Quarles & Brady Announces New Partners10/04/13
MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that the following attorneys have been elected to partnership by the firm’s executive committee:
Kristen M. Danyluk practices in the Corporate Services Group. She specializes in representing institutional investors in their investment activities, including potential investments in private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and other alternative investment vehicles as well as secondary sales and acquisitions of fund interests. Her recent experience includes representing a state agency in the disposition of private equity fund interests and advising public charity, foundation and endowment investors on potential investments. Danyluk also practices in mergers and acquisitions, representing both buyers and sellers in stock and asset transactions. In addition, she regularly advises privately held companies on business planning and formation and general corporate matters. Danyluk earned her law degree from University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 2004) and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University (A.B., 1999).
Christopher J. Fahy concentrates his practice in intellectual property litigation and client counseling in the retail and manufacturing industries. Fahy has experience with a broad range of technologies, including mechanical devices, confectioneries, gaming devices, stem cells, automotive systems and robotics. He has experience in federal district courts across the country, Section 337 investigations in the U.S. International Trade Commission and with post-grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also assists clients in the acquisition, protection and exploitation of their intellectual property, including such areas as brand licensing. Fahy is a member of the American Bar Association, The Illinois Bar Association, The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago and the Wisconsin Bar Association. He earned both his law degree (J.D., cum laude, 2005) and his undergraduate degree (B.S., 1999) from the University of Wisconsin.
Norah L. Jones is an attorney in the Tax-Exempt Organizations Group. She focuses her practice on advising public charities, private foundations, trade associations and other tax-exempt entities on a variety of legal and tax matters, such as advising clients regarding the creation of new tax-exempt organizations and the application for appropriate federal and state tax exemptions for such organizations, drafting and reviewing corporate governance documents and representing clients engaged in Internal Revenue Service audits. Jones is a member of the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association. In 2013, she was recognized as one of the “40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 To Watch” by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Chicago Lawyer Magazine and The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. She was also listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013: Non-Profit/Charities Law), recognized as a Best Lawyers® 2013 Chicago Non-Profit / Charities Law “Lawyer of the Year” and selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star (2011-present). She earned her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006) and her undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1998). Jones also received her master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois in 2001.
Allison M. Buchanan practices in the firm’s Public Finance Group. She advises school districts and other municipalities in many areas of municipal finance, including state, federal tax and securities laws. Some of her recent experiences include working with school districts on the financing of capital projects and cash flow borrowings and on bond and revenue cap referenda. She also assists other municipal clients on various tax-exempt bond financings and works on 501(c)(3) financings for health care and higher education facilities. Buchanan is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Milwaukee Bar Association. She earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2006) and her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 2003).
Bridgette DeToro practices in the area of public finance, serving as bond counsel and disclosure counsel, which includes advising Wisconsin municipalities with respect to state and federal tax and securities laws in connection with the issuance of tax-exempt and taxable general obligation and revenue obligations. In addition, Bridgette advises Wisconsin municipalities regarding tax incremental financing districts and other economic development matters. Bridgette also assists underwriters in complying with the requirements of offering municipal securities. She is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the Milwaukee Bar Association. She earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005) and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin (B.B.A., 1992).
Joshua D. Maggard practices in the areas of commercial litigation and professional liability, specializing in cases involving complex financial issues, class action defense and professional malpractice. Maggard’s recent experience in commercial litigation includes achieving dismissal with prejudice of all class allegations in a proposed consumer class action, achieving summary judgment and dismissal of all claims in an insurance broker malpractice action, defeating a motion for nationwide class certification in a proposed policyholder class action and defending a leading insurance broker in professional liability lawsuits in state and federal court. Maggard’s professional activities include membership in the Technology Governance Committee and Commercial Litigation Technology Initiatives Committee. He earned his law degree from the Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2006) and his undergraduate degree from Taylor University (B.A., 2001).
Benjamin B. Brown practices in the area of commercial litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. He represents local and national lenders, loan servicers and title insurers, and focuses his practice on complex real estate disputes, including title claims, creditor rights matters, probate and trust litigation, and insurance disputes. His recent experience includes representing a Fortune 50 lender in a title/priority dispute at trial and appellate levels, a national retailer in a dispute regarding shopping complex access and easement rights, a professional fiduciary in complex probate and trust dispute, and sellers of single-family residences in a contract-interpretation dispute at trial and appellate levels. Brown is a member of the Florida Bar, the Collier County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Princeton Alumni Schools Committee. He received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005) and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University (B.A., 2002).
Kimberley A. Dillon has a master’s degree in Taxation and practices in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, general business law, corporate services, tax controversy and tax planning. She advises individuals and businesses on a variety of tax matters, including individual income, gift and estate tax consequences; corporate and partnership tax consequences; and international tax consequences. Dillon’s recent experience includes consulting regarding preparation of individual, estate, gift and trust tax returns; preparation of wills, revocable trusts and various irrevocable trusts, including charitable trusts; advice concerning tax controversies against the Internal Revenue Service; and assisting boards of directors of not-for-profit corporations in obtaining and maintaining federal tax exemption. Dillon is a member of the Florida Bar and the Collier County Bar Association. She is also immediate past chair of the YMCA of the Palms Board of Endowment and is the vice president of the board of directors for the Collier County Women’s Bar Association. Dillon earned her Masters of Law (LL.M., 2006) and law degree (J.D., magna cum laude, 2005) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and her undergraduate degree from Charleston Southern University (B.S., summa cum laude, 2002).
Stanton E. Johnson is a commercial real estate lawyer with extensive experience in acquisitions and sales, development, leasing and property management. His experience includes representation of homebuilders, developers and land bankers in the acquisition, development and financing of master-planned residential communities; representation of commercial property developers in the development and management of office, retail and industrial properties; representation of banks in the management, leasing and sale of bank-owned properties; representation of court-appointed receivers in the management and sale of hotel, industrial and residential properties in multiple states and more. Johnson is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Maricopa County Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona. He also serves on the board of directors for the Habitat for Humanity of Central Arizona. He earned his law degree from University of Utah College of Law (J.D., 2002) and his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University (B.S., 1999).
Brenda Maloney Shafer is a member of the Health Law Group. Her practice focuses primarily in health law and, in particular, health care regulatory and transactional work. Ms. Maloney Shafer advises health care providers and organizations on regulatory and operational compliance and business development. She has experience drafting and negotiating contracts for a variety of health care providers and entities, including physician employment agreements, professional services arrangements, pharmacy benefit management agreements and 340B pharmacy services agreements. Brenda has represented physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care providers before several state licensing boards. Maloney Shafer is a member of the state bars of Arizona, New Mexico and North Carolina, and of the American Health Lawyers Association. She earned her law degree from the University of New Mexico (J.D., cum laude, 2001) and her Master of Law degree in Health Law from Saint Louis University (LL.M., 2002). She received her undergraduate degree from Creighton University (BSN, 1993). Prior to law school, Brenda served as an active duty officer in the United States Army Nurse Corps.
Lauren Elliott Stine is a member of the Commercial Litigation Group and the Appellate subgroup. Her experience includes representing local and national corporations in complex corporate and contract disputes, assisting clients in special action and appellate proceedings in state and federal courts, and representing local and national clients in health care, real estate, professional liability, financial services and construction litigation matters. Stine was selected for inclusion in the Southwest Super Lawyers®– Rising Stars 2013 Edition (Business Litigation). She is a member and former officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix MetOrg Board, she served as the Phoenix-office co-chair for the firm’s Quarles Cares community service program and is the pro bono coordinator for the firm’s Phoenix office. She earned her undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.S., summa cum laude, 2003) and her law degree (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2006) from Arizona State University.
Susan Brichler Trujillo practices in the areas of health law and litigation & dispute resolution. Her practice includes representation of health care clients, including retail pharmacies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and wholesale distributors, pharmacy benefit managers, hospitals, behavioral health providers and nursing homes in the areas of regulatory compliance, contract disputes, licensing issues and litigation matters. Brichler Trujillo is a member of Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court, the American Bar Association and the Association of Arizona Health Care Lawyers. She also serves on the board of directors for Community Legal Services. Brichler Trujillo received her law degree from University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 2004) and her master’s (M.A., 1998) and undergraduate degrees (B.A., 1995) from the University of Arizona.
Amy Cotton Peterson is a member of the firm’s Health Law Group. As a licensed physical therapist and health care attorney, she has more than 14 years of experience in the health care industry. Her practice includes advising clients on regulatory and compliance issues, business development and defending clients before professional boards. Amy has experience with advising clients regarding compliance with pharmaceutical laws and regulations; drafting policies and procedures relating to pharmacy practice, HIPAA and health care business activities; regulatory compliance with laws relating to Discount Medical Provider Organizations, Pharmacy Benefit Management and Third Party Administration; and advising health care clients regarding marketing and business development and drafting marketing agreements. She is a member of American Health Lawyers Association, the Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues and Arizona Autism United. Amy is also a licensed physical therapist. She received her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law (J.D., 2005) and her undergraduate degree from Truman State University (B.S., cum laude, 1996). She also earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences in 1999.
Michael J. Curley practices in all areas of intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement litigation; trade secret misappropriation litigation; domain name disputes; and unfair competition. Curley has litigated cases in most of the country’s patent-heavy jurisdictions and has developed a particular expertise in defending accused infringers from “non-practicing entities” or “patent trolls.” He also practices patent prosecution, with an emphasis on optics and electronics. His recent experience includes obtaining favorable claim construction in a chemical patent infringement case supporting a motion for summary judgment, successfully defending against a motion for preliminary injunction in a trade dress infringement matter and litigating numerous patent disputes on behalf of both patentees and accused infringers, in technology areas ranging from network security to semiconductor fabrication equipment to sporting goods. Curley was elected in 2012 as a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2012). He earned his law degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D., 2003) and his undergraduate degrees from University of Arizona (B.A. and B.S., cum laude, 1997).
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