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Deanne Koll

Attorney Deanne Koll
Interests

Deanne enjoys traveling, hunting, fishing and coaching youth basketball.

Deanne Koll

Deanne specializes in assisting lenders, cooperatives, leasing companies and other businesses with collecting on accounts, asset recovery, financial restructuring, and forbearance agreements. With a comprehensive knowledge of state and federal collection regulations as well as the Bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Codes, Deanne can quickly and efficiently evaluate a client’s claims and provide practical, cost-effective solutions. Her collection practice includes creditor’s rights in bankruptcy, complex commercial collections, state court, receivership actions, post-judgment collections, recovery of collateral and out-of-court business reorganizations. She joined Bakke Norman in 2006, and has deep experience with commercial restructuring and business finance. In addition to her collections work, Deanne has developed a diverse civil litigation practice, including real estate, construction, and financial disputes.

Education
  • William Mitchell College of Law, JD, cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, BS, magna cum laude
Practice Areas
  • Creditors Rights
  • Secured Transactions
  • Business Litigation
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Awards, Honors And Professional Accomplishments

HONORS

  • “Super Lawyer” as designated by Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2022-present)
  • Treasurer, State Bar of Wisconsin (2023-2025)
  • Board member, Wisconsin Law Foundation (Vice President 2022)
  • Member, Finance Committee, International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (2021-2023)
  • Board Member, Office of Lawyer Regulation Board of Administrative Oversight (2020-present)
  • School board member, St. Croix Central Board of Education (2020-2021)
  • Board member, Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation (2019-present)
  • Fellow, Wisconsin Law Foundation (2018-inductee)
  • Chair, State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors (2017-2018)
  • Board Member, Wisconsin Network of IWIRC (2017-2024), (Chair 2022-2024)
  • “Rising Star” as designated by Wisconsin Super Lawyers (2010–2021)
  • Board member, Western Wisconsin Health (2017-2024), (Secretary 2021-2024)
  • 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) (2023-2024)
  • 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, New Richmond (2017)
  • Graduate, leadership Menomonie (2007)

NEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Lecturer, “The New LLC Law and Its Effects on Insolvency and Debtor/Creditor Attorneys”, Annual Debtor-Creditor & Bankruptcy Update: Eastern and Western Districts, State Bar of Wisconsin (November 2023)
  • Lecturer, “Rights and Duties of LLC Members and Corporate Officers in Insolvency Situations”, Annual Meeting & Conference, State Bar of Wisconsin (June 2023)
  • Lecturer, “Recent Issues with Fraudulent Transfers and Preferences”, Central States Workshop, American Bankruptcy Institute (June 2023)
  • Lecturer, “Shareholder Real World Disputes: What to do when the ‘sharing’ Stops”, Handling Complex Business Cases, State Bar of Wisconsin (March 2023)
  • 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.
  • Represented court-appointed Ch. 128 receiver in multi-million-dollar sale of assets and related litigation.
  • 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.
  •  Successfully defended client in three-day trial relating to property rights and obtained full dismissal of claims.

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