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162 N. 91st Place * Milwaukee, WI 53226

Preferred location to practice: Milwaukee or Chicago
Accomplished attorney with more than 25 years of experience practicing corporate
law, all areas of creditors' rights and bankruptcy, commercial law, contracts,
litigation, construction liens, and bonds and leasing, both nationally and inter
nationally. Demonstrated leadership, drive and determination, and management of
lawyers, paralegals and outside counsel. Also interested in Non-Governmental O
rganizations (NGO's) legal practice and management. Licensed in Wisconsin and I
owa. Working towards obtaining NASD Series Licenses.
* Track record of representing hundreds of local, national, and multi-national c
lients including many Fortune 500 and foreign companies, doing business in a wid
e array of industries.
* Effectively managed an AV-Rated practice to effect the tripling of business cl
aims, legal matters handled, clients represented, and recoveries and revenues ge
* Led, managed, and counseled a team of numerous in-house counsel and client man
agement officers, including middle and executive level, as well as outside couns
el, to resolve high-value cases in a successful, timely, and cost effective mann
er that was profitable to the client.
* Facilitated improvement in the quality and performance of outside counsel whos
e contribution to the team greatly benefited both the firm and client represente
d. Supervised a team of more than 10 with the firm in various areas of commerci
al collection, creditors' rights, and other practice areas.
* Directed human resources functions, streamlined operations, managed accounting
and billing fees, and supervised marketing efforts.
* Reported statistical measurements and other metrics to clients and internal op
erations; met clients, prepared file setup and assignment; took responsibility f
or all aspects necessary for successful operations of business.

Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C., Milwaukee, WI Member/Partner, 1979-2006
* Management and practice with an emphasis in creditor's rights and litigation.
(Retired in 2006.)
Agristor Credit Corporation, Milwaukee, WI Assistant General Counsel and S
ecretary, 1976-1979
* Practice emphasis in litigation, creditors' rights, corporate law, and agribus
iness (Agristor went out of business.)
The University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, IA
Juris Doctor, 1976
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI Bachelor of Arts, magna cum
laude, 1973
Member: State Bars of Wisconsin and Iowa
Awards: The American lawyers Company Distinguished Service Citations, 2000 and
CLE: Numerous seminars in all areas of Corporate Law
Language Skills: Spanish and French