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DeWitt Welcomes Two Attorneys to the Firm

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michelle M. Friedman
262-754-2877 / mmf@dewittllp.com

DEWITT WELCOMES TWO ATTORNEYS TO THE FIRM

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP announced today that Kierre Elvington and Kimberly Ripp joined the firm.  Elvington, an associate in the litigation and business practice groups, will practice from the firm’s Brookfield office.  Ripp, a family law partner, will practice from the firm’s Madison office.

Kierre Elvington – Elvington is a first-year associate.  He previously was a law clerk with DeWitt last summer.  His experience includes an internship at Zendesk and clerking at Church Mutual Insurance Company.  He earned his J.D., from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.A., in political science and government, from Georgia State University.

Kimberly Ripp – Ripp joins the firm with more than 24 years of experience in the family law arena.  In particular, she is well versed in collaborative divorce and interdisciplinary divorce mediation.  She serves clients throughout the Madison, Sun Prairie and surrounding areas in all matters related to divorce, custody, support, paternity, post decree issues, marital property agreements and more.  Additionally, she offers estate planning advice in relation to wills and powers of attorney.  Ripp earned her J.D., from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a B.A., with distinction, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is an active member of many family law organizations in and around Dane County including the Board of Directors for the Collaborative Family Law Council of Wisconsin, Dane County Collaborative Group, Dane County Family Law Group, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. She is also actively involved in the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce and a recipient of the “Best Attorney” award from the Sun Prairie Star.

About DeWitt

DeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota.  It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.  The firm is known for its work in several areas, including intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, civil rights litigation, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family law, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, and tax law.  More information is available at dewittllp.com.

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Kelley, Nagorski and Van Sicklen Appointed Co-Chairs of DeWitt’s Litigation Practice Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2019

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michelle M. Friedman / 262-754-2877 / mmf@dewittllp.com

Kelley, Nagorski and Van Sicklen Appointed Co-Chairs of DeWitt’s Litigation Practice Group

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – The law firm of DeWitt LLP, today announced Olivia Kelley, Julie Nagorski and Barret Van Sicklen were appointed as Co-chairs of the firm’s Litigation practice group, the largest practice area at DeWitt. Kelley practices primarily from DeWitt’s Brookfield office, Nagorski from its Minneapolis office, and Van Sicklen from the Madison office.

About Olivia Kelley

Kelley continually works with clients to assess and address their legal obligations and avoid potential issues surrounding the preservation and handling of electronic information. Primarily in the context of litigation, she assists clients with the preservation, production and acquisition of electronic information. As our world moves toward a “paperless” world, and the volume of electronically stored information continues to grow exponentially, Kelley ensures that no client falls behind the technology curve. She earned her J.D., cum laude, and B.A., from Marquette University Law School.

About Julie Nagorski

Nagorski has significant experience litigating disputes in numerous areas of the law, with a focus on real property and construction disputes. In addition to her substantial litigation experience, she has taken many cases through jury and bench trials and has argued multiple cases in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Nagorski represents a variety of clients, from businesses, to trusts, to families and individuals, with a far-reaching range of needs, including disputes in the areas of commercial, business, financial services, real estate and construction litigation. She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and her B.A., with highest honors, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

About Barret Van Sicklen

Van Sicklen has a diverse practice, focusing primarily on complex business disputes and labor and employment litigation. He provides skilled representation to his clients in state and federal courts, as well as before various administrative agencies. Van Sicklen has handled a wide array of general commercial litigation matters and assists companies with the diverse and evolving legal problems they may face, including shareholder/partnership disputes, contract issues, indemnification, collecting on unpaid accounts, landlord/tenant, theft of company information, and insurance coverage issues, to name a few. He earned his J.D., from the University of Wisconsin Law School and B.A., from the University of Chicago.

About DeWitt

DeWitt LLP is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota.  It has nearly 140 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes.  The firm is known for its work in several areas, including intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyright law, civil rights litigation, construction litigation, corporate law, employment, environmental, employee benefits, estate planning, family law, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, and tax law.  More information is available at dewittllp.com.

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Capitol Bank Hires Elizabeth Loughrin as Private Banking Administrator

For Immediate Release

Natalie Gregerson
Capitol Bank
710 N. High Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53717

Capitol Bank Hires Elizabeth Loughrin as Private Banking Administrator

Madison, WI: Ken Thompson, President and CEO of Capitol Bank, is pleased to announce the hiring of Elizabeth Loughrin as Private Banking Administrator. Elizabeth comes to Capitol Bank with 10 years of experience in retail and private banking in the Boulder, CO and Madison, WI markets. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a bachelor of science degree.

“We look forward to utilizing Elizabeth’s energy and approach to expand Capitol Bank’s reach and better serve our customers,” said Thompson.

Elizabeth is a Midwest native, spending most of her life in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. She resides in Madison and enjoys outdoor activities with her family. Elizabeth’s hobbies include experiencing local cuisine, attending concerts and visiting art galleries.

Elizabeth is a member of Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, the Middleton Chamber of Commerce and the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

About Capitol Bank: Capitol Bank, locally owned and operated, is committed to serving the communities in which we live, work and do business. We are proud of the partnerships we have established with organizations, businesses and individuals in the Madison and Verona communities. Our philosophy of community support is demonstrated at the corporate level, as well as in the time and energy our employees devote to our community each year. Capitol Bank is Member FDIC.

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Madison Ballet Announces New CEO Jonathan Solari

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CONTACT JONATHAN SOLARI (608) 210-1676 jonathan@madisonballet.org

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Madison Ballet Announces New CEO Jonathan Solari

MADISON, WI Madison Ballet continues its growth plans with the announcement of a key leadership appointment of Jonathan Solari as CEO. During the last six months, Madison Ballet has embarked on a one million dollar capital campaign, moved to new studios and offices on Odana Road, and now announces the addition of Jonathan Solari as CEO.

Solari’s appointment as CEO of Madison Ballet combines a long career in the arts with a love for continuously strengthening his adopted home of Madison.

At age 27, Jonathan founded New Brooklyn Theatre to restore a historic theatre in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of New York City. Under his leadership, the company was heralded as the “flash point for the fusion of theatre and politics” by The New York Times. It partnered with Harvard University to perform Chekhov in Turkish farmlands and presented Ibsen on a stage floating outside of the state capital in West Virginia. His production of Edward Albee’s The Death of Bessie Smithis credited with saving Brooklyn’s Interfaith Medical Center from closure in what The Wall Street Journal called the “most dramatic blend of theater and health policy in nearly 30 years.”

As a theatre and opera director, Jonathan has worked with some of the greatest artists of his time. He has staged works for Lincoln Center, Maestro Lorin Maazel’s Castelton Festival, and Belarus Free Theatre, among many others.

Since moving to Madison with his wife, Courtney Nelson, he has worked to build a culture of philanthropy with organizations including Community Shares of Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood, Working Capital for Community Needs, and United Way of Dane County. He loves to exchange ideas through travel and currently serves as the at-large member of the City of Madison’s Sister City Collaboration Committee.

“The Madison Ballet Board and I are thrilled to have Jonathan lead us into the next generation of the Madison Ballet,” noted Bob Cottingham, Board President. “Jonathan brings together the perfect combination of arts vision, partnership, collaboration, and donor development. Madison Ballet has been around for nearly four decades, and we are excited to support the strategy Jonathan wants to deliver–what he calls ‘radical access’ to students and performances. During the interview process, Jonathan spoke of eliminating the curtain instead of raising it in terms of providing access to the Ballet,” added Cottingham. “We know the Madison Ballet will continue to be a vibrant arts organization under his leadership.”

Madison Ballet has long been a pillar of the Dane County creative community. It is the only professional ballet company among Overture Center’s ten resident organizations, and the company’s production of The Nutcracker is attended by nearly 13,000 people each season. Madison Ballet gives back to the community, participating in local arts events as well as providing close to 10% of its Nutcracker tickets free of charge to area nonprofits.

In addition to fostering a strong, connected community, the company generates a positive economic impact. For nearly half of those who attend Nutcracker each year, it is also their first visit to the Overture Center, demonstrating that Madison Ballet’s performances are a gateway to the arts community, building a strong bridge to Madison’s future as a regional arts destination.

Since the School of Madison Ballet opened its doors in 2005, Madison Ballet’s Scholarship Fund has allowed approximately 3,000 children to attend the School for free, with this number intended to increase by 15% by 2020.

More information can be found on the Madison Ballet website madisonballet.org.

ABOUT MADISON BALLET – Deeply rooted in its community for over 38 years, Madison Ballet provides exceptional arts experiences for individuals of all ages through its dazzling performances, engaging and accessible outreach programs, and the highly-regarded School of Madison Ballet. Madison Ballet brings a fresh and entertaining approach to classical dance, promoting appreciation of and access to ballet by providing training and performing opportunities throughout Madison and south-central Wisconsin. Madison Ballet is the resident ballet company at Overture Center for the Arts.

Facts:

  • 29.2% of School of Madison Ballet students self-identify from communities of color.
  • 17% of School of Madison Ballet students receive tuition assistance. Over $30,000 in tuition assistance was provided to students in 2017.
  • The Madison Ballet School is South-Central Wisconsin’s only dance school for students in professional dance training.
  • Madison Ballet was founded in 1981.

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Capitol Bank hires Tim Nemec as Vice President of Commercial Lending

Madison, WI: Ken Thompson, President and CEO of Capitol Bank, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Tim Nemec as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Tim will be based out of Capitol Bank’s Verona, WI location. Tim has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including over 20 years in commercial lending. He earned an associate degree in accounting from Wisconsin Indianhead Technical Institute and is also a graduate of the Wisconsin Bankers Association Commercial Lending School at St. Norbert College.

“Tim’s experience in commercial lending is a great addition to our strong commercial lending team, as well as to our Verona branch,” said Thompson.

Tim lives in Menomonee Falls with his wife and dog. He enjoys spending time with their three adult children and three grandchildren, as well as partaking in hunting, fishing and other sports. Tim is a past member of Kiwanis, Lions and Jaycees, as well as a volunteer youth coach and Sunday school teacher for a combined 30 years.

About Capitol Bank: Capitol Bank, locally-owned and operated, is committed to serving the communities in which we live, work and do business. We are proud of the partnerships we have established with organizations, businesses and individuals in the Madison and Verona communities. Our philosophy of community support is demonstrated at the corporate level, as well as in the time and energy our employees devote to our community each year. Capitol Bank is Member FDIC.