William Ryan (Bill) Drew, of Counsel to the law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C., was recently elected the President of the City of Milwaukee Retirees Association. The Association represents approximately 12,000 retirees of the City. Bill is also the current Executive Director of the Milwaukee County Research Park Corporation, where he is overseeing […]

The Six Circuit Court of Appeals rules that ERISA preempts state law claims against Fifth Third Bank. In a complicated set of facts, Suburban Bancorp and Fifth Third Bank entered into a merger agreement that contained language covering Suburban’s ESOP because the ESOP held shares of Suburban. The merger agreement provided that Suburban obtain determination […]

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 was signed into law on Aug. 17, 2006. At a whopping 900-plus pages, the Act makes significant changes to the Code and ERISA. Although the Act has been widely publicized in its efforts to reform pension plans, much of it impacts defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s, 403(b)s and […]

Steve Slawinski, an attorney with O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. was recently named one of Wisconsin’s Top Construction Attorneys by The Daily Reporter/Wisconsin Law Journal. His practice emphasizes the areas of construction law and litigation – representing general contractors, sub-contractors, owners, and design professionals in construction disputes, including arbitration and litigation. O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong […]

Eleven attorneys from O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong have been named as Wisconsin Super Lawyers for 2006 by Law and Politics/Milwaukee Magazine. Super Lawyers is a peer-nominated award recognizing the top 5% outstanding attorneys across the state of Wisconsin. The attorneys included in the Super Lawyer listing are: Jim DeJong Eugene Duffy Pete Faust John Gehringer […]

As more and more businesses are using part-time workers to address their hiring needs, it is important that employers consider how such workers affect their qualified retirement plans. In particular, employers and their service providers need to be very mindful of IRS guidance on the exclusion from qualified retirement plans of employees classified by the […]

“I think I’m being harassed.” These words, spoken by an employee, strike fear into the hearts of most employers. Fear no more. This article will answer some common questions about harassment in order to provide you with the knowledge you need and empower you to properly react to a harassment situation. What is harassment? While […]

An essay written by Miles Goodwin, a real-estate attorney with the firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. was featured on the NPR program, “This I Believe” on May 1, 2006. Miles’ essay, “The Connection Between Strangers” tells the story of how a small gesture by a young girl affected Miles as he was returning […]

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