O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong and Attorneys Dwyer and Tess Recognized as Volunteers of the Year

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 their legal assistance to HeartLove Place.

HeartLove Place is a non-profit organization conceived as a visible, neighborhood-based, well-managed facility where religious, social, and employment values are reinforced through the delivery of a continuum of program offerings for the families that participate. At the core of Heartlove Place is a strong desire to unify families, strengthen values, and energize a greater sense of community spirit within the central city.

Kerry Dwyer, an employment law attorney, advises companies concerning all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. She works closely with business owners, executives, managers, and human resource personnel to provide practical solutions to employee issues. Kerry believes that preventative measures are an integral part of a company’s risk reduction strategy and provides corporate clients with preventative advice and services such as policy and handbook development, supervisory and staff training, and human resource consulting. She also handles employment related litigation and represents clients before state and federal agencies and in state and federal courts. Ms. Dwyer is also the current Chair of the Board of Directors for St. Anne’s Home for the Elderly and a member of the Wisconsin State Elections Board.

Bob Tess is a real estate law attorney who represents developers, property owners, private and public companies, and lenders in all phases of transactions involving the acquisition, disposition, leasing, and financing of industrial, commercial, and mixed-use properties. A former corporate counsel in the real estate department for Menard, Inc., Bob was responsible for all aspects of new store and shopping center real estate development, acquiring over fifty million dollars in real estate and selling over two million dollars in excess property for the company in just under two years. He successfully handled all aspects of each new store project – from negotiating and drafting all applicable real estate documents, to obtaining all necessary governmental approvals.

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. is a full-service legal practice focusing on business law, estate planning, and major complex litigation with offices in Milwaukee and Port Washington. The firm was established in 1973 and is now listed as one of the Milwaukee-area’s largest law firms.