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Business Restructuring, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy

The extensive experience of WHD's Business Restructuring, Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Practice extends to all matters that concern advising, consulting or doing business with financially troubled enterprises. This experience includes every variety of state and federal insolvency proceedings, Chapter 11 and 7 bankruptcies, workouts and restructurings. We have represented lenders, creditors' committees, suppliers, lessors, purchasers, equity holders, corporate and individual creditors and debtors. More...

Commercial Finance

Each commercial finance transaction involves a unique framework of risks and rewards. In the end, what matters most is managing the risks and enhancing the rewards at the heart of our client's deal. That's why WHD's Commercial Finance Team offers more than experience and technical expertise. We also provide the practical judgment, innovative and incisive thinking and professional commitment it takes to advance our clients' business success. More...

Consumer Financial Services

WHD's Consumer Financial Services Team is known for its unique ability to blend legal principles with operational and marketplace understanding. Our professionals combine talent with industry expertise and involvement in the legislative process to get results for providers of consumer credit. More...

Corporate Transactions

WHD's Corporate Transactions Team draws on extensive experience in a wide range of corporate merger, acquisition, divestiture and reorganization transactions. The team is composed of experts in the fields of tax law, securities law, corporate finance and general corporate counseling. More...

Emerging & Entrepreneurial Companies

Entrepreneurs understand the passion, energy, sacrifice, and dedication needed to foster a growing business. They want lawyers who will invest the same kind of commitment in them and their future. They want lawyers who are entrepreneurs themselves. They want an entrepreneurial law firm like WHD. More...

Federal Taxation

So many business activities—from corporate transactions to employee compensation to long-term planning—have significant tax implications. That's why, at WHD, corporate law and tax law are integrated pursuits. Our Federal Income Taxation Team delivers more than experience and expertise in a wide array of tax matters affecting our clients' companies. We also offer the business acumen and corporate law insight it takes to advance our clients' unique interests and produce the most advantageous tax outcomes for their businesses. More...

Government Affairs

WHD's Government Affairs Team includes experienced former public servants who have the depth, breadth, and ability to aid our clients in understanding Wisconsin government and achieving their goals within it. From both sides of the aisle, and from both the legislative and executive branch, we have a diverse knowledge of the inner workings of the state government and a wealth of experience at each level of administration. More...

Health Care

The mission of WHD's Health Care Law Team is simple: to serve all of our health care clients with the careful attention they require. We identify our clients' legal concerns, analyze and predict the effects of changing laws and circumstances, and help to develop and implement strategies to achieve each client's business objectives. More...

International Transactions

WHD’s International Transactions Team represents Wisconsin and U.S. clients abroad, as well as international clients in all U.S. marketplaces. More...

Public Finance

WHD is a nationally recognized bond counsel firm, having maintained a continuous listing since 1986 in The Bond Buyer's Municipal Marketplace list of Municipal Bond Attorneys. Our public finance attorneys, combined, have more than 100 years of experience in public finance transactions and have been involved in various capacities in more than 1,500 bond transactions involving nearly $26 billion of bonds. More...

Securities

WHD’s Securities Team has experience handling matters ranging from angel and venture investments for small start-ups to SEC compliance work for mature public companies, to mergers and acquisitions involving publicly traded companies. We have represented clients on securities matters in a wide variety of industries including biotech, commercial and residential real estate, retail grocery, information technology, medical equipment, music, agriculture, beverage, pharmaceutical, health care and many other industries. More...

State & Local Taxation (SALT)

Wisconsin continues to be ranked highly among the states with the greatest state and local tax burdens. That, coupled with the state's rigorous practices around auditing and tax collection, highlights the increasing importance business is placing on exceptional state and local taxation counsel and litigation. WHD's State & Local Taxation Team offers just that—a strong record of successful outcomes in a wide variety of SALT matters. That includes compliance issues, tax planning and tax refund opportunities, as well as expertise in all levels of audit and appeal. More...

Tax Exempt Organizations

Today’s tax exempt, charitable and nonprofit organizations face an increasingly complex legal and business environment. Navigating that environment requires comprehensive, real world and practical advice on organizational, operational and transitional issues. The attorneys on the Tax Exempt Organizations Team at WHD are experienced professionals with a long and successful history of working as business partners and counselors to many types of organizations. More...

Taxation

WHD's Taxation Team brings extensive experience in tax law to their clients. Our attorneys regularly represent clients in federal, state and local income, franchise, sales, and property tax planning and dispute resolution, including issues involving multi-state taxation, nexus and related matters. The team also includes seasoned attorneys with experience defending taxpayers in criminal tax matters. More...

Technology Law

WHD has one of the Midwest's leading technology law practices. We address the unique challenges inherent in contracting and claims resolution processes involving the design, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of complex information technology, telecommunications and e-commerce solutions, in addition to providing tailored litigation and regulatory solutions for our clients. We are knowledgeable and experienced in transactional, administrative, legislative and governmental approval processes. More... 

Trusts & Estates

WHD's Trusts & Estates Team provides advice to individuals, families, business owners and fiduciaries on various aspects concerning the transmission of wealth. We plan and prepare for the transfer of wealth, we implement and administer our clients' intentions as documented by their estate plans, and we represent our clients in disputes to preserve, protect and defend their rights. More...

Attorneys

Jack A. Enea Attorney, CPA Milwaukee jenea@whdlaw.com
Jennifer H. Jin Attorney Milwaukee jjin@whdlaw.com
James R. Lowe Attorney Milwaukee jlowe@whdlaw.com
Kim Marie Wynn Attorney Milwaukee kwynn@whdlaw.com

Consultants

John C. Healy Consultant Milwaukee jhealy@whdlaw.com

Paralegals

Ariane Strombom Article for Journal of Internet Law: "Internet Outlaws: Using Contributory Trademark Liability to Shut Down Rogue Sites"

Sverre Roang Article for BizTimes: "Leverage the Family Legacy: How to Use a Family Bank to Advance Wealth"

Ariane Strombom Article for In Business: "Why Your Website Needs a Good Privacy Policy"

Special Report: SEC Grants Significant No-Action Relief to "M&A Brokers" Regarding Broker-Dealer Registration

Jennifer Jin Article for On Balance: "FATCA and Foreign Account-Related Tax Reporting Requirements"

Melinda Giftos Article for In Business: "Is open Source Software Right for Your Company?"

Ariane Strombom's Article for Association of Corporate Counsel's Wisconsin Chapter (WISACCA) 2013 Platinum Sponsor Series: "Technology Outsourcing: Business, Regulatory and Legal Challenges Posed by Cloud-Based Computing"

Donald Daugherty's Article for In Business: "When it Comes to E-discovery, There’s No Hiding in the Cloud"

Gina Carter's Article for In Business: "Patent Trolls: A Menace to Business?"

Ariane Strombom's Article for In Business: "How Cyber Insurance Can Protect Your Business"

Thomas Vance and Robert Dallman Article in Taxes - The Tax Magazine: "IRS Chief Counsel Describes When Guarantors Are At Risk for Tax Purposes"


Daniel Geraghty Article for On Balance: "Conservation Easements: What They Do for All of Us"

Melinda Giftos Article for In Business: "7 Things Corporate Management Needs to Know About Data Privacy and Security"

Ariane Strombom Article for In Business: "Data Hoarding: How it Harms Your Business and How a Data-retention Policy Can Help"

Michael Bohn Article for Milwaukee Commerce: "Myanmar: Asia’s Best Untapped Opportunity?"

Special Report: Conduit Issuer Options Expanded for Small Issues

Melinda Giftos and Benjamin Brunette Article for In Business: "What You Need to Know About the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Amendments"

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Summer 2013)

Special Report: SEC Adopts Rules Permitting General Solicitation for Certain Private Offerings

Technology Law Newsletter (Summer 2013)

Eric Meier to to serve as panel moderator at ALFA International’s 2014 Construction Practice Group Seminar: “Getting to ‘Yes’: How to Deal with Thorny Issues Surrounding Mediation”

Daniel La Fave to serve as panel moderator at ALFA International’s 2014 Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group Seminar: “Stack the Risk Allocation Deck in Your Favor: Failing to Do So May Be Hazardous to Your Health”

Michael Dahm to present at Water Summit 2014 Thriving in the Global Water Economy: "Operating in the Global Water Market Track - New Panel Discussion - Legal & Operational Concerns for Multi-National Companies"

FLSA and State Wage and Hour Issues: Avoiding and Defending Against Multi-Million Dollar Class Action Claims

Gina Carter and Daniel La Fave to present at ALFA International 2014 Asia Regional Seminar – Flattening Legal Borders: Product Liability and IP/IT Issues for Chinese and Other Asian Companies

Donald Daugherty to present to Defense Research Institute: “Protecting Business Reputational Interests in an Online World”

WHD attorneys to present at 2014 ALFA International Health Care Seminar: "The Edge of Tomorrow: Caring for an Aging Community in a Time of Change" (Bruce Arnold and Patrick Coffey)

Emily Constantine and Thomas Godar to present to Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company: “Social Media for Municipalities: Friend or Foe?”

Patrick Coffey and Daniel Geraghty to present to WICPA: “Handling Government Investigations: What to do if the government is investigating your client”

Stephen Lyons Quoted by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Biotech Firms Seek Access to State Venture Capital Fund"

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Adds Kate Bechen to its Corporate & Finance Practice Group

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Adds Paul Karch to its Madison Office

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Adds Maria Rivera-Lupu to its Litigation Practice Group

Hal Karas Appointed as Milwaukee County Condemnation Commissioner

Stephen Lyons Quoted by Wisconsin State Journal: "Proposed Law Would Bring National Security Research to UW"

Stephen Lyons Interviewed by Wisbusiness.com's "The Show": "Wisconsin Growth Capital Coalition: Legislative Priorities and Successes During the Current Legislative Session"

Lydia Chartre Reelected Secretary of the Milwaukee Public Museum Board of Directors

Construction Law Webinar Series (overview)

David Eckhardt Quoted by BizTimes: “The Rise of the BOOMERPRENEUR”

Bruce Arnold and Frank Gumina Named Co-Leaders of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C.'s Health Care Law Team