Jerome R. Kerkman is a shareholder with the firm. He has a business litigtion practice with an emphasis in commercial financial transactions, business restructuring in court or out-of-court, mergers and acquisitions, personal planning and complex business litigation involving wrongful competition and trade secrets.
A sample of his significant case involvement include:
Great Western Publishing, Inc. v. A.T. Mallad Enterprises, Inc. Represented plaintiff in breach of contract dispute seeking lost profits; defendant counterclaimed seeking millions of dollars for unfair competition and theft of trade secrets under California law; result: jury verdict of $500,000 for plaintiff.
Princeton American Corporation (Holding company for real estate and other business; Phoenix, AZ) Lead attorney for major unsecured creditor of NASDAQ company; result: obtained Chapter 11 trustee within 1 month after filing.
Prange Way, Inc. (Large discount department store chain-Green Bay) Major role in representing large Chapter 11 debtor; result: confirmed liquidating plan with equity receiving significant distribution.
Great Western Publishing, Inc. ($40 million publishing company; Phoenix, AZ) Lead attorney for Chapter 11 debtor; result: confirmed plan in 7.5 months with owner retaining control.
Datacare, Inc. (Hospital software company – Tampa, FL) Represented one of the largest Milwaukee hospitals and took lead role for hospital clients of debtor; result: Chapter 11 trustee appointed and confirmed plan allowed hospitals to smartly migrate to new software systems.
P.A. Berger & Co. / Carson Pirie Scott & Company ($1 billion department store company-Milwaukee) Major role in representing large Chapter 11 debtor; result: confirmed operating plan issuing stock on NASDAQ.
Andrae Electric Co. (Oldest electrical contracting firm in the country – Milwaukee) Represented acquiring party of Chapter 11 company proceedings; result: purchased company.
Winjak, Inc. & Jack Winter Apparel, Inc. (Apparel manufacturer-Milwaukee) Co-counsel representing NYSE Chapter 11 debtor; result: confirmed plan which sold the company.
Patrick Cudahy, Inc. (Large food processor-Milwaukee) Co-counsel representing major partially secured lender; result: cash payment.You can reach him by phone at 414.277.8200
Areas of Practice
Bankruptcy LitigationChapter 11/Out of Court RestructuringsCommercial Law/Contracts/UCCCreditors’ RightsCopyright InfringementCyber LawFraudFraudulent TransfersMergers & AcquisitionsNoncompetition AgreementsTrade SecretsUnfair Competition
Wisconsin, 1984U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1984U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
University of Wisconsin Law School; Madison, WisconsinJ.D. cum laude – 1984Lawrence University; Appleton, WisconsinB.A. – 1979Major: Music