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Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. announces 2014 Best Lawyers rankings

August 27, 2013

APPLETON, GREEN BAY, MADISON, MILWAUKEE (Aug. 27, 2013) -- Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. is proud to announce that 69 of its lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Milwaukee Office
Included in this listing from the Milwaukee office are:
Michael Apfeld (Appellate Practice, Real Estate Law);
Anthony S. Baish (Commercial Litigation);
Richard J. Bliss (Corporate Law);
Eric. D. Bolander (Construction Law);
Sean O'D Bosack (Litigation - Securities);
Kristine S. Cherek (Real Estate Law);
Stephen L. Chernof (Real Estate Law);
John L. Clancy (Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental);
Dennis F. Connolly (Corporate Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law);
John A. Dickens (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law;
John E. Donahue (Employee Benefits (ERISA Law);
William E. Duffin (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Labor & Employment);
Michael J. Dwyer (Real Estate Law);
Patricia A. Falb (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law);
Carol A. Gehl (Corporate Law, Mutual Funds Law);
J. Gardner Govan (Trusts and Estates);
Paul W. Griepentrog (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law);
Arthur J. Harrington (Energy Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental);
Paul F. Heaton (Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law);
Thomas R. Homberg (Banking & Finance Law);
Michael D. Huitink (Commercial Litigation);
Nicholas A. Kees (Litigation - Intellectual property, Litigation - Patent, Patent Law, Trademark Law);
John L. Kirtley (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation - Securities);
Joan D. Klimpel (Trusts and Estates);
Debra Sadow Koenig (Tax Law);
Andrew R. Lauritzen (Non-Profit/Charities Law);
Helge K. Lee (Mutual Funds Law);
Kristi E. Leswing (Trusts and Estates);
William H. Levit, Jr. (Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration - Commercial, Litigation - Intellectual property, Mediation);
Diane M. Marchik (Environmental Law);
Christine Liu McLaughlin (Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management);
Patrick S. Murphy (Financial Services Regulation Law);
David R. Navarre (Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions Law);
Christopher B. Noyes (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law);
Douglas J. Patch (Tax Law);
David H. Patzer (Trust and Estates);
James N. Phillips (Tax Law);
Brian L. Pierson (Native American Law);
Howard A. Pollack (Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking & Finance, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation - Securities);
John T. Reichert (Financial Services Regulation Law);
Kristin A. Roeper (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law);
James A. Sheriff (Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law);
Peter M. Sommerhauser (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law);
Charles G. Vogel (Corporate Law, Healthcare Law);
Nicholas P. Wahl (Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); and
Mark C. Witt (Corporate Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law).

Madison Office
Included in this listing from the Madison office are:
Jon E. Anderson (Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment);
Todd M. Cleary (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law);
Paul J. Dombrowski (Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law);
James A. Friedman (Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Litigation - First Amendment);
David J. Gilles (CleanTech Law, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law);
Jennifer A. Hannon (Trusts and Estates);
Kendall W. Harrison (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Trusts & Estates);
Steven A. Heinzen (Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law);
Thomas A. Hoffner (Trusts and Estates);
Josh Johanningmeier (Product Liability Litigation - Defendants);
Timothy J. Muldowney (Insurance Law);
Kevin J. O'Connor (Antitrust Law, Litigation - Antitrust);
James D. Peterson (Commercial Litigation, Copyright Law, Litigation - Intellectual property, Litigation - Patent);
Douglas M. Poland (Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Environmental, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants);
Thomas N. Shorter (Education Law, Healthcare Law);
Michael E. Skindrud (Corporate Law, Healthcare Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law);
Todd G. Smith (Commercial Litigation);
Brady C. Williamson (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, First Amendment Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy, Litigation - First Amendment); and
Mike B. Wittenwyler (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Corporate Compliance Law).

Green Bay Office
Included in this listing from the Green Bay office are:
Timothy F. Nixon (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy);
Winston A. Ostrow (Commercial Litigation); and
William J. Plummer (Mergers & Acquisitions Law).

Appleton Office
Included in this listing from the Appleton office are:
Daniel T. Flaherty (Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement [SEC, Telecom, Energy])

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, Green Bay and Waukesha, Wis.; and Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the firm's website at

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