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Godfrey & Kahn attorneys and practice groups achieve top Chambers & Partners rankings in Wisconsin

May 20, 2021

MILWAUKEE (May 20, 2021) – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is pleased to announce the firm's Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, General Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Natural Resources & Environment and Real Estate Practice Groups were ranked among the top statewide, according to a listing compiled by Chambers & Partners.

The firm’s Corporate/ M&A practice, was one of only two firms in the state to receive a Band One ranking. We were also newly recognized in Band 1 in the area of High Net Worth: Private Wealth Law.

A number of the firm’s attorneys were recognized individually as leaders in their fields:

Banking & Finance

  • Kristin A. Roeper


  • John A. Dickens
  • Patricia L. Falb
  • Brett D. Koeller
  • Christopher Noyes
  • Peter M. Sommerhauser
  • Mark C. Witt

Employee Benefits

  • Todd Cleary

Intellectual Property

  • Brian G. Gilpin

Labor & Employment

  • Margaret R. Kurlinski
  • Christine Liu McLaughlin


  • Daniel T. Flaherty
  • John L. Kirtley

Natural Resources & Environment

  • Arthur Harrington
  • Edward Witte

Real Estate

  • Steve Chernof
  • Michael Dwyer
  • Mark E. O'Neill

High Net Worth: Private Wealth Law

  • Gardner Govan
  • Joan Klimpel

For more than 20 years, Chambers has published the leading directories of the legal profession. Chambers has 100 full-time researchers who interview thousands of lawyers and their clients around the world. This intensive, continuous research identifies the world’s leading lawyers and law firms - those which perform best according to the criteria most valued by clients. For more information, visit


With more than 180 lawyers, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is one of Wisconsin's leading business law firms. Founded in 1957, Godfrey & Kahn maintains offices in Milwaukee, Madison, Appleton, and Green Bay, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's website at

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