Experienced Business and Commercial Litigation Attorneys

Serving Milwaukee Madison, Green Bay, Wausau, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, and Janesville Areas

We provide savvy, strategic, and results-oriented legal representation for both corporate and individual clients in business and commercial litigation. From employment-related lawsuits to complex intellectual property disputes, we have the experience and focus that you need to protect your company’s assets and enforce your legal rights.

As a boutique litigation law firm, much of our practice is focused on representing clients in business and commercial disputes. Our litigators bring decades of experience to representing all parties to complex lawsuits in the commercial arena, regularly handling cases ranging from shareholder litigation and consumer protection matters to high-stakes B2B disputes involving antitrust issues, breach of contract, intellectual property infringement, and more.
We understand that, if you are facing the prospect of litigation, you want a team of lawyers who can quickly align their interests with your own. You don’t want to litigate for litigation’s sake. What you want is to obtain a favorable result as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. At Kerkman Wagner & Dunn, we focus on using comprehensive but efficient strategies to achieve our clients’ goals.

Types of Cases We Handle

We regularly represent clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation in the following areas:

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Antitrust

Antitrust is an exceedingly complex area of the law, and it is easy for businesses and executives who aren’t familiar with all of the intricacies of anticompetitive jurisprudence to run into issues with both the regulators and their competitors. We have extensive experience in state and federal antitrust matters, and we represent all private parties to antitrust-related disputes.

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Consumer Protection

Consumer production is another complicated area where businesses can quickly – and often unexpectedly – run into trouble. Wisconsin’s consumer protection laws cover everything from general marketing practices to industry and product-specific requirements, and often prove to be fertile grounds for individuals and regulators to take legal action against Milwaukee businesses.


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Contract Disputes

We represent all parties to contract-related disputes, including claims involving restrictive covenant violations and other breaches of contract. Unfortunately, even the most air-tight contract cannot prevent a party from failing to adhere to its obligations. If you need to enforce your contractual rights (or if you have been accused of a breach), we can assist you in seeking to negotiate a resolution; or, if necessary, in fighting to protect your interests in court.

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Employment Litigation

We represent both employers and employees in employment litigation, including disputes involving allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other improper employment-related conduct. We can assist with contract-based employment disputes, as well.


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Fiduciary Litigation

A number of parties can owe fiduciary duties in the business and commercial context, and those who owe fiduciary duties will often find themselves accused of failing to meet their legal obligations. At Kerkman Wagner & Dunn, we represent all parties to fiduciary litigation in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin.

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Franchise Agreements and Regulatory Requirements

Franchising is a highly regulated industry, and Wisconsin is among the states that require franchisors to register their franchise opportunities before making offers for sale. Our attorneys represent franchisors in regulatory enforcement matters, and represent both franchisors and franchisees in litigation involving disclosure violations and franchise agreement disputes.


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Insurance Coverage Disputes

Insurance coverage is often a hotly contested matter, with businesses and insurance companies regularly disagreeing over the claims asserted under fire, flood, automobile, E&O, and other insurance policies. We frequently represent clients in insurance litigation involving a wide variety of types of policies and claims.

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Intellectual Property

Copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks are often among companies’ most valuable assets. Misappropriation and infringement can lead to substantial losses, and must be addressed quickly in order to mitigate any harm. If a person or company is infringing on your intellectual property rights, or if you have been accused of misappropriation or infringement, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible.


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Securities Fraud

We also handle cases involving accusations of securities fraud. Like antitrust and other complex areas, securities law is a web of complicated, and often confusing, regulations that require careful compliance in order to avoid exposure to liability. From offering unregistered securities to making misrepresentations and selling unsuitable investments, we are available to provide experienced representation for all types of securities fraud claims.


SPEAK WITH A COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ATTORNEY AT KERKMAN WAGNER & DUNN TODAY

If you would like more information about our services for business and commercial litigation in Wisconsin, we invite you to meet with one of our attorneys. To schedule a confidential consultation at our offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, call (414) 278-7000 or contact us online today.