Posted by David Leibowitz on April 8th, 2011 in Wisconsin
Our readers may wonder why our bankruptcy and foreclosure practice has opened an office in Milwaukee. We have you to thank for this. Lakelaw opened in one a one room office in Waukegan, Illinois in 1999. We opened in Lake County, Illinois and took the name Lakelaw because we thought our practice would be confined to Lake County. It wasn’t too long before calls started to come in from area 262 code. Back then, I didn’t even know where area code 262 was. I thought the next code north of us was 414 – Milwaukee. Was I wrong about that.
Our practice soon expanded to both the south and north. By 2003, people throughout the Chicago area were seeking our help. We bought a house in Waukegan, converted it to offices, and opened a one room office in Chicago. Now, we have 3 or 4 lawyers working in expanded quarters there. And the same thing has happened in Wisconsin.
Lakelaw established a partnership with a Wisconsin attorney in 2006. In 2009, we became independent in Wisconsin, led by our Wisconsin resident attorney, Ryan Blay.
Thanks to you, our clients, we have represented hundreds of people throughout Wisconsin in both bankruptcy and foreclosure defense. And our practice is growing. Year to date, we are 30% ahead of last year in Wisconsin. We now appear in the bankruptcy court in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin State Courts in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, Walworth, Kenosha, Washington, Ozaukee and Jefferson Counties with regularity. And we appear in outstate county courts as well as the bankruptcy court in Madison frequently.
To accommodate our growing Wisconsin practice, we’ve added an administrative assistant, Angela Domalik and now have opened an office in Milwaukee at 740 N. Plankinton Avenue. Our Milwaukee office is convenient to public transportation as well as the federal and state courthouses.
So we at Lakelaw now can serve you anywhere in Wisconsin. And you can see us at our convenient locations in both Milwaukee and Kenosha. Or we can work with you over the web and represent you anywhere in the state. We were honored to receive a grant from WHEDA for foreclosure prevention and trained over 500 Wisconsin attorneys in foreclosure defense.
Ryan and I want to take this opportunity to thank the good people of Wisconsin for their support and confidence in Lakelaw. We are here for you now and for the long-run. We appreciate your commitment to us and we are committed to serve you with the care, kindness, courtesy, respect and professional dedication which is at the heart of everything Lakelaw does.