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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.: Announces 2012 Best Lawyer rankings
8/31/2011

For more information, contact:

Emily Friedrich

414-287-9485

efriedrich@gklaw.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MILWAUKEE (Aug. 31, 2011). Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that 55 of its lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.).

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Milwaukee Office

Included in the listing from the Milwaukee office are:

Michael Apfeld (Appellate Practice);

Richard J. Bliss (Corporate Law);

Stephen L. Chernof (Real Estate Law);

John L. Clancy (Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental);

Dennis F. Connolly (Corporate Law);

John A. Dickens (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law);

John E. Donahue (Employee Benefits (ERISA Law);

William E. Duffin (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor & Employment);

Michael J. Dwyer (Real Estate Law);

Patricia A. Falb (Corporate Law);

Daniel J. Finerty (Appellate Practice);

Carol A. Gehl (Corporate Law, Mutual Funds Law);

J. Gardner Govan (Trusts and Estates);

Arthur J. Harrington (Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental);

Michael Huitink (Commercial Litigation);

Nicholas A. Kees (Litigation – Intellectual property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law);

John L. Kirtley (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation - Securities);

Joan D. Klimpel (Trusts and Estates);

Debra Sadow Koenig (Tax Law);

Andrew R. Lauritzen (Non-Profit/Charities Law);

Helge K. Lee (Mergers & Acquisitions Law );

Kristi E. Leswing (Trusts and Estates);

William H. Levit, Jr. (Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration – Commercial, Litigation – Intellectual property, Mediation);

Diane M. Marchik (Environmental Law);

Christine Liu McLaughlin (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law - Management);

Christopher B. Noyes (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law);

Douglas J. Patch (Tax Law);

James N. Phillips (Tax Law);

Howard A. Pollack (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation - Securities);

Kristin A. Roeper (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law);

James A. Sheriff (Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law);

Mark A. Shiller (Trusts and Estates);

Peter M. Sommerhauser (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law);

Charles G. Vogel (Corporate Law, Healthcare Law);

Nicholas P. Wahl (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); and

Mark C. Witt (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law).

Madison Office

Included in the listing from the Madison office are:

Jon E. Anderson (Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment);

Paul J. Dombrowski (Real Estate Law);

Jeffrey J. Femrite (Real Estate Law);

James A. Friedman (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – First Amendment);

Kendall W. Harrison (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Trusts & Estates);

Thomas A. Hoffner (Trusts and Estates );

Josh Johanningmeier (Product Liability Litigation – Defendants);

Timothy J. Muldowney (Insurance Law);

Kevin J. O’Connor (Antitrust Law, Litigation – Antitrust);

James D. Peterson (Litigation – Intellectual property, Litigation - Patent);

Douglas M. Poland (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental);

Thomas N. Shorter (Education Law, Healthcare Law);

Michael E. Skindrud (Corporate Law, Healthcare Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); and

Brady C. Williamson (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, First Amendment Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, Litigation – First Amendment).

Green Bay Office

Included in this listing from the Green Bay office are:

Timothy F. Nixon (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy);

Winston A. Ostrow (Commercial Litigation); and

William J. Plummer (Mergers & Acquisitions Law).

Appleton Office

Included in this listing from the Appleton office are:

Daniel T. Flaherty (Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement [SEC, Telecom, Energy] ); and

Jeffrey D. Riester (Trusts and Estates).

With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin’s leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at http://www.gklaw.com.
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