x

 

Awards, Honors and Professional Accomplishments

HONORS

  • "Super Lawyer" as designated by Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2022)
  • Member, Finance Committee, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2021-present)
  • Board Member, Office of Lawyer Regulation Board of Administrative Oversight (2020-present)
  • Board member, Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (2019-present)
  • Board member, Wisconsin Law Foundation (Vice President 2022)
  • School board member, St. Croix Central Board of Education (2020-2021)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2018-inductee)
  • Chair, State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors (2017-2018)
  • Treasurer, Wisconsin Network of IWIRC (2017-2020), (Co-Chair 2020-present)
  • "Rising Star” as designated by Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2010–present)
  • Board member, Western Wisconsin Health (2017-2020), (Secretary 2021-present)(Finance Committee Chair 2021-present)
  • Wisconsin Delegate, ABA House of Delegates (2015-2017)
  • Board member, State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors (2014-2017)
  • Board member, Central St. Croix Chamber of Commerce (2012-2015)
  • Member, Nominating Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin (2016-2017)
  • Member, Finance Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin (2014–2015)
  • Member, Bench and Bar Committee, State Bar of Wisconsin (2010–2013)
  • Treasurer, Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin (2008–2014)
  • "Up and Coming Lawyer” as designated by the Wisconsin Law Journal (2009)
  • Graduate, Leadership Trust Initiative (2017)
  • Graduate, Leadership Menomonie (2006–2007)

NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Lecturer, "Strategies in Answering a Complaint", Annual Meeting & Conference, State Bar of Wisconsin (June 2021)
  • Lecturer, “Farm Creditors: Perfecting Agricultural Liens and Plan Terms in Bankruptcy,” Northwestern Wisconsin Bankruptcy Institute, State Bar of Wisconsin (April 2019)
  • Moderator, “Practice Management and Professionalism,” IWIRC on the Lakes, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (February 2019)
  • Lecturer, “Selecting and Advocating Expert Witnesses,” Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, American Bankruptcy Institute (June 2018)
  • Lecturer, “Debts Your Client is Stuck with Even After Bankruptcy,” Annual Meeting and Conference, State Bar of Wisconsin (June 2017)
  • Lecturer, “Navigating 11 U.S.C. sec. 552’s Effect on Pre-Petition Security Interests in Proceeds,” Central States Bankruptcy Workshop, American Bankruptcy Institute (June 2017)
  • Lecturer, “Piercing the Corporate Veil,” Bankruptcy Institute – 2016 Annual Update, Western and Eastern Districts, State Bar of Wisconsin (November 2016)
  • Lecturer, “Secured Creditor Panel,” Northwestern Wisconsin Bankruptcy Institute, State Bar of Wisconsin (May 2015)
  • Co-Author, “Leveraging All Knowledge in Real Estate Disputes,” Real Estate Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association (Spring 2011, Vol. 9, No. 2)
  • Co-Author, Wisconsin Attorney’s Desk Reference, State Bar of Wisconsin (2007–2016)
  • Author/Lecturer, “Foreclosure 101,” Wisconsin’s Money Smart Week (2010)
  • Moderator “Managing and Leveraging Generation Differences,” State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Convention (2010)

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Successfully defended a shareholder’s interest at trial when a minority shareholder attempted to have the corporation judicially dissolved.
  • Negotiated and obtained secured status for a previously scheduled unsecured lender in Chapter 12 bankruptcy.
  • Successfully obtained dismissal of Chapter 11 bankruptcy on behalf of the largest secured creditor.
  • Defended local lender sued for breach of good faith and fair dealing and obtained dismissal of the case with no damages assessed against the lender.
  • Successfully tried multi-day real estate litigation matter involving overlapping surveys and riparian rights.
  • Effectively negotiated a financial workout agreement for local lender with customer owing millions in past-due loans with collateral in 4 states.
  • Successfully tried multi-day construction litigation case with award of all money requested by contractor and full dismissal of counterclaims.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI)
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC)
  • Bankruptcy Insolvency & Creditors’ Rights Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
  • St. Croix Valley Bar Association