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Shannon D. McDonald

Shannon D. McDonald

Attorney

Shannon McDonald is an experienced and trusted employment and business law advisor and litigator who represents businesses and individuals throughout the State of Wisconsin and greater Chicago area. He approaches each client – whether business or individual – with a real passion for understanding the issues and struggles involved, identifying the client’s goals, and partnering with the client to create a cutomized strategey to accomplish their goals.

Shannon’s representation of businesses encompasses a vast range of areas including choice of entity and business formation; drafting articles of organization, operating agreements, key employee contracts, severance agreements, and restrictive covenants; and litigating claims in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies and arbitrations.

Shannon represents individuals in various employment related issues including the negotiation and drafting of restrictive covenants, employment agreements, and severance agreements as well as prosecuting claims for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and a multitude of whisteblower violations.

Admissions:

  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Education:

  • Marquette University Law School, J.D., 2002
  • University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, B.S., 1998

 

Christopher M. Kloth

Christopher M. Kloth

Attorney

Christopher Kloth believes that the most important tenet in addressing a client’s legal problem is ensuring that all of a client’s needs have been satisfied.  A corollary to this rule is that such representations must also be cost-effective.  As such, Attorney Kloth strives to address all legal issues affecting a client while ensuring that a client maintains minimum legal costs.  Attorney Kloth works diligently for both individuals and businesses.

With regard to individuals, Attorney Kloth’s primary focus is on employment related issues like discrimination under Title VII and the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employee contract negotiations, wage and hour violations, Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) violations, Americans with Disabilities Act violations, Age Discrimination in Employment Act violations, wrongful termination, and intentional torts.  In each and every instance, Attorney Kloth zealously represents clients by initially listening to their problems and then working with the client to determine the best solution.  It is through this process that Attorney Kloth believes that his clients will leave his office satisfied and confident that they retained an attorney who has only their best interests in mind.

With respect to business entities, Attorney Kloth’s passion revolves around assisting organizations with all of their litigation needs, including employment matters, contract disputes, and debt collection.  In addition, Attorney Kloth takes pride in drafting various contracts and agreements, from employee handbooks to non-compete agreements.  Attorney Kloth understands that with any business, time is of the essence, which is why his principal concern is to keep his clients up-to-date and informed.  Therefore, he believes in an open-door policy and strives to respond to his client’s concerns immediately.  Finally, Attorney Kloth relishes the opportunity to provide his business clients with on-going employee relation consulting as these matters are often urgent and, if not immediately resolved, distract management from its core business focus.

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • State of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Education:

Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2006

University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Business Administration, 2001