David I. Cisar

David I. Cisar


von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Recognized since 2007

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Bankruptcy
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Dave Cisar Co-Chairs the Banking and Commercial Finance Section. He draws on his 35 years of experience to counsel businesses on governance, financing, contracting, real estate, acquisitions and strategic planning.

Dave has a strong focus on the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) and represents financial institutions and businesses in all aspects of commercial finance and other commercial transactions including terms and conditions of sales, commercial loan agreements, inter-creditor agreements, participation agreements, syndicated loans, asset-based lending and other financing transactions. He has extensive experience with and frequently represents creditors in workouts, foreclosures, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and related commercial (including UCC) litigation. He was active in the review of and in promoting the enactment in Wisconsin of numerous statutory revisions to the UCC, including UCC Revised Article 9 (2000), and the more recent enactment in Wisconsin of the 2010 amendments to UCC Article 9. He testified before state legislators with regard to passage of Revised Article 9 of the UCC and the repeal of UCC Article 6 (bulk sales) in Wisconsin. He authored the chapter, “Documents of Title and UCC Article 7” in the State Bar of Wisconsin publication, “Commercial and Consumer Transactions in Wisconsin.”

Location

  • 411 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1000
    Milwaukee, WI 53202-4427

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., graduated 1982
  • Ripon College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, graduated 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Bar

Affiliations

  • Milwaukee Bar Association - Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute - Member
  • American Bar Association - Business Section: Commercial Finance and UCC Committees
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Director, Business Law Section 2002-2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Bankruptcy

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Bankruptcy, Milwaukee (2021)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy

Awards:

  • Board Certified, Creditor’s Rights Law, American Board of Certification
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyers® (2006-2021)

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