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Natural Gas Antitrust Case Is Back in Wisconsin

October 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 […]

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 […]

Melinda Bialzik Honored for Her Legal Work

May 2, 2019 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: ,

On May 1, 2019, the Wisconsin Law Journal announced that Melinda Bialzik, of Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. (KMK), would be honored as one of the state’s 23 best and brightest female attorneys and legal leaders.   Since 2000, the legal publication has recognized Women in the Law honorees based on a wide variety of […]

The New Rules: One Year Later

April 10, 2019 | Categories: Firm News, Publications | Topics:Tags: , , ,

The apparent effects of the new Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure since being put in place.   Last year, KMK cautioned that sweeping changes were coming to the Wisconsin Rules of Civil Procedure through legislation passed by the Wisconsin legislature in April 2018 (see this feature article). As the one-year anniversary of the rule changes […]

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 […]

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 […]

KMK Article on New Civil Procedure Rules is Featured on Cover of Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine

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

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C. litigation attorneys Robert L. Gegios, Ryan M. Billings, and Melinda A. Bialzik wrote the cover story for the June 2018 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer, published by the Wisconsin State Bar Association. The article, entitled “Sweeping Changes to Rules of Civil Procedure,” details the dramatic impact the revisions to the procedural […]

KMK Successfully Defends Corporate Client’s Constitutional Rights in Wisconsin Supreme Court

April 6, 2017 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , , ,

KMK is pleased to announce its success in an important constitutional case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.   The case involves a trial court’s delegation of broad authority to a “referee,” a private individual who was appointed by the court to act as a surrogate judge. The trial court empowered the referee to rule on […]

KMK Names New Shareholders

April 6, 2017 | Categories: Firm News | Topics:Tags: , ,

KMK congratulates Melinda A. Bialzik, Ryan M. Billings, and Zach Whitney on becoming shareholders of our firm!   Ms. Bialzik is a graduate of Harvard Law School. She began her legal career at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee.   Mr. Billings is also a graduate of Harvard Law School. He began his legal career at […]



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