Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.: Adds attorneys to its Milwaukee and Madison offices

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Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Adds Attorneys to Its
Milwaukee and Madison Offices

MILWAUKEE – December 12, 2013 – The law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. (WHD) is pleased to announce the addition of Kurt M. Simatic (Milwaukee) and Mpoli Simwanza-Johnson (Madison) to its Litigation Practice Group, and Benjamin E. Swoboda (Milwaukee) to its Corporate & Finance Practice Group.

Simatic is a member of the Appellate, Business & Commercial Litigation, Municipal Law & Civil Rights, and Real Estate & Eminent Domain teams.
Prior to joining WHD, Simatic served as a law clerk to the Hon. David T. Prosser Jr., of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Before law school, Simatic was a legislative aide in the Wisconsin State Assembly where he worked on agriculture and transportation issues and managed constituent relations.

Simatic received his J.D., cum laude, from Marquette University Law School, where he was Senior Articles Editor for the Marquette Law Review, and his B.A. in Political Science and History, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin. The law review published his comment, “Someone’s Afoot: A Survey of Wisconsin’s Foreign Guardianship Law,” which won the Golden Quill Award for the best student comment. He also interned at the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Waukesha County Register in Probate, and the Office of the U.S. Trustee for the Western District of Wisconsin.

Simwanza-Johnson is a member of the Appellate, Business & Commercial Litigation, Insurance Coverage & Analysis, and Intellectual Property Litigation teams. She is an Illinois licensed attorney whose application for admission to practice in Wisconsin is pending. Prior to joining WHD, Simwanza-Johnson worked as an attorney at a nationally recognized law firm in the State of Illinois, where she represented clients at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. She previously served as a law clerk to the Hon. James R. Epstein of the Illinois Appellate Court.

Simwanza-Johnson received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and her B.S., with honors, from Northern Michigan University. She graduated first in her class and was a Senior Associate Editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Stephen J. Markman, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. As an undergraduate, she interned at the Office of the Corporation Counsel (now the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia).

Swoboda is a member of the Commercial Finance Team. He focuses his practice on commercial finance transactions and has significant experience in commercial loans, real estate finance, interest rate swaps and other derivatives, workouts and restructurings and structured finance. Swoboda received his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, and his B.A. in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences (with honors) and Economics and Political Science, cum laude, from Northwestern University.

“We are pleased to welcome Kurt, Mpoli, and Ben to the firm,” says WHD’s Chief Executive Paul Eberle. “These additions strengthen our firm today and improve what we can do for our clients for years to come.”