Best Law Firm

Reinhart lawyers know that it takes more than legal talent and knowledge to earn your trust. It takes a passion for your business and a mindset for serving as responsive, creative legal advisors. It also means doing whatever it takes to stay at the forefront of the many dynamic areas of law and industry that affect your business.

Reinhart is a full-service law firm. Our lawyers partner closely with you to help you achieve success. We work with you to negotiate contracts, limit liability, expand markets, find capital, secure real estate, obtain patents, establish policies in your workplace, ensure compliance, minimize taxes, guide investments, and much more. 

We have the talent and experience to tackle your most complex challenges with just the right lawyer, and just the right staff, to deliver optimal results on a cost-effective basis.

We invite you to experience the Reinhart difference:  clients first, excellence always. 

Main Location

1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-298-1000
7 offices

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Empty Profile Picture William F. Flynn Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law
Michael D. Jankowski Michael D. Jankowski Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation - Bankruptcy
Empty Profile Picture David B. Schulz Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law
Empty Profile Picture John H. Wink Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law
Practicing in: Banking and Finance Law

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Achievements

"Top-Listed" State Awards
"Top-Listed" in Wisconsin in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law with 11 lawyers.
"Top-Listed" in Wisconsin in Franchise Law with 2 lawyers.
"Top-Listed" in Wisconsin in Real Estate Law with 14 lawyers.
"Top-Listed" in Wisconsin in Tax Law with 16 lawyers.
"Top-Listed" in Wisconsin in Corporate Law with 20 lawyers.
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Client Comments

"Al Orr is an excellent, responsive attorney who has performed a significant amount of work for us."
- Thomas Campion
Merit Capital Partners
"Mr. Schlinsog personally invests in building a relationship of trust with his clients. He and his colleagues are quickly and easily brought up to speed on complex issues; therefore, they are able to advise us from a vantage point that allows us to take advantage of his legal expertise and his understanding of the nuances of a particular situation or case."
- Kim Sullivan
SmartHealth
"Allen is a pleasure to work with. He provides quality service on a timely basis. He is able to explain complex legal issues in an easy-to-understand manner."
- Anonymous
"Allen Schlinsog is very professional. He is able to come up with creative ways to solve issues and has an excellent strategy. We feel comfortable with Mr. Schlinsog defending our cases."
- Anonymous
"Bruce is a master at getting things done. His expertise, innovative thinking, and personal style are perfect for his profession."
- Gary Grunau
Grunaugroup LLC
"Bruce is a very respected and thoughtful real estate lawyer. He has been part of the projects that have changed our city. He is the best!"
- Gary Grunau
Grunaugroup LLC
"Bruce Block is simply outstanding. He understands how to get deals done and works well with everyone."
- Anonymous
"Ms. Tomczyk brings exceptional expertise and diligence to bear in reaching prompt, pragmatic solutions for her clients. She is also quite pleasant in the process."
- Anonymous
"Deborah is the best in the Milwaukee Metro area for Real Estate law."
- Anonymous
"Ms. Tomczyk is highly skilled in finding resolutions to problems that benefit both the clients she represents and the governmental entities with whom she frequently interacts. She is highly respected for her legal acumen and is very responsive despite her busy schedule. She is easy to work with on matters and takes a sincere interest in the needs of her clients. I would recommend Ms. Tomczyk unreservedly."
- Anonymous
"Debby Tomczyk is incredibly responsive and always available to answer any question. She has excellent strategic insight and knows the key players in municipalities throughout the state."
- Anonymous
"Harvey Temkin is among the very top Real Estate lawyers in south-central Wisconsin. His expertise and negotiating skills have enabled me to assemble a stable and efficient portfolio of commercial properties. His conservative approach to risk management and his critical insights have helped me steer clear of dangerous economic waters. In addition, he is an idiosyncratic raconteur, often very amusing, who can brighten up the most boring closing. He is a trusted advisor and has become a good friend. "
- Ronald DeWoskin
RMD Classics, LLC
"I have known Harvey Temkin for more than 30 years and he has represented us extensively over the last 15. He has actively advised us and participated in everything from dispute resolution with a former shareholder to a corporate reorganization and family, estate, and succession planning and a significant (for us anyway) real estate investment. Harvey is amazingly bright and, at the same time, most approachable with a wonderful sense of humor. He thinks strategically and is effective at viewing issues in the broad context of the real world. Harvey is extremely creative, not only in divining solutions to complex problems, but also in looking at (and getting his clients to look at) situations and issues from insightful perspectives. Harvey is well experienced in the law and in business with vast exposure to a wide variety of clients, transactions, and circumstances. He brings that experience to bear by taking a personal interest in his clients' interests and issues. Harvey exercises initiative and is efficient and timely in his work. He is most definitely proactive. I highly recommend Harvey Temkin as a lawyer and advisor in any real estate or business transaction or situation. I often seek his counsel on pure business matters with no real legal issues. "
- Judd Peck
Danville Metal Stamping Co., Inc.
"As a charitable organization, we have encountered a number of gifts involving real estate - some simple and some quite complex. We have often used the services of Mr. Temkim in these matters and have never regretted our decision to do so. His proactive approach and broad knowledge of transactions that can be mind boggling in their complexity has been a major asset to us in these situations. "
- Anonymous
"Harvey is one of the most-liked and respected attorneys in Madison, Wisconsin. People know that his vast personal experience in Real Estate in this part of the country is invaluable, as he seems to know something critically important concerning just about every parcel of land in the county. Even more importantly, he understands and has worked with just about everyone who deals in development, construction, financing, or any other aspect of real estate development in the area. Even in transactions when he may not know the person across the table, his reputation precedes him and, more than not, creates an atmosphere where the parties at the table are likely to follow his lead in order to get a deal done. Our organization and family are proud and lucky to have Harvey as a counselor, friend, and invaluable business asset."
- Anonymous
"James Morrow is a truly experienced attorney. In addition, he is well versed in the law relating to intellectual property. He is great at sifting through a set of complex facts and then counseling the client in a way that all involved can understand -- the facts, the issues and what truly needs to be addressed. He is bright, very responsive, and unusually concise for an IP attorney. He is also practical, and operates in a cost-effective manner. James is an excellent resource for our company and I enjoy working with him and his team tremendously."
- Anonymous
"Jim Morrow is very responsive and has been a quick study on issues we've had to address."
- Anonymous
"James Bedore has a comprehensive understanding of issues and practical solutions routinely provided, due to business experience and acumen."
- Anonymous
"Mr. Ishikawa can resolve the most complicated technical, political, or business issues efficiently and satisfactorily. He is the most knowledgeable and respected real estate lawyer in the area, and his opinion is highly valued by both developers and policy makers."
- William Dalrymple
Fitchburg Research Park Associates
"Jesse Ishikawa has served as a close advisor to our business for more than twenty years. He has played a crucial role in our success. His ability to find creative yet practical solutions to difficult problems has brought him kudos and respect from both the private and public sector. It has been my great pleasure to work with him over the years."
- William Dalrymple
Fitchburg Research Park Associates
"Jesse Ishikawa provides spot on, practical, and effective counsel, turning complicated matters into constructive results. "
- William Dalrymple
Fitchburg Research Park Associates
"In the real estate development and management business, two critical elements are necessary in any counsel that will assist in the growth and success of your business. One element is that counsel be a "deal maker," not a "deal breaker". The second is that counsel has the approach that "everything matters!" Jesse Ishikawa has not only these key attributes, but also many others that have made him invaluable to our business model."
- Gregg Shimanski
Gregg Shimanski Realty, Inc.
"John Herbers is a wonderful estate attorney and has served our family for over 25 years. His integrity, personal qualities, and professional skills are first-rate. He is like a family member."
- Anonymous
"John Murphy provides us with an exceptional level of real estate legal expertise and service with the structuring, negotiating, and resolving of complex issues and transactions. He is a truly responsive, focused, and dedicated professional in serving his clients' needs. His expertise in defusing difficult situations that derail most transactions and keeping the deal in tract differentiates him from his peers. John continues to be a valued team member of our organization."
- Anonymous
"John Murphy is a highly skilled and talented attorney with an exemplary track record with our firm in achieving the company's required goals, reducing unnecessary risk, and ensuring the interests of our corporation are fully served and protected. Excellent counsel, advice and responsiveness are his hallmarks."
- Anonymous
"Kevin is a pleasure to work with. His service is personal and he puts a lot of effort into understanding the client and his business. Kevin is able to provide alternatives and is good at handling and coordinating a project for the client as well as within the law firm. This makes life easier for the client."
- Veli-Matti Tarvainen
Yara Suomi Ou
"Kevin Howley is professional, knowledgeable, and responsive."
- Anonymous
"Larry is the consummate professional and a tremendous resource to our company. His broad background in many areas of the law has come into play positively many times in our experiences with him. He is very responsive, cognizant of time lines, thorough, and not averse to appropriately bringing other resources to bear inside of his firm to provide needed expertise depending upon the situation. Aside from his legal expertise, Larry has a great personal demeanor that inspires confidence and comfort that your interests are in the best of hands."
- Michael Reardon
Scientific Protein Laboratories, LLC
"I have worked with Larry Burnett for the last 24 years, around the time that Gamay Foods was established. He has served an instrumental role via his expertise in contract negotiations, corporate structuring, employee compensation plans, intellectual property protection, and family wealth management. Larry is a lifelong friend whom I would recommend to anybody I know."
- Anonymous
"Mike Pepke is an outstanding attorney and provides exceptional service to our company."
- Michael Altshaefl
Albany-Chicago Company, LLC
"Our firm has had the pleasure of working with Mike Pepke and his colleagues at Reinhart for several years and on many transactions. Mike especially takes the time to develop a personal relationship with his clients in order that he has a complete picture of the company and its owners in working on transactions. "
- Anonymous
"Rob's greatest values to us are his expertise, knowledge of our company, and responsiveness. He is able to deal productively with difficult personalities and is able to offer solutions that give our managers choices. He is never arrogant or demeaning."
- Susan Haugen
Milliman, Inc
"Robert Sholl understands real world problems and balances legal requirements with the needs of running a business."
- Timothy Jarecki
Ellsworth Corporation
"Robert Sholl is always available, even on short notice. He is very knowledgeable, and he has a unique ability to understand the constraints in the business world and explain things in non-lawyer terms."
- Timothy Jarecki
Ellsworth Corporation
"I have had the distinct pleasure of using Robert Sholl as a legal resource the past several years. I consider Rob to be an extremely capable advisor who consistently assists me in avoiding employment litigation. Rob is extremely responsive and his advice while addressing all the legal concerns is always practical in nature. I always feel confident that all aspects of an issue have been considered when I receive a response from Rob. I find him to be very easy to work with and each interaction with Rob is a learning experience."
- Mark Thate
KishHealth System
"Rob Sholl has helped our company with a wide variety of employment and labor issues for many years. While Rob has superior technical knowledge of labor law, his greatest strength is in the tactical application of the law to develop a winning strategy for every case and situation. In addition, Rob's reputation as one of the best, if not the best, labor attorney in southeast Wisconsin gives us an advantage. Rob is well known and trusted in the legal community, and therefore his positions and opinions are highly respected. I take great comfort in knowing that our company is represented by such highly-respected counsel. Rob is also very personable and a pleasure to work with. "
- Rod Winter
Specialized Industries LP
"Rob is very detail-oriented and professional in his demeanor. He has a very calming and patient approach to discussing issues. "
- Anonymous
"Mr. Sholl has a very practical and pragmatic approach in assisting clients with legal matters. He has the ability to balance the legal and business concerns and help his clients to achieve resolutions to their legal issues that make sense in the business world."
- Anonymous
"Scott is one of the most creative problem-solvers I have worked with. He finds a way to win but he does it without unduly antagonizing the lawyer on the other side, and as a result tends to find ways to work with them to reach common ground which leads to less costly litigation but also productive settlements. He gets highest marks for responsiveness and client service. He is one of the finest lawyers I have ever worked with. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone looking for the highest-quality litigation service available."
- Dyann Kostello
Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd.
"I have used Scott Hansen as a legal resource over a period of more than 15 years and in a large number of different situations. These mainly have dealt with litigation, contracts, antitrust, and dealer/distributor matters (regardless of the subject matter, I consider Scott to be a wise and capable counselor). During that period of time, I do not recall ever having been disappointed. There are a number of things that set Scott out, above the crowd of other good lawyers. The qualities that most quickly come to mind are: 1. His listening skills - he always hears what you say and is responsive to your specific needs 2. His creativity - he looks at things from the ground up and comes up with solutions based on sound judgment 3. His diligence - when Scott is handling a matter, I know that everything has been carefully considered with proper attention to the budget and seriousness of the matter 4. His personality - he is truly easy to work with. "
- David Quast
JohnsonDiversey, Inc.
"I have worked with Mr. Hansen for several years on different cases and have found him to be the best lawyer I have ever worked with. He is not only technically competent, but is able to mix his style with the right amount of skill and aggressiveness. His capabilities have been instrumental in the outcome of each of our cases. He is thorough, understands both sides, and is able to provide advice from fact and law. He is excellent with the client and even more effective in the court room. He will be my lawyer of choice while I'm with this company and any others in the future in the event I would move on. Thanks, Tom Gartland "
- Thomas Gartland
JohnsonDiversey, Inc.
"I personally have worked with Scott Hansen since 1994, and our medical sales, marketing, and distribution company has worked with him for over 25 years. His masterfully chosen distribution law team has served Innovative Medical Devices in negotiations with lawyers from more than 30 companies. Scott's wisdom, responsiveness, and attention to detail make him a formidable attorney. As importantly, he is able to infuse an invaluable strategic business perspective into the advice that he gives. He and his department have consistently provided us with outstanding service and superlative attention to detail."
- David Palay
Innovative Medical Devices, Inc.
"Scott has the ability to oversee and delegate a wide variety of legal issue while staying on top of each. He finds and mentors a high quality staff of associates and follows up better than any other lawyer I've used in the past. He employs a common-sense approach to find a resolution but can "go the distance" if necessary. He has consistently demonstrated his professionalism throughout our relationship."
- Jere Fabick
FABCO Equipment, Inc.
"Mr. Hansen has represented my governmental client in extremely difficult matters. He has demonstrated both a deft understanding of the law and the ability to advocate on behalf of his client. Mr. Hansen has a keen understanding of people, as well, and avoids "running into walls" even though he is right on the law. I highly recommend Mr. Hansen to anyone who needs a lawyer with deep resources."
- William Domina
Milwaukee County
"Scott consistently provides prompt business-savvy advice. He quickly penetrates to the heart of a matter and reconciles the practical and legal realities in thoughtful, and often creative, ways."
- Ed Krishok
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
"Scott Hansen has a great analytical mind. He can sort through a mountain of seemingly disparate facts and determine what is relevant to each issue in the case. He does not flinch from giving unvarnished advice about the merits of the case that his client might not wish to hear. He presents his client's case to the jury in terms the jurors understand and he is very good at crafting settlements."
- Anonymous
"I consider Scott to be key to my business as well as legal advisor and I value his keen ability to find solutions for the issues of today's complex and global legal environment."
- Anonymous
"Scott is a skilled and creative advocate who brings sound judgment to help solve clients' problems in or out of court. "
- Anonymous
"Mr. Scott Hanson is the best legal representative in Wisconsin for franchise laws. Not only is he fantastic in his profession, he also returns calls promptly and he is a nice person."
- Anonymous
"Steven Huff and his firm, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, are responsive and able to translate complex subject matter into clear decision points. Documents are presented in an orderly fashion promoting informed discussion and client participation at all levels of a conversation. "
- Richard A. Huseby
Church Mutual
"Steve is has a vast store of knowledge and experience, takes the time to understand the client's goals and objectives and works to achieve practical and cost-effective solutions. He is a creative thinker, personable, easy to work with, and responsive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
- Anonymous
"Steve is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. We transferred work from a large Chicago firm to Steve and got better answers faster and at considerable savings."
- Anonymous
"Mr. Huff is truly a super lawyer -- he should have a leotard with an "S" on it under his Brooks Brothers suit."
- Anonymous
"Steve Huff does great work."
- Anonymous
"Tim Reardon of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren is without a doubt the single most talented corporate attorney in the United States! Tim Reardon is a leader who really understands the intricacies and nuances of business as well as the legal and tax dynamics of any transaction. In fact the more complex and unique the transaction, the better fit it is for Tim Reardon. My company spends $600,000 per month on legal fees with over 30 law firms and I can say, unequivocally, that Tim Reardon at Reinhardt Boerner Van Deuren is the single most talented attorney working with my company. His strong personal ethics coupled with his abundant talent and his passion for excellence set him apart from all others in his field! I have attorneys that are available to me for all variety of matters, however, when it really matters, I call Tim Reardon. His depth of experience in setting up companies, buying companies, selling companies, navigating complex corporate dynamics, and agreements and transactions of all types is unmatched. In addition, his strong entrepreneurial bent coupled with his keen strategic intellect make him the consummate legal advisor and strategist! When you want a world-class corporate attorney, I highly recommend you contact Tim Reardon of Reinhardt Boerner Van Deuren!"
- Mark Adams
Advocate, MD Financial Group, Inc.
"Mr. Reardon has been extremely helpful and productive in providing advice, counsel, and direction in corporate matters in all the areas of scoring in this survey. He is highly regarded and I have recommended him to others."
- Leonard Dzuibla
Phoenix Care Systems, Inc.
"Tim is very knowledgeable in M&A, commercial transactions, and corporate law, and is very responsive when working with clients. He is proactive in addressing potential issues and providing his recommendation as to how to address them."
- Dyann Kostello
Techtronic Industries Company (Ltd)
"Tim, in my opinion, is one of the best contract/deal lawyers I have ever dealt with. I have known Tim for approximately 20 years and we have worked together on number of mutual clients. In addition, I use Tim as my attorney for my business and personal matters. Through the years I have referred him a number of matters with the satisfaction of knowing my clients will receive top-notch legal services from one of the best attorneys I have known (and I know and have dealt with many). I have observed him providing practical advice for clients and he is extremely knowledgeable about the law and approaches his adversaries with the utmost respect. Even in the most heated businesses situations, Tim keeps his composure, never shows negative emotions, and always has the best interests of his clients while maintaining high ethical standards. In summary I would not hesitate to refer him to clients, other attorneys, and friends, as they would be the benefactor of receiving services from one of the best lawyers in the country."
- Anonymous
"Al Orr is an excellent, responsive attorney who has performed a significant amount of work for us."
- Thomas Campion
Merit Capital Partners
"Mr. Schlinsog personally invests in building a relationship of trust with his clients. He and his colleagues are quickly and easily brought up to speed on complex issues; therefore, they are able to advise us from a vantage point that allows us to take advantage of his legal expertise and his understanding of the nuances of a particular situation or case."
- Kim Sullivan
SmartHealth
"Allen is a pleasure to work with. He provides quality service on a timely basis. He is able to explain complex legal issues in an easy-to-understand manner."
- Anonymous
"Allen Schlinsog is very professional. He is able to come up with creative ways to solve issues and has an excellent strategy. We feel comfortable with Mr. Schlinsog defending our cases."
- Anonymous
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Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Main Location

1000 North Water Street, Suite 1700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-298-1000
7 offices

Management

Jerome M. JanzerChief Executive Officer

Contacts

David B. SchulzBanking
414-298-1000
Peter C. BlainBankruptcy
414-298-1000
Albert S. OrrBusiness Law
414-298-1000
Steven D. HuffEmployee Benefits
414-298-1000
Michael H. SimpsonEnvironmental
414-298-1000
Don M. MillisGovernment Relations
608-229-2200
Tracey L. KleinHealth Care
414-298-1000
Jeffery J. MakeeverIntellectual Property
815-633-5300
Robert J. Misey, Jr.International
414-298-1000
Christopher P. BanaszakLabor & Employment
414-298-1000
Allen C. SchlinsogLitigation
414-298-1000
Bruce T. BlockReal Estate
414-298-1000
James M. BedoreSecurities
414-298-1000
Michael G. GollerTax
414-298-1000
Peter L. GardonTelecommunications/Utilities & Regulations
608-229-2200
John A. HerbersTrusts & Estates
414-298-1000

Personnel

Partners: 130
Of Counsel: 13
Associates: 59
Paralegals: 34
Non-Legal Employees: 161

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Litigation
Communications Law
Construction Law
Copyright Law
Corporate Law
Elder Law
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Employment Law - Individuals
Employment Law - Management
Energy Law
Environmental Law
Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
Franchise Law
Health Care Law
Immigration Law
Insurance Law
International Trade and Finance Law
Labor Law - Management
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation - Antitrust
Litigation - Bankruptcy
Litigation - Environmental
Litigation - ERISA
Litigation - Intellectual Property
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Litigation - Patent
Litigation - Real Estate
Litigation - Securities
Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Litigation and Controversy - Tax
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Patent Law
Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Real Estate Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tax Law
Trusts and Estates