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

January 10, 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 […]

The Perils of the CCAP Shortcut

January 2, 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 […]

‘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 […]

The Advantages of Working with a Smaller Law Firm

October 23, 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]



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