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Michael B. Apfeld, a shareholder and a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group in Milwaukee, devotes the majority of his practice to civil appeals and complex motion practice. He has appeared repeatedly before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, all four districts of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the state and federal trial courts of Wisconsin. He also has appeared in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Tenth and Federal Circuits, the Illinois Appellate Court, the Circuit Court of Cook County, as well as various United States District Courts and administrative agencies.
Mike's experience before these tribunals has covered a wide range of subjects, including commercial law, securities, banking, class actions, insurance coverage, dealership and trade regulation, corporate and partnership control and succession, taxation, environmental law, business torts, estates and trusts, constitutional law, construction disputes, and intellectual property.
Mike also is a long-standing co-chairman of the firm's ethics & conflict committee and in that capacity advises members of the firm, corporate legal departments, and other law firms on questions of legal ethics.
Mike is one of the co-authors of Apfeld, et al., Contract Law in Wisconsin (Wis. Bar 2d ed. 2002), and has written and spoken on a number of topics, including appellate practice, legal ethics, contract law issues, hostile takeovers, and products liability. From time to time, Mike has served as an adjunct professor at Marquette University Law School.
Mike graduated summa cum laude from the University of Notre Dame as valedictorian of his class, and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors from the Northwestern University School of Law, where he was a member of the Northwestern Law Review. He joined Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. in 1982, after working for several years for a Chicago law firm. He is admitted to practice in both Wisconsin and Illinois.