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Wisconsin’s Highest Court Holds that Attorneys’ Fees Are Recoverable in “Exceptional Cases”

December 11, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , ,

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.   […]

KMK Joins Nextlaw Referral Network

December 4, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: ,

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) recently joined Nextlaw Referral Network, enabling it 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. […]

KMK Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers

November 13, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

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 […]

KMK Ranks as One of the Nation’s “Best Law Firms”

November 2, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags:

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 […]

Eric von Helms Gets ABC-Certified

October 22, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , ,

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 […]

KMK Continues Its Litigation Victories in Federal Appeals in Major Natural Gas Price-Fixing Cases

September 25, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , ,

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 […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Arbitration Agreements Can Block Employee Class Action Suits if Their Employment Contracts Provide for Same

September 24, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , ,

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 […]

KMK Attorneys Recognized as America’s Best Lawyers

August 15, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

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. […]

Devon Daughety Is Up and Coming

August 3, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

On August 3, 2018, the Wisconsin Law Journal announced that Devon Daughety, of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) was one of thirty Milwaukee attorneys selected as Up and Coming Lawyers. The honorees chosen for this award are on the fast track to making a significant impact on the legal profession. They represent determination — […]

Wisconsin Supreme Court Affirms Need for Carefully Drafted Non-Compete Agreements

June 28, 2018 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , ,

Under Wisconsin law, non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements between employers and employees are enforceable, but only if the agreements are narrowly tailored to protect the employer from unfair competition. A recent decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court reiterates how important it is to make sure such agreements are meticulously drafted.   In Manitowoc Co., Inc. […]



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