555 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
T: (414) 273-2100
F: (414) 223-5000
At Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. (WHD), our clients and their success always come first. That means we continually search for unconventional solutions to problems that take less time and result in more profit to the client’s bottom line. We deliver client success by recruiting, developing and retaining quality professionals trained in the core disciplines that make a difference to our clients – finance, negotiation, dispute resolution and project management for complex transactions. Our priorities in delivering advice are finding pragmatic solutions with urgency and operational efficiency – we do it right once.
We are a business law firm with significant litigation expertise. Founded in 1943, we are a firm of more than 150 professionals practicing in the areas of law and business consulting our clients need. We are committed to delivering exceptional service and innovative, practical solutions to our local, regional and national clients.
Our offices are located in Milwaukee, Madison and Waukesha County, Wis., and Chicago.
We recognize that legal experience alone is not enough to effectively and efficiently represent clients given today’s social and business conditions. For that reason, many of our professionals have earned graduate degrees in a wide variety of fields including engineering, medicine, business, finance, technology, tax, and dispute resolution.
Prior to practicing law, many WHD attorneys worked in a variety of industries including technology, insurance, government, engineering, medicine, human relations, education, telecommunications, finance, construction and non-profit organizations. These diverse skills and perspectives allow us to create practical solutions for virtually any legal or business challenge.
Our highest priority is understanding the client’s business and what they need to make their business more profitable. We then satisfy those needs promptly and appropriately. As part of this commitment, WHD’s attorneys know the importance of accessibility and, through multiple avenues of communication, they are committed to be available 24/7 to support the ultimate commitment of the firm—the success of our clients.
Through technology, WHD can easily draw on the experiences and resources found in each of our offices. In addition, the firm remains staffed in a way that ensures that the client’s needs remain paramount. WHD’s administration and support staff actively collaborate with attorneys and interact with clients to ensure that the focus of the entire firm remains where it belongs—on the client.
Our Business Structure – Our organizational structure, which includes a chief executive with extensive experience as a business owner outside of a law firm, and a board of directors also with business experience, mirrors that of our clients. This allows us to understand the issues and concerns faced by our clients in a business environment.
Legal Project Management – We work continuously to improve our processes for providing legal and business consulting services. We are currently rolling out an aggressive legal project management program to assist lawyers and our clients in budgeting, staffing, and managing client projects. Cael LPM™ software uses an intuitive interface which provides straightforward tools to set an achievable budget at the outset of an engagement. Attorneys and project managers can manage matters, budgets and deadlines with a simple progress tracking system that updates constantly as work is performed and tasks completed. LPM makes sure we do things only once and always right, thereby avoiding needless and costly duplication of effort.
Negotiation Training – This is a core discipline of WHD. Clients expect lawyers to be extraordinary negotiators, yet few have any negotiating training. We do. Our professionals make our clients more profitable by applying our formally trained negotiation skills to their business problems, and by helping their employees negotiate better deals on vendor purchases and customer sales.
Strategic Alliances – WHD is the only Wisconsin member of global law firm networks ALFA International and International Business Law Consortium (IBLC). Our memberships with ALFA and IBLC enable WHD to use its local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions by drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms within the United States and around the world.
Team Approach – One of our core values is that client success is enabled through a coordinated team effort. We utilize a team of professionals, not merely attorneys, to deliver superior services that are efficient, timely and cost effective. We are built to win for our clients.
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