Does a Lender’s title insurance policy cover construction liens filed by unpaid contractors where the lender has discontinued disbursing its construction loan mid-stream due to insufficient funds to complete the project? In BB-Syndication Services, Inc. v. First American Title Insurance Co., 780 F.3d 825 (7th Cir. 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the […]

Effective January 1, 2014, a fundamental change was made to the method by which public construction projects are led by the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration. Wisconsin adopted a new single-prime delivery method to replace its former multiple-prime method. Under the former multiple-prime method, the State would contract with a principal contractor, but would […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers® has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the […]

The Milwaukee Justice Center, organized by Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Marquette University School of Law, provides civil legal assistance to people who cannot afford an attorney. In 2012, the volunteers of the Center provided nearly 9,000 hours of pro bonoservice to 10,659 unrepresented litigants. Fifteen attorneys from the law firm of […]

Twelve attorneys from the law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. were selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Nearly 1/3 of the firm’s attorneys were listed in 16 distinct practice areas to include: James G. DeJong – Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions Law; Securities/Capital Markets […]

Effective July 2, 2013, Wisconsin eliminated its Building Contractor Registration Program.[1]    The Building Contractor Registration Program was eliminated in connection with the passage of Wisconsin’s Biennial Budget Act.  A new statute was also enacted that prohibits the Department of Safety and Professional Services from creating or enforcing any administrative rule that would require any person […]

The Milwaukee Justice Center, organized by Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Bar Association, and Marquette University School of Law provides legal assistance to individuals who cannot afford legal representation. In 2012, the volunteers of the Center served nearly 9,000 hours of pro bono service to 10,659 unrepresented civil litigants. Sixteen attorneys from the law firm of O’Neil, […]

Fifteen attorneys from O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. have been selected for inclusion on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2010 list. Super Lawyers is a peer-nominated award that recognizes the top 5% of outstanding attorneys across the state of Wisconsin. The Super Lawyers are selected using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and […]

Sixteen attorneys from O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong S.C. have been selected for inclusion on the Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2009 list. Super Lawyers is a peer-nominated award that recognizes the top 5% of outstanding attorneys across the state of Wisconsin. The Super Lawyers are selected using a rigorous, multiphase rating process. Peer nominations and evaluations are […]

Wisconsin’s new “Right to Repair” law was enacted on March 27, 2006, and became effective on October 1, 2006. The new law affects the relationship between owners and builders or remodeling contractors, and between such contractors and the suppliers of windows and doors. The “Right to Repair” law is a misnomer. The new law does […]

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