About Jerome R Kerkman
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... read more »
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
Chapter 11/Out of Court Restructurings
Mergers & Acquisitions
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1984
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
University of Wisconsin Law School; Madison, Wisconsin
J.D. cum laude – 1984
Lawrence University; Appleton, Wisconsin
B.A. – 1979
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