Reinhart Names Four New Shareholders in 2016

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MILWAUKEE – Jerome M. Janzer, CEO of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. (Reinhart), announced that four of the firm's attorneys have been named shareholders.

"As a firm that values exceptional legal ability and unwavering commitment to client service, we congratulate four talented and committed attorneys on becoming shareholders in our firm," states Janzer. "Each of our new shareholders possesses substantial knowledge and experience advising on complex legal and business issues, and we look forward to their continued delivery of extraordinary service to our clients over the coming years."

Amy L. Barnes is a shareholder in the firm's Tax Practice where she advises clients on tax planning matters. Her practice focuses on structuring and negotiating mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations;  designing and implementing executive compensation arrangements, including navigating tax limitations applicable to such arrangements; and  assisting clients with various federal and state tax issues, including tax-free reorganizations, equity rollovers, restructurings and operational issues facing nonprofit organizations.

Barnes earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Marquette University Law School and her B.B.A., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Lucas N. Roe is a shareholder in Reinhart's Real Estate Practice and advises clients in all aspects of real estate law. He provides legal counsel to clients in connection with acquiring, financing, developing, leasing and selling real estate nationwide. His experience includes tax-deferred (1031) exchanges, facilitating public-private partnerships, condominium structures and work-out situations. Roe also represents borrowers in connection with financing insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Roe earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Law School (Order of the Coif) and his B.S., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Joseph D. Shumow is a shareholder in Reinhart's Real Estate practice and a trusted advisor to a variety of tax credit, real estate and corporate clients. His tax credit practice focuses on representing developers, credit allocators, lenders, and investors involved with low-income housing, new markets and historic tax credit transactions. Shumow also represents clients in acquisition, development, leasing and entitlement of real estate transactions and provides business advice to non-profit, governmental entities and corporate clients.

Shumow earned his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and his B.B.A., with honors, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Benjamin D. Suesskind is a shareholder in Reinhart's Employee Benefits Practice, where he analyzes and supports the benefit needs of a wide range of clients. Suesskind advises clients on a variety of issues involving employee benefits, including plan administration, tax qualification matters, fiduciary issues, notice and reporting requirements, and other statutory and regulatory compliance issues. He also assists clients on pension funding rules, withdrawal liability and plan termination issues.

Suesskind earned his J.D., cum laude, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and his B.S. from Indiana University.


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