Reinhart Lawyers Recognized as Best Lawyers "Lawyers of the Year"

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MILWAUKEE – Best Lawyers named Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. shareholders Peter C. BlainBruce T. Block and Michael D. Jankowski "Lawyers of the Year" for 2011.

Blain was honored as Milwaukee Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Lawyer of the Year, Block as Milwaukee Land Use & Zoning Lawyer of the Year and Jankowski as Milwaukee Banking Lawyer of the Year. This is the second consecutive year Block has been selected as a Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year."

Best Lawyers selected these Reinhart attorneys based on a particularly high level of recognition and respect from their peers for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity among other leading lawyers in Milwaukee.

Blain, chair of the firm's Business Reorganization Practice, is a noted author and speaker on bankruptcy topics and is a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Business at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He represents financial institutions, creditors, debtors, creditors' committees, trustees and others in bankruptcy proceedings, receiverships and workouts.

Block, chair of Reinhart's Real Estate Practice, has significant experience in a broad range of real estate matters, including land use planning, zoning, eminent domain, historic tax credits, multiple and mixed use ownership structures, tax incremental financing and leasing, construction and design contracts. His extensive contacts in both public and private sectors are key factors in his ability to navigate complex transactions to successful and creative conclusions. He is also a member of the firm's Board of Directors.

Jankowski specializes in complex corporate bankruptcies, creditors' rights, workouts, restructurings, troubled transactions and commercial transactions. He regularly counsels financial institutions and other lenders, borrowers, trade creditors, debtors and other parties on reorganization and commercial law issues and has represented numerous clients in the sale/purchase of distressed businesses.


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