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Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity to Honor Quarles & Brady as “Philanthropist of the Year”

MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that its Milwaukee office has been selected by Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity to receive a Philanthropist of the Year award. Partner Michael J. Ostermeyer will accept the award on behalf of the firm. The Philanthropist of the Year award recognizes organizations for their commitment to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s mission through financial support, leadership and community engagement.

Quarles & Brady has donated legal services to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity since 1994, helping with real estate and loan closings, resolution of labor and employment issues, and bankruptcy procedures. The support is just one of many programs within the firm’s Quarles Cares volunteer initiative, which encourages attorneys and staff to contribute time, talent and other resources to the benefit of the communities in which the firm practices.

“We are honored to receive such an award from Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity,” said Quarles & Brady attorney Patrick Schoen, who has provided pro bono legal representation to the organization for years. “We have thoroughly enjoyed our near 20-year partnership with this remarkable organization, and we look forward to assisting in its mission to build homes and strong families in the Milwaukee area.”

Quarles & Brady will formally receive the award on October 26, 2013, during the 18th-annual Foundation for Change Dinner and Auction at Discovery World.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity transforms lives by providing simple, decent and affordable housing for Milwaukee families in need. The organization builds and renovates homes for families and individuals in need of sustainable housing. Founded in 1984 as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Milwaukee Habitat builds and repairs homes in the Washington Park neighborhood of Milwaukee. To date, Milwaukee Habitat has built or repaired over 500 homes in partnership with hardworking Milwaukee families.

Quarles Cares
Quarles Cares is a vehicle for encouraging Quarles & Brady attorneys and staff to remain in touch with the world around them and, hopefully, make our communities better and brighter places to live. Quarles Cares is also a great internal team builder because it allows all firm employees opportunities to work with Quarles personnel whom they might not see in the course of daily routines, and gives them a chance to celebrate one another’s skills and strengths.

About Quarles & Brady LLP
Quarles & Brady LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 450 attorneys practicing from offices in Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz.; Naples and Tampa, Fla.; Chicago, Ill; Madison and Milwaukee, Wis.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. The firm provides an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients, which range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Additional information about the firm may be found at, and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.