Bits & Bytes: Lender Edition – When Does the Law Prohibit Me from Collecting My Attorney’s Fees?

Take a moment for “Bits & Bytes,” as Attorney Deanne Koll discusses when a lender can, and cannot, collect their attorney’s fees from a customer, upon a default of a loan.

Click here for a transcript or click here to view previous videos in the Lender Edition series.

Disclaimer: This video is designed to be educational and informative, but it is not legal advice. Collection law is constantly evolving and subject to change. Each situation is unique, and each case should be addressed to fit the unique situation.

 

Three Bakke Norman Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers Magazine

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Tim O’Brien

Bakke Norman attorneys Tim O’Brien, Pete Reinhardt and Deanne Koll have been recognized in the latest edition of Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Attorneys O’Brien and Reinhardt were named Super Lawyers, an honor given to no more than 5% of Wisconsin attorneys. To earn the honor, nominees must pass a rigorous, multi-phase selection process that considers 15 separate indicators of peer recognition, professional achievement and high ethical standards. Attorney Koll was named a Rising Star, which recognizes the best attorneys under age 40 or within their first 10 years of practice. No more than 2.5% of Wisconsin attorneys are named to the Rising Star list.

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Pete Reinhardt

Tim O’Brien is a trial lawyer. He concentrates his practice in defending felony criminal matters, representing persons injured by another’s acts, and assisting businesses involved in litigation. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a past Chair of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. This is the eighth time he has been recognized by Super Lawyers.

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Deanne Koll

Pete Reinhardt is also a trial lawyer. He primarily represents individuals and companies involved in employment and business litigation, while also advising them on meeting the requirements of State and Federal labor and employment standards. He also speaks to employers and other attorneys on the best practices and latest developments in employment law. This is the seventh consecutive year he has been recognized by Super Lawyers.

Deanne Koll’s practice focuses on assisting local lenders and businesses in collection and creditor actions. She regularly appears in federal bankruptcy court in her representation of creditors and financial institutions. She also uses her extensive financial industry knowledge on business litigation cases and other complex trial work. In 2016, Koll was re-elected by lawyers from St. Croix, Pierce, Dunn and Eau Claire Counties as their representative to the Board of Governors, which directs and manages the State Bar of Wisconsin. This is the seventh time Koll has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers.

Terry Dunst Receives John Lederer Service Award

Pasted LayerTerry Dunst has been chosen to receive the John Lederer Service Award by the State Bar of Wisconsin. This award is given to a leader who educates and supports solo and small-firm attorneys in mastering skills and technology to build their law practice.

Terry was presented with this award on October 21, 2016, at the State Bar’s Annual Solo and Small Firm Conference

Click here to read more about this award.

Bakke Norman Welcomes Kyle Schaffer

kyle-headshotBakke Norman Law Offices is pleased to welcome attorney Kyle R. Schaffer. Kyle will join the litigation team at Bakke Norman, focusing his practice in the areas of family law and civil, business and criminal litigation.

Kyle received his law degree from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Prior to joining Bakke Norman, Kyle was a law clerk for two separate firms, working primarily in civil litigation and criminal defense. He also volunteered as a law clerk with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, competed in Moot Court competitions, and was the President of the UST Military Law Society.

Outside of the firm, Kyle enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, charity runs and SCUBA. Additionally, Kyle is an Infantry Officer in the Wisconsin Army National Guard and is currently serving as a Scout Sniper Leader.

Bits & Bytes: Lender Edition – What Are the Changes to the 2016 Law on Foreclosure Rules in Wisconsin?

B&BTake a moment for “Bits & Bytes” as Deanne Koll explains the recent changes to foreclosure rules in Wisconsin.

Click here for a transcript or click here to view previous videos in the Lender Edition series.

Disclaimer: This video is designed to be educational and informative, but it is not legal advice. Collection law is constantly evolving and subject to change. Each situation is unique, and each case should be addressed to fit the unique situation.

A New Edition of the Municipal Law Alert is Now Available

A new edition of the Municipal Law Alert is now available online. This month’s article discusses the two most important requirements of the Open Meetings law in Wisconsin: meetings must be open to the public and advanced notice must be given for all topics to be considered.

View the latest article by clicking the title below, or click here for a print-friendly version. Archives of the Municipal Law Alert, including the ability to key word search, are also available.

Bits & Bytes: Lender Edition – When Can I Stop Sending a Notice of Right to Cure?

B&BTake a moment for “Bits & Bytes” as Deanne Koll explains when a lender can stop sending the customer a notice of right to cure.

Click here for a transcript or click here to view previous videos in the Lender Edition series.

Disclaimer: This video is designed to be educational and informative, but it is not legal advice. Collection law is constantly evolving and subject to change. Each situation is unique, and each case should be addressed to fit the unique situation.

Succession Planning for Small Businesses – “Lunch & Learn” to be held on August 17th

Successful closely held business owners devote a significant amount of their lives to develop and grow their businesses.  However, every business will at some point transition – to the next generation, to a new manager, or to a new owner.  Have you devoted as much time and effort to your business succession plan as you have to growing your business?

Join us for a free “Lunch & Learn” on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Citizens State Bank in Hudson, for information on what to consider in developing and maintaining a business succession plan.  Click here for additional information.  We hope to see you on August 17th.

Bakke Norman Welcomes Tom McCormack

D3C_5906Bakke Norman is pleased to announce that Tom McCormack has joined the firm.  Tom has provided legal services to individuals and businesses in Western Wisconsin for over 35 years.  Tom joins Bakke Norman’s transactional practice group and will continue to represent clients in matter such as:
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Nursing Home Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Title Insurance
  • Buying or Selling Business
  • Business Succession
  • Tax Planning

Tom will be utilizing Bakke Norman’s Baldwin office, located at 1020 10th Avenue, Suite 110, but will also be available to meet with clients at our offices located in Hudson, New Richmond and Menomonie.