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Preference Defenses: Update on the BAPCPA Reforms

April 1, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , , ,

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 faced with the vexing problem of a preference action in bankruptcy also received some relief. The three most significant changes were touted at the time to offer the following […]

Melinda Bialzik Stays On Track

March 28, 2019 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , ,

Railroad law encompasses all legal matters that relate to railroad services. However, railroad law, as a specific area of law, doesn’t really exist. Instead, it is made up of various areas of law applied to railroads and trains.   Last week, Melinda Bialzik presented Update on Spoliation during the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel’s […]

What Business Type Is Right for You?

February 28, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: ,

Be sure you establish your business in a way that leverages benefits and fits your needs.   When setting up a new business, the prime initial question is whether to establish a limited liability company, a corporation, a general partnership, or a sole proprietorship. The answer in significant part depends on how you want to […]

Working Through the Polar Vortex

February 1, 2019 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:

  As temperatures rise and our weather begins to settle back into seasonally appropriate norms, the folks at KMK want to assure everyone who has trusted us with their business that we stayed “on the case” through the worst of it. Should Old Man Winter decide to send another Polar Vortex our way, we offer […]

Clients Beware! The Federal Reserve Is Warning of High-Debt Risk Making Now the Time to Gear Up and Protect Your Receivables

December 14, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , ,

There are growing signs of financial instability in the U.S. economy, including high debt levels, and our clients should be mindful of the risks and work with competent counsel to prepare for the potential downturn in the economy and increased levels of bad debt.   In its recent report on financial stability, the Federal Reserve […]

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

December 11, 2018 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | 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. This enables the firm 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 […]

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 […]



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