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Steve Bogart draws on nearly 40 years of professional experience to offer excellent counsel and representation on liability insurance issues. He advises and litigates on behalf of municipalities, financial institutions, large manufacturers and telecommunications companies while also serving as Reinhart’s general counsel.

Steve recommends proactive ways clients can protect their businesses and facilitates in finding the right resources to meet their needs. He is often their first call to triage any legal issue. He is known for being exceptionally responsive and skilled in recommending cost-effective solutions for environmental, insurance and other commercial litigation.

As a member of Reinhart’s unique, multi-disciplinary Commercial and Competition Law Team, he works with attorneys who practice at the leading edge of the law and business practices affecting clients involved in the buying or selling of products and services. Together, they find practical solutions that help these businesses move forward successfully.

An established authority on litigation, Steve has frequently shared his expertise through journal articles and professional speaking engagements. In his leisure time, he and his wife are pursuing their dream to visit and hike as many national parks as possible. He also enjoys reading and playing golf.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, University of Wisconsin Law School (Order of the Coif)
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Carroll College

Bar Admissions

Wisconsin

Matters

  • Convinced both trial and appellate courts in a “bet the company” patent, trademark and copyright lawsuit that the client’s insurers had a duty to pay all defense costs and the judgment, assuring the client’s economic survival

  • Successfully negotiated a favorable confidential settlement for a group of financial advisers sued for negligence and breach of fiduciary duties

  • Successfully defended a large municipality against a class action involving pension rights seeking more than $100 million in alleged damages by obtaining a dismissal of all claims on summary judgment

  • Defended a major telecommunications company in a class action lawsuit involving complex sales tax issues

  • Sued insurance companies on behalf of insured businesses to obtain their full coverage

Honors & Affiliations

Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America (Commercial Litigation; Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental)

  • Wisconsin Top Rated Lawyer Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated

  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Affiliations

  • Milwaukee Bar Association (Past Member of Board of Directors)

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Litigation Section)

  • American Bar Association

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