Effective September 14, 2022, Attorney Bryan T. Kroes has been elected to board of the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI). WAMI is a volunteer organization whose purpose is to educate and recognize the achievements and accomplishments of individuals in the Wisconsin music industry. In addition, they endeavor to provide annual scholarships to students and/or emerging […]
Attorney Bryan T. Kroes was featured on episode 50 of the Quit Getting Screwed Podcast, hosted by Karalynn Cromeens.
Hurtado Zimmerman SC is pleased to announce the opening of its Wausau office, led by Robert Zimmerman, CPA. Bob’s practice focuses on business formation, acquisition and sales; estate planning and probate; real estate sales and purchases; and tax planning and audits. He gives legal advice to businesses ranging from single person start-ups to multi-million dollar companies, has […]
Attorney Bryan Kroes was appointed as a Board of Directors Member of the State Bar of Wisconsin during its March 10, 2022 Meeting. A link to the State Bar of Wisconsin website can be found here.
On Wednesday, April 13, 2022 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm Attorney Brian Zimmerman will be presenting to Halfmoon Education regarding how to handle ethical issues associated with defects and failures. To sign up for the presentation click here.
Hurtado Zimmerman SC is pleased to announce that Bryan T. Kroes has been named a Shareholder of the firm as of January 1, 2022. Bryan focuses his practice in construction, real property development, municipal bond finance and entertainment law. He represents contractors, designers, and owners to prepare and negotiate construction contracts, address lien and bond […]
Attorney Kroes will be presenting Songwriter(s) Know Your Rights: Legal Issues in Songwriting on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 7:30 pm along with Attorney Peter Strand of Mandell Menkes LLC (Chicago, IL) to Wisconsin Music Ventures on legal issues in songwriting. The event can be accessed here.
Who’s Who Legal: Construction Kimberly Hurtado has been named a Thought Leader in the 2021 International Who’s Who Legal: Construction, a listing of the world’s elite construction practitioners, selected for outstanding experience and expertise resolving complex multi-jurisdictional construction litigation, mediation and arbitration matters. Click to read Kimberly’s Thought Leader comments for 2021 or to view […]
WEBINAR: How To Handle Ethical Issues Associated with Defects and Failures Presented By: Brian Zimmerman Tuesday, August 24, 2021 9:00 – 11:00 am CDT Agenda: Understanding the parties roles and relationships Understanding the liability and indemnification provisions in construction documents Duty to raise potential safety, durability issues Making warrantees and guarantees Working outside areas of […]
Construction Material Price Increases: Options for Contractual Risk Shifting Recent surges in material prices have caused many construction industry participants to question their rights and remedies under their contracts as well as change their future contracts to address substantial price increases. Brian Zimmerman discusses the recent price increases and the contract clauses implicated thereby. Read the full […]
From music festivals to outdoor theater to carnivals, outdoor entertainment has long been a seasonal staple. Over the last year, with much of the indoor entertainment industry being shut down completely, and given contemporary challenges, many companies and performers have taken their performances outdoors and are innovating to creatively and safely do so in the […]
Attorney Kroes joined entertainment law attorneys from the Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Association (WELA) to present a primer on the basics of entertainment law, intended for business and IP lawyers. Panelists included Peter J. Strand (Mandell Menkes LLC), Bryan T. Kroes (Hurtado Zimmerman SC), Heidi R. Thole (Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren SC), and moderator/panelist Robert Arthur […]
The ABA has issued two new webinars from the Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries. From music festivals to outdoor theater to carnivals, outdoor entertainment has long been a seasonal staple. Over the last year, with much of the indoor entertainment industry being shut down completely, and given contemporary challenges, many companies and performers […]
Attorney Kimberly A. Hurtado has presented at the International Servant-Leader Summit. A session entitled, You Want Me to Do What?!: Navigating Construction Industry Ethical Challenges from a Servant Leader Perspective, about adapting servant leader response to misrepresentation and other ethical challenges in the construction industry. Kim Hurtado is the Founder and Managing Shareholder of Hurtado […]
Streaming and Download Royalties Wisconsin Law Journal Volume 35 Number 2, February 2021 Bryan T. Kroes, Esq. – Hurtado Zimmerman SC Songwriters, lyricists, composers, and music publishers now have a new and ideally more consistent way to collect their fair share of mechanical royalties from streaming and download services in the U.S. On January 1, 2021 […]
Construction and Copyright Construction attorneys need to be familiar with intellectual property principles and copyright matters associated with their clients’ businesses. In part 2 of this two-part series, Bryan Kroes discusses additional practical copyright considerations, including trademarks and patents. In Part 1, we discussed copyright basics and architectural plans as one asset that could be […]
Construction and Copyright Construction attorneys should be familiar with intellectual property principles and copyright matters associated with their clients’ businesses. In part 1 of this two-part series, Bryan Kroes provides an introduction to copyright and how it intersects with construction projects. Read full article on Construction and Copyright, Part 1: Don’t Forget about Intellectual Property here.
Lunch with Lawyers Attorney Kroes will join five other WELA board members for the ELS ‘Lunch with Lawyers’ event on February 17, 2021. They will be speaking to the Marquette University Law School Entertainment Law Society. The other WELA board members speaking are Heidi Thole, Molly Madonia, Dirk Vanover and Robert Arthur.
THE CASE ACT: New law could provide affordable remedy for copyright infringement Copyright protection may not be an everyday topic for construction and design companies, but it certainly should be considered as part of a comprehensive business plan. Any person or company that owns copyrightable material, whether a construction company, architecture or design firm, or […]
2020 Green Professional Firm Hurtado Zimmerman SC is proud to have been named a 2020 Green Professional Firm by the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council under its Green Masters Program. For more information about this exceptional program and how your firm can participate, read more here.
Legal Issues in Songwriting Attorney Kroes will be presenting on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 10-11:30am, along with Attorney Peter Strand of Mandell Menkes LLC (Chicago, IL) to the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) – Milwaukee Chapter on legal issues in songwriting. The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in […]
Notable Women in Law: Kimberly Hurtado Managing shareholder, Hurtado Zimmerman S.C. “She is a zealous advocate for her clients and has been at the forefront of the development of construction law in Wisconsin,” said Brian Zimmerman, shareholder at Hurtado Zimmerman. “Mentoring other attorneys and industry professionals both within and outside her firm has been something […]
The Green Masters Program Hurtado Zimmerman SC has again been named a Green Professional Firm with the State of Wisconsin’s Green Masters Program The Green Masters Program is a recognition and assessment program for Wisconsin businesses interested in improving and being recognized for their sustainability initiatives. The objective of the Green Masters Program is to […]
Ethical Pitfalls in Representing Creative Collaborators National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School Friday, September 18, 2020 1:00 pm (CST) Webinar Part 1 – Ethical Pitfalls in Representing Creative Collaborators (organization as client) On Friday, September 18th, 2020, the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School brings you its annual […]
Music Law Hurtado Zimmerman is proud to sponsor, Following the Musical Dollar: Music Law and Monetization 101. Tuesday, July 21, 2020 1:00pm-2:30 pm (EST) The “digital age” of music, including an evolution in favor of on-demand access to an unlimited array of music, has impacted the way consumers listen to music, and as a result, has […]
Super Lawyers Recogtition Kimberly Hurtado has been named a Super Lawyer and Brian Zimmerman and Bryan Kroes have been named as Rising Stars in Super Lawyers, a rating service recognizing outstanding lawyers for high level peer-recognition and professional achievement. The SuperLawyers list recognizes no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list […]
NARI’s Pro Hour Join our Bryan Kroes along with other panelist for weekly live discussions covering topics currently impacting the construction industry. NARI’s Pro Hour to hear how to protect yourself with current job delays, what you can consider in your future contacts to protect yourself against pandemics, how ‘essential business’ in Order #28 is […]
The Basics of Art Law Join us for this webinar on Thursday, May 7, 2020 |1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Eastern – 90 minutes. This webinar is the first in a series of introductory webinars designed to examine the basics of art law. These introductory webinars will discuss various legal issues and developments that impact […]
Society of Construction Law Kimberly Hurtado has been named as a member of the Society of Construction Law North America.
Technological Advances in Construction: Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Related Tools Kimberly Hurtado has authored a new chapter in the American Bar Association Construction Forum’s recently published textbook, Fundamentals of Construction Law (2nd ed. 2019): “Technological Advances in Construction: Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Related Tools.” Click here to order this book today.
Up and Coming Lawyers On Wednesday, September 18th, Bryan Kroes is being honored at the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2019 Up and Coming Lawyers event. The honorees chosen for this award are on the fast track to making a significant impact on the legal profession. They represent determination in legal work, in community betterment, and in […]
AGC of Greater Milwaukee Presentation On September 24, 2019 from 8:00-11am, Bryan Kroes and Brian Zimmerman will be presenting with AGC of Greater Milwaukee to discuss “Subcontractor Clauses that will Improve your Profitability”
Milwaukee Short Film Festival Panel Bryan Kroes, will be a panelist for WELA (Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Assoc.) round table discussion at the Milwaukee Short Film Festival on Saturday, September 7th at 3pm http://www.milwaukeeindependentfilmsociety.org/
Economic Loss Doctrine Brian Zimmerman authored an article published in The Daily Reporter, addressing new twists the Wisconsin Court of Appeals added to the befuddling economic-loss doctrine in a recent construction defect case. Kmart Corporation v. Herzog Roof, Inc., No. 2017AP1041, (Wis. App. 3rd Dist., Oct. 30, 2018). The article discusses the application of the economic loss doctrine, how […]
WELA Attorney Bryan T. Kroes has been appointed as Treasurer to the Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Association (WELA). WELA’s mission is to: (1) foster growth and development of the arts and entertainment communities in Wisconsin through comprehensive legal services, (2) advance the practice of entertainment law in the State of Wisconsin, and (3) provide a […]
Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law Attorney Bryan T. Kroes has authored the Wisconsin Chapter for the Fourth Edition and 2019 Supplement to Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, published by Wolters Kluwer. Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law can be purchased here.
International Conference and Induction of Fellows of the CLSA Kimberly Hurtado, a Founding Fellow of CLSA, received its Distinguished Speaker Award at their International Conference and Induction of Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada for her presentation on Discovery of Building Information Modeling Data. For more information […]