Crystal Abbey is an associate in the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups. Crystal’s practice in the corporate area focuses on mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracting, and general corporate matters. She regularly advises clients on asset purchases and stock purchases, representing businesses in a variety of industries. Additionally, Crystal provides guidance regarding other corporate law matters, including complex commercial contracts, corporate governance, and other business-related topics.
Crystal’s real estate practice addresses the purchase, sale, and leasing of office, retail, and industrial properties. Crystal has advised clients on and drafted and negotiated commercial leases, offers to purchase, and purchase and sale agreements.
Crystal is also an active pro bono lawyer and frequently volunteers at the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic and serves as a mentor for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association Hon. Charles N. Clevert Jr. Mentoring Program.
While in law school, Crystal co-taught legal writing to first-year law students as a Dean’s Fellow and served as Administrative Editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law. She also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Vermont. Following law school, Crystal clerked for the Honorable Michael E. Keasler at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Before joining Godfrey & Kahn, Crystal was a litigator at a Fox Valley law firm.
Admitted To Practice
District of Columbia
United States District Court, District of Columbia
United States District Court, District of Nebraska
United States District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Arkansas
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Association for Women Lawyers
Brown County Bar Association
Brown County Young Lawyers Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
Fox Valley Young Lawyers Association
Honorable Robert J. Parins Legal Society of Northeast Wisconsin
Outagamie County Bar Association
Wisconsin Defense Counsel
National Lawyers Guild Review, Managing Editor
Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2019 - present)
Recognized by Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” (Corporate Law, 2021 - present)
Juris Doctor, Vermont Law School, magna cum laude, 2015
Master of Arts, Early Modern and Modern European History, Eastern Illinois University, 2012
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Southern Illinois University, 2010