Milwaukee, Wis. (March, 2007) – Employee Benefits and ERISA Attorney Karla Maschmeier recently contributed a chapter to the book Human Resources 2007: Answers to the Top 25 HR Questions. The book, a successor to several prior editions published by Thompson Publishing Group, provides HR decision makers with information and guidance on HR and benefits issues […]

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (March, 2007) – Thomas A. Merkle, a shareholder with the law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. was recently appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to serve on the Office of Lawyer Regulation’s District Two Committee (Milwaukee). The office of lawyer regulation is an office of the Wisconsin Supreme Court System charged […]

Milwaukee, Wis. (March, 2007) – The law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. and Attorneys Kerry Dwyer and Robert Tess were recognized for their volunteer activities by HeartLove Place at a recent appreciation celebration. The firm and Attorneys Dwyer and Tess were recognized as Business of the Year and Volunteers of the Year for […]

Gregory S. Mager, an attorney with the law firm of Ansay OCHD, the Port Washington office of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C., was recently named the editor in chief of the Wisconsin Journal of Family Law. The Wisconsin Journal of Family Law is a quarterly publication of the Family Law Section of the State Bar […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denies former Sabre, Inc. employee’s claim that he was entitled to severance benefits determined on the date he was informed that he was to be terminated and not severance benefits determined on the date he actually stopped working. Although the severance plan did not define the term “termination of employment” […]

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 […]