Press Release

January 01, 2021



January 1, 2021 –Bakke Norman is pleased to announce its newest Shareholders, Jason Brasch and Paul Mahler.

Jason Brasch is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Prior to joining Bakke Norman, he worked as an attorney for a large Midwest home improvement company. Jason concentrates his practice in commercial and residential real estate, closely held business succession planning, and mergers and acquisitions. He also assists individuals with estate planning.  Jason is a current board member of the Solo & Small Firm Practice Committee of the State Bar of Wisconsin and an executive officer of the St. Croix Valley Bar Association.

Paul Mahler is a graduate of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Paul represents numerous municipalities in western Wisconsin.  He has been advising government and private entity clients on all aspects of commercial real estate development for over 20 years. Paul also plays a major role in Bakke Norman’s mergers and acquisitions group. Paul’s legal knowledge and strong business and finance background permits him to efficiently complete his clients’ projects. Paul is also involved in local government, having served on the Town of Troy Planning Commission for over two decades.

Bakke Norman’s managing partner Tom Schumacher remarked: “Elevating Jason and Paul to shareholder status represents the combination of excellent legal expertise and strong community service that our clients have come to expect. We welcome both Jason and Paul as new shareholders.”

Bakke Norman serves businesses and individuals throughout Northwestern Wisconsin from offices in New Richmond, Menomonie, Baldwin, and Eau Claire. To learn more, please visit



October 13, 2020

Kyle Schaffer Returns Home From Duty.

Kyle SchafferBakke Norman is incredibly happy to welcome home Attorney (Captain) Kyle Schaffer from his deployment to Afghanistan as an Infantry Company Commander with Alpha Company 1-128th Infantry Battalion. While deployed, Kyle served as a Base Defense Commander and Company Commander over his soldiers and multiple Platoons of Polish Infantry which performed missions as Guardian Angels for the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade, as well as mortar support throughout the Area of Operations. After completing the 13 month mobilization, Kyle was welcomed home by his wife and two daughters. Kyle looks forward to providing quality legal representation in family law and civil litigation to the communities that Bakke Norman has the privilege to support.


Press Release

Sept 15, 2020



Deanne Koll, an attorney and shareholder with Bakke Norman Law OfficesDeanne Koll, an attorney and shareholder with Bakke Norman Law Offices, has accepted an appointment to the Board of Administrative Oversight, a Wisconsin Supreme Court Committee. Appointed by court order on June 29, 2020, Koll was pleased to accept the nomination. “This appointment furthers my commitment to the legal profession, and I welcome the challenge of refining our self-regulated system”, says Koll. The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s committee on the Board of Administrative Oversight monitors the fairness, effectiveness and efficiency of the attorney regulation system in the state and proposes substantive and procedural rules related to the system for the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s consideration. Koll will serve a three-year term.