Marquette alumnus to give $1 million gift for dental school expansion

Marquette University School of Dentistry alumnus Dr. Rick Kushner will donate $1 million to the Building for the Future campaign, which will support the school’s 40,000-square-foot expansion.

Kushner’s gift will help create a fifth clinic within the school, to be named the Comfort Dental clinic, which will allow the patient care practice at the school to increase by an additional 24 stations. The gift also serves as a challenge to other alumni to contribute to the campaign.
Kushner, who graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1977, founded Comfort Dental, a franchise of 100 clinics in 10 states that provide affordable dental care, more than 35 years ago. A Denver native, Kushner chose to attend Marquette at a time when there were no dental schools in the western states.
“I was the first in my family to go to college,” he said. “As a first generation college student, I want aspiring dentists to have the same support and opportunities I’ve had. At the same time, I hope that I can encourage my fellow alums to contribute to the school’s expansion.”
The Marquette School of Dentistry is Wisconsin’s only dental school.
Law firm launches Restaurant & Hospitality practice
Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP (GSH), a Milwaukee-based law firm, announced today it has developed a Restaurant & Hospitality practice.
GSH attorneys provide counsel from concept to creation, attuned to the industry’s legal issues, business operations, and competitive environment. The Restaurant & Hospitality attorneys also apprise clients of emerging business and legal issues to make strategic assessments and manage risk.
GSH represents all sizes of restaurants, as well as corporate and franchised restaurant chains nationwide, in addition to individual chefs. The relationships begin with confidentiality agreements so that chefs and creators feel secure that their concepts and creations are safe.
Firm attorneys provide counsel and advice on business formation; real estate transactions; menu structuring; venue, labor, and liquor permits; non-compete clauses; and shareholder and investor agreements. Moreover, GSH attorneys counsel clients on federal and state regulations involving organic foods and meats and the local food movement.

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