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  • Thursday, April 06, 2017 3:54 PM | Anonymous

    ERISA Fiduciary Update 2017:
    Retirement Plan Best Practices from Industry Experts

    Join peers from your area for a review of ERISA fiduciary duties and discussion of trends and best practices, hosted by experts from Francis Investment Counsel, Husch Blackwell, and PNC Institutional Asset Management.


        


    No Cost | Satisfies CLE & CPE Requirements | Light Breakfast Provided

    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    Registration 7:30 am | Event 8:00-10:00 am
    Bridgewood Resort Hotel & Conference Center – Neenah

    1000 Cameron Way, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956 Marquette Ballroom C

    RSVP to Anne Loppnow by Friday, May 12
    Email anne.loppnow@francisinvco.com or call 262-781-8950

  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017 8:41 PM | Anonymous


    Breakfast Briefing with the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

    Issues Involving Employment Contracts, Letters of Engagement and Non-Competition Provisions

    "I Love You, Appreciate All You Have Done, But Now I Am Going To Start My Own Business and Be Your Direct Competitor." Would an employment agreement or non-competition agreement have avoided this? Are your employees being solicited and is your confidential business information protected? This seminar will discuss the legal pros and cons of all aspects of employment agreements and how to assure that they are legally correct.

    Presented by: Jim Macy, Bill Fischer and Jonathan Eiden

    Location:
    von Briesen & Roper, 2905 Universal Street, Suite 2, Oshkosh

    When:
    Thursday, April 27, 2017
    7:30-8:00 - registration, networking and continental breakfast
    8:00-9:00 - breakfast briefing program

    Click here to register on the von Briesen & Roper, s.c. website.


  • Monday, April 03, 2017 2:04 AM | Anonymous



    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 27, 2017

    VON BRIESEN ADDS ALL LAWYERS AND STAFF FROM SIMANDL LAW GROUP, S.C. SIMANDL LAW GROUP, S.C. TO CLOSE

    Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., today announced that all of the attorneys and staff from Simandl Law Group, S.C. will be joining von Briesen effective March 31, 2017. Thereafter the Simandl Law Group, S.C. will close.

    Simandl Law Group is a premier labor and employment, employee benefits and human resources law firm located in Waukesha County with a statewide practice focusing on the representation of public and private employers. Partnering with employers, Simandl Law Group has developed HR Law Solutions, which helps employers maximize operational efficiency, minimize transactional costs and obtain excellent results.

    Robert Simandl, the founding member of Simandl Law Group, said, “I am excited to join von Briesen as its statewide presence provides a platform to grow the expanding labor and employment practice. I have known many of the lawyers at von Briesen for several years and I have been impressed by their commitment to client service, to recognized expertise and to result-oriented and value-added legal representation. I know this will be a good move for me, for our clients and for all of my colleagues here. I am so pleased to be part of a larger organization that will serve the many needs of my labor and employment clients.”

    Crocker said, “It has been a real pleasure to work with Bob and his wonderful staff as we put this transaction together. The lawyers here are delighted to welcome Bob and his colleagues to our team. With Bob’s proven experience we will remain one of Wisconsin’s premier labor and employment firms as we continue to grow this important practice area.”

    von Briesen has experienced significant growth in the last year as it continues to attract established legal talent based on its commitment to provide lawyers with the tools they need to be successful and its pledge to provide clients with unparalleled legal service. von Briesen further concentrates on maintaining its reputation for recognized expertise and in being a great place to work. In the last years von Briesen has expanded in Milwaukee, Waukesha County, and the Fox Valley-Green Bay. Today von Briesen employs 156 attorneys statewide.

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    About von Briesen & Roper, s.c.: von Briesen is one of Wisconsin’s premiere law firms and the fourth largest Milwaukee-area law firm providing a full range of legal services to businesses, institutions and individuals in Milwaukee, Madison, Fox Valley-Green Bay and Waukesha County. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at http://www.vonbriesen.com


  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:00 PM | Anonymous




    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 21, 2017

    VON BRIESEN EXPANDS ITS CAPITAL MARKETS PRACTICE

    Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced today that Timothy A. Nettesheim has joined the firm as a Shareholder. Nettesheim will lead the firm’s new Capital Markets Section assisting businesses and their owners in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, valuation, capital raises and other commercial and business matters. The Capital Markets Section has developed a platform that serves as one source for the diverse needs of our business clients in a costeffective, value-added, and one-stop process.

    Crocker said, “I have known Tim for many years. He is a sophisticated lawyer with a passion for clients. Tim has deep roots in our communities and is committed to the success of clients and the many constituencies that they serve. Tim is a great addition to our expanding roster of dedicated professionals. He will carry on our commitment to unparalleled service, recognized expertise and to a top quality workplace.”

    Nettesheim holds a J.D. and LL.M. from the University of the Pacific and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Nettesheim was trained in negotiation at the Harvard Negotiation Institute and the University of Notre Dame.

    Nettesheim is a member of Association for Corporate Growth, Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries, Dairy Business Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Waukesha County Business Alliance.

    Nettesheim said, “I am excited to join von Briesen. I am impressed by their commitment to excellence and to the many state of the art and professional tools provided to me so that I can continue to be effective for our clients. I know von Briesen to be an excellent work environment and a platform for legal innovation. It will compliment my goals of providing new and effective professional services in an expanded and creative

    manner. I am looking forward to many successful years at von Briesen and I am delighted with the response I have received from my clients with respect to this move.”

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    About von Briesen & Roper, s.c.: von Briesen is one of Wisconsin’s premiere law firms and the fourth largest Milwaukee-area law firm providing a full range of legal services to businesses, institutions and individuals in Milwaukee, Madison, Fox Valley-Green Bay and Waukesha County. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at http://www.vonbriesen.com.


  • Monday, March 13, 2017 1:37 PM | Anonymous



    NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO DATA?
    Steve Hyde, MS, MBA | CIO & Director, Information Technology Services

    The Internet of Things is creating a world where sensors are grabbing data at every turn. From your shoes to your car to your refrigerator… data is being collected on your habits and routines. So who owns that data? With countless entities that can benefit from the data being gathered, it’s critical to follow certain best practices. Read more→


  • Thursday, March 09, 2017 9:42 PM | Anonymous


    The IRS is warning company officials to be on the lookout for phishing scams again this tax season. The scammers send emails in an attempt to obtain employees’ protected information, which is then used to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds. The Better Business Bureau also warns small businesses to watch for phishing emails that appear to be sent from QuickBooks accounting software support. Read more→


  • Wednesday, March 08, 2017 3:54 PM | Anonymous

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    Breakfast Briefing with the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

    The Inter-relationship Between Protected Employment Categories and Employee Severance

    "You Can't Teach an Old Dog New Tricks." Well, under the law you can – and you should – to prevent spending a lot of money defending an age discrimination case. Wisconsin has one of the longest lists of protected employment categories. This program well help companies make solid business decisions, void of discrimination, with a look at case law trends. The workshop is scheduled for 90 minutes, attendance is limited so consider registering early for this program.

    Presented by: Jim Macy, Jonathan Eiden and Bill Bracken*

    *Although not an attorney, Bill holds an M.S. in Industrial Relations.

    Location:
    von Briesen & Roper, 2905 Universal Street, Suite 2, Oshkosh

    When:
    Thursday, March 23, 2017
    7:30-8:00 - registration, networking and continental breakfast
    8:00-9:30 - breakfast briefing workshop

    Click here to register on the von Briesen & Roper, s.c. website.

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  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 10:15 AM | Anonymous



    For more information contact:

    Randall D. Crocker
    (414) 287-1238
    rcrocker@vonbriesen.com

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 1, 2017

    STACY C. GERBER WARD JOINS von BRIESEN & ROPER, s.c.

    Randall D. Crocker, President and CEO of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., announced today that Stacy C. Gerber Ward has joined the firm as a Shareholder. Gerber Ward served as an Assistant United States Attorney for more than fourteen years and was most recently the Deputy Chief of the Civil Division for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where she represented the Government in significant civil enforcement matters.

    Gerber Ward will lead von Briesen’s new Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations Section. Gerber Ward and her team will work with clients to identify and respond to government enforcement risk areas, government information requests, and will handle civil, criminal, and administration investigations, litigation, enforcement actions and settlements.

    Gerber Ward was awarded the Department of Justice’s highest honor for superior performance as an Assistant United States Attorney in 2010 and received a Certificate of Commendation for outstanding performance in enforcing civil rights laws in 2009. She is a frequent presenter and author on False Claims Act liability, whistleblower claims, qui tam claims and health care fraud investigations. As an Assistant United States Attorney, she investigated and prosecuted individuals and corporations for civil health care fraud and other enforcement matters, including enforcement matters under the False Claims Act, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and the Controlled Substances Act.

    Crocker said, “I am delighted to welcome Stacy to our firm. She joins our growing team of lawyers committed to providing unparalleled service to our clients. Her practice is founded on her proven expertise in the demanding and important area of government investigations and prosecutions. Her experience and skillset will serve the needs of clients who have previously looked out of state for these services”.

    Gerber Ward added, “I am very excited to join von Briesen and to undertake the representation of clients who have need for my services. Our new Government Enforcement and Corporate Investigations section and the team we have assembled at the firm will fill a need in our community providing quality, value-added, cost-effective representation in this growing area of the law”.

    Gerber Ward received a J.D. (1993) from Notre Dame Law School and a B.A. (1990) from Marquette University. She resides in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin.

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    About von Briesen & Roper, s.c.: von Briesen is one of Wisconsin’s premiere law firms and the fourth largest Milwaukee-area law firm providing a full range of legal services to businesses, institutions and individuals in Milwaukee, Madison,  Fox Valley-Green Bay and Waukesha County. For more information, please visit the firm’s web site at http://www.vonbriesen.com.


  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:30 AM | Anonymous


    INVESTMENT STRATEGIES FOR UNCERTAIN TIMES | DE PERE
    Changing economic conditions can affect your wealth management plan, but preparation and strategic portfolio adjustments can help you stay on point with your financial goals. Join us on Tuesday, March 7, to learn about the current market and economic environment, then dive into the possible impact of the election on your portfolio so you can better position yourself for any scenario. 

  • Friday, February 17, 2017 4:43 PM | Anonymous



    2017 Real Estate Forum: Transforming your Playbook for Change

    Game changers embrace innovation and lead transformative teams. Join Schenck’s tax professionals for a discussion on current tax opportunities for real estate owners and operators, followed by a review of changes proposed by the new Washington administration. Then, join two major players of the sports world as they come together on the same stage. Visionary game changers Ed Policy of the Green Bay Packers and Peter Feigin of the Milwaukee Bucks will offer a peek at their sports venue development playbooks.

    February 28 | Milwaukee→
    March 9 | Neenah→