Anyone who has been involved in complex litigation understands that it can be contentious, lengthy and demanding. Brian focuses his practice on meeting these challenges and achieving his clients’ goals in the areas of business, construction and employment litigation.
His substantial litigation experience ranges from basic breach of contract actions in state or federal court, to complex construction arbitrations, to multi-million dollar class action cases in state court.
Brian works with a wide range of clients including individuals, corporations, shareholders in closely held businesses, owners, contractors and design professionals. His clients include: Hunzinger Construction Company, Louis Hoffmann Co., IBC Engineering, Inc., Marten Transport Co., Seljan Tool Company, and Henderson Group, Inc.
“I have worked with Brian for almost 20 years and still consider Brian to be my “go to” source for all legal matters. Brian is an experienced attorney who is client focused and always looking out for my interests. Not only do I consider Brian my legal advisor but also turn to him for sound business advice and help in making certain decisions. I consider Brian to be a valuable member of my management team.” – Robert Henderson, President of Henderson Group, Inc.
- Represented construction manager in obtaining $5,000,000 judgment against owner who wrongfully terminated construction management agreement on $70,000,000 mid-rise condominium construction project.
- Represented class in obtaining $82,000,000 settlement against manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products in anti-trust litigation.
- Resolved malpractice claim against national architectural/engineering firm related to the $125,000,000 criminal justice facility in Illinois for a fraction of the claim amount.
- Successfully defended fire protection manufacturer/contractor against claim involving false evacuation alarm problem occurring at major Milwaukee office building.
- Prevailed at trial and on appeal in professional malpractice action against accounting firm that failed to detect and report embezzlement of Tribal Planner from Native American Indian casino.
- Obtained summary judgment in arbitration proceeding dismissing claim for breach of restrictive covenant against president of publicly traded company by his former employer.
- Achieved $1,200,000 judgment for Wisconsin manufacturer against its former national sales manager who secretly competed against his employer.
- Represented former executive/minority shareholder in a company in obtaining a court ruling invalidating his restrictive covenant as a matter of law and then successfully negotiated a buyout of client’s minority interest in the company.
- Represented physicians in obtaining $1,700,000 judgment against employer for failure to pay bonuses pursuant to terms of employment agreements.
- Obtained summary judgment in AAA arbitration proceeding dismissing $1,400,000 claim for mold remediation costs against masonry subcontractor.
- Prevailed in defending general contractor against challenge to successful bid for construction of municipal public works facility.
- Successfully avoided litigation and negotiated separation of name partner in mid-sized law firm after former firm asserted numerous claims against the former partner.