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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...

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...


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

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

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"

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Fall 2013)

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"

Phillip Bower Article for Construction Executive: "Contractor Involvement Can Expedite Permitting"

Daniel Gentges and Paul Cranley Article for Construction Executive: "The Basics of Risk Management in Construction Contracts"

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"

On Campus Newsletter: Higher Education Law (Vol. 3 No. 8 - August 2013)

Special Report: Final NCUA Loan Participation Rule: Who? What? Where? When? How?

Real Deal Newsletter: Real Estate Law (Summer 2013)

On Campus Newsletter: Higher Education Law (Vol. 3 No. 7 - July 2013)

Special Report: Mortgage Loan Officers Once Again Exempt Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Technology Law Newsletter (Summer 2013)

Barbara Zabawa Article for BizTimes: "Obamacare 'To Do' List for Employers"

Barbara Zabawa Article for In Business: "Moving Toward Affordable Care Act Compliance"

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?”

Construction Law Webinar Series: Corporate and Joint Ventures: Large Deals... Important Details

Tiffany Hutchens to present at NBI Human Resource Law Live Seminar: What You Need to Know Now – “Is Your Employee Handbook Up to Date?: Essential Components and Sample Policies for Today's Workplace”

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

Patrick Coffey to present to Milwaukee Bar Association: “Government Enforcement and Compliance Relating to Tax Controversies”

Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. Attorney Phillip Bower Named to In Business Magazine’s 2014 Class of 40 Under 40

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

Phillip Bower Named to In Business Magazine's 2014 Class of 40 Under 40

Construction Law Webinar Series (overview)

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

Michael Taibleson Quoted in The Business Journal of Milwaukee: “At First Blush, ACA Mandate Delay a Relief”