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Attorney Brian Zimmerman discusses Construction Material Price Increases

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 […]

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Attorney Zimmerman to present at Upcoming Seminar on Ethical Issues Associated with Defects and Failures

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 […]

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Legal and Practical Issues in Outdoor Musical Entertainment, now available to stream on-demand

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 […]

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Bryan Kroes to be a panelist at the June 22 CLE — IP for Creatives: An Entertainment Law Primer for Your Practice

Join our panel of four entertainment law attorneys from the Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Association (WELA) for a primer on the basics of entertainment law, intended for business and IP lawyers so they can recognize these issues when they arise in practice. Presented by panelists Peter J. Strand (Mandell Menkes LLC), Bryan T. Kroes (Hurtado Zimmerman SC), […]

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Attorney Hurtado to speak at the International Servant-Leader Summit

Please join attorney Kimberly A. Hurtado when she speaks at the upcoming International Servant-Leader Summit. She’ll present on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 4:15 PM-5:30 PM CDT with her session on You Want Me to Do What?!: Navigating Construction Industry Ethical Challenges from a Servant Leader Perspective, which will include a group discussion on adapting servant leader response to misrepresentation and other […]

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Attorney Kroes will be Lead Facilitator for the ABA Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries

The ABA is presenting 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 […]

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Bryan Kroes authored the Wisconsin Chapter for Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, 4th Ed. & Supp.

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.

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Kimberly Hurtado was named in the 2019 Who’s Who Legal: Construction, a listing of the world’s elite construction practitioners

Who’s Who Legal: Construction Kimberly Hurtado was named in the 2019 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 learn more about Kimberly or to view full list of the 2019 Who’s Who.

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Kroes Appointed as Treasurer to the Wisconsin Entertainment Lawyers Association

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 […]

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Hurtado Receives 2018 Distinguished Speaker Award

2018 International Conference and Induction of Fellows of the CLSA Kimberly Hurtado received the 2018 Distinguished Speaker Award at the 2018 International Conference and Induction of Fellows of the Construction Lawyers Society of America (CLSA) in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada for her presentation on September 7, 2018. Ms. Hurtado, a Founding Fellow of CLSA, will […]

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Learn about legal topics currently impacting contractors during this pandemic.

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 […]

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Hurtado Zimmerman SC has again been named a Green Professional Firm with the State of Wisconsin’s Green Masters Program

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 […]

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Hurtado Zimmerman Sponsor ‘Following the Musical Dollar: Music Law and Monetization 101’

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 […]

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Hurtado Zimmerman Sponsor Art Law 101: Consignment Agreements

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 […]

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Attorney Kroes will be presenting to the Nashville Songwriters Association International – Milwaukee Chapter

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 […]

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Brian R. Zimmerman, Andrea G. Jahimiak, In construction, be careful what you contract for, The Daily Reporter, Mar. 15, 2019

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 […]

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Bryan Kroes, round table panelist for WELA

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/

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Kimberly Hurtado has authored a new chapter in the Fundamentals of Construction Law

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.

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Attorney Kroes will be presenting Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports & Entertainment

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 […]

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Bryan Kroes is being honored at the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2019

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 […]

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Kimberly Hurtado has been named in the Business Times’ 2020 Notable Women in Law

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 […]

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Kimberly Hurtado has been named

Society of Construction Law Kimberly Hurtado has been named as a member of the Society of Construction Law North America.

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The CASE ACT, gain insight from Attorney Kroes’ copyright infringement article

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 […]

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Attorney Kroes to speak at Marquette University Law School Entertainment Law Society

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.

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Brian Zimmerman and Bryan Kroes presenting with AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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”

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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.

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.

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Hurtado named a Super Lawyer, Zimmerman and Kroes Rising Stars

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 […]

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Entertainment & Media Law: Licensing Collective Offers New Blanket License for Digital Uses of Music

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 […]

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Senior Associate with Hurtado Zimmerman SC, Bryan Kroes provides introduction to Construction and Copyright

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.

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Learn what Attorney Kroes discusses in Construction and Copyright, Part 2

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 […]

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