Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.: Cited for excellence in 2013 Chambers USA report

For Immediate Release

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Peggy Schicantek (414) 978-5346
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Milwaukee – June 7, 2013 – The law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. is pleased to announce that its Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Litigation (General Commercial), Natural Resources & Environment and Real Estate practices have been ranked among the best in Wisconsin by Chambers and Partners. Chambers publishes the prestigious Chambers USA guide, used by businesses and other organizations in determining the best possible legal representation.

Additionally, Corporate/M&A attorneys John Emanuel, Richard Silverthorn and Sverre David Roang; Intellectual Property attorneys Gina Carter, John Pienkos and Michael Cronin; General Commercial Litigation attorney Ann Maher; Natural Resources & Environment attorney Jennifer Drury Buzecky; Real Estate attorneys Brad Dallet, Hal Karas, Nathaniel Hoffman and Rebecca Mitich; and Health Care attorney Patrick Coffey (for Illinois) each earned individual recognition in the Chambers USA guide, based upon their reputations among clients and peers.

Chambers recommends the group for its transactional capabilities. According to sources, “They have been very good at listening to what our issues and concerns are and proposing strategies that make sense given what we’re trying to accomplish.” “Master negotiator” John Emanuel is praised by clients for his “ability to see the big picture on transactions.” Sources observe that Sverre David Roang “has a solid command of corporate law and special expertise in agricultural transactions.” “Practical and solutions-focused counselor” Richard Silverthorn’s clients appreciate that “he is deeply experienced in both the legal and market elements of transactions.”

Intellectual Property (Including Litigation)
Chambers recognizes the group for its handling of a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark and copyright law, as well as information technology issues and indicates it is well-versed in trade secret agreements and disputes. According to sources, “The service we have received from them has been outstanding.” Gina Carter is praised for her management of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. John Pienkos is a “highly skilled and knowledgeable” intellectual property counselor with a focus on the electrical engineering sector. “Associate to watch” Michael Cronin is “absolutely outstanding in the realm of patent prosecution.” He is “extremely detailed and extremely customer-focused.”

Litigation (General Commercial)
Chambers notes the group’s experience of litigating a broad spectrum of contentious matters, including intellectual property, white-collar crime, bankruptcy, product liability, professional liability and insurance coverage. According to sources, “They are extremely thorough and are very prepared for court hearings.” “Well-respected” Ann Maher focuses her practice on antitrust, distribution and dealership litigation.

Natural Resources & Environment
Chambers recommends the group for its ongoing compliance counseling, noting that it also has experience handling the environmental aspects of corporate transactions within the natural resources sector, including environmental due diligence and permit transfers. In addition to this, the team is active in the area of permitting, and is well equipped to advise clients on permit applications and related defense litigation. Jennifer Drury Buzecky is an “extremely helpful,” “proactive” counselor who has a broad practice that encompasses compliance, permitting, utilities and renewable energy projects.

Real Estate
According to Chambers, this “well-respected group” is regularly called upon to advise on development issues, with a particular focus on economic incentives, including New Markets Tax Credits and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. “They bring a very good business sense to the table. They understand where the risks and where the rewards are.” Brad Dallet, who has a broad practice, which encompasses development, financing and leasing, “is very practical” and understands companies and their needs well. Hal Karas, regularly engaged to advise on development projects involving complex financing and tax credits, is “exceptional, both as an attorney and as a business adviser.” “Associate to watch” Rebecca Mitich is “very helpful and very pleasant to work with.” “Top-notch” attorney Nathaniel Hoffman continues to be recognized for his leasing expertise.

Health Care (Illinois)
Chambers notes that the “very effective” Patrick Coffey undertakes health care-oriented litigation and is well versed in a wide range of matters including antitrust, Stark law investigation and reimbursement.

“WHD is proud of the achievements of the practice groups and attorneys who have received this honor,” said WHD’s Chief Executive Paul Eberle. “This is great recognition not only of the impressive successes achieved by attorneys across our various practice groups, but also of the significant client success that results from their hard work.”

For additional information, visit the Chambers and Partners website.

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., one of Wisconsin’s leading full-service law firms, plays a significant role in shaping political, economic, environmental and legal landscapes. With offices in Milwaukee and Madison, Wis., and Chicago, the firm has more than 150 professionals practicing in more than 50 industry and specialty teams. WHD is committed to delivering exceptional service and innovative, practical solutions to prominent state, regional and national clients.