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Godfrey & Kahn names four new shareholders

January 4, 2022

MILWAUKEE (Jan. 4, 2022) – Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is excited to announce that four attorneys have been promoted to shareholder.

Rebeca M. López – Labor & Employment Practice Group (Milwaukee, Wisc.)

Rebeca is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group. Businesses in the service, manufacturing, distribution, retail and hospitality industries rely on Rebeca to solve the labor and employment issues that arise throughout the course of their operations.

Robert J. Shepard – Corporate Practice Group (Milwaukee, Wisc.)

Bob Shepard is an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Bob’s practice focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions, strategic commercial relationships and general corporate law services.

Tim C. Smith – Tax Practice Group (Milwaukee, Wisc.)

Tim Smith is a tax attorney in Godfrey & Kahn’s Milwaukee office. His practice focuses primarily on the federal and state income tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions. Tim advises clients on the tax implications of forming, owning, restructuring, and selling or acquiring limited liability companies, C corporations, S corporations, partnerships, and joint ventures.

Erin A. West – Bankruptcy Practice Group (Madison, Wisc.)

Erin has more than ten years’ experience helping lenders, trade vendors, committees, debtors, buyers, and other creditors navigate all facets of insolvency, bankruptcy, and financial distress. This includes pre-bankruptcy advising and workouts, bankruptcy, and state court receivership proceedings.


Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. was founded in 1957 and has more than 170 attorneys located in offices throughout Wisconsin and in Washington, D.C. As a leading Wisconsin business law firm, Godfrey & Kahn provides a wide range of legal services to businesses and their owners, including guidance on corporate, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, data privacy, digital business, tax and estate planning matters. Visit or connect with us on LinkedIn.

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