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Check our website regularly for updates on “What’s New” at Murphy Desmond S.C.


Attorney Julianne Brock Joins Murphy Desmond S.C.

The firm is pleased to welcome Attorney Julianne Brock to our Madison office on July 1, 2019
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Attorney López Featured in Madison365.com Article Regarding POTUS Tweets on Deportations

Attorney Glorily López was the featured immigration lawyer in an article in Madison365.com on June 20, 2019, regarding
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Firm Sponsors 2019 Entrepreneurs' Conference

The 2019 Entrepreneurs' Conference was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 4-5, 2019, where Murphy Desmond was a sponsor for the
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Wendel Appointed to Committee to Assist the Supreme Court of Wisconsin

Attorney Harvey Wendel was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court's Appointment Selection Committee for a three-year term beginning May 17, 2019, through April 30, 2022
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Attorney Hendrickson Inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

Attorney Gini Hendrickson was inducted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) at a private event in April 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Attorney Esp Chosen to Attend 2019 State Bar of Wisconsin Leadership Summit

Attorney Jonathan Esp was nominated and selected to attend the 2019 State Bar of Wisconsin Leadership Summit
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New 2019 Dates Set for Immigration Radio Show on La Movida

Tune in one Friday a month (see dates below) to radio show "Inmigración al Día" on La Movida Radio (WLMV 94.5 FM and 1480 AM) as bilingual Immigration Attorney and
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Ghayyad and Hendrickson Named Shareholders

Murphy Desmond S.C. is pleased to announce that attorneys Maryam Ghayyad and Gini Hendrickson have been named shareholders with the firm, effective January 1, 2019
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Frank to Chair Clean Lakes Alliance Executive Board of Directors

Attorney Matt Frank has been elected Chair of the Executive Board of Directors of the Clean Lakes Alliance
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Attorney Frank Appointed to Advisory Council by Wisconsin Governor-Elect Tony Evers

Attorney Matt Frank has been appointed to the Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advisory Council by Wisconsin Governor-Elect Tony Evers
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Bechler Featured by Super Lawyers

Attorney Larry Bechler is highlighted in an article in Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine and on the website as a featured 2018 Super Lawyer of interest
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Emily Gorces Honored at "Unsung Heroes" Reception

Immigration paralegal Emily Gorces was named an honoree at the Unsung Heroes of Wisconsin's Legal Community luncheon at the Grain Exchange in Milwaukee on December 5, 2018
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Murphy Desmond Lawyers Named on 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

The firm is pleased to announce that the following Murphy Desmond lawyers are included on lists for the recently released 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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Firm Included on 2019 "Best Law Firms" List

Murphy Desmond S.C. has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list and regionally in 13 practice areas
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Firm Sponsors 2018 Early Stage Symposium

On November 7-8, 2018, Murphy Desmond once again sponsored the Early Stage Symposium (ESS) in Madison
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Attorney Robb Evans Joins Murphy Desmond

Murphy Desmond welcomes Attorney Robb Evans to the firm on November 1, 2018. Robb is a member of the firm's business teams
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Ghayyad featured in Wisconsin Law Journal

Attorney Maryam Ghayyad was featured in the September 2018 issue of Wisconsin Law Journal as a result of her recent "Up and Coming Lawyers" award.
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Hendrickson Inducted into the Fellows of Wisconsin Law Foundation

Attorney Gini Hendrickson has been named a Fellow of the Wisconsin Law Foundation Class of 2018
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Ghayyad Named in "Up and Coming Lawyers" Class of 2018

Attorney Maryam Ghayyad was named a member of the Wisconsin Law Journal's 2018 class of "Up and Coming Lawyers" for
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López and Bechler Named 2019 "Lawyer of the Year"

Attorneys Glorily López and Larry Bechler were named 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Madison, Wisconsin, by Best Lawyers® in America
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Murphy Desmond Lawyers Recognized by Best Lawyers®

The firm is pleased to announce that 13 Murphy Desmond lawyers are included in The Best Lawyers in America® (2019 Edition), including two additional lawyers since the 2018 listing
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Attorney Kristin Beilke Joins Murphy Desmond

Murphy Desmond welcomes Attorney Kristin K. Beilke to the firm on August 22, 2018. Kristin is a member of the firm's Litigation team and the Creditors' Rights, Business Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation practice group
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Murphy Desmond Supports 2018 Badger Startup Summit

On August 22, 2018, Murphy Desmond sponsored the Badger Startup Summit as part of Forward Fest in Madison, Wisconsin
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Mendoza Presents on Physician Licensing Matters

Attorney Mario Mendoza presented on the topic of Licensing Problems: Handling Probation, Suspensions, Revocations and More
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Firm Sponsors ABI Conference

Murphy Desmond sponsored the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) 25th Annual Central States Bankruptcy Workshop from June 7-9, 2018 in Lake Geneva, WI
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Zimmerman on Panel at Wisconsin Entrepreneur Conference

On June 6, 2018, Attorney Ginger Zimmerman joined a panel of start-up professionals to discuss the topic of "Killer Mistakes and How to Avoid Them" to a group of attendees at the Wisconsin Entrepreneur Conference
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Firm Attends Latino Chamber of Commerce Gala

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, employees from Murphy Desmond and their guests attended the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County Annual Gala
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López Interviewed on WMTV Regarding DACA

Immigration Attorney Glorily López was interviewed by Madison, Wisconsin’s NBC affiliate WMTV, which aired on Friday, March 2, 2018
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Zimmerman Presents on Bankruptcy in Estate Planning

Attorney Ginger Zimmerman spoke to members of the Madison Estate Planning Council on Monday, February 26, 2018, at the Madison Club
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Attorneys Fine, Maciolek and Reed Named Shareholders

Murphy Desmond S.C. is pleased to announce the following attorneys have been named shareholders with the firm, effective January 1, 2018: Roy Fine, Mark Maciolek and Jason Reed
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2018 Schedule Set for Attorney López’s Radio Show “Inmigración al Día” on La Movida (94.5FM and 1480AM)

Tune in once a month to Spanish-speaking radio station La Movida (1480 AM in Madison, WI) as bilingual Immigration Attorney and Practice Group Leader Glorily A. López takes calls, texts, and Facebook Live
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Attorney Jonathan Esp Joins Murphy Desmond

Murphy Desmond welcomes Attorney Jonathan Esp to our Madison office
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Attorney López Interviewed for All About Living radio show with Carol Koby

Immigration Attorney Practice Leader Glorily A. López was interviewed on the All About Living radio show with Carol Koby, which aired on November 25, 2017, on Hank AM 1550 and 97.7 FM
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Murphy Desmond Sponsors Early Stage Symposium

On November 15-16, 2017, Murphy Desmond sponsored the Early Stage Symposium (ESS)
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Attorney Croake Joins Murphy Desmond S.C.

Murphy Desmond welcomes Attorney John Paul (J.P.) Croake to the firm’s Madison office on November 1, 2017
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Attorney López Presents to the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin 2017 Issues Briefing

Attorney Glorily A. López was the keynote speaker at a League of Women Voters (LWV) event in Madison, WI, on Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Attorney Frank Presents at Federation of Environmental Technologists (FET) Annual Conference

Attorney Matt Frank recently spoke at the annual conference of the Federation of Environmental Technologists (FET), held October 25-26, 2017, in Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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Seeking Associate Litigation Attorney

The firm is actively seeking an Associate Litigation Attorney for our Madison office
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Bechler Inducted into the Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation

Attorney Larry Bechler was inducted into the 2017 Class of Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation
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Firm Members Attend LNA Meeting in Kansas City

Attorneys Brian Thill and Matt Fleming attended the fall meeting of Legal Netlink Alliance (LNA) in Kansas City, Missouri, October 4-6, 2017
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for All H-1B Petitions

On October 3, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing for all types of H-1B visa petitions
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New USCIS Form Allows Foreign Nationals to Apply Simultaneously for Work Authorization and Social Security Number

On October 2, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new partnership between USCIS and the Social Security Administration (SSA), which allows certain categories of foreign nationals to
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Attorney López Helps Lead Relief Efforts for Puerto Rico Amid Hurricane Maria’s Destruction

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, damaging and destroying countless homes and causing severe damage to Puerto Rico’s infrastructure
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USCIS Resumes Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Subject H-1B Visa Petitions

On September 18, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that premium processing would resume for H-1B visa petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) cap
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Firm Joins Legal Netlink Alliance (LNA)

Murphy Desmond is pleased to announce that we have joined Legal Netlink Alliance (LNA), a multi-discipline law firm network throughout the United States and the world
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Attorney López Joins TEMPO Madison

Attorney Glorily A. López is a new member of TEMPO Madison, an invitation-only organization of diverse, executive-level women in Madison, Wisconsin
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Attorney López Interviewed on Capital City Sunday Morning Show in Madison

Immigration Attorney Practice Leader Glorily A. López was interviewed on WKOW, Channel 27 TV’s morning show, Capital City Sunday, which aired on Sunday, September 10, 2017
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Valentyn Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal

Attorney Connor Valentyn was interviewed for the Wisconsin Law Journal in August 2017 as it relates to his emerging practice as a business/business start-up lawyer
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Murphy Desmond Lawyers Recognized by 2018 Best Lawyers® in America

Murphy Desmond is pleased to announce that 12 of our lawyers have been named to 2018 Best Lawyers® in America in 13 different practice areas
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Zimmerman and Bechler Named Madison "Lawyer of the Year"

Best Lawyers® in America has named Murphy Desmond lawyers Ginger Zimmerman and Larry Bechler as 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Madison, Wisconsin
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Ghayyad Interviewed by The Cap Times

Immigration Attorney Maryam Ghayyad was interviewed for a story that ran in The Cap Times regarding terminology used in the media for undocumented immigrants
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Attorney López Featured in In Business Article on Immigration

Immigration Attorney Glorily A. López was interviewed for In Business magazine’s August 2017 issue regarding President Trump’s recent “Buy American/Hire American” executive order and the H-1B visa program.
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Fine Interviewed for In Business Article

Attorney Roy Fine was interviewed by In Business magazine regarding death and taxes as it relates to business owners
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Attorney López Presents on DACA to TEMPO Madison

Attorney Glorily A. López presented on the topic of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to TEMPO members and their guests at Madison Club on August 8, 2017
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USCIS Announces Every Naturalization Applicant Must provide Biometrics Regardless of Age

On July 26, 2017, USCIS updated the USCIS Policy Manual to specify that every naturalization (citizenship) applicant must provide biometrics (e.g. fingerprints) regardless of age, unless the applicant qualifies for a fingerprint waiver due to certain medical conditions or disabilities.
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USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions

On July 24, 2017, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B employment petitions effective immediately.
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Wendel Named to the Fellows’ Board of Trustees

Attorney Harvey Wendel was named to the Board of Trustees of the Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation for a one-year term.
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Attorney Connor Valentyn Joins Firm

Murphy Desmond is pleased to welcome attorney Connor Valentyn, practicing in the areas of Business Law and Business Start-Ups.
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Zimmerman Named President of Murphy Desmond S.C.

Murphy Desmond S.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Jane F. (Ginger) Zimmerman has been elected to serve as President of the firm, effective May 30, 2017.
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Firm Sponsors Entrepreneur Conference

On June 6-7, 2017, the firm sponsored the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference at Union South (on the University of Wisconsin campus), as well as the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
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Murphy Desmond Sponsors Madison College Challenge

For the second consecutive year, Murphy Desmond sponsored the Madison College Challenge, an annual business plan competition put on by Madison Area Technical College on May 5, 2017.
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López Interviewed for In Business Magazine Immigration Article

Immigration attorney Glorily López was interviewed for an article in the April 2017 issue of In Business magazine regarding the impact of the latest immigration policies on employers and workers.
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Attorney López Interviewed on ABC-Affiliate in Madison Regarding Latest Executive Order on Immigration

In light of the latest executive order on immigration on March 6, 2017, Immigration Attorney Practice Leader Attorney Glorily A. López was interviewed by ABC-affiliate WKOW (Channel 27) in Madison, Wisconsin.
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López Featured in Wisconsin Lawyer magazine

Immigration lawyer Glorily López was interviewed for a feature in the magazine of the Wisconsin State Bar.
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Attorney Harlowe Interviewed About Restorative Court Changes in Dane County

Dane County is part of a nationwide Restorative Court project intended to reduce incarcerations and racial inequities of young people ages 17 to 25 for non-violent and lower level crimes
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Attorney Bill Mundt Passes Away Unexpectedly

The attorneys and staff at Murphy Desmond S.C. are profoundly saddened by the loss of our colleague and friend, William F. Mundt
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Attorney López Speaks at “United We Stand” Immigration Seminar in Madison, WI

Immigration attorney Glorily López spoke to a large crowd on Sunday, January 29, 2017, at the “United We Stand” immigration seminar
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Firm Sponsors RENEW Wisconsin’s 2017 Energy Policy Summit

Murphy Desmond was a sponsor of the RENEW Wisconsin Energy Policy Summit on January 19, 2017, at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin.
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Supreme Court Hears Case on Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Bankruptcy

On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Midland Funding v. Johnson
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Attorneys Ghayyad and Maciolek Chosen to Attend 2017 Wisconsin State Bar Young Lawyers Conference and Leadership Summit

The firm congratulates Murphy Desmond lawyers Maryam Ghayyad and Mark Maciolek, as they have both been selected to participate in the Wisconsin State Bar’s 2017 Young Lawyers Conference & Leadership Summit, to be held in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on March 24, 2017
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Social Security Administration Stops Mailing Statements to Certain Group

Due to budget restrictions, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will make changes to the mailings of important information for many people planning for retirement
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DeKraay Becomes Shareholder

The firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Sarah DeKraay has become a shareholder with Murphy Desmond S.C., effective January 1, 2017
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Murphy Desmond Attorneys Named on 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to the following Murphy Desmond attorneys who have been named on lists for 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
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Brickl Receives Unsung Heroes Award

On December 1, 2016, Murphy Desmond office manager Kathy Brickl was honored at a luncheon in Milwaukee for an “Unsung Heroes Award” by Wisconsin Law Journal. Kathy was nominated and won the award given to legal support staff who work hard behind the scenes to get things done
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Murphy Desmond S.C. Ranked in 2017 "Best Law Firms"

Murphy Desmond S.C. has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list regionally in 14 practice areas
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IRS Due Diligence Initiative Focuses on Tax Preparers

As part of its Due Diligence Initiative, the IRS is sending letters to tax preparers it suspects are not performing the due diligence required prior to allowing their clients to take the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit/Additional Child Tax Credit and American Opportunity Tax Credit on their returns
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Morgan and Helland Present to WWBIC at Firm's Madison Office

Attorneys Bill Morgan and Alison Helland presented seminars through Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) in two separate seminars held at the firm’s Madison office
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Thill Presents Foreclosure and Repossession Seminar

Attorney Brian Thill presented on the topic of "Wisconsin Foreclosure and Repossession Compliance" in September 2016.
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Bechler Named 2017 "Lawyer of the Year"

Attorney Larry Bechler has been named 2017 “Lawyer of the Year-Municipal Law” in Madison, Wisconsin, by Best Lawyers® in America. Larry received the same award in 2012.
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Mendoza on Board of Downtown Madison Rotary

Attorney Mario Mendoza has joined the Board of Directors at the Rotary Club of Madison for a 2-year term.
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Murphy Desmond Lawyers Recognized by 2017 Best Lawyers® in America

Murphy Desmond is pleased to announce that 13 of our lawyers have been named to 2017 Best Lawyers® in America in 14 different practice areas.
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U.S. Department of Justice Seeks a Definite Decision on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

On July 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice asked the U.S. Supreme Court for a rehearing before nine justices in the case over President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, highlighting the need for a definitive decision on the matter instead of the non-precedential 4-4 split reached by the high court in June 2016.
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Seventh Circuit Court Upholds Court’s Decision in Trade Well Int’l v. United Cent. Bank (Trade Well II)

On June 17, 2016, a three-judge panel of the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s decision in Trade Well Int’l v. United Cent. Bank (Trade Well II).
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Firm Sponsors 2016 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference

Murphy Desmond is pleased to again be a sponsor of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference on June 7-8, 2016, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.
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Nicole Pellerin Writes Article for American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal

Attorney Nicole Pellerin’s article entitled  “Undisclosed Claims and Courses of Action” was published in the Spring 2016 edition of the national magazine American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal.
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Immigration attorney Lopez Interviewed on WKOW

Farming in Wisconsin is one of the many  industries affected by immigration laws.
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Attorney Roy Fine Joins Murphy Desmond

Appleton attorney, Roy Fine, has joined Murphy Desmond’s business, estate planning and intellectual property practice groups.
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Attorney Lopez Receives Immigration Award

Immigration lawyer Glorily Lopez has received an award from ThreeBest Rated, an online rating organization that ranks top businesses in a market.
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The PATH Act: Restrictions on Claims For Certain Credits

With tax season under way, make sure you are aware of changes included in the PATH Act as it relates to restrictions on claims for certain credits.
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New Requirements for ITIN Under the PATH Act

Did you know there are new requirements for Issuance of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) under The PATH Act?
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Attorney Lopez Interviewed on WKOW

Immigration lawyer Glorily Lopez was featured in a story on Madison TV station, WKOW, about immigration trends toward citizenship, as it relates to the Trump campaign.
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IRS Taxpayer Resources Available in Spanish

The IRS provides taxpayer resources in Spanish
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Criminal Defense Attorney Bruce Rosen Joins Murphy Desmond

On February 8, 2016, Bruce Rosen joined Murphy Desmond S.C. in the areas of Criminal Defense, Professional License Defense, and Litigation. Bruce’s legal career spans 45 years of representing clients in an array of criminal and professional defense matters.
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Attorney Frank Summarizes Clean Power Plan Update

Read here for a brief update on the Clean Power Plan (CPP).
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Update on IRS-Related Phone Scams

This brief article gives information on protecting yourself from IRS-related phone scams.
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Ghayyad quoted in Wisconsin Lawyer magazine

Attorney Maryam Ghayyad was interviewed for a feature story in the February 2016 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer. Maryam contributed to the article “What’s Hot, What’s Not: Wisconsin Practice Trends 2016” on the topic of immigration law.
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López Named on List of Most Influential Latinos in Wisconsin

Congratulations to immigration attorney Glorily López! She has been named one of the “48 Most Powerful Latinos in Wisconsin” in the nonprofit online magazine Madison365. Glorily was recognized for her work in immigration matters and immigration reform.
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Catch Attorney López’s Call-in (Spanish-Speaking) Radio Show on La Movida in Madison

Please see the English and Spanish schedules of Glorily’s López’s radio show for 2016.
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Murphy Desmond Lawyers Included on Lists for 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Nine Murphy Desmond lawyers are included on lists for 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. They include: Larry Bechler (State/Local Municipal Law); Stephen Beilke (Family Law); Hal Harlowe (Criminal Defense); Stephen Morgan (Business Litigation); Robert Pasch (Business/Corporate Law); William Rameker (Bankruptcy: Business); and Ginger Zimmerman (Bankruptcy: Business).
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Murphy Desmond S.C. Ranked in 2016 "Best Law Firms"

Murphy Desmond S.C. has been ranked in the 2016 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list in 13 practice areas in the Madison metropolitan area. Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals the quality of law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Murphy Desmond received the following rankings:
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Frank Presents at UW College of Engineering Seminar

Environmental lawyer Matt Frank will present on the topic of “Site Control and Due Diligence” on October 27, 2015, at the Wind Energy Balance-of-Plant Design seminar put on by the University of Wisconsin College of Engineering in Madison, WI.
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Four Attorneys Named "Lawyer of the Year-Madison" by Best Lawyers in America® 2016

Four Murphy Desmond lawyers were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice areas by Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Only one lawyer is named a “Lawyer of the Year” in each area of law in individual markets.
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Congratulations to the following attorneys who were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America® 2016:

Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law: Bob Pasch, Bill Rameker, Ginger Zimmerman
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Attorney Frank to present at Conferences

Environmental attorney Matt Frank will present at two upcoming conferences: the High Capacity Water Well Science, Law and Regulation seminar in Madison WI, on September 2, 2015, and the Renewable Energy in the Midwest Conference in Minneapolis
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Murphy Desmond Sponsors the Badger Startup Summit Event at Forward Fest

Madison’s entrepreneur and technology groups convene in numerous events at Forward Fest from August 20 through August 27, 2015. Forward Fest Murphy Desmond is a part of this great event as a sponsor of the Badger Startup Summit.
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Harlowe named Nation's Top One Percent by National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Attorney Hal Harlowe has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). The mission of the NADC is to recognize attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.
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Firm Welcomes DeKraay and Pellerin to Madison Office: Knueppel to Janesville Office

Attorneys Sarah DeKraay, Nicole Pellerin and Shanna Knueppel recently joined Murphy Desmond in several practice areas. Sarah is an experienced family law attorney and assists clients with estate planning; Nicole
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Larry Bechler Co-writes Urban Agriculture

Attorney Larry Bechler has co-written a book entitled Urban Agriculture which is now available at the American Bar Association website. The book addresses aspects of agricultural activities in non-rural settings
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Casper and Frank Named Equity Shareholders at Murphy Desmond

Attorneys Tim Casper and Matt Frank recently became equity shareholders at the firm. Tim is a trial lawyer who joined the firm in 2013. Matt joined Murphy Desmond in 2014 and is an environmental lawyer.
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Murphy Desmond Attorneys Named 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

We congratulate the following lawyers who were included on the list for 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers
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Join the conversation with Attorney Glorily Lopez on her La Movida immigration radio program

Immigration lawyer Glorily Lopez will be available to take your calls or text messages on the Madison-area Spanish radio station, La Movida (1480AM) on Friday mornings in 2015, to answer your immigration questions.
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Attorneys Wiesner and Reed Join Murphy Desmond

The firm welcomes attorneys Ryan Wiesner and Jason Reed! Ryan is a litigator who joins us from a Milwaukee firm. Jason most recently worked for Murphy Desmond as a law clerk and will be assisting business clients for the firm.
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Online Payment Option Available for Clients

Murphy Desmond clients are now able to make payments online through our "Make a Payment" button on the top of our website pages. The secured page allows clients to make full or partial payments that will be received in real time.
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Murphy Desmond Work Cited Extensively by State High Court

Attorneys Bob Pasch and Brian Thill, co-authors of Wisconsin Collection Law, recently had their publication cited on numerous occasions in the Supreme Court of Wisconsin’s decision in Associated Bank v. Collier.
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Maciolek Wins Concealed Carry Lawsuit

For the first time in Wisconsin, a judge overturned the Department of Justice’s decision to deny a man’s application for a license to carry a concealed weapon. Attorney Mark Maciolek represented the man
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Rameker in Clark v. Rameker

Attorney William Rameker and his team argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Clark v. Rameker, and the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Rameker. The case, which has to do with non-spousal inherited IRAs in bankruptcy proceedings
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Former WI DNR Secretary Matt Frank Joins Murphy Desmond

Attorney Matt Frank has joined Murphy Desmond and will be practicing in the areas of Environmental Law, Renewable Energy and Sustainabilty, as well as Administrative/Regulatory Law, Municipal Law and Litigation.
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2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Named

These attorneys were chosen to 2013 Super Lawyers: Larry Bechler, Stephen Beilke (also a "Top 50 Wisconsin" and "Top 25 Madison" Super Lawyer), Hal Harlowe, Steve Morgan, Bill Mundt, Bob Pasch, Bill Rameker, Steve Tumbush and Ginger Zimmerman.
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Murphy Desmond wins #1 Preferred Law Firm 4 Years in a Row

The Annual Book of Lists, published by In Business magazine, names Murphy Desmond as the first place "Preferred Law Firm" in the Madison area, as selected by its 950-member executive register (local business executives).
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Attorney Gini Hendrickson Joins Murphy Desmond

Attorney Gini L. Hendrickson has joined Murphy Desmond in the areas of estate planning, business succession planning, business law and real estate. Welcome, Gini!
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Appleton Office Opens for Business

On October 1, 2013, Murphy Desmond opened a law office in Appleton, Wisconsin, to serve the Fox Cities and surrounding region. The office is managed by attorney Warren Kraft, whose practice includes real estate and development
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Mendoza and Morgan Named Shareholders

Attorneys Mario Mendoza and William E. Morgan have been named Shareholders at Murphy Desmond S.C. Mario's practice focuses on assisting clients in business and real estate matters, family law, and litigation.
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For All Your Legal Challenges

With nearly 40 lawyers in a wide range of practices, Murphy Desmond S.C. can assist you in all of your business and personal legal needs. Since 1931, our firm has worked to achieve our clients’ goals in a timely, cost-effective, and final manner.

When choosing a law firm, choose lawyers and a firm that has consistently been recognized for excellence over the years.

For a consultation with Murphy Desmond, call 608.257.7181 or send us an e-mail. Our firm has offices in Madison, Janesville, and Appleton, and serves clients throughout Wisconsin.