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Why Hire an Appellate Lawyer?

March 16, 2020 | 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 […]

Community Association Law: Benefits Beyond the Highrise

February 6, 2020 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: ,

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) recently added community association law to its list of practice areas. We can now help associations and their boards with a wide range of legal services needed to establish, manage, and operate these communities.   Condominium ownership is a unique form of homeownership. Individual condominium owners are members of […]

KMK Caps Off 5-Year Litigation with Important Jury Trial Win

January 31, 2020 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , ,

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK) is pleased to announce that, after more than five years of litigation, its client (Universal Processing) emerged victorious.   The action is Universal Processing Services of Wisconsin, LLC, v. Hicks, et al., Case No. 14-CV-7986, pending in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. One highlight of this case came in 2017, […]

The Perils of the CCAP Shortcut

January 10, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

The Consolidated Court Automation Program (known as “CCAP”) is a searchable website operated by the Wisconsin Courts that contains docket information on Wisconsin state court cases (most states have similar programs). Because it is searchable by name, employers may be tempted to run the names of job applicants through CCAP as a quick and free […]

California Court Allows Debtor to Create Exemption with Non-Exempt Assets

January 2, 2020 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

Homestead exemption laws can be used by debtors to shield real property assets from collection by creditors. A recent federal district court decision held that such exemptions take priority over fraudulent transfer laws where the exemptions and the fraudulent transfer laws may conflict.   In Hinds & Shankman, LLP v. Lapides, 2019 WL 4955148, 67 […]

‘Still Standing to Fight’

November 25, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

Kohner, Mann & Kailas brings final chapter of antitrust lawsuit back to Wisconsin   Bob Gegios of Kohner, Mann & Kailas compares a massive natural gas antitrust lawsuit he’s been working on for years to the “Odyssey.” The case — about to enter its 13th year of litigation — is a class-action suit against energy […]

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

November 1, 2019 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags:

On November 1, 2019, 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 2020 Edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm was regionally recognized as a Tier 1 firm in the Milwaukee metropolitan area for its work in […]

SCOTUS Reasons “Fair Ground of Doubt” Strikes a Balance

October 22, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, 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

September 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 […]



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