FIRM NEWS ARCHIVE

June 15, 2022

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

Eric R. Von Helmsevonhelms@kmksc.com(414) 962-5110 Section 104(a) of the Federal Bankruptcy Code provides for automatic adjustments to certain dollar amounts in the Code every three years. […]
June 15, 2022

Recent Court of Appeals Case Confirms The Need For Careful Analysis Of Jurisdiction When Litigating In Federal Court

Ryan M. Billingsrbillings@kmksc.com(414) 962-5110 While state courts generally can hear almost any legal matter, federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction. Litigating civil cases in federal […]
June 3, 2022

The C.A.R.E.S. Act: Trillions in Stimulus Payments, But also Business Bankruptcy Law Changes Creditors Need to Know

[Originally Published 4/6/20; Updated 6/3/22] The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) passed by Congress and signed into law by the President […]
June 3, 2022

Exemptions and Lien Avoidance Summary

(§ 522)—Exempt assets are assets that unsecured creditors (and some secured creditors) cannot reach. Some key points about exemptions are the following: Exemptions are for people—not […]
June 3, 2022

Involuntary Petitions – Forcing a Deadbeat into Bankruptcy

The ultimate step in creditor collection brinkmanship is the decision to start an involuntary bankruptcy petition against a debtor. There are myriad reasons to commence an […]
June 3, 2022

Preference Defenses: Update on the BAPCPA Reforms

When it was enacted, most publicity regarding the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“BAPCPA”) focused on consumer bankruptcy reforms.  However, commercial creditors […]
March 16, 2022

Melinda A. Bialzik To Host Discussion On Post-Pandemic Marketing Techniques

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C., attorney Melinda A. Bialzik will be hosting a discussion with fellow attorneys of post-pandemic marketing techniques at an event sponsored by […]
March 15, 2022

Businesses Take Heed: New Regulations for the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Establish Important Requirements For Consumer Credit Transactions

Alexander E. Georgeageorge@kmksc.com(414) 962-5110 The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) applies to consumer transactions. Most companies that engage in business-to-business sales of goods or services […]
March 15, 2022

Appeals Court Warns Contractors Against Toying With Trust Funds

Lance E. Duronilduroni@kmksc.com(414) 962-5510 A Wisconsin appellate court recently reinforced Wisconsin’s theft-by-contractor law, leaving no doubt that contractors may not play fast-and-loose with their obligation to […]
March 14, 2022

KMK Presents At Seminar On Recent Developments in Trade Secret And Non-Compete Laws

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C., attorney Ryan M. Billings recently presented at a seminar for in-house and outside counsel on emerging trends in trade secret, non-compete […]
March 14, 2022

Melinda A. Bialzik Appointed As Director And Ryan M. Billings Appointed As Vice President of KMK

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C., is pleased to announce that KMK attorney Melinda A. Bialzik has been appointed to KMK’s Board of Directors. In addition, KMK […]
March 14, 2022

Kohner, Mann & Kailas Celebrates Its Eighty-Fifth Anniversary

2022 marks the 85th anniversary of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. For the past eight decades, KMK has been proud to serve its clients’ needs and […]
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