Jon Herreman Presents at Smart Growth Madison

Jon Herreman was a guest speaker on hotel development at a recent luncheon sponsored by Smart Growth Greater Madison Inc.  Smart Growth Madison represents the interests of the development community in Madison and greater Dane County.  Jon represents owners, developers, lenders and contractors in connection with the development, construction, purchase, sale and financing of hotel projects.


M&Z Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers

Mallery & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that John Wirth has been named to the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyer list, and Aaron Graf and Andrew Robinson have been named to the 2017 Wisconsin Rising Star list. Only 5%, or fewer, of the private practice lawyers in Wisconsin were named to the Super Lawyer list.  Only 2.5%, or fewer, of the private practice lawyers under 40 were named to the Rising Star list. The annual selections are made using a multi-phase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates and a peer review process. Please join us in congratulating them for this accomplishment.

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Aaron Graf and Andrew Robinson Elected Shareholders at M&Z

Mallery & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that Aaron Graf and Andrew Robinson were elected as shareholders of the firm.  Graf provides counsel and representation to businesses in employment matters and represents various clients in a wide array of litigation and appeals. Robinson’s practice focuses on creditors rights, and representing clients in various complex corporate and construction related litigation.  Please join us in congratulating both.

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Carolyn Garski Joins Mallery & Zimmerman

Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. is pleased to announce that Carolyn Garski has joined the firm as an associate.  Carolyn will be a part of the firm’s established real estate team.  Carolyn recently graduated from Marquette University Law School, and is a candidate to receive an MBA from Marquette University Graduate School of Management this summer.   Prior to joining M&Z, Carolyn interned with a national title insurance company, and was a research assistant for Dean Kearney at Marquette University Law School.  Please join us in welcoming Carolyn.

You may contact Carolyn at 414-727-6284 or

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M&Z Attorneys Win Land Use Case at Wisconsin Supreme Court

Mallery & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that attorneys Ron Stadler, Aaron Graf and Jon Sacks obtained a significant victory for Trampealeau County Environment & Land Use Committee before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on issues of land use, zoning and local control in AllEnergy Corp., et al. v. Trampealeau County Environment & Land Use Committee, 2017 WI 52.  This was the third successive court that ruled in Trampealeau County’s favor.  In sum, each court decided that, under Wisconsin law, the committee acted appropriately in denying a conditional use permit and there was no reason to overturn the committee’s decision on certiorari review.  In particular, the Supreme Court recognized the importance of local control over such decisions and the long-standing principles of providing these bodies some discretion and according their decisions deference.  It was encouraging to see that the Supreme Court declined to change Wisconsin law and maintained Wisconsin’s adherence to leaving such decisions in the hands of local bodies so long as the body complies with certiorari review principles.  The decision obtained by these Mallery & Zimmerman attorneys contributes to developing Wisconsin case law on some cutting-edge issues related to land use and zoning.

A copy of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision in the case can be found here.

Please join us in congratulating Ron, Aaron and Jon.


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Jackie Hrovat Elected to Radio Milwaukee Board of Directors

Jackie Hrovat was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Radio Milwaukee, Inc. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is a local, community-based and culturally forward radio station (88.9 FM) supported by members, donors, underwriters, community partners and volunteers.  You can find out more about Radio Milwaukee and its mission at  Please join us in congratulating Jackie.