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Current firm president Mark Vetter to become chairman of the board
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that attorney James E. Braza will become president of the firm and that current firm president Mark Vetter will assume the newly created position of chairman of the board, effective Oct. 1.
“Jim has exhibited excellent management skills and a keen knowledge of the legal profession as a member of the Davis & Kuelthau board and as head of the firm’s litigation team,” Vetter said. “He has also developed strong relationships with attorneys in the firm and is universally respected by both attorneys and staff. I am confident that he is well-prepared to assume the president’s position and that he is the right person to lead the firm into the future.”
As president of the firm, Braza will be responsible for the overall management of the firm, the implementation of the firm’s strategic plan and overseeing the firm’s budget and finances. He will also continue to service clients’ needs in litigation matters.
“Our firm has many opportunities for growth and expansion, and I am excited about the chance to help lead Davis & Kuelthau into the future,” Braza said. “I am confident that the knowledge I’ve gained practicing law and serving on the Davis & Kuelthau board will be a benefit in this new position. I look forward to working with my colleagues to build upon the successes we have achieved over the years under Mark’s leadership.”
In the newly created position as the firm’s chairman, Vetter will serve as the chief public representative, marketing officer, advocate and spokesperson for the firm. Vetter’s new position will also include building and enhancing the firm’s image and client base in the community and throughout the state – specifically in the six cities where the firm currently has offices. Additionally, Vetter will work with firm shareholders and associates to develop, solidify and enhance client relations.
While Braza will oversee many of the day-to-day operations of the firm, he also will remain involved in serving clients. He will continue to work with other attorneys to meet clients’ needs, particularly in litigation matters.
Braza has been with Davis & Kuelthau since 1981. He received his law degree from Cornell University Law School after graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University. Braza lives in Mequon with his family.
Vetter has been with Davis & Kuelthau since 1981. He received his law degree from Marquette University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University. Vetter lives in Elm Grove with his wife.
Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is a full-service law firm with 85 attorneys practicing from offices in Milwaukee, Brookfield, Madison, Green Bay, Oshkosh and Sheboygan. Davis & Kuelthau represents clients in the following practice areas: banking & commercial finance; bankruptcy & creditors’ rights; business & commercial litigation; business & corporate law; construction law; employee benefits; environmental law; estate planning; insurance coverage; intellectual property law; international law; labor & employment; litigation; maritime & admiralty law; mergers & acquisitions; municipal & school law; non-profit and tax-exempt entities; public finance; real estate; securities; and tax law. More information can be found at www.dkattorneys.com.