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 radiomilwaukee.org.  Please join us in congratulating Jackie.


Tom Krukowski Joins M&Z

Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. is pleased to announce that Tom Krukowski has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Milwaukee office.  Tom’s practice focuses on complex employment and labor matters involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, family and medical leave and disability issues.  He has extensive experience in negotiating and litigating employment related issues, including the defense of class and collective actions nationally involving Title VII and wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  In addition, Tom is the author of Employment Law Manual for Wisconsin Employers and the FMLA Manual for Wisconsin Employers, subscribed to by more than 4,000 companies.

You may contact Tom at 414-727-6283 or tkrukowski@mzmilw.com.

Debby Krukowski and Jonathan Sacks Join M&Z

Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. is pleased to announce that Debby Krukowski and Jonathan Sacks have joined the firm.  Debby joins the firm as a shareholder and will continue her practice of employment law and related litigation.  She represents employers before the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Equal Rights Division and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in various employment matters, including Title VII, the ADA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the FMLA, sexual harassment and general employment discrimination law.  Debby also represents employers in connection with separation agreements, employment contracts, employee handbooks and non-compete agreements.

Jonathan Sacks joins the firm as an associate and will add depth to the firm’s litigation team.  Jon concentrates his practice on commercial and other civil litigation.  After graduating from Rutgers School of Law, Jon clerked for a New Jersey Superior Court judge.  Most recently, Jon was a litigation associate with DuBois, Sheehan, Hamilton, Levin & Weissman in Camden, New Jersey.  Jon is glad to be back in Wisconsin where he completed his undergraduate work at Lawrence University.

You may contact Debby at 414-727-6272 or dkrukowski@mzmilw.com.  You may contact Jon at 414-727-6291 or jsacks@mzmilw.com.

Adam Bardosy and Michael Marx Elected Shareholders

Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. is pleased to announce that Adam A. Bardosy and Michael A. Marx were elected as shareholders of the firm.   Bardosy provides counsel to clients in real estate, finance and corporate transactions and litigation.  Marx represents financial institutions, developers, franchisees and small businesses in various corporate and commercial real estate transactions.


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