purely peer-review guide to the legal profession.   Matthew P. Gerdisch, Christopher C. Kailas, and Samuel C. Wisotzkey […]

The Advantages of Working with a Smaller Law Firm

August 2, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

When it comes to choosing a law firm, there are literally thousands of options available, whether you’re looking for a firm in your city or state, across the nation, or around the world. Too many people gravitate toward larger firms simply because they assume bigger is better. However, the advantages of smaller law firms offer […]

Employee or Independent Contractor?

June 27, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

Utilizing a mix of independent contractors and full-time employees offers organizations staffing flexibility and cost savings. In today’s “gig economy,” it’s not surprising that more and more companies are moving in this direction. However, there can be significant risks and penalties if workers are misclassified.   With independent contractors, organizations avoid paying the benefits that […]

Credit Where Credit Is Due? Rethinking Strategies for Foreclosure Sales, Credits, and Guaranties

June 18, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

In commercial lending transactions, lenders often secure the loan with a mortgage on the business real property. In the event of a default under the loan documents, the lender may elect to foreclose the mortgage securing the loan. The amount paid at the foreclosure sale confirmed by the court (determined by the court to be […]

Melinda Bialzik Honored for Her Legal Work

May 2, 2019 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: ,

On May 1, 2019, the Wisconsin Law Journal announced that Melinda Bialzik, of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK), would be honored as one of the state’s 23 best and brightest female attorneys and legal leaders.   Since 2000, the legal publication has recognized Women in the Law honorees based on a wide variety of […]

Why Hire an Appellate Lawyer?

April 16, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

When people think of a legal appeal, the typical scenario that comes to mind is when one party loses in court and they appeal in an attempt to reverse the verdict in their favor. In some cases, that happens, but appeals are not a second bite at the apple, as most people think. The process […]

The New Rules: One Year Later

April 10, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

The apparent effects of the new Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure since being put in place.   Last year, KMK cautioned that sweeping changes were coming to the Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure through legislation passed by the Wisconsin legislature in April 2018 (see this feature article). As the one-year anniversary of the rule changes […]

Important Amendments to U.S. Bankruptcy Code: Modifications to Dollar Amount Thresholds

April 4, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

Section 104(a) of the Federal Bankruptcy Code provides for automatic adjustments to certain dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code every three years. (11 U.S.C. § 104(a)). The most recent adjustments took effect on April 1, 2019, and apply to all cases commenced on or after that date. Below is a summary of many adjustments that […]



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