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Construction Services

Many individual lawyers claim to focus on construction law. At WHD, however, we take a team approach to the construction industry. WHD has made a commitment to building a full-service, comprehensive construction team comprised of industry experts in all areas affecting contractors, developers and anyone else whose work intersects with the construction space. More...

Credit Union

Given their structure and governance, credit unions have many unique legal needs. With this in mind, WHD's Credit Union Practice Team was designed to offer its clients a broad array of services to meet their every requirement and a depth of experience that allows WHD to not only understand these unique needs, but anticipate them. In this way WHD is helping credit unions be more competitive and more successful. More...

Crisis Communications

In times of crisis our clients turn to WHD's Crisis Communications Team to assist them in telling “their story,” and protecting their reputation—setting the record straight in an accurate and transparent fashion. More...

Energy & Public Utilities

WHD's Energy & Public Utilities Team is a multi-disciplinary group that assists clients with all aspects of public utility and energy-related projects and transactions. The team consists of attorneys experienced with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin regulatory process, environmental law, government affairs, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, condemnation and real estate. More...

Environmental Law

WHD’s Environmental Law Team is experienced in both the complex and day-to-day environmental issues affecting our industrial, corporate, real estate and energy clients, which include international, national, regional and local businesses. We take a proactive approach to addressing our clients’ environmental concerns. More...

Higher Education Law

Educational institutions today face a broad and complex array of legal issues and concerns relating to effective compliance. Public and private colleges and universities need legal counselors who truly understand their many challenges. That is why these institutions find great value in WHD's Higher Education Law Team. More...

Indian Law

WHD's Indian Law Team delivers comprehensive legal services to tribes, tribal businesses, tribal organizations and individuals. We understand that no two tribes are alike. We respect and appreciate each tribe's distinctive membership, language, culture, tradition and land base. We know from experience the body of Indian law is diverse, complex and ever-changing. More...

Sustainability & Renewable Energy

The sustainability and renewable energy landscape is rapidly changing and expanding. Members of WHD's Sustainability & Renewable Energy Team have a long history of serving clients in the sustainability and renewable energy areas. The group's members have counseled clients on matters of energy and public utilities, environmental, corporate, finance, intellectual property, green building, tax and government affairs. 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. We are knowledgeable and experienced in transactional, administrative, legislative and governmental approval processes. More...


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Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Summer 2014)

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Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Adds Five Attorneys to its Milwaukee Office

Kate Bechen Elected to the Wisconsin State Bar Health Law Board of Directors

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