Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren: 68 attorneys from Reinhart included in the Best Lawyers in America 2012

MILWAUKEE – Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. announces that 68 attorneys from its Milwaukee, Madison and Waukesha offices have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012.

In the following Best Lawyers categories, Reinhart has more listed lawyers than any other firm in Wisconsin:

* Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

* Health Care Law

* Litigation & Controversy – Tax

* Real Estate Law

* Tax Law

Below are the Reinhart attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 and the offices in which they practice. Numbers after an attorney’s name indicate that he or she has been named to the Best Lawyers list for at least 10, 20 or 25 consecutive years.


Joseph J. Balistreri – Real Estate Law

James M. Bedore – Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets Law

Kristin M. Bergstrom (10) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Peter C. Blain (20) – Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Bruce T. Block (10) – Land Use & Zoning Law; Real Estate Law

Larri J. Broomfield – Health Care Law

Mark A. Cameli – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities

Bennett E. Choice – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Donald J. Christl (10) – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Daniel P. Cooper – Tax Law

William R. Cummings – Real Estate Law

Jennifer R. D’Amato – Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Trusts and Estates

Robert E. Dallman (10) – Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Francis W. Deisinger – Commercial Litigation; Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law

Margaret M. Derus – Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

John A. Erich – Real Estate Law

Heather L. Fields – Health Care Law

William F. Flynn – Banking and Finance Law

Frederic G. Friedman (10) – Tax Law; Trusts and Estates

Jeffrey R. Fuller – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Thomas E. Funk – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Denise P. Goergen – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Michael G. Goller – Litigation and Controversy – Tax

Anthony J. Handzlik – Corporate Law

Scott W. Hansen – Commercial Litigation; Franchise Law; Litigation – Antitrust; Litigation – Patent

Robert J. Heath – Health Care Law

John A. Herbers – Litigation – Trusts & Estates; Tax Law

Gary A. Hollman (10) – Tax Law

Kevin J. Howley – Corporate Law; International Trade and Finance Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Steven D. Huff – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Michael D. Jankowski – Banking and Finance Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

Jerome M. Janzer – Corporate Law; Real Estate Law

Tracey L. Klein – Health Care Law

Benjamin T. Kurten – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law; Immigration Law

Martin J. McLaughlin – Corporate Law

Robert E. Meldman (25) – Tax Law

Robert J. Misey, Jr. – Tax Law

James G. Morrow – Copyright Law; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law

John E. Mossberg – Litigation – ERISA

Thomas A. Myers – Corporate Law

Gail M. Olsen – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Michael T. Pepke – Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Timothy P. Reardon – Corporate Law

David M. Sanders – Real Estate Law

John L. Schliesmann – Corporate Law

David B. Schulz – Banking and Finance Law

Robert K. Sholl – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor & Employment

William Invie Shroyer – Real Estate Law

Michael H. Simpson – Environmental Law

Kristina E. Somers – Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Deborah C. Tomczyk – Real Estate Law

Richard A. Van Deuren (25) – Corporate Law

John M. Van Lieshout (10) – Environmental Law


Peter L. Gardon – Communications Law; Energy Law

Jesse S. Ishikawa (10) – Real Estate Law

Melanie S. Lee – Construction Law; Real Estate Law

Mary H. Michal – Health Care Law

Meg S.L. Pekarske – Health Care Law

Raymond M. Roder – Environmental Law; Real Estate Law

Lynn M. Stathas – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management

Harvey L. Temkin (10) – Land Use and Zoning Law; Real Estate Law


John R. Austin – Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Robert E. Bellin (10) – Corporate Law

Vincent J. Beres – Litigation & Controversy – Tax; Tax Law

Donald P. Gallo – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental

Timothy A. Nettesheim (10) – Tax Law

J. Bushnell Nielsen – Litigation – Real Estate

Dean B. Richards – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law


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 32,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, 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.”


Reinhart is a full-service, business-oriented law firm with offices in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Madison, Wisconsin; Rockford, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; and Denver, Colorado. With more than 200 lawyers, the firm serves clients throughout the United States and internationally with a combination of legal advice, industry understanding and superior client service.



Kirk Kusick, Marketing Manager

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700 | Milwaukee, WI 53202

Office: 414-298-8437 | Fax: 414-298-8097