Thursday, June 29, 2017
Pinkert Law Firm LLP announces the addition of James R. E. Smith
as an Associate attorney in the litigation and general practice
groups. James is the son of senior partner Jim Smith. James grew up
in Door County, is a graduate of Sevastopol High and the University
of Wisconsin and received his law degree from Drake Law School in
Des Moines, Iowa. James is licensed in both Wisconsin and
"Pinkert Law Firm is very pleased to have James as part of our
team" said partner, Jon Pinkert. "Our team approach to practicing
law gives us a unique ability to serve our clients by utilizing the
knowledge and experience of more than one attorney. James addition
to the firm and his local connection will enhance the services we
offer to our clients, and help us stay connected with the
community. His personable and sincere style and ability matches the
culture of our firm."
Pinkert Law Firm LLP has offices in both Sturgeon Bay and Sister
Bay, and serves clients in Door and Kewaunee counties, and
throughout northeastern Wisconsin. The firm's attorneys focus their
practice in the areas of business transactions, real estate, land
use, municipal law, commercial and employment litigation,
condominium law, taxation, trusts and estate planning, insurance,
worker's comp and personal injury. For more information visit
www.pinkertlawfirm.com or call (920)743-6505.
Friday, April 28, 2017
The Best of Door County 2017 award winners were announced on
April 24, 2017 by DCDN, and we are pleased to announce that Pinkert
Law Firm LLP was selected Best Law Firm, and Attorney Richard
Hauser was selected Best Attorney. Congratulations to Attorney
Hauser and all of the "Best of Door County" winners in the
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
On March 6, 2017, Attorneys Jim Smith, Randy Nesbitt, Jon
Pinkert, and Amy Sullivan attended the Door County Planning
Department's Informational Meeting Regarding New Shoreland Zoning
Regulations. Shoreland zoning affects all waterfront properties in
Door County. There were significant changes to the state statutes
in July 2015 and to the Door County Ordinances in late 2016
regarding shoreland zoning. Zoning changes include averaging
setbacks for buildable shoreland lots, impervious surface
calculations, non-conforming structures, and much more. The changes
in rules even make some previously unbuildable lots now buildable.
Pinkert Law Firm LLP advises clients on all types of projects which
relate to zoning, including commercial and residential development,
the purchase and sale of real estate, variances, and conditional
use permits. Staying on top of the most recent legislation is an
important part of our practice. If you would like to schedule a
meeting to discuss the shoreland zoning changes or any other zoning
issues, please call our office today.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Pinkert Law Firm LLP is pleased to announce that Attorney Amy M.
Sullivan has been named a Partner of the firm as of January 1,
2017. Amy is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and a past
president of the Door County Bar Association. A native of Southern
Door, Amy graduated from Ripon College and from the University of
Wisconsin Law School. She joined the firm in 2012 and focuses her
practice on real estate, estate planning, business law, and general
practice. Amy is involved in several community organizations
including the Boys and Girls Club of Door County and Money
Management Counselors. She currently resides in Southern Door with
her husband, Michael.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Southern Door Business Law class with teacher, Maree
Baumann, toured Pinkert Law Firm LLP this past Friday, December 9,
2016. The students were interested in learning about how our law
firm operates and discussed in detail the different types of law
practiced by many of our attorneys.
This tour was organized under the direction of Markie Bscherer,
Business & Education Manager for the Door County Business &
Students (from left to right): Kelsey Todd, Zach Alberts,
Cameron Rass, Olivia Mancheski-Thompson, Haley Dawson, Ashley
Delfosse, Lydia Strandell, (teacher) Maree Baumann, McKayla
Massart, Fiorellina Leocard (exchange student from France), Chris
Hirthe, Isaac Delfosse, and Joe VanderMissen.
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Is your estate in order? It's never too early to begin
thinking about your legacy or to shape your estate plan. Contrary
to what many people think, you don't need to be a millionaire to
have an estate plan. An estate plan is an important part of any
ongoing financial planning process. If you would like more
information, plan to attend an Estate Planning presentation
hosted by Attorney Richard Hauser of Pinkert Law Firm. Topics
that will be discussed include: Intestacy Law, wills, the use
of trusts in estate planning, and planning for incapacity including
health care and financial powers of attorney, and living wills.
Presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 9,
2016 at 9:50 am in the lounge.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Congratulations to our Partner, David L. Weber, on his
judicial appointment as Door County Circuit Court
August 16th will be David L. Weber's first day on the
job as Door County Circuit Court judge. Weber was recently named to
the position by Governor Scott Walker, following the retirement of
Judge Peter Diltz.
"I am thrilled to appoint David Weber as judge in Door
County," said Governor Walker. "David's long-term commitment to the
Door County community and his passion for the rule of law make him
a great asset to the judiciary."
Attorney Weber joined the firm in 1992 and has served as
a partner at the Pinkert Law Firm since 1996. He has handled
complex litigation cases involving insurance, contract, real
estate, commercial, employment, family, corporation, probate, and
personal injury law. Weber has been named a "Wisconsin Super
Lawyer" since 2013 and received a Martindale Hubbell AV rating
since 2009. Attorney Weber will be sworn in by his new colleague,
Judge D. Todd Ehlers.
An investiture ceremony with representatives from the
Wisconsin Supreme Court and other circuit court judges from around
the state is also scheduled to take place on August 26th at 4
Monday, June 27, 2016
Photo courtesy State Bar of
Pictured from left to right:
Amy Sullivan, Steve Johnson, Annette Ziegler, and David
Door County Bar Association members were awarded the Hotline
Attorney of the Year award at this year's State Bar of Wisconsin
Award Recognition Ceremony held on June 16, 2016. The Lawyer
Hotline is a public service program run by the State Bar of
Wisconsin where volunteer attorneys provide answers to basic legal
questions to Wisconsin residents. This award is presented to an
attorney or group of attorneys whose commitment to the service is
represented by long term and highly dedicated participation in the
Lawyer Hotline. The Door County Bar Association has participated in
the program annually for over 25 years. Outgoing President Amy
Sullivan and President-Elect David Clowers accepted the award on
behalf of the Door County Bar Association from Wisconsin Supreme
Court Justice Annette Ziegler. Door County Bar Association members
Steve Johnson and David Clowers were also recently recognized for
their membership in the Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society. These
local lawyers earned membership in the Pro Bono Honor Society by
providing at least 50 hours of qualifying free or low cost legal
assistance to help low income residents in 2015.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Local realtor Cindy Koutnik reported that one of her real estate
listings was the subject of a recent Craigslist scam. Three days
after posting a residential listing for sale, the home appeared on
a Craigslist ad for rent. The scammer was arranging to collect
security deposits from the potential tenants. Always keep your
guard up when responding to ads, especially when someone is asking
for money. If you have a question about a residential lease or
other landlord/tenant matters, call our office to make an
appointment with one of our attorneys.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Pinkert Law Firm LLP is proud to have participated again in the
closing of Door County Habitat for Humanity's most recent home.
Pictured at the closing, from left to right, are: Attorney Amy M.
Sullivan - Pinkert Law Firm; Chris Loose - Lakeshore CAP; Ashley M.
- new homeowner; Greg Dietz - President, Door County Habitat for
Humanity; Denise Plassmeyer - Title Services of Door County; and
David Van Dyck - Executive Director, Door County Habitat for