Davis & Kuelthau s.c. has absorbed Milwaukee law firm Godfrey, Braun & Frazier LLP, hiring all five of its attorneys and three of its four staff members.
Godfrey, Braun & Frazier attorneys Nicolas DiUlio, William Frazier, Marjorie Mitchell Greene, John Hein and Allen Salomon will all continue their practices under Davis & Kuelthau in Milwaukee and Brookfield. The team has been providing individual and corporate legal assistance for more than 75 years and specializes in corporate transactions and litigation for the manufacturing, food and beverage and transportation sectors.
Milwaukee-based Davis & Kuelthau is working to grow its presence in the Milwaukee and Green Bay markets, the company said in an announcement of the absorption, which became effective Feb. 8. It has also recently hired attorney Brian Pfeil, who was previously at McNally & Peterson; and over the past two years has hired 10 other attorneys in both markets who specialize in a variety of areas. D&K now has about 70 attorneys in offices in Milwaukee, Brookfield, Madison, Green Bay and Oshkosh.
“The ability to provide exceptional service to our clients is foremost in our minds and so we approach our growth strategy with a discerning eye toward experienced attorneys and staff who align with our mission, culture and the needs of our clients,” said Kathy Nusslock, president and chief operating officer of D&K. “Godfrey, Braun & Frazier is a respected firm in the Milwaukee area; their services align well with our existing practices and their resources thus expand upon our depth and client base.”
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Salomon is now a shareholder on D&K’s corporate team, and will focus on business acquisition and succession planning, as well as trust and estate plan development and implementation. He has a slate of clients around the country in these areas. Saloman was named a Legal Leader by the Wisconsin Law Journal for his business law and trusts and estates practices in 2013. He holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin.
Hein, who has more than 40 years of experience, will serve as of counsel on the litigation team. His practice includes general corporate and commercial litigation matters, including professional liability claims, estate dispute resolution, intellectual property claims and real estate transactions. He holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a bachelor’s from Lawrence University.
Mitchell Greene, who has more than 25 years of experience, is now of counsel on the litigation and health care teams. She specializes in products liability, railroad litigation and civil appeals, but has also represented clients in a variety of other matters. Mitchell Greene has a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s from the University of Virginia.
DiUlio will serve as senior attorney on the litigation team. A 2006 University of Wisconsin Law School graduate with a bachelor’s from Marquette University, DiUlio is focused on commercial and personal injury defense litigation, railroad law and eminent domain. He is experienced in both federal and state courts, and was recognized as an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2014.
Frazier is now a shareholder on the litigation team for D&K. He specializes in manufacturing, wholesale grocery, transportation and railroad cases. Frazier has also worked frequently with corporate, management labor, defense of products liability and other areas. He holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin.
Pfeil will serve as shareholder on the litigation team. He focuses on resolving disputes over title to land and loan workouts and complex foreclosure actions for financial institutions. Pfeil also represents real estate and construction clients. He has a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin.
“We are excited to welcome each of these experienced attorneys to our dynamic team,” Nusslock said. “Davis & Kuelthau has been dedicated to serving Wisconsin businesses, municipalities and individuals for many decades. A key factor in our success lies in regularly assessing the expanding needs of our clients, building a unified team of highly-skilled attorneys and aligning our objectives with those of our clients. The depth in tax, human resources, regulation, real estate, contracts, estate planning, railroad and transportation law, health care, and litigation contributed by these newest members of our firm dovetails well with our existing practices.”